man = (rajul) رَجُلٌ

Plural رِجَالٌ


وَجَاءَ مِنْ أَقْصَى الْمَدِينَةِ رَجُلٌ يَسْعَىٰ قَالَ يَا قَوْمِ اتّبِعُوا الْمُرْسَلِينَ And there came from the uttermost part of the city a man running. He cried: O my people! Follow those who have been sent! – Quran, 36:20

عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الله قَالَ : مَرّ رَجُلٌ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ وَمَعَهُ سِهامٌ ، فَقَالَ لَهُ رَسُولُ الله صَلّى الله عَلَيْهِ وَسَلّمَ : أَمْسِكْ بِنِصَالِها On the authority of Jabir b. Abdullah, he said: A man passed through the mosque, and he had some arrows with him, and the Prophet, God’s blessings and salutations upon him, said, “Hold them at their arrow-heads.” – al-Bukhari

مَحْكَمَةٌ مِصْرِيّةٌ تَقْضِيْ بِسِجْنِ خَمْسَةِ رِجال شُرْطَةٍ بِتُهْمِ قَتْلِ الْمُتَظَاهِرِيْنَ An Egyptian court sentences five policemen to jail on charges of killing demonstrators – BBC News, Arabic

Did you know…

The opposite of رَجُلٌ is اِمْرَأَةٌ a woman, this being an instance of a noun which refers to a biologically masculine being not made feminine by adding a ة . However, the word رَجُلَةٌ does exist, and is used to refer to a woman who has any characteristic, such as a strong personality, which is usually associated with men. So we find the saying regarding the Prophet’s (upon whom be peace) wife Aisha, reported in al-Harbi’s Gharib al-Hadith, narrated from Umar b. Abd al-‘Aziz: كَانتْ رَجُلَةَ الرَّأْيِ she was like a man in her reasoning (lit. opinion).