Ra-Kaf-Be : to guard, observe, watch, respect, regard, wait for, tie by the neck, warn, fear, control. raqib - guard, observer, watcher. yataraqqab - observing, awaiting, looking about, watching. riqab - neck, slave, captive of war, captive who has contracted with his master or custodian for his freedom thus the expression firriqab would mean in the ransoming of slaves or captives, its sing. is raqabah. murtaqib - one who guards etc.