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Verse (12:26), Word 16 - Quranic Grammar


The sixteenth word of verse (12:26) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A resumption particle and verb. The connective particle fa is usually translated as "then" or "so" and is used to indicate a sequence of events. The perfect verb (فعل ماض) is third person feminine singular. The verb's triliteral root is ṣād dāl qāf (ص د ق).

Chapter (12) sūrat yūsuf (Joseph)

then she has spoken the truth,
REM – prefixed resumption particle
V – 3rd person feminine singular perfect verb
الفاء استئنافية
فعل ماض

Verse (12:26)

The analysis above refers to the 26th verse of chapter 12 (sūrat yūsuf):

Sahih International: [Joseph] said, "It was she who sought to seduce me." And a witness from her family testified. "If his shirt is torn from the front, then she has told the truth, and he is of the liars.

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