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Verse (12:51), Word 11 - Quranic Grammar

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The eleventh word of verse (12:51) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and proper noun. The prefixed preposition lām is usually translated as "for". The proper noun is in the genitive case (مجرور). The proper noun's triliteral root is hamza lām hā (أ ل ه). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (12) sūrat yūsuf (Joseph)


(12:51:11)
lillahi
"Allah forbid!
P – prefixed preposition lām
PN – genitive proper noun → Allah
جار ومجرور

Verse (12:51)

The analysis above refers to the 51st verse of chapter 12 (sūrat yūsuf):

Sahih International: Said [the king to the women], "What was your condition when you sought to seduce Joseph?" They said, "Perfect is Allah ! We know about him no evil." The wife of al-'Azeez said, "Now the truth has become evident. It was I who sought to seduce him, and indeed, he is of the truthful.

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