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Verse (16:103), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar


The second word of verse (16:103) is an imperfect verb (فعل مضارع). The verb is first person plural and is in the indicative mood (مرفوع). The verb's triliteral root is ʿayn lām mīm (ع ل م).

Chapter (16) sūrat l-naḥl (The Bees)

We know
V – 1st person plural imperfect verb فعل مضارع

Verse (16:103)

The analysis above refers to the 103rd verse of chapter 16 (sūrat l-naḥl):

Sahih International: And We certainly know that they say, "It is only a human being who teaches the Prophet." The tongue of the one they refer to is foreign, and this Qur'an is [in] a clear Arabic language.

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