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Verse (16:63), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar

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The first word of verse (16:63) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and proper noun. The prefixed preposition ta is usually translated as "by" and is used to form an oath. 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 (16) sūrat l-naḥl (The Bees)


(16:63:1)
tal-lahi
By Allah,
P – prefixed preposition ta (oath)
PN – genitive proper noun → Allah
جار ومجرور

Verse (16:63)

The analysis above refers to the 63rd verse of chapter 16 (sūrat l-naḥl):

Sahih International: By Allah , We did certainly send [messengers] to nations before you, but Satan made their deeds attractive to them. And he is the disbelievers' ally today [as well], and they will have a painful punishment.

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