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Verse (16:70), Word 13 - Quranic Grammar


The thirteenth word of verse (16:70) is an imperfect verb (فعل مضارع). The verb is third person masculine singular and is in the subjunctive mood (منصوب). The verb's triliteral root is ʿayn lām mīm (ع ل م).

Chapter (16) sūrat l-naḥl (The Bees)

he will know
V – 3rd person masculine singular imperfect verb, subjunctive mood فعل مضارع منصوب

Verse (16:70)

The analysis above refers to the 70th verse of chapter 16 (sūrat l-naḥl):

Sahih International: And Allah created you; then He will take you in death. And among you is he who is reversed to the most decrepit [old] age so that he will not know, after [having had] knowledge, a thing. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Competent.

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