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Verse (16:74), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar


The third word of verse (16:74) 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 (16) sūrat l-naḥl (The Bees)

for Allah
P – prefixed preposition lām
PN – genitive proper noun → Allah
جار ومجرور

Verse (16:74)

The analysis above refers to the 74th verse of chapter 16 (sūrat l-naḥl):

Sahih International: So do not assert similarities to Allah. Indeed, Allah knows and you do not know.

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