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Verse (16:75), Word 23 - Quranic Grammar

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The 23rd word of verse (16:75) 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)


(16:75:23)
lillahi
(is) for Allah!
P – prefixed preposition lām
PN – genitive proper noun → Allah
جار ومجرور

Verse (16:75)

The analysis above refers to the 75th verse of chapter 16 (sūrat l-naḥl):

Sahih International: Allah presents an example: a slave [who is] owned and unable to do a thing and he to whom We have provided from Us good provision, so he spends from it secretly and publicly. Can they be equal? Praise to Allah ! But most of them do not know.

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