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Verse (16:77), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar

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The first word of verse (16:77) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A conjunction, preposition and proper noun. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and". 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)


(16:77:1)
walillahi
And to Allah (belongs)
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
P – prefixed preposition lām
PN – genitive proper noun → Allah
الواو عاطفة
جار ومجرور

Verse (16:77)

The analysis above refers to the 77th verse of chapter 16 (sūrat l-naḥl):

Sahih International: And to Allah belongs the unseen [aspects] of the heavens and the earth. And the command for the Hour is not but as a glance of the eye or even nearer. Indeed, Allah is over all things competent.

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