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Verse (18:23), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar


The second word of verse (18:23) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A verb and emphatic suffix. The imperfect verb (فعل مضارع) is second person masculine singular and is in the jussive mood (مجزوم). The verb's triliteral root is qāf wāw lām (ق و ل). The suffixed emphatic particle is known as the nūn of emphasis (نون التوكيد).

Chapter (18) sūrat l-kahf (The Cave)

V – 2nd person masculine singular imperfect verb, jussive mood
EMPH – emphatic suffix nūn
فعل مضارع مجزوم والنون للتوكيد

Verse (18:23)

The analysis above refers to the 23rd verse of chapter 18 (sūrat l-kahf):

Sahih International: And never say of anything, "Indeed, I will do that tomorrow,"

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