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Verse (18:57), Word 16 - Quranic Grammar


The sixteenth word of verse (18:57) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A noun and possessive pronoun. The noun is feminine plural and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is qāf lām bā (ق ل ب). The attached possessive pronoun is third person masculine plural.

Chapter (18) sūrat l-kahf (The Cave)

their hearts
N – genitive feminine plural noun → Heart
PRON – 3rd person masculine plural possessive pronoun
اسم مجرور و«هم» ضمير متصل في محل جر بالاضافة

Verse (18:57)

The analysis above refers to the 57th verse of chapter 18 (sūrat l-kahf):

Sahih International: And who is more unjust than one who is reminded of the verses of his Lord but turns away from them and forgets what his hands have put forth? Indeed, We have placed over their hearts coverings, lest they understand it, and in their ears deafness. And if you invite them to guidance - they will never be guided, then - ever.

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