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Verse (19:35), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar

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The third word of verse (19:35) 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 (19) sūrat maryam (Mary)


(19:35:3)
lillahi
for Allah
P – prefixed preposition lām
PN – genitive proper noun → Allah
جار ومجرور

Verse (19:35)

The analysis above refers to the 35th verse of chapter 19 (sūrat maryam):

Sahih International: It is not [befitting] for Allah to take a son; exalted is He! When He decrees an affair, He only says to it, "Be," and it is.

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