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Verse (21:66), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar


The second word of verse (21:66) is divided into 4 morphological segments. An interrogative alif, supplemental particle, verb and subject pronoun. The prefixed alif is an interrogative particle used to form a question and is usually translated as "is", "are", or "do". The supplemental particle fa is usually translated as "then" or "so". The imperfect verb (فعل مضارع) is second person masculine plural and is in the indicative mood (مرفوع). The verb's triliteral root is ʿayn bā dāl (ع ب د). The suffix (الواو) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (21) sūrat l-anbiyāa (The Prophets)

"Then do you worship
INTG – prefixed interrogative alif
SUP – prefixed supplemental particle
V – 2nd person masculine plural imperfect verb
PRON – subject pronoun
الهمزة همزة استفهام
الفاء زائدة
فعل مضارع والواو ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (21:66)

The analysis above refers to the 66th verse of chapter 21 (sūrat l-anbiyāa):

Sahih International: He said, "Then do you worship instead of Allah that which does not benefit you at all or harm you?

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