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Verse (25:55), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (25:55) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A conjunction, verb and subject pronoun. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and". The imperfect verb (فعل مضارع) is third 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 (25) sūrat l-fur'qān (The Criterion)

But they worship
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
V – 3rd person masculine plural imperfect verb
PRON – subject pronoun
الواو عاطفة
فعل مضارع والواو ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (25:55)

The analysis above refers to the 55th verse of chapter 25 (sūrat l-fur'qān):

Sahih International: But they worship rather than Allah that which does not benefit them or harm them, and the disbeliever is ever, against his Lord, an assistant [to Satan].

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