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Verse (25:60), Word 5 - Quranic Grammar


The fifth word of verse (25:60) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and noun. The prefixed preposition lām is usually translated as "for". The noun is masculine singular and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is rā ḥā mīm (ر ح م). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (25) sūrat l-fur'qān (The Criterion)

to the Most Gracious."
P – prefixed preposition lām
N – genitive masculine singular noun
جار ومجرور

Verse (25:60)

The analysis above refers to the 60th verse of chapter 25 (sūrat l-fur'qān):

Sahih International: And when it is said to them, "Prostrate to the Most Merciful," they say, "And what is the Most Merciful? Should we prostrate to that which you order us?" And it increases them in aversion.

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