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Verse (27:59), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar

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The third word of verse (27:59) 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 (27) sūrat l-naml (The Ants)


(27:59:3)
lillahi
to Allah,
P – prefixed preposition lām
PN – genitive proper noun → Allah
جار ومجرور

Verse (27:59)

The analysis above refers to the 59th verse of chapter 27 (sūrat l-naml):

Sahih International: Say, [O Muhammad], "Praise be to Allah , and peace upon His servants whom He has chosen. Is Allah better or what they associate with Him?"

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