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Verse (29:63), Word 18 - Quranic Grammar

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The eighteenth word of verse (29:63) 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 (29) sūrat l-ʿankabūt (The Spider)


(29:63:18)
lillahi
(are) for Allah."
P – prefixed preposition lām
PN – genitive proper noun → Allah
جار ومجرور

Verse (29:63)

The analysis above refers to the 63rd verse of chapter 29 (sūrat l-ʿankabūt):

Sahih International: And if you asked them, "Who sends down rain from the sky and gives life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness?" they would surely say " Allah." Say, "Praise to Allah "; but most of them do not reason.

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