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Verse (2:142), Word 13 - Quranic Grammar

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The thirteenth word of verse (2:142) 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 (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow)


(2:142:13)
lillahi
"For Allah
P – prefixed preposition lām
PN – genitive proper noun → Allah
جار ومجرور

Verse (2:142)

The analysis above refers to the 142nd verse of chapter 2 (sūrat l-baqarah):

Sahih International: The foolish among the people will say, "What has turned them away from their qiblah, which they used to face?" Say, "To Allah belongs the east and the west. He guides whom He wills to a straight path."

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