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Verse (2:172), Word 10 - Quranic Grammar


The tenth word of verse (2:172) 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)

to Allah
P – prefixed preposition lām
PN – genitive proper noun → Allah
جار ومجرور

Verse (2:172)

The analysis above refers to the 172nd verse of chapter 2 (sūrat l-baqarah):

Sahih International: O you who have believed, eat from the good things which We have provided for you and be grateful to Allah if it is [indeed] Him that you worship.

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