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Verse (2:193), Word 8 - Quranic Grammar


The eighth word of verse (2:193) 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)

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

Verse (2:193)

The analysis above refers to the 193rd verse of chapter 2 (sūrat l-baqarah):

Sahih International: Fight them until there is no [more] fitnah and [until] worship is [acknowledged to be] for Allah. But if they cease, then there is to be no aggression except against the oppressors.

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