The 57th word of verse (2:259) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A resumption particle and time adverb. The connective particle fa is usually translated as "then" or "so" and is used to indicate a sequence of events.
The analysis above refers to the 259th
verse of chapter 2 (sūrat
Sahih International: Or [consider such an example] as the one who passed by a township which had fallen into ruin. He said, "How will Allah bring this to life after its death?" So Allah caused him to die for a hundred years; then He revived him. He said, "How long have you remained?" The man said, "I have remained a day or part of a day." He said, "Rather, you have remained one hundred years. Look at your food and your drink; it has not changed with time. And look at your donkey; and We will make you a sign for the people. And look at the bones [of this donkey] - how We raise them and then We cover them with flesh." And when it became clear to him, he said, "I know that Allah is over all things competent."
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