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Verse (2:8), Word 6 - Quranic Grammar


The sixth word of verse (2:8) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and proper noun. The prefixed preposition bi is usually translated as "with" or "by". 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)

in Allah
P – prefixed preposition bi
PN – genitive proper noun → Allah
جار ومجرور

Verse (2:8)

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

Sahih International: And of the people are some who say, "We believe in Allah and the Last Day," but they are not believers.

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