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Verse (30:30), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar

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The third word of verse (30:30) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and noun. The prefixed preposition lām is usually translated as "for". The noun is masculine and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is dāl yā nūn (د ي ن). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (30) sūrat l-rūm (The Romans)


(30:30:3)
lilddīni
to the religion
P – prefixed preposition lām
N – genitive masculine noun
جار ومجرور

Verse (30:30)

The analysis above refers to the 30th verse of chapter 30 (sūrat l-rūm):

Sahih International: So direct your face toward the religion, inclining to truth. [Adhere to] the fitrah of Allah upon which He has created [all] people. No change should there be in the creation of Allah. That is the correct religion, but most of the people do not know.

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