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Verse (35:1), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar

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The second word of verse (35:1) 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 (35) sūrat fāṭir (The Originator)


(35:1:2)
lillahi
(be) to Allah,
P – prefixed preposition lām
PN – genitive proper noun → Allah
جار ومجرور

Verse (35:1)

The analysis above refers to the first verse of chapter 35 (sūrat fāṭir):

Sahih International: [All] praise is [due] to Allah , Creator of the heavens and the earth, [who] made the angels messengers having wings, two or three or four. He increases in creation what He wills. Indeed, Allah is over all things competent.

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