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Verse (37:95), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar


The second word of verse (37:95) is divided into 3 morphological segments. An interrogative alif, verb and subject pronoun. The prefixed alif is an interrogative particle used to form a question and is usually translated as "is", "are", or "do". The imperfect verb (فعل مضارع) is second person masculine plural and is in the indicative mood (مرفوع). The verb's triliteral root is ʿayn bā dāl (ع ب د). The suffix (الواو) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (37) sūrat l-ṣāfāt (Those Ranges in Ranks)

"Do you worship
INTG – prefixed interrogative alif
V – 2nd person masculine plural imperfect verb
PRON – subject pronoun
الهمزة همزة استفهام
فعل مضارع والواو ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (37:95)

The analysis above refers to the 95th verse of chapter 37 (sūrat l-ṣāfāt):

Sahih International: He said, "Do you worship that which you [yourselves] carve,

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