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Verse (3:144), Word 14 - Quranic Grammar


The fourteenth word of verse (3:144) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A verb and subject pronoun. The form VII perfect verb (فعل ماض) is second person masculine plural. The verb's triliteral root is qāf lām bā (ق ل ب). The suffix (التاء) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (3) sūrat āl ʿim'rān (The Family of Imrān)

will you turn back
V – 2nd person masculine plural (form VII) perfect verb
PRON – subject pronoun
فعل ماض والتاء ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (3:144)

The analysis above refers to the 144th verse of chapter 3 (sūrat āl ʿim'rān):

Sahih International: Muhammad is not but a messenger. [Other] messengers have passed on before him. So if he was to die or be killed, would you turn back on your heels [to unbelief]? And he who turns back on his heels will never harm Allah at all; but Allah will reward the grateful.

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