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Verse (3:144), Word 18 - Quranic Grammar


The eighteenth word of verse (3:144) is a form VII imperfect verb (فعل مضارع). The verb is third person masculine singular and is in the jussive mood (مجزوم). The verb's triliteral root is qāf lām bā (ق ل ب).

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

turns back
V – 3rd person masculine singular (form VII) imperfect verb, jussive mood فعل مضارع مجزوم

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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