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Verse (3:149), Word 11 - Quranic Grammar


The eleventh word of verse (3:149) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A conjunction, verb and subject pronoun. The prefixed conjunction fa is usually translated as "and". The form VII imperfect verb (فعل مضارع) is second person masculine plural and is in the jussive mood (مجزوم). The verb's triliteral root is qāf lām bā (ق ل ب). The suffix (الواو) is an attached subject pronoun.

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

then you will turn back
CONJ – prefixed conjunction fa (and)
V – 2nd person masculine plural (form VII) imperfect verb, jussive mood
PRON – subject pronoun
الفاء عاطفة
فعل مضارع مجزوم والواو ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (3:149)

The analysis above refers to the 149th verse of chapter 3 (sūrat āl ʿim'rān):

Sahih International: O you who have believed, if you obey those who disbelieve, they will turn you back on your heels, and you will [then] become losers.

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