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Verse (3:159), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar


The second word of verse (3:159) is an indefinite feminine noun and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is rā ḥā mīm (ر ح م).

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

(of) Mercy
N – genitive feminine indefinite noun اسم مجرور

Verse (3:159)

The analysis above refers to the 159th verse of chapter 3 (sūrat āl ʿim'rān):

Sahih International: So by mercy from Allah , [O Muhammad], you were lenient with them. And if you had been rude [in speech] and harsh in heart, they would have disbanded from about you. So pardon them and ask forgiveness for them and consult them in the matter. And when you have decided, then rely upon Allah. Indeed, Allah loves those who rely [upon Him].

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