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Verse (3:16), Word 6 - Quranic Grammar

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The sixth word of verse (3:16) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A resumption particle and verb. The connective particle fa is usually translated as "then" or "so" and is used to indicate a sequence of events. The imperative verb (فعل أمر) is second person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is ghayn fā rā (غ ف ر).

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


(3:16:6)
fa-igh'fir
so forgive
REM – prefixed resumption particle
V – 2nd person masculine singular imperative verb
الفاء استئنافية
فعل أمر

Verse (3:16)

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

Sahih International: Those who say, "Our Lord, indeed we have believed, so forgive us our sins and protect us from the punishment of the Fire,"

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