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Verse (42:7), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar

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The first word of verse (42:7) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A conjunction, preposition and demonstrative pronoun. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and". The prefixed preposition ka is usually translated as "like" or "as". The demonstrative pronoun is masculine singular. Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (42) sūrat l-shūrā (Consultation)


(42:7:1)
wakadhālika
And thus
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
P – prefixed preposition ka
DEM – masculine singular demonstrative pronoun
الواو عاطفة
جار ومجرور

Verse (42:7)

The analysis above refers to the seventh verse of chapter 42 (sūrat l-shūrā):

Sahih International: And thus We have revealed to you an Arabic Qur'an that you may warn the Mother of Cities [Makkah] and those around it and warn of the Day of Assembly, about which there is no doubt. A party will be in Paradise and a party in the Blaze.

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