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Verse (4:144), Word 14 - Quranic Grammar

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The fourteenth word of verse (4:144) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and proper noun. The prefixed preposition lām is usually translated as "for". The proper noun is in the genitive case (مجرور). The proper noun's triliteral root is hamza lām hā (أ ل ه). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (4) sūrat l-nisāa (The Women)


(4:144:14)
lillahi
for Allah
P – prefixed preposition lām
PN – genitive proper noun → Allah
جار ومجرور

Verse (4:144)

The analysis above refers to the 144th verse of chapter 4 (sūrat l-nisāa):

Sahih International: O you who have believed, do not take the disbelievers as allies instead of the believers. Do you wish to give Allah against yourselves a clear case?

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