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Verse (4:99), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar


The second word of verse (4:99) is a perfect verb (فعل ماض). The verb is third person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is ʿayn sīn yā (ع س ي). The verb (عسى) belongs to a special group of words known as kāda and her sisters (كاد واخواتها).

Chapter (4) sūrat l-nisāa (The Women)

may be,
V – 3rd person masculine singular perfect verb فعل ماض

Verse (4:99)

The analysis above refers to the 99th verse of chapter 4 (sūrat l-nisāa):

Sahih International: For those it is expected that Allah will pardon them, and Allah is ever Pardoning and Forgiving.

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9th June, 2013

verb of anticipation فعل الرَّجَاء, always in the perfect, mostly with following اَن and imperfect verb in the subjunctive مَنْصُوب .

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