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Verse (50:3), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (50:3) is divided into 2 morphological segments. An interrogative alif and time adverb. The prefixed alif is an interrogative particle used to form a question and is usually translated as "is", "are", or "do".

Chapter (50) sūrat qāf

What! When
INTG – prefixed interrogative alif
T – time adverb
الهمزة همزة استفهام
ظرف زمان

Verse (50:3)

The analysis above refers to the third verse of chapter 50 (sūrat qāf):

Sahih International: When we have died and have become dust, [we will return to life]? That is a distant return."

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