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Verse (5:117), Word 9 - Quranic Grammar


The ninth word of verse (5:117) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A verb and subject pronoun. The imperative verb (فعل أمر) is second person masculine plural. The verb's triliteral root is ʿayn bā dāl (ع ب د). The suffix (الواو) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (5) sūrat l-māidah (The Table spread with Food)

"You worship
V – 2nd person masculine plural imperative verb
PRON – subject pronoun
فعل أمر والواو ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (5:117)

The analysis above refers to the 117th verse of chapter 5 (sūrat l-māidah):

Sahih International: I said not to them except what You commanded me - to worship Allah , my Lord and your Lord. And I was a witness over them as long as I was among them; but when You took me up, You were the Observer over them, and You are, over all things, Witness.

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