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Verse (5:50), Word 9 - Quranic Grammar


The ninth word of verse (5:50) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and noun. The prefixed preposition lām is usually translated as "for". The indefinite noun is masculine and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is qāf wāw mīm (ق و م). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

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

for a people
P – prefixed preposition lām
N – genitive masculine indefinite noun
جار ومجرور

Verse (5:50)

The analysis above refers to the 50th verse of chapter 5 (sūrat l-māidah):

Sahih International: Then is it the judgement of [the time of] ignorance they desire? But who is better than Allah in judgement for a people who are certain [in faith].

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