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Verse (6:1), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar

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The second word of verse (6:1) 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 (6) sūrat l-anʿām (The Cattle)


(6:1:2)
lillahi
(be) to Allah,
P – prefixed preposition lām
PN – genitive proper noun → Allah
جار ومجرور

Verse (6:1)

The analysis above refers to the first verse of chapter 6 (sūrat l-anʿām):

Sahih International: [All] praise is [due] to Allah , who created the heavens and the earth and made the darkness and the light. Then those who disbelieve equate [others] with their Lord.

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