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Verse (7:11), Word 7 - Quranic Grammar

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The seventh word of verse (7:11) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and noun. The prefixed preposition lām is usually translated as "for". The noun is masculine plural and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is mīm lām kāf (م ل ك). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (7) sūrat l-aʿrāf (The Heights)


(7:11:7)
lil'malāikati
to the Angels,
P – prefixed preposition lām
N – genitive masculine plural noun
جار ومجرور

Verse (7:11)

The analysis above refers to the eleventh verse of chapter 7 (sūrat l-aʿrāf):

Sahih International: And We have certainly created you, [O Mankind], and given you [human] form. Then We said to the angels, "Prostrate to Adam"; so they prostrated, except for Iblees. He was not of those who prostrated.

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