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Verse (7:128), Word 9 - Quranic Grammar

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The ninth word of verse (7:128) 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 (7) sūrat l-aʿrāf (The Heights)


(7:128:9)
lillahi
(belongs) to Allah.
P – prefixed preposition lām
PN – genitive proper noun → Allah
جار ومجرور

Verse (7:128)

The analysis above refers to the 128th verse of chapter 7 (sūrat l-aʿrāf):

Sahih International: Said Moses to his people, "Seek help through Allah and be patient. Indeed, the earth belongs to Allah. He causes to inherit it whom He wills of His servants. And the [best] outcome is for the righteous."

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