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Verse (7:187), Word 18 - Quranic Grammar


The eighteenth word of verse (7:187) is a feminine plural noun and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is sīn mīm wāw (س م و).

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

the heavens
N – genitive feminine plural noun اسم مجرور

Verse (7:187)

The analysis above refers to the 187th verse of chapter 7 (sūrat l-aʿrāf):

Sahih International: They ask you, [O Muhammad], about the Hour: when is its arrival? Say, "Its knowledge is only with my Lord. None will reveal its time except Him. It lays heavily upon the heavens and the earth. It will not come upon you except unexpectedly." They ask you as if you are familiar with it. Say, "Its knowledge is only with Allah , but most of the people do not know."

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