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Verse (7:70), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar


The third word of verse (7:70) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A particle of purpose and verb. The prefixed particle lām is used to indicate the purpose of an action and makes the following verb subjunctive. The imperfect verb (فعل مضارع) is first person plural and is in the subjunctive mood (منصوب). The verb's triliteral root is ʿayn bā dāl (ع ب د).

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

that we (should) worship
PRP – prefixed particle of purpose lām
V – 1st person plural imperfect verb, subjunctive mood
اللام لام التعليل
فعل مضارع منصوب

Verse (7:70)

The analysis above refers to the 70th verse of chapter 7 (sūrat l-aʿrāf):

Sahih International: They said, "Have you come to us that we should worship Allah alone and leave what our fathers have worshipped? Then bring us what you promise us, if you should be of the truthful."

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