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Verse (8:57), Word 5 - Quranic Grammar


The fifth word of verse (8:57) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A result particle and verb. The result particle fa is usually translated as "then" or "so" and is used to indicate the result of a condition. The form II imperative verb (فعل أمر) is second person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is shīn rā dāl (ش ر د).

Chapter (8) sūrat l-anfāl (The Spoils of War)

RSLT – prefixed result particle
V – 2nd person masculine singular (form II) imperative verb
الفاء واقعة في جواب الشرط
فعل أمر

Verse (8:57)

The analysis above refers to the 57th verse of chapter 8 (sūrat l-anfāl):

Sahih International: So if you, [O Muhammad], gain dominance over them in war, disperse by [means of] them those behind them that perhaps they will be reminded.

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