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Verse (9:75), Word 9 - Quranic Grammar


The ninth word of verse (9:75) is divided into 3 morphological segments. An emphatic prefix, verb and emphatic suffix. The prefixed particle lām is usually translated as "surely" or "indeed" and is used to add emphasis. The form V imperfect verb (فعل مضارع) is first person plural and is in the indicative mood (مرفوع). The verb's triliteral root is ṣād dāl qāf (ص د ق). The suffixed emphatic particle is known as the nūn of emphasis (نون التوكيد).

Chapter (9) sūrat l-tawbah (The Repentance)

surely we will give charity
EMPH – emphatic prefix lām
V – 1st person plural (form V) imperfect verb
EMPH – emphatic suffix nūn
اللام لام التوكيد
فعل مضارع والنون للتوكيد

Verse (9:75)

The analysis above refers to the 75th verse of chapter 9 (sūrat l-tawbah):

Sahih International: And among them are those who made a covenant with Allah , [saying], "If He should give us from His bounty, we will surely spend in charity, and we will surely be among the righteous."

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