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Verse (1:1), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (1:1) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and noun. The prefixed preposition bi is usually translated as "with" or "by". The noun is masculine and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is sīn mīm wāw (س م و). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (1) sūrat l-fātiḥah (The Opening)

In (the) name
P – prefixed preposition bi
N – genitive masculine noun
جار ومجرور

Verse (1:1)

The analysis above refers to the first verse of chapter 1 (sūrat l-fātiḥah):

Sahih International: In the name of Allah , the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

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10th September, 2013

Verb maḥ'dhūf (Omitted)

Fa'il maḥ'dhūf (Omitted)

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