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Verse (101:4), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar


The fourth word of verse (101:4) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and noun. The prefixed preposition ka is usually translated as "like" or "as". The noun is masculine and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is fā rā shīn (ف ر ش). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (101) sūrat l-qāriʿah (The Striking Hour)

like moths,
P – prefixed preposition ka
N – genitive masculine noun
جار ومجرور

Verse (101:4)

The analysis above refers to the fourth verse of chapter 101 (sūrat l-qāriʿah):

Sahih International: It is the Day when people will be like moths, dispersed,

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