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Verse (103:2), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar


The third word of verse (103:2) is divided into 2 morphological segments. An emphatic prefix and preposition. The prefixed particle lām is usually translated as "surely" or "indeed" and is used to add emphasis.

Chapter (103) sūrat l-ʿaṣr (Time)

(is) surely, in
EMPH – emphatic prefix lām
P – preposition
اللام لام التوكيد
حرف جر

Verse (103:2)

The analysis above refers to the second verse of chapter 103 (sūrat l-ʿaṣr):

Sahih International: Indeed, mankind is in loss,

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