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Verse (12:57), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar


The fourth word of verse (12:57) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and relative pronoun. The prefixed preposition lām is usually translated as "for". The relative pronoun is masculine plural. Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (12) sūrat yūsuf (Joseph)

for those who
P – prefixed preposition lām
REL – masculine plural relative pronoun
جار ومجرور

Verse (12:57)

The analysis above refers to the 57th verse of chapter 12 (sūrat yūsuf):

Sahih International: And the reward of the Hereafter is better for those who believed and were fearing Allah.

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