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Verse (14:26), Word 5 - Quranic Grammar


The fifth word of verse (14:26) is an indefinite feminine noun and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is khā bā thā (خ ب ث).

Chapter (14) sūrat ib'rāhīm (Abraham)

N – genitive feminine indefinite noun اسم مجرور

Verse (14:26)

The analysis above refers to the 26th verse of chapter 14 (sūrat ib'rāhīm):

Sahih International: And the example of a bad word is like a bad tree, uprooted from the surface of the earth, not having any stability.

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Mazhar A. Nurani

21st November, 2009

Assalamo Alaikum,

Should we retain this word since majority translators used it for a tree despite that as "evil" means this:

e·vil [?v'l]


1. morally bad: profoundly immoral or wrong

2. harmful: deliberately causing great harm, pain, or upset

This evil act is clearly the work of terrorists.

3. causing misfortune: characterized by, bringing, or signifying bad luck

an evil omen

4. malicious: characterized by a desire to cause hurt or harm

an evil mood

5. devilish: connected with the devil or other powerful destructive forces

evil spirits

6. disagreeable: very unpleasant

What an evil smell!

noun (plural e·vils)

1. wickedness: the quality of being profoundly immoral or wrong

2. E·vilforce causing harmful effects: the force believed to bring about harmful, painful, or unpleasant events

a struggle between good and evil

3. something evil: a situation or thing that is very unpleasant, harmful, or morally wrong

the social evil of alcoholism

[ Old English yfel < Indo-European, "exceeding due limits"]

-e·vil·ly, , adverb

-e·vil·ness, , noun

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I have translated it "picayune tree" in keep with the definition of the word given by Grand Qur'aan in 7:58. If you find a better substitute please inform.

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