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Verse (15:70), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar


The second word of verse (15:70) is divided into 3 morphological segments. An interrogative alif, supplemental particle and negative particle. The prefixed alif is an interrogative particle used to form a question and is usually translated as "is", "are", or "do". The supplemental particle wa is usually translated as "then" or "so".

Chapter (15) sūrat l-ḥij'r (The Rocky Tract)

"Did not
INTG – prefixed interrogative alif
SUP – prefixed supplemental particle
NEG – negative particle
الهمزة همزة استفهام
الواو زائدة
حرف نفي

Verse (15:70)

The analysis above refers to the 70th verse of chapter 15 (sūrat l-ḥij'r):

Sahih International: They said, "Have we not forbidden you from [protecting] people?"

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