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Verse (15:72), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar


The third word of verse (15:72) 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 (15) sūrat l-ḥij'r (The Rocky Tract)

were in
EMPH – emphatic prefix lām
P – preposition
اللام لام التوكيد
حرف جر

Verse (15:72)

The analysis above refers to the 72nd verse of chapter 15 (sūrat l-ḥij'r):

Sahih International: By your life, [O Muhammad], indeed they were, in their intoxication, wandering blindly.

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