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Verse (16:123), Word 10 - Quranic Grammar


The tenth word of verse (16:123) is a perfect verb (فعل ماض). The verb is third person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is kāf wāw nūn (ك و ن). The verb (كان) belongs to a special group of words known as kāna and her sisters (كان واخواتها).

Chapter (16) sūrat l-naḥl (The Bees)

he was
V – 3rd person masculine singular perfect verb فعل ماض

Verse (16:123)

The analysis above refers to the 123rd verse of chapter 16 (sūrat l-naḥl):

Sahih International: Then We revealed to you, [O Muhammad], to follow the religion of Abraham, inclining toward truth; and he was not of those who associate with Allah.

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