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Verse (18:86), Word 15 - Quranic Grammar


The fifteenth word of verse (18:86) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A vocative particle and noun. The noun is masculine singular and is in the accusative case (منصوب).

Chapter (18) sūrat l-kahf (The Cave)

"O Dhul-qarnain!
VOC – prefixed vocative particle ya
N – accusative masculine singular noun → Dhul Qarnayn
أداة نداء
اسم منصوب

Verse (18:86)

The analysis above refers to the 86th verse of chapter 18 (sūrat l-kahf):

Sahih International: Until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it [as if] setting in a spring of dark mud, and he found near it a people. Allah said, "O Dhul-Qarnayn, either you punish [them] or else adopt among them [a way of] goodness."

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