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Verse (21:54), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar


The second word of verse (21:54) is divided into 2 morphological segments. An emphatic prefix and particle of certainty. The prefixed particle lām is usually translated as "surely" or "indeed" and is used to add emphasis.

Chapter (21) sūrat l-anbiyāa (The Prophets)

EMPH – emphatic prefix lām
CERT – particle of certainty
اللام لام التوكيد
حرف تحقيق

Verse (21:54)

The analysis above refers to the 54th verse of chapter 21 (sūrat l-anbiyāa):

Sahih International: He said, "You were certainly, you and your fathers, in manifest error."

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