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Verse (23:34), Word 7 - Quranic Grammar


The seventh word of verse (23:34) is divided into 2 morphological segments. An emphatic prefix and active participle. The prefixed particle lām is usually translated as "surely" or "indeed" and is used to add emphasis. The active participle is masculine plural and is in the nominative case (مرفوع). The active participle's triliteral root is khā sīn rā (خ س ر).

Chapter (23) sūrat l-mu'minūn (The Believers)

surely (will be) losers.
EMPH – emphatic prefix lām
N – nominative masculine plural active participle
اللام لام التوكيد
اسم مرفوع

Verse (23:34)

The analysis above refers to the 34th verse of chapter 23 (sūrat l-mu'minūn):

Sahih International: And if you should obey a man like yourselves, indeed, you would then be losers.

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