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Verse (24:16), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (24:16) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A conjunction and exhortation particle. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and".

Chapter (24) sūrat l-nūr (The Light)

And why not,
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
EXH – exhortation particle
الواو عاطفة
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Verse (24:16)

The analysis above refers to the sixteenth verse of chapter 24 (sūrat l-nūr):

Sahih International: And why, when you heard it, did you not say, "It is not for us to speak of this. Exalted are You, [O Allah]; this is a great slander"?

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