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Verse (24:4), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar


The third word of verse (24:4) is a form IV feminine plural passive participle and is in the accusative case (منصوب). The passive participle's triliteral root is ḥā ṣād nūn (ح ص ن).

Chapter (24) sūrat l-nūr (The Light)

the chaste women,
N – accusative feminine plural (form IV) passive participle اسم منصوب

Verse (24:4)

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

Sahih International: And those who accuse chaste women and then do not produce four witnesses - lash them with eighty lashes and do not accept from them testimony ever after. And those are the defiantly disobedient,

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