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Verse (29:67), Word 7 - Quranic Grammar


The seventh word of verse (29:67) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A circumstantial particle and verb. The connective particle wa is usually translated as "while" and is used to indicate the circumstance of events. The passive form V imperfect verb (فعل مضارع) is third person masculine singular and is in the indicative mood (مرفوع). The verb's triliteral root is khā ṭā fā (خ ط ف).

Chapter (29) sūrat l-ʿankabūt (The Spider)

while are being taken away
CIRC – prefixed circumstantial particle
V – 3rd person masculine singular (form V) passive imperfect verb
الواو حالية
فعل مضارع مبني للمجهول

Verse (29:67)

The analysis above refers to the 67th verse of chapter 29 (sūrat l-ʿankabūt):

Sahih International: Have they not seen that We made [Makkah] a safe sanctuary, while people are being taken away all around them? Then in falsehood do they believe, and in the favor of Allah they disbelieve?

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