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Verse (2:103), Word 5 - Quranic Grammar


The fifth word of verse (2:103) is divided into 2 morphological segments. An emphatic prefix and verbal noun. The prefixed particle lām is usually translated as "surely" or "indeed" and is used to add emphasis. The indefinite verbal noun is feminine and is in the nominative case (مرفوع). The verbal noun's triliteral root is thā wāw bā (ث و ب).

Chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow)

surely (the) reward
EMPH – emphatic prefix lām
N – nominative feminine indefinite verbal noun
اللام لام التوكيد
اسم مرفوع

Verse (2:103)

The analysis above refers to the 103rd verse of chapter 2 (sūrat l-baqarah):

Sahih International: And if they had believed and feared Allah , then the reward from Allah would have been [far] better, if they only knew.

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