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Verse (2:9), Word 5 - Quranic Grammar


The fifth word of verse (2:9) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A resumption particle and negative particle. The connective particle wa is usually translated as "then" or "so" and is used to indicate a sequence of events.

Chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow)

and not
REM – prefixed resumption particle
NEG – negative particle
الواو استئنافية
حرف نفي

Verse (2:9)

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

Sahih International: They [think to] deceive Allah and those who believe, but they deceive not except themselves and perceive [it] not.

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