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Verse (35:41), Word 7 - Quranic Grammar


The seventh word of verse (35:41) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A verb and subject pronoun. The imperfect verb (فعل مضارع) is second person dual and is in the subjunctive mood (منصوب). The verb's triliteral root is zāy wāw lām (ز و ل). The suffix (الألف) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (35) sūrat fāṭir (The Originator)

they cease.
V – 2nd person dual imperfect verb, subjunctive mood
PRON – subject pronoun
فعل مضارع منصوب والألف ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (35:41)

The analysis above refers to the 41st verse of chapter 35 (sūrat fāṭir):

Sahih International: Indeed, Allah holds the heavens and the earth, lest they cease. And if they should cease, no one could hold them [in place] after Him. Indeed, He is Forbearing and Forgiving.

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Maqbool Ahmad

30th January, 2017

Should تَزُولَا should be be 3rd person dual imperfect verb instead of 2nd?

Abdul Rahman

31st January, 2017

You are right, it should be tagged as

V – 3rd person feminine dual imperfect verb, subjunctive mood.

Note that at 35:41:9 we encounter the perfect tense of the same verb, and this is correctly tagged " V – 3rd person feminine dual perfect verb".

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