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Verse (36:19), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar


The fourth word of verse (36:19) is divided into 2 morphological segments. An interrogative alif and conditional particle. The prefixed alif is an interrogative particle used to form a question and is usually translated as "is", "are", or "do".

Chapter (36) sūrat yā sīn

Is it because
INTG – prefixed interrogative alif
COND – conditional particle
الهمزة همزة استفهام
حرف شرط

Verse (36:19)

The analysis above refers to the nineteenth verse of chapter 36 (sūrat yā sīn):

Sahih International: They said, "Your omen is with yourselves. Is it because you were reminded? Rather, you are a transgressing people."

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