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Verse (37:123), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar


The second word of verse (37:123) is a proper noun in the genitive case (مجرور). The case marker is a fatḥah instead of a kasrah because the proper noun is a diptote (ممنوع من الصرف).

Chapter (37) sūrat l-ṣāfāt (Those Ranges in Ranks)

PN – genitive proper noun → Elijah اسم علم مجرور بالفتحة بدلاً من الكسرة لأنه ممنوع من الصرف

Verse (37:123)

The analysis above refers to the 123rd verse of chapter 37 (sūrat l-ṣāfāt):

Sahih International: And indeed, Elias was from among the messengers,

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3rd August, 2011

Why is this genitive instead of accusative? It follows the accusative particle inna

Abdul Rahman

7th August, 2011

You are right. It is accusative. Needs to be corrected.

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