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Verse (37:143), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar


The third word of verse (37:143) is a perfect verb (فعل ماض). The verb is third person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is kāf wāw nūn (ك و ن). The verb (كان) belongs to a special group of words known as kāna and her sisters (كان واخواتها).

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

V – 3rd person masculine singular perfect verb فعل ماض

Verse (37:143)

The analysis above refers to the 143rd verse of chapter 37 (sūrat l-ṣāfāt):

Sahih International: And had he not been of those who exalt Allah ,

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