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Verse (37:153), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (37:153) is divided into 2 morphological segments. An interrogative alif and verb. The prefixed alif is an interrogative particle used to form a question and is usually translated as "is", "are", or "do". The form VIII perfect verb (فعل ماض) is third person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is ṣād fā wāw (ص ف و).

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

Has He chosen
INTG – prefixed interrogative alif
V – 3rd person masculine singular (form VIII) perfect verb
الهمزة همزة استفهام
فعل ماض

Verse (37:153)

The analysis above refers to the 153rd verse of chapter 37 (sūrat l-ṣāfāt):

Sahih International: Has He chosen daughters over sons?

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