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Verse (37:52), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar


The second word of verse (37:52) is divided into 3 morphological segments. An interrogative alif, accusative particle and object pronoun. The prefixed alif is an interrogative particle used to form a question and is usually translated as "is", "are", or "do". The accusative particle belongs to a special group of words known as inna and her sisters (ان واخواتها). The attached object pronoun is second person masculine singular.

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

"Are you indeed
INTG – prefixed interrogative alif
ACC – accusative particle
PRON – 2nd person masculine singular object pronoun
الهمزة همزة استفهام
حرف نصب والكاف ضمير متصل في محل نصب اسم «ان»

Verse (37:52)

The analysis above refers to the 52nd verse of chapter 37 (sūrat l-ṣāfāt):

Sahih International: Who would say, 'Are you indeed of those who believe

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