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Verse (38:28), Word 13 - Quranic Grammar


The thirteenth word of verse (38:28) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and active participle. The prefixed preposition ka is usually translated as "like" or "as". The active participle is masculine plural and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The active participle's triliteral root is fā jīm rā (ف ج ر). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (38) sūrat ṣād

like the wicked?
P – prefixed preposition ka
N – genitive masculine plural active participle
جار ومجرور

Verse (38:28)

The analysis above refers to the 28th verse of chapter 38 (sūrat ṣād):

Sahih International: Or should we treat those who believe and do righteous deeds like corrupters in the land? Or should We treat those who fear Allah like the wicked?

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