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Verse (38:53), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar


The fourth word of verse (38:53) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and noun. The prefixed preposition lām is usually translated as "for". The noun is masculine and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is yā wāw mīm (ي و م). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (38) sūrat ṣād

for (the) Day
P – prefixed preposition lām
N – genitive masculine noun
جار ومجرور

Verse (38:53)

The analysis above refers to the 53rd verse of chapter 38 (sūrat ṣād):

Sahih International: This is what you, [the righteous], are promised for the Day of Account.

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