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Verse (38:8), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (38:8) 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 passive form IV perfect verb (فعل ماض) is third person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is nūn zāy lām (ن ز ل).

Chapter (38) sūrat ṣād

Has been revealed
INTG – prefixed interrogative alif
V – 3rd person masculine singular (form IV) passive perfect verb
الهمزة همزة استفهام
فعل ماض مبني للمجهول

Verse (38:8)

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

Sahih International: Has the message been revealed to him out of [all of] us?" Rather, they are in doubt about My message. Rather, they have not yet tasted My punishment.

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