Qur'an | Word by Word | Audio | Prayer Times
__ Sign In

Verse (39:12), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar


The third word of verse (39:12) is an imperfect verb (فعل مضارع). The verb is first person singular and is in the subjunctive mood (منصوب). The verb's triliteral root is kāf wāw nūn (ك و ن). The verb (اكون) belongs to a special group of words known as kāna and her sisters (كان واخواتها).

Chapter (39) sūrat l-zumar (The Groups)

I be
V – 1st person singular imperfect verb, subjunctive mood فعل مضارع منصوب

Verse (39:12)

The analysis above refers to the twelfth verse of chapter 39 (sūrat l-zumar):

Sahih International: And I have been commanded to be the first [among you] of the Muslims."

See Also


You can sign in to add a message if this information could be improved or requires discussion.

Language Research Group
University of Leeds