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Verse (3:157), Word 7 - Quranic Grammar


The seventh word of verse (3:157) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A verb and subject pronoun. The perfect verb (فعل ماض) is second person masculine plural. The verb's triliteral root is mīm wāw tā (م و ت). The suffix (التاء) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (3) sūrat āl ʿim'rān (The Family of Imrān)

die[d] -
V – 2nd person masculine plural perfect verb
PRON – subject pronoun
فعل ماض والتاء ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (3:157)

The analysis above refers to the 157th verse of chapter 3 (sūrat āl ʿim'rān):

Sahih International: And if you are killed in the cause of Allah or die - then forgiveness from Allah and mercy are better than whatever they accumulate [in this world].

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Maqbool Ahmad

28th November, 2014

(3:157:7) Should the description be فعل ماض مبني للمجهول


29th November, 2014

This is a perfect verb (not مبني للمجهول) according to Salih (2007). Volume 2, page 175.

Mazhar A. Nurani

30th November, 2014

Natural death can't be mentioned by a passive verb. The translation should correspond to verbs and their state as jussive because of condition particle. Suggestion: "if you were murdered in the way of Allah the Exalted or died a natural death: ----

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