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Verse (50:16), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar


The fourth word of verse (50:16) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A conjunction and verb. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and". The imperfect verb (فعل مضارع) is first person plural and is in the indicative mood (مرفوع). The verb's triliteral root is ʿayn lām mīm (ع ل م).

Chapter (50) sūrat qāf

and We know
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
V – 1st person plural imperfect verb
الواو عاطفة
فعل مضارع

Verse (50:16)

The analysis above refers to the sixteenth verse of chapter 50 (sūrat qāf):

Sahih International: And We have already created man and know what his soul whispers to him, and We are closer to him than [his] jugular vein

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2 messages

Maqbool Ahmad

13th September, 2016

In Quranic Grammar under Verb Form heading, is there any reason to have

number 3 such as in F-a-3-a-L-a , F-a-33-a-L-a etc.

Abdul Rahman

20th October, 2016

The number 3 is to represent the Arabic letter عين ع. F represents فاء ف and L represents لام ل.

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