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Verse (51:27), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar


The fourth word of verse (51:27) is divided into 2 morphological segments. An interrogative alif and negative particle. The prefixed alif is an interrogative particle used to form a question and is usually translated as "is", "are", or "do".

Chapter (51) sūrat l-dhāriyāt (The Wind that Scatter)

"Will not
INTG – prefixed interrogative alif
NEG – negative particle
الهمزة همزة استفهام
حرف نفي

Verse (51:27)

The analysis above refers to the 27th verse of chapter 51 (sūrat l-dhāriyāt):

Sahih International: And placed it near them; he said, "Will you not eat?"

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