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Verse (54:25), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (54:25) 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 lām qāf yā (ل ق ي).

Chapter (54) sūrat l-qamar (The Moon)

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

Verse (54:25)

The analysis above refers to the 25th verse of chapter 54 (sūrat l-qamar):

Sahih International: Has the message been sent down upon him from among us? Rather, he is an insolent liar."

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