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Verse (54:40), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar


The fourth word of verse (54:40) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and verbal noun. The prefixed preposition lām is usually translated as "for". The verbal noun is masculine and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The verbal noun's triliteral root is dhāl kāf rā (ذ ك ر). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (54) sūrat l-qamar (The Moon)

for remembrance,
P – prefixed preposition lām
N – genitive masculine verbal noun
جار ومجرور

Verse (54:40)

The analysis above refers to the 40th verse of chapter 54 (sūrat l-qamar):

Sahih International: And We have certainly made the Qur'an easy for remembrance, so is there any who will remember?

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