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Verse (56:37), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (56:37) is an indefinite masculine plural adjective and is in the accusative case (منصوب). The adjective's triliteral root is ʿayn rā bā (ع ر ب).

Chapter (56) sūrat l-wāqiʿah (The Event)

ADJ – accusative masculine plural indefinite adjective صفة منصوبة

Verse (56:37)

The analysis above refers to the 37th verse of chapter 56 (sūrat l-wāqiʿah):

Sahih International: Devoted [to their husbands] and of equal age,

See Also

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Asim Iqbal 2nd

10th June, 2011

'urub is plural of 'aroob. Its weight/pattern is fa'ool

Reference: Lane's Lexicon, Volume 5, Page 1994, Column 3.

Asim Iqbal 2nd

10th June, 2011

It is also plural of 'aroobat on the weight/pattern fa'oolat

Same reference as above.

Asim Iqbal 2nd

10th June, 2011

And it is a (real) feminine plural intensive adjective, not masculine.

we must not be concerned with syntax so much that just because a formal feminine indicator given by grammarians like ta or aa. (alif followed by hamza) or aa (alif on ya) doesn't come, we label it as masculine, and ignore the reality or actual situation.

For example khaleefat has a ta, if we follow syntax blindly, we would label it as feminine, but it is a (real) masculine.

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