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Verse (56:47), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar


The third word of verse (56:47) is divided into 2 morphological segments. An interrogative alif and time adverb. The prefixed alif is an interrogative particle used to form a question and is usually translated as "is", "are", or "do".

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

INTG – prefixed interrogative alif
T – time adverb
الهمزة همزة استفهام
ظرف زمان

Verse (56:47)

The analysis above refers to the 47th verse of chapter 56 (sūrat l-wāqiʿah):

Sahih International: And they used to say, "When we die and become dust and bones, are we indeed to be resurrected?

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