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Verse (56:88), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar


The third word of verse (56:88) is a perfect verb (فعل ماض). The verb is third person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is kāf wāw nūn (ك و ن). The verb (كان) belongs to a special group of words known as kāna and her sisters (كان واخواتها).

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

he was
V – 3rd person masculine singular perfect verb فعل ماض

Verse (56:88)

The analysis above refers to the 88th verse of chapter 56 (sūrat l-wāqiʿah):

Sahih International: And if the deceased was of those brought near to Allah ,

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