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Verse (5:26), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar


The second word of verse (5:26) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A supplemental particle, accusative particle and object pronoun. The supplemental particle fa is usually translated as "then" or "so". The accusative particle belongs to a special group of words known as inna and her sisters (ان واخواتها). The attached object pronoun is third person feminine singular.

Chapter (5) sūrat l-māidah (The Table spread with Food)

"Then indeed it
SUP – prefixed supplemental particle
ACC – accusative particle
PRON – 3rd person feminine singular object pronoun
الفاء زائدة
حرف نصب و«ها» ضمير متصل في محل نصب اسم «ان»

Verse (5:26)

The analysis above refers to the 26th verse of chapter 5 (sūrat l-māidah):

Sahih International: [Allah] said, "Then indeed, it is forbidden to them for forty years [in which] they will wander throughout the land. So do not grieve over the defiantly disobedient people."

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