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Verse (5:51), Word 7 - Quranic Grammar


The seventh word of verse (5:51) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A conjunction and proper noun. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and". The proper noun is plural and is in the accusative case (منصوب). The proper noun's triliteral root is nūn ṣād rā (ن ص ر).

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

and the Christians
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
PN – accusative plural proper noun → Christianity
الواو عاطفة
اسم علم منصوب

Verse (5:51)

The analysis above refers to the 51st verse of chapter 5 (sūrat l-māidah):

Sahih International: O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.

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