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Verse (68:28), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar


The third word of verse (68:28) is divided into 2 morphological segments. An interrogative alif and negative particle. The prefixed alif is an interrogative particle used to form a question and is usually translated as "is", "are", or "do".

Chapter (68) sūrat l-qalam (The Pen)

"Did not
INTG – prefixed interrogative alif
NEG – negative particle
الهمزة همزة استفهام
حرف نفي

Verse (68:28)

The analysis above refers to the 28th verse of chapter 68 (sūrat l-qalam):

Sahih International: The most moderate of them said, "Did I not say to you, 'Why do you not exalt [Allah]?' "

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