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Verse (68:35), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar


The third word of verse (68:35) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and active participle. The prefixed preposition ka is usually translated as "like" or "as". The form IV active participle is masculine plural and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The active participle's triliteral root is jīm rā mīm (ج ر م). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (68) sūrat l-qalam (The Pen)

like the criminals?
P – prefixed preposition ka
N – genitive masculine plural (form IV) active participle
جار ومجرور

Verse (68:35)

The analysis above refers to the 35th verse of chapter 68 (sūrat l-qalam):

Sahih International: Then will We treat the Muslims like the criminals?

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