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Verse (70:5), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (70:5) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A particle of cause and verb. The prefixed particle fa is usually translated as "then" or "so". The particle is used to indicate cause and makes the following verb subjunctive. The imperative verb (فعل أمر) is second person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is ṣād bā rā (ص ب ر).

Chapter (70) sūrat l-maʿārij (The Ways of Ascent)

So be patient,
CAUS – prefixed particle of cause
V – 2nd person masculine singular imperative verb
الفاء سببية
فعل أمر

Verse (70:5)

The analysis above refers to the fifth verse of chapter 70 (sūrat l-maʿārij):

Sahih International: So be patient with gracious patience.

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