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Verse (71:13), Word 5 - Quranic Grammar


The fifth word of verse (71:13) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and proper noun. The prefixed preposition lām is usually translated as "for". The proper noun is in the genitive case (مجرور). The proper noun's triliteral root is hamza lām hā (أ ل ه). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (71) sūrat nūḥ

to Allah
P – prefixed preposition lām
PN – genitive proper noun → Allah
جار ومجرور

Verse (71:13)

The analysis above refers to the thirteenth verse of chapter 71 (sūrat nūḥ):

Sahih International: What is [the matter] with you that you do not attribute to Allah [due] grandeur

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