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Verse (72:18), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar


The fourth word of verse (72:18) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A resumption particle and prohibition particle. The connective particle fa is usually translated as "then" or "so" and is used to indicate a sequence of events. The prohibition particle (حرف نهي) is used to form a negative imperative and places the following verb into the jussive mood (مجزوم).

Chapter (72) sūrat l-jin (The Jinn)

so (do) not
REM – prefixed resumption particle
PRO – prohibition particle
الفاء استئنافية
حرف نهي

Verse (72:18)

The analysis above refers to the eighteenth verse of chapter 72 (sūrat l-jin):

Sahih International: And [He revealed] that the masjids are for Allah , so do not invoke with Allah anyone.

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