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Verse (74:19), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (74:19) 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 passive perfect verb (فعل ماض) is third person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is qāf tā lām (ق ت ل).

Chapter (74) sūrat l-mudathir (The One Enveloped)

So may he be destroyed,
CAUS – prefixed particle of cause
V – 3rd person masculine singular passive perfect verb
الفاء سببية
فعل ماض مبني للمجهول

Verse (74:19)

The analysis above refers to the nineteenth verse of chapter 74 (sūrat l-mudathir):

Sahih International: So may he be destroyed [for] how he deliberated.

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