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Verse (74:44), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar


The second word of verse (74:44) is an imperfect verb (فعل مضارع). The verb is first person plural and is in the jussive mood (مجزوم). The verb's triliteral root is kāf wāw nūn (ك و ن). The verb (نك) belongs to a special group of words known as kāna and her sisters (كان واخواتها).

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

we used to
V – 1st person plural imperfect verb, jussive mood فعل مضارع مجزوم

Verse (74:44)

The analysis above refers to the 44th verse of chapter 74 (sūrat l-mudathir):

Sahih International: Nor did we used to feed the poor.

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