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Verse (74:51), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (74:51) is a perfect verb (فعل ماض). The verb is third person feminine singular. The verb's triliteral root is fā rā rā (ف ر ر).

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

V – 3rd person feminine singular perfect verb فعل ماض

Verse (74:51)

The analysis above refers to the 51st verse of chapter 74 (sūrat l-mudathir):

Sahih International: Fleeing from a lion?

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Mazhar A. Nurani

27th May, 2012

Verb is Perfect. Translation shows it as Present Continuous. Translation needs correction. Moreover, donkeys do not flee from lion, to whom the hidden Subject of verb refers back. They are not flight animals like horses and Zebras. Arberry translation "startled" might be a better choice and near to ground reality, and since it incorporates involuntary movement.

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