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Verse (75:38), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar


The second word of verse (75:38) is a perfect verb (فعل ماض). The verb is third person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is kāf wāw nūn (ك و ن). The verb (كان) belongs to a special group of words known as kāna and her sisters (كان واخواتها).

Chapter (75) sūrat l-qiyāmah (The Resurrection)

he was
V – 3rd person masculine singular perfect verb فعل ماض

Verse (75:38)

The analysis above refers to the 38th verse of chapter 75 (sūrat l-qiyāmah):

Sahih International: Then he was a clinging clot, and [Allah] created [his form] and proportioned [him]

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