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Verse (76:1), Word 9 - Quranic Grammar


The ninth word of verse (76:1) is an imperfect verb (فعل مضارع). The verb is third person masculine singular and is in the jussive mood (مجزوم). The verb's triliteral root is kāf wāw nūn (ك و ن). The verb (يكن) belongs to a special group of words known as kāna and her sisters (كان واخواتها).

Chapter (76) sūrat l-insān (Man)

he was
V – 3rd person masculine singular imperfect verb, jussive mood فعل مضارع مجزوم

Verse (76:1)

The analysis above refers to the first verse of chapter 76 (sūrat l-insān):

Sahih International: Has there [not] come upon man a period of time when he was not a thing [even] mentioned?

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