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Verse (77:16), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (77:16) is divided into 2 morphological segments. An interrogative alif and negative particle. The prefixed alif is an interrogative particle used to form a question and is usually translated as "is", "are", or "do".

Chapter (77) sūrat l-mur'salāt (Those sent forth)

Did not
INTG – prefixed interrogative alif
NEG – negative particle
الهمزة همزة استفهام
حرف نفي

Verse (77:16)

The analysis above refers to the sixteenth verse of chapter 77 (sūrat l-mur'salāt):

Sahih International: Did We not destroy the former peoples?

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