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Verse (7:97), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (7:97) is divided into 3 morphological segments. An interrogative alif, conjunction and verb. The prefixed alif is an interrogative particle used to form a question and is usually translated as "is", "are", or "do". The prefixed conjunction fa is usually translated as "and". The perfect verb (فعل ماض) is third person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is hamza mīm nūn (أ م ن).

Chapter (7) sūrat l-aʿrāf (The Heights)

Then did feel secure
INTG – prefixed interrogative alif
CONJ – prefixed conjunction fa (and)
V – 3rd person masculine singular perfect verb
الهمزة همزة استفهام
الفاء عاطفة
فعل ماض

Verse (7:97)

The analysis above refers to the 97th verse of chapter 7 (sūrat l-aʿrāf):

Sahih International: Then, did the people of the cities feel secure from Our punishment coming to them at night while they were asleep?

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