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Verse (81:24), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (81:24) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A conjunction and negative particle. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and". The negative particle acts like the verb laysa (ليس). This verb belongs to a special group of words known as kāna and her sisters (كان واخواتها).

Chapter (81) sūrat l-takwīr (The Overthrowing)

And not
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
NEG – negative particle
الواو عاطفة
نافية بمنزلة «ليس»

Verse (81:24)

The analysis above refers to the 24th verse of chapter 81 (sūrat l-takwīr):

Sahih International: And Muhammad is not a withholder of [knowledge of] the unseen.

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