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Verse (86:13), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar


The second word of verse (86:13) is divided into 2 morphological segments. An emphatic prefix and verbal noun. The prefixed particle lām is usually translated as "surely" or "indeed" and is used to add emphasis. The indefinite verbal noun is masculine and is in the nominative case (مرفوع). The verbal noun's triliteral root is qāf wāw lām (ق و ل).

Chapter (86) sūrat l-ṭāriq (The Night-Comer)

(is) surely a Word
EMPH – emphatic prefix lām
N – nominative masculine indefinite verbal noun
اللام لام التوكيد
اسم مرفوع

Verse (86:13)

The analysis above refers to the thirteenth verse of chapter 86 (sūrat l-ṭāriq):

Sahih International: Indeed, the Qur'an is a decisive statement,

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