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Verse (86:17), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar


The third word of verse (86:17) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A verb and object pronoun. The form IV imperative verb (فعل أمر) is second person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is mīm hā lām (م ه ل). The attached object pronoun is third person masculine plural.

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

Give respite to them -
V – 2nd person masculine singular (form IV) imperative verb
PRON – 3rd person masculine plural object pronoun
فعل أمر و«هم» ضمير متصل في محل نصب مفعول به

Verse (86:17)

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

Sahih International: So allow time for the disbelievers. Leave them awhile.

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