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Verse (87:18), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar


The third word of verse (87:18) is divided into 2 morphological segments. An emphatic prefix and preposition. The prefixed particle lām is usually translated as "surely" or "indeed" and is used to add emphasis.

Chapter (87) sūrat l-aʿlā (The Most High)

surely (is) in
EMPH – emphatic prefix lām
P – preposition
اللام لام التوكيد
حرف جر

Verse (87:18)

The analysis above refers to the eighteenth verse of chapter 87 (sūrat l-aʿlā):

Sahih International: Indeed, this is in the former scriptures,

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