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Verse (88:21), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (88:21) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A resumption particle and verb. The connective particle fa is usually translated as "then" or "so" and is used to indicate a sequence of events. The form II imperative verb (فعل أمر) is second person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is dhāl kāf rā (ذ ك ر).

Chapter (88) sūrat l-ghāshiyah (The Overwhelming)

So remind,
REM – prefixed resumption particle
V – 2nd person masculine singular (form II) imperative verb
الفاء استئنافية
فعل أمر

Verse (88:21)

The analysis above refers to the 21st verse of chapter 88 (sūrat l-ghāshiyah):

Sahih International: So remind, [O Muhammad]; you are only a reminder.

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