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Verse (8:21), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar


The third word of verse (8:21) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and relative pronoun. The prefixed preposition ka is usually translated as "like" or "as". The relative pronoun is masculine plural. Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (8) sūrat l-anfāl (The Spoils of War)

like those who
P – prefixed preposition ka
REL – masculine plural relative pronoun
جار ومجرور

Verse (8:21)

The analysis above refers to the 21st verse of chapter 8 (sūrat l-anfāl):

Sahih International: And do not be like those who say, "We have heard," while they do not hear.

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