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Verse (90:17), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar


The second word of verse (90:17) is a perfect verb (فعل ماض). The verb is third person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is kāf wāw nūn (ك و ن). The verb (كان) belongs to a special group of words known as kāna and her sisters (كان واخواتها).

Chapter (90) sūrat l-balad (The City)

he is
V – 3rd person masculine singular perfect verb فعل ماض

Verse (90:17)

The analysis above refers to the seventeenth verse of chapter 90 (sūrat l-balad):

Sahih International: And then being among those who believed and advised one another to patience and advised one another to compassion.

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