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Verse (90:7), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (90:7) is divided into 2 morphological segments. An interrogative alif and verb. The prefixed alif is an interrogative particle used to form a question and is usually translated as "is", "are", or "do". The imperfect verb (فعل مضارع) is third person masculine singular and is in the indicative mood (مرفوع). The verb's triliteral root is ḥā sīn bā (ح س ب).

Chapter (90) sūrat l-balad (The City)

Does he think
INTG – prefixed interrogative alif
V – 3rd person masculine singular imperfect verb
الهمزة همزة استفهام
فعل مضارع

Verse (90:7)

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

Sahih International: Does he think that no one has seen him?

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