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Verse (96:11), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (96:11) is divided into 3 morphological segments. An interrogative alif, verb and subject pronoun. The prefixed alif is an interrogative particle used to form a question and is usually translated as "is", "are", or "do". The perfect verb (فعل ماض) is second person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is rā hamza yā (ر أ ي). The suffix (التاء) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (96) sūrat l-ʿalaq (The Clot)

Have you seen
INTG – prefixed interrogative alif
V – 2nd person masculine singular perfect verb
PRON – subject pronoun
الهمزة همزة استفهام
فعل ماض والتاء ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (96:11)

The analysis above refers to the eleventh verse of chapter 96 (sūrat l-ʿalaq):

Sahih International: Have you seen if he is upon guidance

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