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Verse (96:19), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar


The fourth word of verse (96:19) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A conjunction and verb. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and". The imperative verb (فعل أمر) is second person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is sīn jīm dāl (س ج د).

Chapter (96) sūrat l-ʿalaq (The Clot)

But prostrate
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
V – 2nd person masculine singular imperative verb
الواو عاطفة
فعل أمر

Verse (96:19)

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

Sahih International: No! Do not obey him. But prostrate and draw near [to Allah].

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