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Verse (96:6), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar


The fourth word of verse (96:6) is divided into 2 morphological segments. An emphatic prefix and verb. The prefixed particle lām is usually translated as "surely" or "indeed" and is used to add emphasis. The imperfect verb (فعل مضارع) is third person masculine singular and is in the indicative mood (مرفوع). The verb's triliteral root is ṭā ghayn yā (ط غ ي).

Chapter (96) sūrat l-ʿalaq (The Clot)

surely transgresses,
EMPH – emphatic prefix lām
V – 3rd person masculine singular imperfect verb
اللام لام التوكيد
فعل مضارع

Verse (96:6)

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

Sahih International: No! [But] indeed, man transgresses

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