Absolute negation - لَا لِنَفِي الجِنْسِ | Arabic free courses

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ



“There is no god except God” (37:35)


ذَلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لَا رَيْبَ فِيهِ



This is the Book in which there is no doubt (2:2)



  1. The لا in the above examples is used for total negation.
  2. It is the absolute denial of the species in the circumstance (s) defined by the sentences.
  3. There will be no nunnation (tanween) on the common noun following the لَا لِنَفِي الجِنْسِ.
  4. This لا precedes a common noun and makes it accusative.
  5. The predicate of the sentence will be nominative.



 لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ



There is no god but He (2:163)


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Examples of the Absolute negation – لَا لِنَفِي الجِنْسِ used in the Holy Quran



أُولَئِكَ لَا خَلَاقَ لَهُمْ فِي الْآخِرَةِ



will have no share in the Hereafter (3:77)



اللَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ



God! There is no god except He, the Living, the Everlasting (2:255)



فَرَضَ فِيهِنَّ الْحَجَّ فَلَا رَفَثَ وَلَا فُسُوقَ وَلَا جِدَالَ فِي الْحَجِّ



Whoever decides to perform the Hajj—there shall be no sexual relations, nor misconduct, nor quarrelling during the Hajj. (2:197)



لَا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْكُمْ



You commit no error  (2:236)



لَا عِلْمَ لَنَا إِلَّا مَا عَلَّمْتَنَا



We have no knowledge except what You have taught us (2:32)



 وَلَا أَصْغَرَ مِنْ ذَلِكَ وَلَا أَكْبَرَ إِلَّا فِي كِتَابٍ مُبِينٍ



 nor is there anything smaller or larger but is in a clear record. (10:61)



You have now completed this Arabic lesson. The next one will be insha’Allah about the noun of place and time in Arabic.


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