2:2 The book

ذَٰلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لَا رَيْبَ ۛ فِيهِ ۛ هُدًى لِلْمُتَّقِينَ Thaalika alkitaabu laarayba feehi hudan lilmuttaqeen This is the Scripture whereof there is no doubt, a guidance unto those who ward off (evil). -Sura Al-Baqarah, Ayah 2 Thaalika (that) is used instead of haaza (this) to show the elevated status of Quran. Furthermore, it refers to the complete …

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2:1 Alif Laam Miim

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ  الم Alif-lam-meem  Alif. Laam. Miim. -Sura Al-Baqarah, Ayah 1 This is an example of mutashabihat (unclear/ allegorical) verses. Some scholars interpreted them, some didn't. One of the wisdom of Allah using these types of phrases is to attract Arabic listeners. It is uncommon to construct an ayah only with disconnected letters. …

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