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Verse (13:1), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


Verse 1 of chapter 13 begins with the Quranic initials alif lām mīm rā (ا ل م ر). These are sequences of letters that occur at the start of certain chapters in the Quran. In Arabic these are known as the disconnected or shortened letters (حروف مقطعة).

Chapter (13) sūrat l-raʿd (The Thunder)

Alif Laam Mim Ra.
INL – Quranic initials حروف مقطعة

Verse (13:1)

The analysis above refers to the first verse of chapter 13 (sūrat l-raʿd):

Sahih International: Alif, Lam, Meem, Ra. These are the verses of the Book; and what has been revealed to you from your Lord is the truth, but most of the people do not believe.

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