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Verse (12:1), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


Verse 1 of chapter 12 begins with the Quranic initials alif lām rā (ا ل 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 (12) sūrat yūsuf (Joseph)

Alif Laam Ra.
INL – Quranic initials حروف مقطعة

Verse (12:1)

The analysis above refers to the first verse of chapter 12 (sūrat yūsuf):

Sahih International: Alif, Lam, Ra. These are the verses of the clear Book.

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