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Verse (15:1), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


Verse 1 of chapter 15 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 (15) sūrat l-ḥij'r (The Rocky Tract)

Alif Laam Ra.
INL – Quranic initials حروف مقطعة

Verse (15:1)

The analysis above refers to the first verse of chapter 15 (sūrat l-ḥij'r):

Sahih International: Alif, Lam, Ra. These are the verses of the Book and a clear Qur'an.

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