Ch 59 Vs 21-24

Had a very interesting read on Friday of the ‘tasbeeh block’ (ch 57-64) but I hadn’t notice the intimate connection of 59/21 with 59/22 and Shorouq now mentioned 23 and 24 (the end of the chapter itself).

59:21
لَوْ أَنْـزَلْنَا هَذَا الْقُرْآنَ عَلَى جَبَلٍ لَرَأَيْتَهُ خَاشِعًا مُتَصَدِّعًا مِنْ خَشْيَةِ اللَّهِ وَتِلْكَ الأَمْثَالُ نَضْرِبُهَا لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ
 
So verse 21 shows us the sheer power of the Quran, if it were to descend on the mountain, it would fall from sheer focus on Allah (khushu’). I believe this is related with 22:
59:22
هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لا إِلَهَ إِلا هُوَ عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ هُوَ الرَّحْمَنُ الرَّحِيمُ
 
There are two huwiyyah or existential statements here (huwa Allah) and (huwa ar-rahmaan ar-raheem). I will focus on the latter ‘he is ar-rahmaan and ar-raheem’ as this phrase only appears in three other non-opening verses (Im not counting the basmalahs). which are 2/163, 41/2 and 27/30 .
 
59/23-24 are further expositions of Allah’s names. Is it perhaps because they are expositions of ar-rahmaan and ar-raheem. These other names are not mentioned as frequently as the two so perhaps this is the case.
 
Getting back to the point though, the sheer power of the Quran is connected to Allah’s knowledge (knower of the hidden and unseen) and his two major names, rahmaan and raheem. When we read Quran, we should see these two attributes as our guiding attributes. Lets not forget, after all, that these two names open every chapter of Quran.
 

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