Ch 1 Vs 1-2 (The Ar-Rahmaan Ar-Raheem Bracket)

Salaam, this is my first blog post this year and hopefully a resuscitation of this blog. I will begin my employing my recent emphasis on the basmalah (بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ  )

Chapter 1 (al-fatiha) is unique because it has a bracket of ar-rahmaan ar-raheem. This is due to the fact that its second verse is (الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ ) . So what we have is:

Bismillah AR-RAHMAAN AR-RAHEEM (1/0)
Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alameen (1/1)
AR-RAHMAAN AR-RAHEEM (1/2)As we can see, 1/0 and 1/2 act as a bracket to the first statement, alhamdulillahi rabbil alameen. What does this imply to the text? For me, that RnR (What I call Ar-Rahmaan Ar-Raheem) are a loop encasing 1/1. Perhaps this shows that our state of hamd/praise/joy can be best shown by the RnR aspect. The RnR aspect also opens each chapter so perhaps by enclosing 1/1 in an RnR bracket, it creates a ‘mini-chapter’ out of 1/1.  What I find clear though is the intimacy of the hamd with RnR. This is perhaps (due to the position of the verses) our first point of engagement with Allah.
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1 Response to Ch 1 Vs 1-2 (The Ar-Rahmaan Ar-Raheem Bracket)

  1. ciescholar says:

    Salam!
    May you please explain what do you mean by loop encasing?

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