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Chapter Notes – Chapter 17 (Bani Israil)

– the only chapter to mention masjid al-aqsa (17/1) – mentions quran 9 times (11 if you include qur’an al-fajri) – the only chapter to mention the irreproducibility of Quran. – the only chapter to have the phrase ‘quran alone’ (17/46). … Continue reading

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Chapter Notes – Chapter 16 (An-Nahl)

– the only chapter to mention bees (16/68-69). – one of the two chapters to outline the revelation process with the ruh (16/98-103). The other passage starts with 29/192. – the only chapter to have the phrase ‘lil muslimeen’. – … Continue reading

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Chapter Notes – Chapter 15 (Al-Hijr)

– starts with the preservation of quran, the only chapter to do so from 15/1-9 – contains the famous ‘sab3a min al-mathany’ verse (15/87). – also has the warning against who read quran as torn up pieces (15/90-91).

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Chapter Notes – Chapter 14 (Ibrahim)

– the only chapter with the ‘rasool and language’ statement – the only chapter with shaitan’s promise (14/22) – the only chapter with the shajarah/kalimah comparison (14/24-27) – the only chapter with the ‘hadha balaghun lin-naas’ statement (14/53)

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Chapter Notes – Chapter 13 (Ar-Raad)

– the only chapter to start with Alif Laam Meem Ra – one of the only two chapters to talk about change of nafs (13/11) , the other being 8/53. – the only chapter to have to have the phrase … Continue reading

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Chapter Notes – Chapter 12 (Yusuf)

– opens with ahsan al-qasas (12/3). – closes with the qisas of the rasool (12/111) – main portion is the story of yusuf. his story is the story of self-actualisation and the overcoming of odds.

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Chapter Notes – Chapter 11 (Hud)

– same with ch 7, starts with kitabun. – theme seems to be an angle on the various stories of the personalities, with them saying serve Allah, no god but He. – long narrative on nuh and his ark. This … Continue reading

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