Category Archives: Chapter Studies

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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Chapter Notes – Chapter 10 (Yunus)

– first chapter to start with alif laam ra – first chapter to mention Quran in three separate places (10/15, 10/37 and 10/61). Perhaps this shows utilisation of Quran on a personal level. – ending of the chapter closes the … Continue reading

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Chapter Notes – Chapter 8/9 (Al-Anfal/At-Tawba)

– considered as one chapter with 204 ayat since there is no basmalah between anfal and tawba. – the theme seems to the nafilah (perpetuating gifts) and how the quranic programme will ensure that. – this chapter starts with Allah … Continue reading

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Chapter Notes – Chapter 7 (Al-Araf)

– first chapter with alif laam meem sad – second chapter after chapter 2 to expound on adam. – only chapter to have 4 consecutive calls to the children of adam – first chapter to have a sequential narrative of … Continue reading

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Chapter Notes – Chapter 6 (Al-Anaam)

– second chapter to start with alhamd. – first chapter to mention hadhal quran. – first chapter to mention hadha kitab (6/92, 6/155. The other two ayas are 45/29 and 46/12 which are twins!). – first chapter to have a … Continue reading

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