is a form which impliessomething done a great deal and often. This islike the
And the Book which He (
) sent down toHis Messenger, and the Scripture which He(
) sent down to those before (him).(4:136)Each of the previous Books was sent down at one time,but the Qur'an was revealed gradually, in stages,
, rulings after rulings,
.This is more eloquent and indicative of greater care forthe one to whom it is revealed, as Allah says later in this
And those who disbelieve say: "Why is not theQur'an revealed to him all at once!'' Thus, thatWe may strengthen your heart thereby. And Wehave revealed it to you gradually, in stages. Andno example or similitude do they bring, but Wereveal to you the truth, and the betterexplanation thereof. (25:32-33)This
, because it is thecriterion that decides between truth and falsehood,guidance and misguidance, right and wrong, lawful andunlawful.
to His servant,This description is one of praise andcommendation, because here Allah is connectinghim to Himself, describing him as His servant.