We have already discussed the individual letters at thebeginning of Surah
, and there is no need torepeat the discussion here.In a Hadith recorded by Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi fromone who heard it from the Messenger of Allah, it says:
اَُُ ََْا ُُ ْنِإ:ُی َ نوَُْ
When you go to bed tonight, recite
.''Its chain of narrators is
َِِْا ِیَِْا ِا َِﻡ ِبَِْا ُیَِ
The revelation of the Book is from Allah, the Almighty,the All-Knower.means, this book -- the Qur'an -- is from Allah,the Owner of might and knowledge, Who cannotbe overtaken and from Whom nothing is hidden,not even an ant concealed beneath many layers.
ِبْا ََِِو ِﻥا َِِ...
The Forgiver of sin, the Acceptor of repentance,means, He forgives sins that have beencommitted in the past, and He acceptsrepentance for sins that may be committed in thefuture, from the one who repents and submits toHim.
...ِبَِْا ِیَِ ...
the Severe in punishment,means, to the one who persists in transgressionand prefers the life of this world, who stubbornlyturns away from the commands of Allah andcommits sin.This is like the Ayah:
ُِا ُرَُْا َﻥَأ ﻥَأ ىِدَِ ْءَﻥ