Mysterious Letters

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"The Quran is characterized by a unique phenomenon never found in any other book; 29 suras are prefixed with 14 different sets of "Quranic Initials,” consisting of one to five letters per set. Fourteen letters, half the Arabic alphabet, participate in these initials. The significance of the Quranic initials remained a divinely guarded secret for 14 centuries." (Appendix 1)

14 Initials

ا – ل – م – ص – ر – ك – ه – ي – ع – ط – س – ح – ق – ن

 

14 Combinations

الم – المص – المر – كهيعص – طه – طسم – طس – يس – ص – حم – عسق – ق – ن

 

29 Chapters

2, 3, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 36, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 50, 68

 

In short, there are 14 initial letters — found in 14 different combinations (‘initial sets’) — which prefix 29 different chapters.

Overview

1

Chapter 42 & 50

Q (Qaaf)

ق

5

Chapter 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46

HH-M (Ha Mim)

ح-م

9

Chapter 13

A-L-M-R (Alef Lam Mim Ra)

ا-ل-م-ر

2

Chapter 68

N (NuN)

ن

6

Chapter 42

A'-S-Q (Ayn Seen Qaf)

ع-س-ق

10

Chapter 7

A-L-M-SS (Alef Lam Mim Sad)

ا-ل-م-ص

3

Chapter 7, 19, 38

SS (Saad)

ص

7

Chapter 2, 3, 29, 30, 31, 32

A-L-M (Alef Lam Mim)

ا-ل-م

11

Chapter 19

K-H-Y-A'-SS (Kaf Ha Ya Ayn Sad)

ك-ه-ي-ع-ص

4

Chapter 36

Y-S (Ya Seen)

ي-س

8

Chapter 10, 11, 12, 14, 15

A-L-R (Alef Lam Ra)

ا-ل-ر

12

Chapter 19, 20, 26, 27, 28

HH, T-H, T-S, T-S-M

ه / طه / طس / طسم

Q (ق)

Chapters prefixed

42, 50

Frequency of initial

Ch. 42: 57 [19x3]

Ch. 50: 57 [19x3]

Pattern type

Direct

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Primary Arabic

Secondary Arabic

Q

Chapter 42

Q