Channel: Zakir Naik
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What is the meaning of Alif Lam Meem.
As far as the meaning of the words Alif Lam Meem etc is concerned, these words are known as productor.
They're known as broken letters.
And they occur in several schools and
sometimes they occur in single like sod inserts all the chapter 38
as of surah cough chapter 50 as moon in Sora column, Chapter 68 sometimes it was in tools in pairs,
like Taha Sarita hijab number 20
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sorry as in chapter 26 sometimes it occurs in combination of three and the three combination machines one occurs six times five times the other twice, it's 13 times that occurs a combination of three one combination is Alif laam Meem in sensory box number two, sorry mineshaft number three and number 2930 3132. It occurs in the combination of lF lamb bra from cirino step number 10 to sort of hf number 55 times it even occurs as tassin meme in sort of shorter chap number 26 as well as sir number 28
it occurs in the combination of four letters
Alif Lam, Meem, Ra, and other combinations. It even occurs twice in combination of five. So, in short, there are five combinations single double three letter for letter five letter totally there are 29 times that occurs in the format equal to the Arabic letters Olive, but 29 times counting even Hamza
there are various
reasons that people have said Why do these broken letters after several reasons and many books have been written volume there have been some say these are the symbols of Allah subhanaw taala. Some say the abbreviation like noon is for nor that is light. Some say they are signatures of Allah subhanaw taala Some say they use for rhyming.
Some say they have got numerical values. Some say they've been used for calling attention attract the attention of the Prophet and profit used it for the other human were his reasons, but the best amongst them, I feel is the view which is also offered Abubakar LLP with him. For example, we know what the body is made up of. Whatever components the body has, the same elements and components are present in the earth, in lesser or greater quantity. We know the constituents of the human be, we can buy from the market. We can put water we can't give life that is a secret. Similarly, Allah subhana wa Taala used these letters
and tells to the Arabs, the Arabs at that time, they were proud of the language.
And Arabic was at its peak. So Allah says Alif Lam Meem yacine Poff loon, these are your letters with your letters f produce the Quran, he challenges them to produce somewhat similar to the Quran. And this challenge is given in several places. Insert tool, chapter number 52, verse number 34 that produce a book like the Quran. Allah depicts a message insert extra chapter number 17, verse number 88, Allah says, produce a recital like the Quran,
then Allah makes the challenge a bit easier. It says in Surah Hood, chapter number 11, verse number 13, that Allah challenges that can you produce 10 surah like the Quran,
Allah further simplify the challenge in Surah, you know, step number 10 verse number 38, that produce a single surah like the Quran, Allah makes it simplified. Further, in Surah Baqarah chapter two verse number 2324, Allah says,
we're in quantum field a man has done a lab Deena photography surah mystery, that if you are in doubt as what we have revealed to a servant, Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, then produce a surah thumb what's similar to it? What are shoda akumina lunella incoterm sadiki and call 40 helpers and witnesses if the enemy besides Allah, if your doubts about true file lumpa follow, but if you cannot do it, while under follow, and have a surety you cannot do it for Roku narrative Roku driven NASA while ijarah with that recovery, then feel the fire was fuel shall be managed drones which is prepared for those rejected so this is the
Challenge. Allah says to the Arabs who were proud of the language this is your letter Alif Lam Meem ABCD. From your letters, I've created the Quran, he challenges try and produce a surah somewhat similar to the Quran. So this is the closest explanation that I feel is right. It's the challenge Allah is given. And that is the reason movement is broken letters mentioned in the Quran immediately after that there is some
attribute of the Koran mentioned after that. So I feel this explanation I feel is the closest to the meaning of the broken letters and Allah Allah