What is Loh e-Qurani:
The Loh e Qurani consists of 29 letters (Arabic Alphabet), just in case if ‘Hamza’ and ‘Alif’ are considered as two separate letters. And there are 29 chapters in the Holy Quran.
Use of Loh-e-Quran:
These 29 Arabic alphabets is in the 29 chapters. By chapters, I mean the surahs of the Holy Quran.
In the chapters of the Quran, these abbreviated alphabets/letters are prefixed to them.
Sometimes these letters (abbreviated) occur alone. However, they can occur also as a combination of two letters or maybe three letters. Sometimes, it can be four letters or even five.
No one knows the meaning of these words. There are certain explanations given by different scholars.
What is the Meaning of Loh-e-Qurani?
No one is confirmed about the meaning of these letters. No one knows exactly the purpose behind these letters or why they were revealed and men were made aware of these letters. The meaning and the purpose of these letters is uncertain
But there are a number of meanings and explanations that you can get from the history of Islam and the Islamic Scholars:
- First of all, it was considered that these letters might be used as abbreviations for certain sentences or words as Nun means Noor or Alif Laam Meem is the abbreviation for Ana Allahu a’Laam.
- Then, it was considered that these are not mere abbreviations, but the names and symbols of Allah to address Him.
- Maybe these letters were used for rhyming. Or maybe these letters and abbreviations were used to catch the attention of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the believers.
But for some believers, the it is just a compilation of codes and only Allah holds the knowledge of its meaning.
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Explanation of Loh e-Qurani:
Some of the Muslim Scholars have explained these abbreviations. But the below-given explanation is 100 percent authentic and it is also supported by a number of renowned Muslim Scholars as Ibne-Taiymiyah, Tafsir of Ibne-Kathir, and Zamakshari:
The one explaining the meaning of Loh e-Qurani has claimed that as the human body is composed of different elements and you can find those natural elements in the human body, everything needs elements to be composed.
Same is the case with the Holy Quran. These letters are the elements of the Quran. The Quran has addressed to those non-believers who rejected the Divinity of the Holy Quran. It was to tell them that the Quran is composed of their own language.
However, Allah has also challenged the Arabs in the Quran that if they think too highly of themselves, then they must compose a Surah like the Surahs of the Quran to show their artistry;
“And if ye are in doubt as to what We have revealed from time to time to Our servant, then produce a Surah like thereunto; and call your witnesses or helpers (if there are any) besides Allah if your doubts are true. But if ye cannot – and of a surety ye cannot – then fear the fire whose fuel is men and stones – which is prepared for those who reject faith.”
The Arabs were known for their poetry and their writing. That is why Allah revealed the elements of the Quran to them so that they can accept His challenge.
But as you cannot create a human body, even though you are aware of its elements, you cannot create Quran or not even a single Surah even though you know its elements.
So, it is believed that it was revealed as the challenge for the non-believers and as an enlightenment for the ones who seek guidance.
I’m going to tell you Loh-e-Quran Benefits. It is known that if one looks at the diagram o
f these words, he gets what he wishes for. It is also said that one must have this hanged in his room as a frame so that
you can look at it anytime you enter your room or exit it.
If you look at Loh-e-Quran in the morning, your whole day will be spent perfectly. And if you read this every morning with heart, you will not face any difficulty at all.
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Surahs pre-fixed to these abbreviated letters:
Some of the Surahs, have these words at their beginning.
Moreover, these words are also used in the middle of some Surahs at the beginning of an Ayah.
Below are the names of the Surahs along with these words occurring in them.
Following are the Surahs that are prefixed with a single letter;
- Surah Qalam/Nun; pre-fixed with Nun
- Surah Qaf; Qaf
- Surah Sad; Sad
Following are the Surahs that are pre-fixed with a combination of two letters;
- Surah Ya’seen; Ya’seen
- Surah Ta’Ha’ Ta’Ha
- Surah Al Naml; Ta’Seen
Below given Surahs are pre-fixed with “Ha’Meem,”
- Surah Al Ahqaf
- Surah Al Jathiyah
- Surah Al Dukhan
- Surah Al Zukhruf
- Surah Al-Shura
- Surah Fussilat/Ha’Meem
- Surah Ghafir/Al-Mu’min
A combination of 3 letters occurs in the below-mentioned Surahs;
Below are the Surahs pre-fixed with Alif Laam Meem;
- Surah Al Sajdah
- Surah Luqman
- Surah Al Rum
- Surah Al Baqarah
- Surah Al Imran
- Surah Al Ankabut
Surahs pre-fixed with Alif Laam Ra;
- Surah Ibrahim
- Surah Al Hijr
- Surah Al Rad
- Surah Yusuf
- Surah Yunus
- Surah Hud
Surahs with Ta Seen Meem;
- Surah Al Qasas
- Surah Al-Shura
A combination of 4 letters occurs in the following Surahs;
- Surah Anfal; Alif Laam Meem Ra
- Surah Aaraf; Alif Laam Meem Sad
A combination of 5 letter occurs in the following Surahs;
- Surah Al-Shura; Ha Meem Ayn Seen Qaf (starting)
- Surah Maryam; Kaf Ha Ya Ayn Sad (starting)
It has its own significance. As no one is actually aware of the meaning of these words except for knowing that these are the elements of the Holy Quran, one can conclude that these are highly beneficial.
It is said that only Allah and the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) are aware of the meanings and purpose of these words in Loh e Qurani.