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|Paper: Disjointed Letters in the Qur’an
Author: Pervez Khan
Muqatta’at are unique letter combinations that appear in the beginning of 29 surahs (chapters) of the Qur’an. Muqatta’at literally means abbreviated or shortened.
Of the 28 letters of the Arabic alphabet, exactly one half appear as muqatta’at, either singly or in combinations of two, three, four or five letters. The fourteen letters are: (alif, ha, ra, sin, sad, ta, ain, qaf, kaf, lam, mim, nun, ha, ya)
This paper makes a humble effort in discussing the importance and meaning of this unique literary phenomenon of the Holy Qur’an as understood by some of the leading authorities in the field of Tafseer (Exegesis of the Noble Qur’an).
Disjointed Letters in the Qur’an – Parvez Khan