A Course In Miracles: One of the things that amazes me is the beauty, and depth with which the Holy Quran talks about itself (the Quran). Here’s to one golden nugget from Verse 29 of the “Surah” (chapter) called “Sad”, and all Praises are due to Allah: “(It is) a Book We have revealed to you abounding in good that they may ponder over its verses, and that those endowed with understanding may be mindful.”
I have for long read the Quran for years, marking all verses in which Allah speaks to us about His Holy Book, the greatest miracle gifted to the greatest of all prophets sent by Allah, Muhammad (Peace be upon him). But the task can be overwhelming sometimes, especially if you are reading the Holy Book in the Arabic language in which it was revealed. That project is still on, but as I read the Quran this dawn and listen to its recitation/audio at the beginning of our daily fasting, this Ramadan of the year 2020, a few verses occur to me as if to draw my attention to the task I started some 6 years ago.
Without hesitation, let us consider the very first Pair of verses at the beginning of the chapter that succeeds the one labelled the foundation of the Quran. “Surah Baqarah” (The Cow) which comes immediately after the miraculous “Surah Fatiha” (The Opening) states a very emphatic truth without hesitation or prevarication. In verses 1 and 2 Allah tells us: “Alif Lam Mim. That is the Book, wherein is no doubt, a guidance to the godfearing”
Search through the literature of the world, East to West, North and South and across all generations, you will never find a scripture with such a unique and emphatic opening.