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The Beneficent A Commentary on Chapter 55: Surat Al-Rahmān
This sūrah (chapter) takes its title from one of the Divine Attributes of Allah: al-Rahmān. 'The Beneficent'.
The chapter is attributed to the early Meccan period. There is a tradition in which the Prophet says, 'For everything there is a bride, and the bride of the Qur`an is the sūrah of the Beneficent.' It is the only chapter which begins with a divine name. It contains aspects of creation in contrasting pairs: visible man and invisible jinn, heaven and earth, land and sea, happiness and wretchedness. All are signs and effects emanating from the one Cause.
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