Every surah of the Quran begins with bismillah, translated as 'In the name of Allah(swt)'. Here we see that the name of Allah is not in the beginning. I in my poor knowledge cannot understand why the starting word is something other then the word Allah. Can anyone elaborate on that.

  • Why should the word Allah be the beginning? – Medi1Saif Nov 28 '20 at 14:24
  • Because Allah (swt) is THE awwal. – Kashmiri Nov 28 '20 at 18:07
  • HE is also The Akhir so why isn't the last word in the qur'an Allah? This simply isn't a convincing argument. Also be aware that the qur'an isn't even arranged chronologically. At least starting with hamd or in Allahs name seems much more reasonable. – Medi1Saif Nov 28 '20 at 18:53
  • Yes I am only here to admit my ignorance and am ready to learn Insha Allah :) – Kashmiri Nov 29 '20 at 1:05
  • I don't know Arabic too much but what does Allahuma bismika mean? – Kashmiri Nov 29 '20 at 1:06

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