English Translation of Al-Quran
.Surah Yusuf [Joseph]
Ayat 1. Alif-Lam-Ra. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur’an, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings]. These are the Verses of the Clear Book (the Qur’an that makes clear the legal and illegal things, legal laws, a guidance and a blessing).
Ayat 2. Verily, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an in order that you may understand.
Tafseer of Surah Yusuf PBUH Ayat 01 & 02, A.L.R. These are the Symbols (or Verses) of the perspicuous Book. For the meaning of these mystic letters, Ayat Signs, Symbols, verses of the Qur’an. The Symbolic meaning is particularly appropriate here, as the whole of Joseph’s story is a Sign or a Miracle—a working exposition of the Plan and Purpose of Allah. Cf. 5:15, The predominant meaning of Mubin here is: one that explains or makes things clear. 2. We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur´an, in order that ye may learn wisdom. Qur’an means: something (1) to be read, or (2) recited, or (3) proclaimed. It may apply to averse, or a Surah, or to the whole Book of Revelation (Cf. 16:103 and 41:44).
English Translation of Hadith
Hazrat Ibn Mas`ud (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah [SAWW](PBUH) said, “Whoever recites a letter from the Book of Allah, he will be credited with a good deed, and a good deed gets a ten-fold reward. I do not say that Alif-Lam-Mim is one letter, but Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter and Mim is a letter.”
[At-Tirmidhi Hadith # 2910]
Lesson : as mentioned above in Surah Yusuf Ayat 1. “Alif-Lam-Ra. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur’an, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings].” This Hadith urges us to recite the Qur’an and also mentions the great reward for reciting it.
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