10- YÛNUS Jonah Revealed at Makkah/
1. A (alif). L (lâm). R (râ). The sûrah opens with these introductory letters from the Arabic alphabet to draw attention to the miracle of the Qur’ân, which, though written in the people’s tongue, cannot be emulated. These words?the preceding and those to follow?are divine verses that constitute the Qur’ân, verses containing wisdom and divine knowledge that are beneficial to people in matters of their religion and worldly life.