Why has the phrase “wal-yatalattaf” been placed in the middle of the Holy Quran?


Hazrat Amirul Momineen, Khalifatul Masih Vaa was asked in a letter whether there was a particular reason behind placing the phrase وَلْيَتَلَطَّفْ in the centre of the Holy Quran. 

Huzooraa, in a letter dated 12 February 2021, gave the following response to this question:

“Allah the Exalted revealed the Holy Quran in the form of verses and surahs, and the Holy Prophetsa established their present order according to the guidance vouchsafed to him by God Almighty. The various kinds of division that took place at various times after the Holy Prophetsa was all done according to people’s own preferences and interpretation. This division does not affect the Holy Quran’s everlasting teachings and their profound spiritual meanings at all. 

“The main purpose of the Quranic teachings is to propagate tawhid, the Oneness of God. When we consider the Holy Quran from this point of view, we can clearly see that the subject of the Oneness of Allah is mentioned at the beginning of the Holy Quran as well as the end of it. There is also a special emphasis on tawhid in the surahs that are in the middle of the Holy Quran i.e. Surah al-Kahf. The beginning and the end of this surah speak of the subject of tawhid in particular. 

“In other words, the order of the Holy Quran seems to be informed by the following wisdom: By explaining the teachings of tawhid in various places in the Holy Quran, Allah the Exalted has conveyed the message to man that the secret of his success lies in making this Oneness of Allah the focal point of his transient life so that in the eternal life of the Hereafter, he may inherit the infinite bounty of God Almighty.”

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