And certainly We have given you seven of the oft-repeated (verses) AND the grand Quran.
There is a separation between the Quran and the Al-Fatiah (the seven oft-repeated (verses)),
With this in mind that would mean Surah Baqarah, currently 2nd Surah should be the first
(As Al-Fatiah is an introduction, a disclaimer.)
There is evidence to support this theory.
The first is what is mentioned in Baqarah itself when it says “Bisuratin”
2.23 And if you are in doubt about what We have sent down upon Our Servant, “then produce a Surah the like thereof” and call upon your witnesses other than Allah , if you should be truthful
This would be the first Surah. (So Surah 1.23 instead of 2.23)
And this would be the 10th Surah (So Surah 10.13 instead of 11.13)
“Or, do they say: He has forged it. Say: Then bring ten forged Surahs like it and call upon whom you can besides Allah, if you are truthful.”
Produce “a Surah” in the first Surah and bring “ten” Surahs in the 10th Surah
There is also something else that supports this claim.
Maybe its a coincidence but…….
The 10 forged ayats appears in 11.13,
the coincidence is 1+113 Surahs, is it linked?
NOTE: This separation could mean the Al-Fatiah is the proper Shahada for Islam.
A couple of things:
- There is no mention of "verses" in 15:87
- IF you understand "sab3an mina al mathani" as 7 oft-repeated verses THEN chapter 107 has also seven verses and they are also oft-repeated
- Chapters with more then 7 verses have also 7 oft-repeated verses
- Can you prove that "surah" means exclusively a chapter from The Quran?
- I do not think using numerlogy is a good idea to prove something.