Narrative passages include brief reminiscences (e.g., –18) as well as much more extensive accounts (e.g., the 12th sūrah, devoted to the story of Joseph).
However, this divine voice alternates with third-person statements about God.
Utterances by Muhammad are normally introduced by the command “Say:…,” thus emphasizing that the Prophet is speaking on divine injunction only.
Sūrah names are usually derived from some conspicuous word in the respective text, such as “The Cow” (the second) or “The Poets” (the 26th), though they do not necessarily identify a text’s main theme.
Each sūrah, apart from the ninth, is preceded by the so-called , the formulaic invocation “In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.” Many sūrahs (e.g., the second) are opened by detached Arabic letters, the meaning of which has not yet been satisfactorily explained.), a word that literally means “sign” and is also used in the Qurʾān to designate manifestations of God’s power and grace, such as miscellaneous aspects of the natural world (e.g., God’s sending down of rain) or the punishments that God is said to have inflicted on sinful peoples of the past.
If you are a decent gentlemen, with a kind heart who is simply looking for true and genuine love, I want you to know that somewhere in this world, there is a good-hearted woman who is looking for you also.