الٓر ۚ تِلۡكَ ءَايَٰتُ ٱلۡكِتَٰبِ ٱلۡحَكِيمِ
A. L. R. These are the ayats of the Book of Wisdom.<br/>
Yuunus (Jones)<br/><br/>Meccan, except for verses 40, 94, 95 and 96, which are Medinese; it consists of 109 or 110 verses, and was revealed after [soorat] al-Israa'.<br/><br/>Alif laam raa': God knows best what He means by these [letters]. Those, namely, these signs, are the signs of the wise Book, that is, Al-Qur'an (the genitive annexation [aayaat al-kitaab] has the meaning of min [sc. Min aayaati'l-kitaab, 'from among the verses of the Book']), which has been made clear.