TB Nun. By the Pen! Introd

Commentary on the basmala and Qur'an 68:1: "N" (Nūn). By the Pen!"

Introduction Stephen Lambden

Ffrom the Arabic text in INBMC 56: [22] 23-42.

1980s  revised 2006-7 + in progress 2015.

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Bism Allah al-Bahiyy al-Abha

In the Name of God, the Radiantly Splendid, the All-Glorious.

Praised be to God Who made the Point (al-nuqta) to be outstretched within the Book of Origination (Kitab al-ibda`a), an Ornament (taraz) through which is  the Genesis of Creativity. From it He differentiated the knowledge (`ilm) of what hath been and what will come to pass. He made it to be a manifestation of the mysteries (mazhar al-asrar) of what distinguished the [Arabic letter] “K” and the [Arabic letter] “N” (="Be!")! He ennobled it [the Point] .....