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Sūrat al-Baqarah (Part 5)
Part 5 of observations on the structure, organization, and cohesion of Sūrat al-Baqarah
This is a continuation of our series on Sūrat al-Baqarah. Please see last week’s post for Part 4.
Section [D] - The Change of Prayer Direction to the Kaʿbah
In keeping with the emphasis on Abraham’s legacy, Allah ﷻ proclaims that the direction of prayer has shifted from the former site of the Holy Temple of Jerusalem to the Kaʿbah, which Abraham and his son, Ishmael, built in Makkah. This shift in prayer direction is also symbolic of the Muslims becoming an independent nation; the true religion for all mankind.
In summary, this section has the following ring structure. The connections are self-evident and outlined in the graphic below.
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Nice and short this week.
The above analysis concludes the study of Section [D] - The Change of Prayer Direction to the Kaʿbah.
And Allah ﷻ knows best
We will continue our study next week with Section [C’]!
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