After discussing the “sending down” of the Quran, we discuss the remainder of verse 2 of the Surah, the complete verse being:
The “Bismillah” is considered to be the first verse of the Surah and is unique to this Surah. Of the 114 Surahs in the Quran, 113 Surahs begin with “Bismillah” and each “Bismillah” is considered to be the unique “Bismillah” of that Surah, though in appearance their words seem the same.
This year we will focus on Surah Yusuf which is the 12th chapter of the Quran with 111 verses. This is a Meccan Surah whose contents almost relate in totality (other than the last few verses) to Prophet Yusuf (a.s)