¡ Alif. Lām. Mīm.
1 The Arabic letters alif, lām, and mīm, which also appear in 2:1; 3:1; 30:1; 31:1; and 32:1 are among the separated letters (al-muqaṭṭaʿāt) that are found at the beginning of twenty-nine sūrahs and whose ultimate meaning is considered by most commentators to be known only to God; see 2:1c. In this context, some say that Alif Lām Mīm is a name for the sūrah or a name for the Quran (Q).