Beginning is with Allah's personal name Ar'Reh'maan Who is The Fountain of Infinite Mercy. [1:01]
First Ayat of Grand Qur'aan
Chapter 1 Aayat 1-7
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Alif; [Letter but not consonant and Two syllabic] consonants of Arabic alphabet ( أبجدية عربية), Laa'm and Mee'm. Initial letter Alif [Aleph] has no speech sound and is not conjoined with the succeeding consonants of the word, while Laam and Meem are conjoined, and both have above them ancillary glyph/prolongation sign/mark which extends/stretches the sound value of the letter to which it is added. It reflects that the Book in hand is in the language that has letters and other marks, representing that its writing system is letter-diacritic combination based, resulting in the combination of sounds that form a syllable, rather than a single sound.
The prolongation mark [Madda] reflects that the following letter is still with which it is joined resulting in pause as consonant لـ ends with still ﻡ resulting in natural pause in its pronunciation "Laa'm". And so has the consonant ﻡ the prolongation sign suggesting that it is to be pronounced with stretched sound to make last still letter ﻡ vivid in sound ending in natural pause "Mee'm-ميم ". Prolongation sign will also appear when the following consonant is "Hamza, ء" which can distinctly and audibly pronounced only if the preceding letter is pronounced elongate. It may be noted that the prolongation sign is not the equivalent nor it represents hamza followed by alif. [2:01; this is also first Ayah of Chapter 3,29,30,31 & 32]
This is that Book within which there is absolutely no suspicious/conjectural/whimsical/un-certain/ perplexing/disconcerting/illusory matter/conflicting statement [this feature makes it the Unique Book, the only infinitely reliable Book since it is sent by the Sustainer Lord of Worlds-10:37;32:02].
Chapter 2 Ayat 1-7
And amongst the particular (in those days, Jew) people, there are those who say, claiming
"We have accepted the belief in Allah and the Last Day".
And the fact is that they are certainly not the believers. [They are Muna'fi'qeen, the pre-requisite, the first characteristic of Muna'fi'qeen is their claim of believing in Allah, the Last Day and just saying that Muhammad Sal'lallaa'hoalaih'wa'salam is the Messenger of Allah as told in 63:01. Therefore it should not be translated by the word Hypocrite, since amongst non believers there could be hypocrites but they are NOT Muna'fi'qeen, they will have a better class/place in Hell than Muna'fi'qeen] [2:08]
Chapter 2 Aayaat 8-20
O you the living Mankind,
you be subservient/allegiant to [Will/Command/ Book of] the Sustainer Lord of you people, the One Who created you people and those people [earlier generations] who existed in times before you,
so that you may incline yourselves to remain cautious, heedful and mindful avoiding unrestrained conduct. [since Grand Qur'aan also becomes your Guide in time and space] [2:21]
Chapter 2 Aayaat 21-29