19 Stunning Verses from the Holy Qur’an

“Nay, I swear by the shooting of the stars — And, indeed, that is a grand oath, if you only knew — That this is indeed a noble Quran,

Anonymous Bird
8 min readDec 2, 2021
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Alas, the original Arabic would best portray the depth of poetry of the Quran, but fortunately it still somewhat comes across in the English translation.

I’ve used this version of the translation, which also comes with an in-depth commentary, if you wish to read a greater analysis and improve your understanding of the text. I’d highly recommend it, as interpretation and context is key to understanding the Quran, a book that has perhaps been wilfully misunderstood by many people.

In the meantime, here is a curated list of Quranic verses, that I personally found to be particularly beautiful:

№1 — Chapter 24, Verse 36

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“Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth.

The similitude of His light is as a lustrous niche, wherein is a lamp.