The word اِنَّ – read as Inna, appears in the Qur’an, 1536 times (Source: Greentech Apps). That’s amazing. The word Inna means Verily, Truly, Surely, Certainly, Indeed and so on. Inna is an accusative particle. The word inna appears in various combinations along with the personal pronouns. Like for instance, Innaa – would mean Verily We. Innee – Verily I. Innahu Verily He. And it appears with other pronouns too. I just have a thing to stress here about this word that is used to stress the matters.
The matter is that, I have never come across any book other than the Qur’an, that uses the word Certainly or Indeed in such a great number, with such an affirmation that is assuring the readers to get absolute conviction without doubt. Everytime the word Inna appears in the Qur’an, it says that GOD is saying all the matters of the old and the future with sure knowledge which can never be doubted.
Apart from the word Inna, there are other words for making similar impact. Such as ل, نّ, لقد and so on. Qur’an is a book of assurance. It is a book of guarantee, confidence, conviction, certainty, certitude and all the positiveness that one needs to be rest assured of the path he has to take. And the truth of all matters of life are mentioned in the Qur’an with certainty. So the question is: Who else can say all these things except the Knower of all things – Allah?
InnAllaha ‘Alaa Kulli Shayyin Qadeer – Verily Allah has power over all things.
والله بكل شيء عليم
“And Allah is knowing of all things”.
إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَعْلَمُ غَيْبَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ وَاللَّهُ بَصِيرٌ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ
“Indeed, Allah knows the unseen [aspects] of the heavens and the earth. And Allah is Seeing of what you do”.
(Translation: Saheeh International)
Written and Compiled By
(President, Discover Islam Education Trust)