Peace and mercy of Allah be on you....Translations of verses:
[40:1] In the name of Allah, al-Rahman (limitlessly Merciful, Who grants, without one asks), al-Rahim (repeatedly Merciful).
[40:2] Ha (Hameed: the One Who has praise) Mim (Majeed: the One Who has majd / glory).
[40:3] The revelation of this Book is from Allah, al-Aziz (Who has complete dominance), al-Aleem (Who has perfect knowledge),
[40:4] Ghafer iz zumbe (The Forgiver of sin) and Qaabelit taube (the Acceptor of repentance), Shadid il eqaabe (Severe in punishment), Zit tol (Who grants a lot, and Who has vastness). There is none worthy of worship except Him. Towards Him is the final return.
[2:256] Allah - there is none worthy of worship except Him, al-Haai (Always Alive), al-Qaiyum (Exists by Himself). Slumber seizes Him not, nor sleep. To Him belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Who is he that will intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is before them and what is behind them; and they encompass nothing of His knowledge except what He pleases. His kursi / kingdom extends over the heavens and the earth; and the care of both of them burdens Him not; and He is al-Ali (Who has very great glory) al-Azim (Who has great magnificence).
Hazrat Khalifatul Messiah V (may Allah be his Helper) said that first four verses, including ‘bismillah verse’ are from surah al- Momin and one verse is ayatul kursi, which is verse from surah al-Baqrah.....In these verses, certain attributes of Allah the Exalted and His glory and magnificence is stated.
About the importance of these verses, Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) said that, who recited in morning, from ‘Ha mim’ al-momin to ‘elaihil masir’ and also recited ‘ayatul kursi’ too, by these two, he will be guarded till he does evening. And who recited these two in evening, he will be guarded by these till he does morning..
First verse of surah momin is ‘bismillah-ir-rahman-i-rahim’...... The attributes al-rahman and al-rahim are explained in translation above.
Then ‘haa-mim’ -- these are ‘huroof e muqatte-at’ (disjointed letters).
‘haa-mim’ are for ‘hameed’ and ‘majeed’.... ‘hameed’ means the One Who is praiseworthy and real praise fits only to Him.... It is only Allah the Exalted Who possesses ‘hamd’ / praise.... Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) explains the word ‘hamd’ :
“let it be clear, hamd is called for that praise which is done for a good act of a rightful-of-praise. Also it is name of praise of such benefaction-doer, who has done benefaction by His intention, and has done beneficence according to His Will.
And reality of hamd, in its right, is certain only for that Being Who is source of all bounties and enlightements and does beneficence to someone knowingly, not unconsciously, or by any compulsion.”
(the right of real praise is only for that Being who does beneficence, not due to any compulsion and cause but He continues to do beneficence)
“these meanings of hamd are only found in the Being of God - the Khabeer (All-Aware) and (All-Seeing), and He is beneficent and initial and final, all beneficence are from Him. And all praise is for Him, in this world and in that world too. And all praise which is done for others-than-Him, its place-of-return is He too.”
( i.e. if praise is done for any other, the others are made praiseworthy or they are made able that they are praised, it is bounty of Allah the Exalted. Allah the Exalted made them enable to do such work, because of which, they are praised.)
Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) further explained the word hamd:
“hamd is said to be that praise which is done by tongue, for a sovereign noble Being, with intention of His glorification and honour at His good deeds. And the most perfect ‘hamd’ is especially for Lord, the Majestic. And the source of all kind of hamd, whether it is small or big, is our that Lord Who guides those-who-have-lost-way and grants honour to humble people. And He is praiseworthy of praise-worthies” (i.e the beings which are praiseworthy, all of them are praising Him)
Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) said more about word hamd: “ there is another indication in word ‘hamd’ and that is this, that Allah, the Blessed and Exalted says, O My servants, identify Me by My attributes, and recognize Me by My excellences. I am not like imperfect-beings, but the station-of-My-hamd is more than who do hamd with extreme exaggeration. And you will not find any praiseworthy attributes in heavens and earths which you could not find in My Being. If you want to count my praiseworthy attributes, you will be able to count them at all. No matter, how much you ponder with full effort and how much trouble you bear like those who are absorbed in their work. Ponder a lot! Do you see any such hamd which is not found in My Being? Do you get sign of such perfection which is far from Me and My Court? And if you think so then you did not recognize Me at all and you are from among blinds”
(so each hamd is proper for Allah the Exalted)
“but surely I am recognized by My .. attributes and My excellences. And My torrential rain is known by clouds of My blessings. So the people who believed Me full of all perfect attributes and all excellences, and they saw any excellence anywhere, and they saw any grandeur upto extreme flight of their thought, they attributed them to Me. And every greatness which became significant in their wisdoms and eyes and every capability which was seen in the mirror of their thoughts, they attribute it to Me. So these are such people who move fastn on the paths of My comprehension. Truth is with them and they shall become successful. Thus, may Allah the Exalted keep you with wellness. Standup and get busy in search of attributes of God Who has grandeur, and think and use insight like learned and thoughtful people about these.”
(because by understanding attribute of hamd, understanding of other attribute is obtained or can be obtained)
“check carefully and cast deep sight at each aspect of perfection, and in apparent and inner of this universe, and search it as a eager human continues to search for his desires with great affection.”
(to know favors of Allah the Exalted, to know His attributes, to do His hamd, to find ways ..do lot of effort, do effort like eager human)
“thus when you reach its perfect excellence, and find its odour, so as if you find Him and it is such secret which opens at seekers of guidance. Thus it is your Lord and your Master Who Himself is perfect and source of all perfect attributes and praises.”
(all hamd, all praises and praiseworthy things belongs to Him. So it is understanding of Allah being Holder of hamd, which we should obtain so that we recognize His other attributes too.)
Next, Allah the Exalted says, He is Majeed, Holder of Majd, bazurgi / dignity. Bazurgi of Allah the Exalted is not the bazurgi which we say about human i.e someone is great bazurg, or we say about people of old age that he has become bazurg. But for Allah the Exalted, bazurgi means He is extremely praiseworthy; and has such great magnificence, to which none can reach; there is no limit of Whose favour; Who grants and grants continuously tirelessly.
So when reciting the verse, these meanings of Allah being Holder of Majd, should be before us. And also the meaning of hamd, which are explained earlier.
Next, Allah the Exalted says, He is Aziz. It means He is Master of powers. He is more powerful than all powerful ones and He is undefeatable, it is impossible to defeat Him. All honors belongs to Him. His worth and importance is countless. He is dominant over everything. None can be like Him....It is meaning of Aziz.
Next said, Allah the Exalted is Aleem, i.e. He has knowledge of everything, either taken place or will happen in future. From Whom, nothing is hidden, Whose knowledge fully encompasses everything. So, this is, that God Who revealed this Book i.e. Noble Quran and Who has sent this last Shariah, He has filled knowledge of needs of all eras in it. And now all kind of security and dominance will be and can be achieved by truly practicing it.
Next, He is Ghafer-izzumb, Forgiver of sins. So by bowing before Him, forgiveness of sins should be sought. Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) has explained at many places that forgiveness of sins should continuously be sought.
He (a.s.) said: “The light which is granted to human, it is temporary.” (i.e. any religious or spiritual grant is temporary). “to keep it always with self, there is need of Istighfar.”... “the Istighfar, which Prophets do, the reason for it is same that they are aware of these things and they continue to feel danger that the sheet of Nur / light, which is granted to them, let it not happen that it is seized”... “these are the very meanings of Istighfar that the current Nur which is obtained from God the Exalted, it should remain secured and additional, more is obtained. To get it, there is five time Salaat too.” (Salaat too is part of it to get mughferat and that Nur, because, in Salaat too, human repents from sins and seeks forgiveness of Allah the Exalted) “so that he seeks from God the Exalted very day with open heart. The one who has insight, he knows Salaat is a acme, and it is the prayer of Salaat full of humility and begging with tears, by which he can get freedom from diseases.” (i.e. to get rid of spiritual and physical diseases, prayers are needed and among prayers, there is need of Istighfar, and Salaat too is part of it. so when Holy Prophet - peace and blessings of Allah be on him - asked about reading these verses, mere reading will not do anything, but practical condition too will have to be improved. We shall have to pay attention how to do Istighfar, how to save Salaats so that we are saved too.).