TheMiddle (wasat) Ayah of al-Baqarah.
وَكَذَٰلِكَ جَعَلْنَاكُمْ أُمَّةً وَسَطًا
And thus We have made you a Wasata (Middle way – Just/Balanced] Ummah/Nation..
– al Baqarah 2:143
GEM: There are a total of 286 aayaat*/verses in surah al Baqarah. Allah places this ayahright in the Middle (wasat) of this surah.
NOTE: Keep in mind that surah al Baqarah was revealed over a span of many years, and it was recited Orally before being written down in compiled form.
When it was compiled, the aayaat were not numbered (like we do nowadays). So it seem’s almost impossible for this ayah to be purposely placed directly in the middle of surah al Baqarah by human intervention.
*[286 / 2 = 143]