how many surah are there in quran

How Many Surahs are there in Quran?

How many Surahs are there in Quran? Quran is the holy book of Islam and Muslims read Quran every day. Surah is equivalent to a chapter, and there are 114 Surah in Quran.

Surah in Quran is divided into verses or Ayat. Each Surah varies in length, and each has a different topic. The shortest Surah in Quran is Al-Kauser, and the longest Surah is Al-Baqarah which has 286 verses.

Surah in Quran

There is a total of 114 Surahs in Quran. Surahs are divided into Makki and Madni in Quran. The Makki surah is 86, and the Madni surah is 28. After migration to Madina, the chapters revealed to Holy Prophet (S.A.W) are called Madni. The chapters before migration are referred to as Makki. All the chapters are related to social issues of the emerging Muslim community.

All the chapters in the Surah begin with the name of Allah except Surah Tawbah. Surah Fathia, which is dua, is the first Surah in Quran. Allah teaches us to pray to read the Quran and connect with Him.

The Quran is God’s word and revelation made to the Holy Prophet (S.A.W). In Quran, Allah says,

“And this is a Book which We have sent down, bringing blessings and confirming (the revelations) which came before it: that thou mayest warn the Mother of Cities and all around her. Those who believe in the Hereafter believe in this (Book), and they are constant in guarding their prayers” (6:92).

Origin of Word Surah

At the time of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W), the term Surah was used to refer to a series of verses from the Quran. This series of verses are shown by the term Surah in many places in Quran.

“We have sent down and named a Surah, and We have sent down in it signals, simple signs, that you can hopefully know” (24:1 Quran).

Order of Quran

There are many beliefs on the chronological order of Surah in the Quran. There was one edition in the 15 century and included the standard Egyptian version of the chronological order researched by Abd al-Kafi in 1924.

Several verses are linked with specific events in Islam’s history, making arranging them in chapters. Chapter 96 was the first Wahi on Muhammad’s (S.A.W), and migration of Muslims are sated in verses like 16:41 and 47:13. Similarly, all the battles like Badr, Uhud are mentioned in verses 8:1-7 and 3:120.

How Many Surahs are there in Quran?

There are 114 Surahs in Quran, each with a different name and meaning. Each Surah in Quran touches the specific portion of Muslim life. We all can take help from Quran in case of any matter related to our social, economic, personal life. Quran is the complete guide for the world’s Muslims till the day of judgment.

Surah NumberSurah NameNumber of VersesPlace of Origin
1Al- Fatiha (the opening)7Makkah
2Al-Baqarah (the cow)286Madinah
3Al Imran (the family of Imran)200Madinah
4An-Nisa (the women)176Madinah
5Al-Ma’idah (the table)120Madinah
6Al-An’am (the cattle)165Makkah
7Al-A’raf (the heights)206Makkah
8Al-Anfal (the Spoils of War)75Madinah
9At-Taubah (the Repentance)129Madinah
10Yunus (Yunus)109Makkah
11Hud (Hud)123Makkah
12Yusuf (Yusuf)111Makkah
13Ar-Ra’d (the Thunder)43Madinah
14Ibrahim (Ibrahim52Makkah
15Al-Hijr (the Rocky Tract)99Makkah
16An-Nahl (the Bees)128Makkah
17Al-Isra’ (the Night Journey)111Makkah
18Al-Kahf (the Cave)110Makkah
19Maryam (Maryam)98Makkah
20Ta-Ha (Ta-Ha)135Makkah
21Al-Anbiya’ (the Prophets)112Makkah
22Al-Haj (the Pilgrimage)78Madinah
23Al-Mu’minun (the Believers)118Makkah
24An-Nur (the Light)64Madinah
25Al-Furqan (the Criterion)77Makkah
26Ash-Shu’ara’ (the Poets)227Makkah
27An-Naml (the Ants)93Makkah
28Al-Qasas (the Stories)88Makkah
29Al-Ankabut (the Spider)69Makkah
30Ar-Rum (the Romans)60Makkah
31Luqman (Luqman)34Makkah
32As-Sajdah (the Prostration)30Makkah
33Al-Ahzab (the Combined Forces)73Madinah
34Saba’ (the Sabeans)54Makkah
35Al-Fatir (the Originator)45Makkah
36Ya-Sin (Ya-Sin)83Makkah
37As-Saffah (Those Ranges in Ranks)182Makkah
38Sad (Sad)88Makkah
39Az-Zumar (the Groups)75Makkah
40Ghafar (the Forgiver)85Makkah
41Fusilat (Distinguished)54Makkah
42Ash-Shura (the Consultation)53Makkah
43Az-Zukhruf (the Gold)89Makkah
44Ad-Dukhan (the Smoke)59Makkah
45Al-Jathiyah (the Kneeling)37Makkah
46Al-Ahqaf (the Valley)35Makkah
47Muhammad (Muhammad)38Madinah
48Al-Fat’h (the Victory)29Madinah
49Al-Hujurat (the Dwellings)18Madinah
50Qaf (Qaf)45Makkah
51Adz-Dzariyah (the Scatterers)60Makkah
52At-Tur (the Mount)49Makkah
53An-Najm (the Star)62Makkah
54Al-Qamar (the Moon)55Makkah
55Ar-Rahman (the Most Gracious)78Madinah
56Al-Waqi’ah (the Event)96Makkah
57Al-Hadid (the Iron)29Madinah
58Al-Mujadilah (the Reasoning)22Madinah
59Al-Hashr (the Gathering)24Madinah
60Al-Mumtahanah (the Tested)13Madinah
61As-Saf (the Row)14Madinah
62Al-Jum’ah (Friday)11Madinah
63Al-Munafiqun (the Hypocrites)11Madinah
64At-Taghabun (the Loss & Gain)18Madinah
65At-Talaq (the Divorce)12Madinah
66At-Tahrim (the Prohibition)12Madinah
67Al-Mulk – (the Kingdom)30Makkah
68Al-Qalam (the Pen)52Makkah
69Al-Haqqah (the Inevitable)52Makkah
70Al-Ma’arij (the Elevated Passages)44Makkah
71Nuh (Nuh)28Makkah
72Al-Jinn (the Jinn)28Makkah
73Al-Muzammil (the Wrapped)20Makkah
74Al-Mudaththir (the Cloaked)56Makkah
75Al-Qiyamah (the Resurrection)40Makkah
76Al-Insan (the Human)31Madinah
77Al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth)50Makkah
78An-Naba’ (the Great News)40Makkah
79An-Nazi’at (Those Who Pull Out)46Makkah
80Abasa (He Frowned)42Makkah
81At-Takwir (the Overthrowing)29Makkah
82Al-Infitar (the Cleaving)19Makkah
83Al-Mutaffifin (Those Who Deal in Fraud)36Makkah
84Al-Inshiqaq (the Splitting Asunder)25Makkah
85Al-Buruj (the Stars)22Makkah
86At-Tariq (the Night comer)17Makkah
87Al-A’la (the Highest)19Makkah
88Al-Ghashiyah (the Overwhelming)26Makkah
89Al-Fajr (the Dawn)30Makkah
90Al-Balad (the City)20Makkah
91Ash-Shams (the Sun)15Makkah
92Al-Layl (the Night)21Makkah
93Adh-Dhuha (the Forenoon)11Makkah
94Al-Inshirah (the Opening Forth)8Makkah
95 At-Tin (the Fig)8Makkah
96Al-‘Alaq (the Clot)19Makkah
97Al-Qadar (the Night of Decree)5Makkah
98Al-Bayinah (the Proof)8Madinah
99Az-Zalzalah (the Earthquake)8Madinah
100Al-‘Adiyah (the Runners)11Makkah
101Al-Qari’ah (the Striking Hour)11Makkah
102At-Takathur (the Piling Up)8Makkah
103Al-‘Asr (the Time)3Makkah
104Al-Humazah (the Slanderer)9Makkah
105Al-Fil (the Elephant)5Makkah
106Quraish (Quraish)4Makkah
107Al-Ma’un (the Assistance)7Makkah
108Al-Kauthar (the River of Abundance)3Makkah
109Al-Kafirun (the Disbelievers)6Makkah
110An-Nasr (the Help)3Madinah
111Al-Masad (the Palm Fiber)5Makkah
112Al-Ikhlas (the Sincerity)4Makkah
113Al-Falaq (the Daybreak)5Makkah
114An-Nas (Mankind)6Makkah

Wrapping Up:


How many Surahs are there in Quran? Quran is the holy book for Muslims, and it is read by millions of Muslims daily. Quran has 114 chapters that are called Surah. Each Chapter has its topic related to the issues Muslims face every day. Quran gives us a complete guide on living a peaceful and happy life.




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