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Facts And Figures About The Holy Quran

The most read book throughout the world, The Holy Quran, is the last book of Allah carrying the message of mercy, forgiveness, and peace for all mankind. The Holy Quran was revealed more than 1400 years ago to the last messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as the final word to call mankind towards the creator and share the truth about the universe with humankind. Allah says:

“This is the Book whereof there is no doubt.” (al-Baqara, 2:2)

The message in the Quran shows us the way to spend our lives in accordance with the guidelines provided by Allah and to follow the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Reciting Quran reveals many treasures of wisdom hidden in the Holy Book which draw us closer to believe in the oneness of God and the message of Islam. Allah says:

“Indeed, it is We who sent down the Qur’an and indeed, We will be its guardian.” (Quran 15:9)

Quran is a miracle of Allah. During the recital of the Quran, you will get a very strong feeling that the verses are directed towards you and you are being taught the code of life by the divine power Himself. The Quran shares an intimate feeling and Allah talks to His creatures directly. Another miracle of the Quran is its preservation through centuries. Today, the Quran Aayahs we recite is the same that was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). This is only possible due to the divine intervention of Allah (SWT) as He has taken the responsibility for its protection Himself. Allah says:

“(Their doom is) because Allah sent down the Book in truth but those who seek causes of dispute in the Book are in a schism far (from the purpose).” (al-Baqara, 2:176}

Allah has safeguarded the verses of the Quran from pollution by making it easy to be read and memorized. Today, it is the only book that is memorized, word by word, by millions of Muslims.  Allah says:

“And We have certainly made the Qur’an easy for remembrance, so is there any who will remember?”

Following are some important facts about the Quran that every Muslim must know. Hopefully, this small contribution to encourage people to recite Holy Quran will work in the right direction.

Facts and Figures about the Holy Quran

1. How many Sura are in the Holy Quran? 114
2. How many Verses are in the Holy Quran? 6666.
3. How many dots are in the Holy Quran? 1015030.
4. How many over bar (zaber) are in Holy Quran? 93243
5. How many under the bar ( Zaer ) are in Holy Quran? 39586
6. How many Raque are in the Holy Quran? 1000.
7. How many stops ( Waqf ) are in the Holy Quran? 5098.
8. How many Thashdeed is in the Holy Quran? 19253.
9. How many letters are in the Holy Quran? 323671
10 How many pashes are in the Holy Quran? 4808.
11. How many Madd are in the Holy Quran? 1771
12 How many words are in the Holy Quran? 77701.
13 How many parts of the Holy Quran ? 30.
14 How many times Bismillah Al-Rahmaan Al-Raheem is repeated? 114.
15 How many Sura start with Bismillah Al-Rahmaan Al-Raheem? 113.
16 How many times the word ‘Quran’ is repeated in the Holy Quran? 70.
17 Which is the longest Sura of the Holy Quran? Al-Baqarah.
18 Which is the best drink mentioned in Holy Quran? Milk.
19 The best eatable thing mentioned in the Holy Quran is? Honey.
20 Which is the shortest Sura of the Holy Quran? Qausar.
21 The longest verse of the Holy Quran is in which Sura? Al-Baqarah No.282
22 The most disliked thing by God though Halal is? Divorce
23 Which letter is used the most time in Holy Quran.? Alaph
24 Which letter is used for the last time in Holy Quran? Zaa.
25 Which is the best night mentioned in Holy Quran? Night of Qadar.
26 Which is the best month mentioned in the Holy Quran? Ramzan.
27 Which is the biggest animal mentioned in the Holy Quran? Elephant.
28 Which is the smallest animal mentioned in the Holy Quran? Mosquito
29 How many words are in the longest Sura of the Holy Quran? 25500.
30 How many words are in the smallest Sura of the Holy Quran? 42
31 Which Sura of the Holy Quran is called the mother of the Quran? Sura Hamd
32 How many Sura start with Al-Hamdullelah? Five_ Hamd, Inaam, Kahf, Saba & Fatr.
33 Which Sura has the same number of verses as the number of Sura of the Holy Quran? Taqveer, 114 verses.
34 How many Sura’s name is only one letter? Three, Qaf, Sad & Noon.
35 How many Sura start with the word ” Inna”? Four sura – Fatha, Nuh, Qadr, Quasar.
36 Which Sura has the number of its verses equal to the number of Masumeen? Saf, 14 verses.
37 Which sura is called Musabbahat? Esra, Hadeed, Hsar, Juma, Taghabun & Aala.
38 How many suras are Makkah and how many are Madni? Macci 86, Madni 28.
39 Which sura is in the name of a tribe of the Holy Prophet? Quresh
40 Which sura is called the heart of the Holy Quran? Yaseen.
41 In which sura the name of Allah is repeated five times? Sura al-Haj.
42 Which sura are named Azam? Sajdah, Fusselat, Najum & Alaq.
43 Which sura is in the name of one Holy war? Sura Ahzaab.
44 Which sura is on the name of one metal? Sura Hadeed
45 Which sura does not start with Bismillah? Sura Tauba.
46 Which sura is called ‘ Aroos-ul-Quran? Sura Rehman.
47 Which sura is considered as 1/3 of the holy Quran? Sura tauheed.
48 The name of how many suras are without a dot? Hamd, Raad, Toor, Room, Masad.
49 In which sura Besmillah came twice? Sura Naml.
50 How many suras start with the Initials ( Mukette’at ) 29 Sura.
51 Which Sura was revealed twice? Sura Hamd.
52 In which Sura the back biter are condemned? Sura Humzah.
53 In which Sura the name of Allah is repeated in every verse? Sura Mujadala.
54 In which Sura the letter ‘Fa’ did not come? Hamd.
55 Which Sura are called Mustain? Falk & Nas.
56 Which are those Sura if their name is reversed remain the same? Lael & Tabbat.
57 Which is that Sura, if its first letter is removed, becomes the name of one of the cities of Saudi Arabia? Sajdah
58 Which Sura start with the word ‘ Tabara Kallazi’ ‘ Mulk & Furkan
59 Macci Sura was revealed in how many years ? 13 years
60 Madani Sura was revealed in how many years ? 10 years.
61 Which sura start with the word Kad? Mujadala & Momenoon.
62 Which Sura is related to Hazrat Ali? Sura Adiat.
63 How many Sura are in 30th. Chapter? 37.
64 Which sura every does verse end with the letter ‘Dal’? Tauheed.
65 Which Sura is revealed in respect of Ahllelbayet? Sura Dahr.
66 Which sura every verse ends with the letter ‘ Ra ‘ Qauser.
67 In which sura the creation of human being is mentioned? Sura Hijr V-26.
68 In which sura the regulations for prisoner of war is mentioned? Sura Nesa
69 Which sura is having the laws about marriage ? Sura Nesa.
70 Which sura, if its name is reversed, becomes the name of one bird? Sura Room.
71 In which sura the story of the worship of cow of Bani Esra’iel is mentioned? Sura Taha.
72 In which sura the law of inheritance is mentioned? Sura Nesa.
73 In which sura the Hegira of Holy Prophet is mentioned? Sura Infall.
74 In which Sura the 27 Attributes of God are mentioned? Sura Hadeed.

“(This is) the revelation of the Book in which there is no doubt,― from the Lord of the Worlds.” (Yunus, 10/37; as-Sajda, 32/2; Yasin, 36/5; az-Zumar, 39/1)

Quran, which is an Arabic word that literally refers to “the recitation,” is the core religious book of Islam. Quran is a divine book revealed on the Last Prophet Muhammad (PBUS) over a period of twenty-three years. The last revealed book contains a message of Allah (SWT) for the guidance of humankind.

Allah Almighty says in The Holy Quran:

  • “Allah has imposed no difficulties on you in religion.” (Quran 22/78)
  • “On no soul doth Allah Place a burden greater than it can bear.” (Quran 2/286)
  • “It is a Revelation sent down by (Him) the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful. In order that thou mayest warn a people, whose fathers had received no admonition, and who therefore remain heedless (of the Signs of Allah).” (Yasin, 36/5, 6)
  • “We have not instructed the (Prophet) in Poetry, nor is it meet for Him: this is no less than a Message and a Qur’an making things clear:” (Yasin, 36/69)
  • “(That it may give admonition to any (who are) alive, and that the charge may be proved against those who reject (Truth)…” (Yasin, 36/70)
  • “And this is a Book which We have revealed as a blessing: so follow it and be righteous, that ye may receive mercy.” (al-Anam, 6/155)
  • We have sent down to thee the Book explaining all things, a Guide a Mercy and Glad Tidings to Muslims.” (an-Nahl, 16/89)
  • “This Quran is not a tale invented, but a confirmation of what went before it a detailed exposition of all things, and a Guide and a Mercy to any such as belief.” (Yusuf, 12/111)
  • “So hold thou fast to the Revelation sent down to thee: verily thou art on Straight Way. The (Qur’an) is indeed the message for thee and for thy people; and soon shall ye (all) be brought to account.”(az-Zukhruf, 43/43, 44)
  • “Allah heareth and knoweth all things.” (al-Baqara, 2/256); {al-Baqara, 2/256, 257; Aal-i Imran, 3/103}
  • “And hold fast, altogether by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember with gratitude Allah’s favour on you; for ye were enemies and He joined your hearts in love so that by His Grace, ye became brethren; and ye were on the brink of the pit of fire, and He saved you from it. Thus doth Allah make his signs clear to you: that ye may be guided.” (Al Imran, 3/103)
  • “Whenever there cometh down a Surah, some of them say: “Which of you has had his faith increased by it? Yea, those who believe― their faith is increased, and they do rejoice.” (at-Tawba, 9/124)

A Book of Practice, not Theory:

The Quran is not a book that deals with some historical, social, philosophical and ethical facts theoretically. On the contrary, it aims to establish a community shaped by the universal ethical and spiritual principles that it introduces. It aims to eradicate everything related to lack of virtue and evil and to make the whole of mankind surrender to Allah, that is, Islam, as it transformed one of the most ignorant societies of the world into the most virtuous society {2/193}; it is a revolutionary book. The Quran was sent down so that it would be practised and obeyed.  Allah says:

Follow (O men!) the revelation given unto you from your Lord, and follow not, as friends or protectors, other than Him. Little it is ye remember of admonition!” (al-Araf, 7/3)

Everybody who believes in the Quran, primarily, the Prophet (PBUH), has to obey it and uphold the principles imposed by it:  Allah says:

“And We have indeed made the Qur’an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?” (al-Qamar, 54/17, 22, 32, 40)

There are countless facts about the Quran and its revelation some of the others which are shared over here:

  • Who revealed the Qur’an? Allah revealed the Qur’an
  • Where was the first Surah revealed? In Makkah
  • Where was the last Surah revealed? In Madinah
  • The literal meaning of the Quran is “that which is being read”.
  • Quran has some other names too, which are: Al-Huda (The Guidance), Al-Dhikr (The Reminder), Al-Furqan (The Criterion-for judging right from wrong), Al-Shifa (The Healing), Al-Mau`iza (The Admonition), Al-Rahmah (The Mercy), Al-Nur (The Light), Al-Haqq (The Truth), and Al-Burhaan (The Clear Argument).
  • Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) through the angel Jibril.
  • Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was 40 years old when the first verse of the Quran was revealed to Him.
  • The revelation started in the Holy month of Ramadan.
  • The revelation of the Quran took place over a period of 23 years.
  • Quran was revealed in parts, verse by verse, to the Holy Prophet.
  • The period of the revelation of the Quran can be divided into 2 main parts which are Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’s life in Makkah which is 13 years and after His (PBUH) migration to Madinah which is 10 years.
  • There are 114 Surahs in the Holy Quran. Each Surah follows a theme and gives a specific message about the fundamentals of faith and practising of belief.
  • The number of Surahs revealed in Makkah is 86, while 28 Surahs were revealed in Madinah.
  • To facilitate the recital of the Quran, it has been divided into 30 equal parts called the Juz or Siparah. The Surahs of Quran were arranged in the present order by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) himself though there was no compiled copy of the Quran during Prophet’s life and Sahaba memorized the verses of Quran by heart or scribed the verses on stones, animal skin or palm tree.
  • Angel Jibril used to bring the message of Allah to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that was further shared by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) with His companions.
  • Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used to revise the verses of the Quran with Angel Jibril every year. In the year before his death, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) revised the Quran with Jibril twice.
  • After the death of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the caliph Abu Bakr sensed the need for a written Quran and so he appointed Sahaba to compile the scribes of verses of the Quran for the generations to come.
  • The word Quran is used 70 times in the Holy Quran.
  • The longest Surah in the Quran is Surah Al-Baqrah which is the second Surah in order of compilation.
  • The shortest Surah is Surah Al-Kauthar.
  • The longest verse of the Quran appears in Surah Al-Baqarah verse number 282, also commonly known as Ayatul Kursi.
  • The first Surah in the Quran, Surah Al-Fatiha is known as the Mother of the Quran or Ummul Quran.
  • Surah Yaseen is called the heart of the Quran.
  • Quran has been translated into 103 languages in the world.
  • There are 10 rewards against reading a single letter from the Holy Quran.
  • The words Man and Woman appear an equal number of times in the Quran, which is 24.
  • The best drink mentioned in the Quran in Milk.
  • The best food to eat, mentioned in the Quran is Honey.
  • The best month of all months is mentioned as Ramadan in the Quran.
  • The best night mentioned in the Quran is Laylatul Qadr.
  • The name Muhammad is mentioned 4 times in the Holy Quran.
  • 6 Surahs or chapters in the Quran are named after Prophets who came before Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
  • 25 Prophets are mentioned in the Quran.
  • Friday is the only day of the week that is mentioned in the Quran.
  • There are specific mannerisms to follow during the recital of the Quran one of them being that the Holy Quran should be recited in slow rhythmic tones which Allah mentions in the Quran.
  • “Bismillah ir-Rahmaani ir-Raheem” appears 114 times in the Holy Quran.
  • “Bismillah” is written before each Surah in the Holy Quran except in Surah Tauba, but is also written twice in Surah Namal.
  • Three mosques are mentioned in the Quran: Masjid-ul-Haram (Makkah), Masjid-ul-Aqsa(Jerusalem), Masjid Qubaa (near Madinah).

“…There hath come to you from Allah a (new) Light and a perspicuous Book.― Wherewith Allah guideth all who seek His good pleasure to ways of peace and safety, and leadeth them out of darkness, by His Will, unto the light,― guideth them to a Path that is Straight.” (al-Maida, 5:15, 16)

How were the Quran’s verses and chapters arranged?

The present arrangement of the Quran is not the work of later generations but was made by the Prophet, peace be upon him (p), under God’s directions. Whenever a chapter was revealed, the Prophet (p) summoned his scribes, to whom he carefully dictated its contents, and instructed them where to place it in relation to the other chapters. The Prophet (p) followed the same order of chapters and verses when reciting during ritual Prayer as on other occasions, and his Companions followed the same practise in memorizing the Quran.  Allah says:

“And if ye are in doubt as to what We have revealed from time to time to Our servant, then produce a Surah like thereunto; and call your witnesses or helpers (if there are any) besides Allah, if your (doubts) are true. But if ye cannot and of a surety, ye cannot then fear the Fire whose fuel is Men and Stones, which is prepared for those who reject Faith.” (al-Baqara, 2/23, 24)

It is, therefore, a historical fact that the collection of the Quran came to an end on the very day that its revelation ceased. The One who was responsible for its revelation was also the One who fixed its arrangement. The one whose heart was the receptacle of the Quran was also responsible for arranging its sequence accordingly. This was far too important and too delicate a matter for anyone else to become involved in.  Allah says:

“A Book which We have revealed unto thee in order that thou mightest lead mankind out of the depths of darkness into light― by the leave of their Lord― to the Way of (Him) Exalted in Power, Worthy of all Praise!” (Ibrahim, 14:1)

When you open up the Quran and start reciting it, you’ll find many gems and inspirations that no one else could have found. It’s like being directly guided by a light source. The knowledge found in the Holy Quran is indisputable. The scientific facts revealed in the Quran have been proven true and no one can refute the divine wisdom behind the verses of the Quran. The stories of prior Prophets and religions have also been proven true.  Allah says:

“Here is a Message for mankind: Let them take warning therefrom, and let them know that He is (no other than) One God: let men of understanding take heed.” (Ibrahim, 14:52)

The Quran informs man of his responsibilities toward himself, his Lord, the other people and nature. It teaches those who are not aware of their responsibilities and reminds those who forget them about their responsibilities. It warns severely against those who do not fulfil their responsibilities deliberately.  Allah says:

“O mankind! There hath come to you an admonition from your Lord and a healing for the (diseases) in your hearts and for those who believe, a Guidance and a Mercy. Say: “In the Bounty of Allah and in His Mercy― in that let them rejoice”: that is better than the (wealth) they hoard.” (Yunus, 10:57-58)

Try to learn the holy Quran and inculcate the habit of reading it daily to witness these miracles yourself. There are many online resources that you can consult for understanding the Quran and learning it with complete translation and meaning, one of them being Start today to make your life part of a miracle. Learn the facts about Quran and increase your faith.  Allah says:

“Say the Holy Spirit has brought the revelation from thy Lord in truth, in order to strengthen those who believe and as a Guide and Glad Tidings to Muslims.” (an-Nahl, 16/102)

The Quran, “the miracle book”, that will end the dark days that we live in and the troubles and agonies that we suffer and that will lead the whole of mankind to “the universal happiness”, is at our disposal as an unmatched treasure. What we need to do is to read this “recipe of salvation” with attentive eyes in order to find relevant answers to today’s questions and to have the dynamism and excitement that existed in the first days of Islam.