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I heard that there are totally 6666 ayats in Al-Quran.

But, I counted in my own Quran,that it has less than that.

What is the actual number of ayats in Al-Quran?

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You should know that the number of Ayat wasn't predefined by our Messenger (peace be upon him) therefore there are many different counts according to the ijtihad of the sahaba (May Allah be pleased with them) – Medi1Saif Sep 8 '15 at 5:42
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There are 6236 in total (not counting the basmalas at start). You can get a copy of Quran in text file from tanzil. Just download a copy and check the number of lines/entries to see for yourself.

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The total no. of Ayat in the Quran is 6236.

Details below:

|-------------+---------------+-------------------------------------------------+------|
| Chapter No. | Surah Name    | Accepted Variant Names                          | Ayat |
|-------------+---------------+-------------------------------------------------+------|
|           1 | al-Fatihah    | al-Fatiha                                       |    7 |
|           2 | al-Baqarah    | al-Baqara                                       |  286 |
|           3 | al-Imran      |                                                 |  200 |
|           4 | an-Nisa'      | an-Nisa, al-Nisa                                |  176 |
|           5 | al-Ma'idah    | al-Ma'idah, al-Maidah, al-Maida                 |  120 |
|           6 | al-An`am      | al-Anam, al-Anaam, al-Annam                     |  165 |
|           7 | al-A`raf      | al-Araf                                         |  206 |
|           8 | al-Anfal      |                                                 |   75 |
|           9 | at-Taubah     | at-Tauba, Baraa'                                |  129 |
|          10 | Yunus         |                                                 |  109 |
|          11 | Hud           |                                                 |  123 |
|          12 | Yusuf         |                                                 |  111 |
|          13 | ar-Ra`d       | ar-Rad                                          |   43 |
|          14 | Ibrahim       |                                                 |   52 |
|          15 | al-Hijr       |                                                 |   99 |
|          16 | an-Nahl       |                                                 |  128 |
|          17 | al-Isra'      | al-Isra, Bani Isra'il, Bani Israil              |  111 |
|          18 | al-Kahf       |                                                 |  110 |
|          19 | Maryam        |                                                 |   98 |
|          20 | Ta Ha         | Ta-Ha                                           |  135 |
|          21 | al-Anbiya'    | al-Anbiya                                       |  112 |
|          22 | al-Hajj       |                                                 |   78 |
|          23 | al-Mu'minun   | al-Muminun, al-Mumenoon                         |  118 |
|          24 | an-Nur        | an-Noor                                         |   64 |
|          25 | al-Furqan     |                                                 |   77 |
|          26 | ash-Shu`ara'  | ash-Shuara                                      |  227 |
|          27 | an-Naml       |                                                 |   93 |
|          28 | al-Qasas      |                                                 |   88 |
|          29 | al-`Ankabut   | al-Ankabut, al-Ankaboott                        |   69 |
|          30 | ar-Rum        | ar-Rum, ar-Room                                 |   60 |
|          31 | Luqman        | Lukman                                          |   34 |
|          32 | as-Sajdah     | as-Sajda, al-Mala'ikah, al-Malaikah, al-Malaika |   30 |
|          33 | al-Ahzab      |                                                 |   73 |
|          34 | Saba'         | Saba                                            |   54 |
|          35 | Fatir         | al-Fatir                                        |   45 |
|          36 | Ya Sin        | Ya Seen                                         |   83 |
|          37 | as-Saffat     | as-Saaffat, al-Saffat                           |  182 |
|          38 | Sad           |                                                 |   88 |
|          39 | az-Zumar      |                                                 |   75 |
|          40 | Ghafir        |                                                 |   85 |
|          41 | Fussilat      | Ha Mim Sajdah, Ha Mim Sajda                     |   54 |
|          42 | ash-Shura     |                                                 |   53 |
|          43 | az-Zukhruf    | al-Zukhruf                                      |   89 |
|          44 | ad-Dukhan     | al-Dukhan                                       |   59 |
|          45 | al-Jathiyah   | al-Jathiya                                      |   37 |
|          46 | al-Ahqaf      |                                                 |   35 |
|          47 | Muhammad      | al-Qital                                        |   38 |
|          48 | al-Fath       |                                                 |   29 |
|          49 | al-Hujurat    | al-Hujraat                                      |   18 |
|          50 | Qaf           |                                                 |   45 |
|          51 | adh-Dhariyat  | al-Dhariyat, az-Zariyat                         |   60 |
|          52 | at-Tur        | al-Tur                                          |   49 |
|          53 | an-Najm       | al-Najm                                         |   62 |
|          54 | al-Qamar      |                                                 |   55 |
|          55 | ar-Rahman     |                                                 |   78 |
|          56 | al-Waqi`ah    | al-Waqiah, al-Waqia                             |   96 |
|          57 | al-Hadid      |                                                 |   29 |
|          58 | al-Mujadilah  | al-Mujadila                                     |   22 |
|          59 | al-Hashr      |                                                 |   24 |
|          60 | al-Mumtahinah | al-Mumtahina, al-Mumtahanah                     |   13 |
|          61 | as-Saff       |                                                 |   14 |
|          62 | al-Jumu`ah    | al-Jumua, al-Jum`ah, al-Jumuah                  |   11 |
|          63 | al-Munafiqun  | al-Munafiqoon                                   |   11 |
|          64 | at-Taghabun   |                                                 |   18 |
|          65 | at-Talaq      |                                                 |   12 |
|          66 | at-Tahrim     |                                                 |   12 |
|          67 | al-Mulk       |                                                 |   30 |
|          68 | al-Qalam      |                                                 |   52 |
|          69 | al-Haqqah     | al-Haqqa                                        |   52 |
|          70 | al-Ma`arij    | al-Maarij                                       |   44 |
|          71 | Nuh           | Nooh                                            |   28 |
|          72 | al-Jinn       |                                                 |   28 |
|          73 | al-Muzammil   |                                                 |   20 |
|          74 | al-Mudathir   | al-Muddaththir                                  |   56 |
|          75 | al-Qiyamah    | al-Qiyama                                       |   40 |
|          76 | al-Insan      | ad-Dahr                                         |   31 |
|          77 | al-Mursalat   |                                                 |   50 |
|          78 | an-Naba'      | an-Naba                                         |   40 |
|          79 | an-Nazi'at    | an-Nazi'at, an-Naziat, al-Naziat                |   46 |
|          80 | `Abasa        | Abasa                                           |   42 |
|          81 | at-Takwir     |                                                 |   29 |
|          82 | al-Infitar    |                                                 |   19 |
|          83 | al-Mutaffifin | at-Tatfif                                       |   36 |
|          84 | al-Inshiqaq   |                                                 |   25 |
|          85 | al-Buruj      | al-Burooj                                       |   22 |
|          86 | at-Tariq      | al-Tariq                                        |   17 |
|          87 | al-A`la       | al-Ala                                          |   19 |
|          88 | al-Ghashiyah  | al-Ghashiya                                     |   26 |
|          89 | al-Fajr       |                                                 |   30 |
|          90 | al-Balad      |                                                 |   20 |
|          91 | ash-Shams     | al-Shams                                        |   15 |
|          92 | al-Layl       | al-Lail                                         |   21 |
|          93 | ad-Dhuha      | ad-Duha, al-Duha                                |   11 |
|          94 | al-Inshirah   | al-Inshira, ash-Sharh                           |    8 |
|          95 | at-Tin        | al-Tin                                          |    8 |
|          96 | al-`Alaq      | al-Alaq                                         |   19 |
|          97 | al-Qadr       |                                                 |    5 |
|          98 | al-Baiyinah   | al-Baiyina, al-Bayyinah                         |    8 |
|          99 | az-Zalzalah   | al-Zilzal                                       |    8 |
|         100 | al-`Adiyat    | al-Adiyat                                       |   11 |
|         101 | al-Qari`ah    | al-Qariah, al-Qaria                             |   11 |
|         102 | at-Takathur   |                                                 |    8 |
|         103 | al-`Asr       | al-Asr                                          |    3 |
|         104 | al-Humazah    | al-Humaza                                       |    9 |
|         105 | al-Fil        |                                                 |    5 |
|         106 | Quraysh       | Qurayish, al-Quraysh                            |    4 |
|         107 | al-Ma'un      | al-Ma`un, al-Maun                               |    7 |
|         108 | al-Kauthar    | al-Kauther                                      |    3 |
|         109 | al-Kafirun    | al-Kafiroon                                     |    6 |
|         110 | an-Nasr       |                                                 |    3 |
|         111 | al-Masad      | al-Masadd, al-Lahab                             |    5 |
|         112 | al-Ikhlas     | at-Tauhid, at-Tawhid                            |    4 |
|         113 | al-Falaq      |                                                 |    5 |
|         114 | an-Nas        |                                                 |    6 |
|-------------+---------------+-------------------------------------------------+------|
|             |               |                                                 | 6236 |
|-------------+---------------+-------------------------------------------------+------|

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There are totally 6236 ayats in Al-Quran.

Source.

Allah and his messenger knows all the things.

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the "6666 verses" myth was likely introduced to scare off Christians from looking into Islam, by associating the Quran with the devil's number.

The total number of Ayats in the Quran is around 6,236. The actual number may vary depending on what is counted as a complete Ayat.

and Allah knows best.

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The difference between the total of ayahs is due to some people count the Starting Bismillah in start of every Surah as a separate verse and others just count it once.

This islamword.net link has a complete statistic gathered at one place. From the page

Total No. of Verses 6236

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I think you might mis-spelled 6 as 9. You can revoke the edit if I'm wrong. – Muslim Jan 16 '14 at 4:55

Assalamu Alaykum brothers and sisters. I just counted it, and I got 6236. Allah and Allah's messenger knows best.

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Welcome @user5055, please avoid duplicate answers. – infatuated Apr 20 '14 at 7:19

Number of ayat in the Al-Qur'an are 6236 ayat (without counting basmalah which are not be given number, there are 112 ayat).

Number of ayat in surah Al-Fatihah are 7 ayat, including basmalah (ayah number 1).

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Welcome is Islam. Please try to make sure your answer shares info that is not available in other answers. Please clarify "there are 112 ayat" and "ayah number 1". – Bleeding Fingers Jan 4 '14 at 16:11
    
Your answer includes many mistakes as among 114 Sura in the Quran there's 113 times a basmalah in the Beginning not 112. And the Kufi count includes Basmalah so 6236 Verse would be including the Basmalah. Unless you made a new count and it was accepted by scholars, then you should give us a proof! – Medi1Saif Dec 3 '15 at 5:06

The question is unclear to me. It would be better if you pointed out:

accodring which count you want the number of ayat?

Because only for a few surahs (al Mulak, an al-Fatiha) there is a fix number of ayat known (from ahadith) therefore the number differs between the different counts, which are a result of ijtihad of the sahaba and the tabi'yn (May Allah be pleased with them), for example have they considered the basmalah as a verse or not, where did the Prophet (peace be upon him) make a pause (this was the point where a Verse finished) and how this pause has been qualified:

So are you talking about the kufi count (the most commun as the riwaya of hafs from 'assim is the most commun riwaya/qira'a) or the madani count or the makki count etc. ? For example ayat al Kursi http://quran.com/2/255 is in the madani count divided into 2 Verses!

Allah - there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills.(NEW VERSE in Madani Count) His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.

And for those who don't count al-basmalah as a Verse they reach 7 Verses in surat al-fatiha by dividing the last Verse, as follows:

(6)The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or (7) of those who are astray. (1:7)

The Kufi count might have the most Verses because they were the only ones to count the basmallah (bismi Llahi ar-rahmani ar-rahim) as a Verse AFAIK!

According the different counts they are:

  • In the Madani count the number is 6214 (in the 1st Madina count they were counted to be 6217) and
  • in the Kufi count the number is 6236
  • in the Makky count they are 6210
  • in the Basry count 6214
  • in the count of Sham(Damascus) 6226

See also this Fatwa.

And Allah knows best!

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