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How many ayaths are there in Al-Quran?

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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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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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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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How many ayaths are there in Al-Quran?

up vote 14 down vote

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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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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Assalaamu Alaikum, welcome to Islam.StackExchange.com. I thank you for posting an answer here. I request you to please go through this faq to get an idea of writing great answers. If you make a claim of something, you should quote reliable references. Jazaakallah. - Tabrez Ahmed Dec 2 '12 at 5:41

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