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

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

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

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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.

  • I have big doubts whether your statement "(not counting the basmalas at start)" is correct, as in surat al-Fatiha the basmalah is a separated verse in the kufi count and that's the count which has 6236 verses! – Medi1Saif Jan 30 '17 at 10:44
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The total number of ayats 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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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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  • Actually, it is “666” devil’s number and Islam does not want to scare anyone, but to call to the truth and to call others to greatest successes in this world and also in Hereafter. – Alex A Feb 1 '18 at 15:57
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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-Mulk, and al-Fatiha) there is a fix number of ayat known (from ahadith, check the links) 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 common as the riwaya of Hafs from 'Assim is the most common riwaya/qira'a and 'Assim is a kufi rawy) or the madani count or the makki count etc. ? For example ayat al Kursi 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) and also used to count the Muqatta'at (المقطعات) in the 19 surahs beginning with them as a separate verse, which others don't!

In his al-Kamil fil Qira'at الكامل في القراءات العشر والأربعين الزائدة عليها p.120 - 130 and abu al-Qassim al-Hudhali أبو القاسم الهذلي showed the differences in the counts in depth (more details than I will display later) and showed the verses of each surah that might not apply to the general ruling (for example a Madani verse in a Makki sura and vice versa). Here just a list of surahs where all counts are in consensus about the number of verses:

  1. Al-Fatiha (Surah number 1, number of verses 7)
  2. Yussuf (s 12, v 111)
  3. Al-Hijr (s 15, v 99)
  4. Al-Furqan (s 25, v 70)
  5. Al-Ahzaab (Surah number 33, number of verses 73)
  6. Al-Fath (s 48, v 29)
  7. Al-Hujurat (s 49, v 18)
  8. Qaf (s 50, v 45)
  9. A-Dhariyat (s 51, v 60)
  10. Al-Qamar (Surah number 54, number of verses 55)
  11. Al-Hashr (s 59, v 24)
  12. Al-Mumtahana (s 60, v 13)
  13. As-Saff (s 61, v 14)
  14. Al-Jumu'ah (s 62, v 11)
  15. Al-Munafiqoon (Surah number 63, number of verses 11)
  16. At-Tagahbun (s 64, v 18)
  17. Al-Qalam (s 68, v 52)
  18. Al-Insaan (s 76, v 31)
  19. Al-Infitar (s 82, v 19)
  20. Al-Mutaffiyn (Surah number 83, number of verses 36)
  21. Al-A'laa (s 87 , v 19)
  22. Al-Ghashiyah (s 88, v 26)
  23. Al-Balad (s 90, v 20)
  24. Al-Lail (s 92, v 21)
  25. A-Doha (Surah number 93, number of verses 11)
  26. A-Sharh (s 94, v 8)
  27. At-Tyn (s 95, v 8)
  28. At-Takathur (s 102, v 8)
  29. Al-'Asr (3)
  30. Al-Humazah (Surah number 104, number of verses 9)
  31. Al-Fyl (s 105, v 5)
  32. Al-Kawtar (s 108, v 3)
  33. Al-Kafiroon (s 109, v 6)
  34. An-Nasr (s 110, v 3)
  35. Al-Masad (Surah number 111, number of verses 5)
  36. Al-Falaq (s 113, v 5)

Note that surat al-Mulk is not mentioned in the above list as the Makki and the last Madani counts say it is 31 verses and have separated verse (67:9) as follows:

They will say," Yes, a warner had come to us, (9) but we denied and said, ' Allah has not sent down anything. You are not but in great error.' " (10)

According the different counts they are:

  • In the Madani (Medina) count the number is 6214 (in the 1st Madina count they were counted to be 6217) and
  • in the Kufi (al-Kufa) count the number is 6236
  • in the Makky (Mekka) count they are 6210
  • in the Basry (Basra) count 6214
  • in the count of a-Shaam (Damascus) 6226

Abu al-Qassim al-Hudhali added a count from Homs/Hims

See also this Fatwa.

And Allah knows best!

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There are totally 6236 ayats in Al-Quran.

Source.

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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. – Azik Abdullah Jan 16 '14 at 4:55
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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
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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).

  • 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

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