The total number of ayats in the Quran is 6236.
| Chapter No. | Surah Name | Accepted Variant Names | Ayat |
| 1 | al-Fatihah |...
The question is not properly defined. It would be better if you pointed out:
According which count you want the number of ayat in the qur'an?
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 ...
Qur'an did not, does not, and will not rely on manuscripts. It relies on memorization:
بَلْ هُوَ آيَاتٌ بَيِّنَاتٌ فِي صُدُورِ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْعِلْمَ ۚ وَمَا يَجْحَدُ بِآيَاتِنَا إِلَّا الظَّالِمُونَ
Rather, the Qur'an is distinct verses [preserved] within the breasts of those who have been given knowledge. And none reject Our verses except the ...
1. the thief (male then female)
Imam al-Qurtobi answered this in his tafssir (al-Jami' li ahkaam al-Qur'an in the 27th and last point discussing verse (5:38) as follows (My own translation):
يقال : بدأ الله بالسارق في هذه الآية قبل السارقة ، وفي الزنى بالزانية قبل الزاني ما الحكمة في ذلك ؟ فالجواب أن يقال : لما كان حب المال على الرجال أغلب ، وشهوة ...
The scripture of the mohsaf al-Imam
Let's start by commenting a few points:
The scripture or style of the Quran written at the time of 'Othman is called the Othmany style الرسم العثماني or الخط العثماني, which is basically one form of what was later called kufi scripture. Later because at the time al-Kufa didn't exist as it was founded by the orders of the ...
The first copies of the Holy Qur'an were in Kufic script without any diacritical marks. Only people who knew the Holy verses by heart were able to read it as they knew the correct pronunciations of the letters. Others had great difficulty to read these copies correctly.
Allamah Tabatabai states:
It was for this reason that at the end of the first century ...
This is called Al-Alif Al-Qaseera (الألف القصيرة) that goes on top of Al-Alif Al-Maqsoora (الألف المقصورة) — which is drawn looking like a ya' (ى) — to show that the pronunciation of the ya' is like that of alif.
Traditionally, علىٰ (to mean "on") used to be written as علا (to mean "exalt" as in Qur'an 28:4):
This caused confusion in distinguishing the ...
There are indeed a few modern attempts to compile tafssir books where the mufassirin have tried to comment the verses according the order of their revelation.
The most detailed and maybe the only one made by a theologian is that one made by the former sghari'a qadi abdulqadar Molahwich aal Ghazi al-Furati
العلامة عبد القادر ملاحويش آل غازى الفراتي in six ...
There's a kind of difference of opinion on whether the names of the surahs of the qur'an are proven to be given by the prophet () through divine guidance (this is often referred to as tawqeef التوقيف in Arabic language) and means that Allah revealed them to Muhammad () and he instructed his companions (the sahabah) to give them these names or whether they ...
The Arabic Term:
Uswatun hassanatun or Oswatun hassanatun
refers to a good or even excellent example.
refers to example, model or pattern.
refers to everything that is good, fine, charming, beautiful etc.
And it appears in the qur'an three times once in the context of ...
The verses that you quoted are two out of seven alifs that have the same conditions and recitations, commonly known as al-Alifāt as-Sab'ah (Arabic: الألفات السبعة) in the topic related to starting and stopping (Arabic: علم الوقف والابتداء) under the science and rules of tajwīd (recitation) of the Qur'an (Arabic: أحكام التجويد), and are specific to the qirā'...
A bit off topic but maybe a necessary intro:
Conditions for an accepted Reading
Any reading (Qira-a) or recitation which fulfills the following 3 conditions is considered to be sahih (sane) (be aware that they may conflict each other in some cases):
the recitation has an authentic chain of narration in which the chain of narrators was continuous until ...
Surah names were identified by the Messenger ﷺ. There are multiple hadiths where surah names are mentioned.
More information can be found in this (Arabic) fatwa:
Surah A’raaf (The Heights) has stories of Prophet Adam at the start, moves on, later the Prophet Nuh’s story comes, then Prophet Hud’s, then Prophet Saleh, then Prophet Lut, then Prophet Shu’aib, then talks about how all these towns were destroyed, then gives a good 6 (or more) page story about Prophet Musa (peace be upon all of them).
Surah Hud (A.S.): on ...
As this sign is not a usuall sign that can be found in any Moshaf. I have a strong guess that it shows that this is the end of the verse in some of the verse counts as in the moshaf of Medina the verse ends there as ayat al-Kursi is of two verses there (See also How many ayaths are there in Al-Quran?). Else it doesn't make sense. See also page 37 in the ...
And do not marry polytheistic women until they believe. And a
believing slave woman is better than a polytheist, even though she
might please you. And do not marry polytheistic men [to your women]
until they believe. And a believing slave is better than a polytheist,
even though he might please you. Those invite [you] to the Fire, but
Allah invites ...
I will cover the first one in my answer. The same extends to the other cases in your question as well as to other reports.
The verse of the Quran under discussion is:
يا أيها الذين آمنوا لا تدخلوا بيوتا غير بيوتكم حتى تستأنسوا وتسلموا على أهلها ذلكم خير لكم لعلكم تذكرون
O you who have believed, do not enter houses other than your own houses until ...
The qur'an was revealed in pieces to Muhammed () for about 20-21 Years (with interruptions: time periods where Muhammed neither received a revelation nor the angel Jibreel()).
When a verse (or more) was (were) revealed Muhammed () used to dictate it to his scribes and asked them to put it in order so basically the strongest opinion about the Chapters or ...
By "lost" Imam Malik means "gone" i.e. "abrogated." He doesn't mean someone "misplaced" it which is why we no longer have it.
Basically, what Imam Malik said is that there were narrations from the Sahabah that Surah Tawbah used to be as long as Surah Baqarah. And he used this as evidence (because Surah Tawbah isn't ...
It is a sign that indicates a specific recitation in at least another valid qiraa'a. It can also refer to a possible mad مد (a prologation in the recitation) or just shows that the "yaa' ي" is recited as an"alif". It is not part of the Quran nor a valid sign of the rasm al 'Othmany of the moshaf. It is an addition to help the reader to read/recite the Quran ...
To find out what this verse means, we must look at the other verses of Surah Alaq:
Recite in the name of your Lord who created
Created man from a clinging substance.
Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous
Who taught by the pen
Taught man that which he knew not.
No! [But] indeed, man transgresses
Because he sees himself self-sufficient.
Indeed, to your ...
A better translation to use is probably this:
It is He who has sent down to you, [O Muhammad], the Book; in it are verses [that are] precise - they are the foundation of the Book - and others unspecific. As for those in whose hearts is deviation [from truth], they will follow that of it which is unspecific, seeking discord and seeking an interpretation [...
This is not one of the mutawatir qiraat. This verse has 12 different qiraat accredited to the 7 letters. Some of who read it with fat-ha over f letter [ مِّنْ أَنفَسِكُمْ transliterated: min anfasikum] are:
ابن عباسibnu Abbas,
ابو العالية Abu Al Aliya,
ابن محيصن ibnu Muhaysin,
عبد الله بن قسيط المكي Abdullah ibnu Qusayt Al makki.
You can ...
The link is that in the pre-Islamic times, the people used to marry orphan girls and unjustly take their wealth. This (unjustly taking their wealth) was made forbidden by Allah.
But the problem is that if a person marries an orphan girl, the orphan might feel indebted to their husband and accept any dowry because of that. But that is also unjust. So, God ...
As said in my comment repetition in Arabic language is a way to emphasize things.
On the repeated statement itself
Before addressing this with details and quotes from scholars I'd like to point at two ahadith ibn Kathir has mentioned in his tafsir (see for example in qtafsir) in the introduction of the surah:
Jabir [may Allah be pleased with him] said: “...
If you are reciting al-Fatihah in the first rak'a starting with bismillah following the Kufi qira'at and Moshaf (For example qira'at Hafs 'an 'Asim the mostly known qira'a nowadays) you should recite it in the second too as it is part of the qur'an according their opinion.
Else in the Hijazi Moshafs and qira'aat (The Madani for example) it is not part of al-...
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but some major instances that come to mind:
The Hadd of fornication originally was as in 4:15-16 and was abrogated by 24:2. In the earlier verse there is a hint of future abrogation:
أو يجعل الله لهن سبيلا
... or Allah ordains for them [another] way.
— Quran 4:15
Fighting was originally forbidden and then prescribed, ...