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Ahmad von Denffer addresses this briefly in his book "Ulum al-Qur'an". He says that in the mus-haf of Ubay b. Ka'b (ra), in addition to it having surahs in a different order, there were two additional chapters and one additional ayah. The first one is entitled "Al-Khal'" or "The Separation" and translates as: O Allah, we seek your help and ask your ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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There are totally 6236 ayats in Al-Quran. Source.


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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'...


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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 ...


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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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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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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) or whether they are based on ijtihad of the sahabah () as we know the collection and compilation of the qur'an in one book has been ...


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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 ...


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The Arabic Term: أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ Transliteration Uswatun hassanatun or Oswatun hassanatun refers to a good or even excellent example. As أُسْوَة Uswah refers to example, model or pattern. While حَسَن hassan refers to everything that is good, fine, charming, beautiful etc. And it appears in the qur'an three times once in the context of ...


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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 ...


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As sassir pointed out in his comment this isn't really a matter of spelling rather than a matter of rasm al-mushaf (how words/letters of the quranic text or scripture have been written by the sahaba and later). You should know that the Arabic letters and language as we know it today was not the same as at the time of our Messenger (Peace be upon him) so the ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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: “...


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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 [...


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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: الضحاك Ad-dahhak, ابن عباسibnu Abbas, ابو العالية Abu Al Aliya, ابن محيصن ibnu Muhaysin, عبد الله بن قسيط المكي Abdullah ibnu Qusayt Al makki. You ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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-...


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