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QURAN FACTS & FIGURES

Interesting Facts About The Holy Quran

Quran Facts Figures Regarding Verses, Words, Huroofs And Their Usage With Animations and Graphs

Quran Total Number of Chapters:

114

Quran Total Number of Makki Surahs:

86 (75.4%)

Quran Total Number of Madni Surahs:

28 (24.6%)

Quran Total Number of Verses With BismiAllah:

6348

Quran Total Number of Verses:

6236

Quran Total Number of Words:

77,797

Quran Total Number of Unique Words:

14,870

Quran Total Number of Letters:

330,709

Quran has a Total of 114 Surahs/Chapters with 86 (75.4%) Surahs/chapters revealed in Mecca and 28 (24.6%) chapters in Madina. Total number of verses in Quran is 6236 with the BismiAllah not included except for Surah Fatihah. With Bismillah included the total number of Quranic Verses is 112 + 6236 = 6348. Out of 6236 total verses 4613(76%) verses revealed in Mecca and 1623(26%) of verses revealed in Madina. There are a total of 77,797 Words in Quran. These words are distributed as 47,638 in Makki Surahs and 30,159 in Madni Surahs respectively. Although the total number of words in Quran are 77,797 but the number of “Unique Words” that is words without repetition is 14,870. Quran has a total number of 330,709 Letters/Characters. These Letters are distributed as 200,137 in Makki and 130,572 in Madni Surahs.

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Total Makki Surahs

86 (75.4%)

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Total Madni Surahs

28 (24.6%)

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Total Verses

6236

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Total Words

77,797

Average Word Length In Quran

The average word length of Quran is 4.25 i.e on average they constituted of 4.25 letters. The average word length in Quran for Makki Surahs is 4.20 and for Madni Surahs 4.33 letters per word.

Longest And Shortest Word in Quran

This is an average while the smallest or shortest word of Quran is constituted of Just 1 letter and is “ن” in verse 1 of Surah Qalam chapter 68 and the longest word is “فأسقيناكموه” in verse 22 of Surah Hijr chapter 15 and it is constituted of 11 letters/characters.

Shortest And Longest Verse in Quran

The shortest verse of Quran has 9 nine candidates all contains 2 letters. Either first verse of Surah Taha and Yaseen starting with “طه” and “يس” respectively or first verse of Chapter 40 to 46 of Quran i.e Surah Ghaafir, Fussilat, Ash-Shuara, Az-Zukhruf, Ad-Dukhan, Al-Jathiyah and Al-Ahqaaf starting with  “حم”. The longest verse of Quran is verse 282 of Surah Baqarah it contains 129 words and 1010 letters.

QURAN STATISTICS GRAPH

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The “BismiAllah” opening phrase is mentioned at the beginning of 113 Surahs and once in Surah Naml verse #30, thus 114 times in total in the whole Quran.

ARABIC LETTERS/HUROOF USAGE IN QURAN

The Graph Below Shows The Usage of Arabic Letters/Alphabets In The Construction Of Quran.

There are 28 Letters/Alphabets in Arabic Language. But They have Variations And Thus In Quran 36 Variations Of Alphabets Used. Out Of Which 5 Most Used Letters/Alphabets are  Alif “ا”  occurs 43542 times in Quran,  Lam “ل”  occurs 38191 times, Nun “ن”  occurs 27270, Mim “م”  used 26735 times and 5th Most Used Alphabet is Waw “و” which is used 24813 times in Quran.

Arabic alphabet contains only two more letters than the English alphabet but unlike English where “c” is sometimes pronounced like an “s” and sometimes like a “k” the Arabic letters are always pronounced in the same way. Arabic is written from right to left. There are 28 Letters/Alphabets in Arabic Language. But they change their shape according to their position in a word whether they appear at the beginning, middle or end of a word, or on their own. In Arabic short vowels are generally not written. The long vowels /a:/, /i:/ and /u:/ are represented by the letters ‘alif, yā’ and wāw respectively. Vowel diacritics, which are used to mark short vowels, and other special symbols appear only in the Quran. They sometimes also used in in classical poetry, other religious texts and complex texts to avoid ambiguity.

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Graph showing usage of Arabic letters in Quran

MYSTERY ABBREVIATED LETTERS/HURROF AL MUQATTAT

Their Usage And Percentage With That of Each other

More than 25% of the Quranic Surahs begin with specific abbreviated letters called Huroof-Al-Muqattaat. Literally, مقطعات means abbreviated or shortened. They are also known as openers/Fawatih فواتح as in many cases they form the opening verse of the respective Surah. The مقطعات are made up of 14 Arabic Alphabets/letters. Thus out of the 28 letters of the Arabic alphabet, precisely 50% appear as مقطعات, both singly or in combinations of 2, 3, 4 or 5 letters. There are 29 Surahs of Quran that state the abbreviated prefixes. الٓم in Surah Baqarah, Ale Imran, Ankabut, Rum, Luqman and Sajdah. الٓمٓصٓ in Surah Araf. الٓر in Surah Yunus, Hud, Yusuf, Ibrahim and Hijr. الٓمٓر in Surah Raad. كٓهيعٓصٓ in Surah Maryam. طه in Surah Taha. طسٓمٓ in Surah Shuara and Qasas. طسٓ in Surah Naml. يسٓ in Surah Yaseen. صٓ in Surah Sad. حمٓ in Surah Ghafir, Fussilat, Shura Zukhuuf, Dukhan, Jathiyah and Ahqaf. حمٓ عٓسٓقٓ in Surah Shura. قٓ in Surah Qaf and نٓ in Surah Qalam.

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QURAN SURAHS VERSE DISTRIBUTION IDEA

The longest chapter, Surat al-Baqarah, contains 286 verses, 6,140 words and 26249 Letters.

The shortest chapter, Surat al-Kawthar, contains 3 verses, 10 words and 43 letters.

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Graph showing distribution of verses in Quranic Chapters

TOP TEN MOST USED WORDS IN QURAN

Their Frequency And Percentage With That of Total Words

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The working below of these top ten most repeated words is purely from statistical perspective and gives the exact occurrence of these words when they occur in Quran in their simplest form. For example God is mentioned as the proper name of ٱللَّه Allah 2699 times in Quran, but here you can see that it is mentioned as 2153 times. The reason is that, here all other forms which are combination of two or more words like  “بِاللَّهِ” Or “وَاللَّهُ” are ignored. So simply if some one asks you how many times the name ٱللَّه is mentioned in Quran then the answer is 2699, but if someone ask you how many times the word ٱللَّه mentioned in Quran (in its simplest form in isolation) then the answer is 2153 times.

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TOP FIVE MOST REPEATED VERSES IN A SINGLE SURAH

Their Frequency And Surah No. In Which They Revealed

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TOP TEN MOST USED PHRASES IN QURAN

Their Frequency And Percentage With That of Total Phrases

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QURAN SURAH WISE TOTAL NUMBER OF VERSES, WORDS & LETTERS

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SURAH NAME NO. OF VERSES TOTAL WORDS TOTAL LETTERS
Al-Fatihah 7 29 143
Al-Baqarah 286 6,140 26,249
Ale Imran 200 3,501 14,985
An Nisa 176 3,763 16,332
Al Maidah 120 2,837 12,206
Al Anam 165 3,056 12,726
Al Araf 206 3,341 14,435
Al Anfal 75 1,242 5,387
At Tawbah 129 2,505 11,115
Yunus 109 1,839 7,589
Hud 123 1,946 7,817
Yusuf 111 1,795 7,307
Ar Rad 43 853 3,545
Ibrahim 52 830 3,539
Al Hijr 99 657 2,882
An Nahl 128 1,844 7,832
Al Isra 111 1,558 6,643
Al Kahf 110 1,583 6,552
Maryam 98 971 3,935
Ta Ha 135 1,353 5,399
Al Anbiya 112 1,174 5,094
Al Hajj 78 1,279 5,314
Al Muminun 118 1,052 4,483
An Noor 64 1,319 5,754
Al Furqan 77 896 3,878
Ash Shuara 227 1,320 5,630
An Naml 93 1,159 4,790
Al Qasas 88 1,438 5,930
Al Ankabut 69 978 4,317
Ar Rum 60 817 3,472
Luqman 34 550 2,171
As Sajdah 30 372 1,563
Al Ahzab 73 1,303 5,788
Saba 54 884 3,594
Fatir 45 778 3,238
Yasin 83 730 3,068
As Saffaat 182 865 3,899
Sad 88 735 3,065
Az Zumar 75 1,177 4,869
Ghafir 85 1,226 5,108
Fussilat 54 794 3,365
Ash Shura 53 860 3,522
Az Zukhruf 89 836 3,609
Ad Dukhan 59 346 1,474
Al Jathiyah 37 488 2,085
Al Ahqaf 35 645 2,667
Muhammad 38 542 2,423
Al Fath 29 560 2,510
Al Hujurat 18 353 1,533
SURAH NAME NO. OF VERSES TOTAL WORDS TOTAL LETTERS
Qaf 45 373 1,507
Ad Dhariyat 60 360 1,546
At Tur 49 312 1,324
An Najm 62 360 1,433
Al Qamar 55 342 1,469
Ar Rahman 78 352 1,647
Al Waqiah 96 379 1,756
Al Hadid 29 575 2,545
Al Mujadilah 22 475 2,046
Al Hashr 24 447 1,970
Al Mumtahanah 13 352 1,560
As Saff 14 226 966
Al Jumuah 11 177 768
Al Munafiqun 11 181 801
At Taghabun 18 242 1,091
At Talaq 12 289 1,203
At Tahrim 12 254 1,105
Al Mulk 30 333 1,347
Al Qalam 52 301 1,289
Al Haqqah 52 260 1,133
Al Maarij 44 217 971
Nuh 28 227 965
Al Jinn 28 286 1,109
Al Muzzammil 20 200 854
Al Muddathir 56 256 1,035
Al Qiyamah 40 164 676
Al Insan 31 243 1,087
Al Mursalat 50 181 841
An Naba 40 174 796
An Naziat 46 179 785
Abasa 42 133 552
At Takwir 29 104 435
Al Infitar 19 81 333
Al Mutaffifeen 36 169 750
Al Inshiqaq 25 108 445
Al Burooj 22 109 469
At Tariq 17 61 254
Al Ala 19 72 296
Al Ghashiyah 26 92 382
Al Fajr 30 139 584
Al Balad 20 82 342
Ash Shams 15 54 253
Al Lail 21 71 314
Ad Dhuha 11 40 165
Al Inshirah 8 27 102
At Tin 8 34 162
Al Alaq 19 72 288
Al Qadr 5 30 115
Al Bayyinah 8 94 404
SURAH NAME NO. OF VERSES TOTAL WORDS TOTAL LETTERS
Az Zilzal 8 36 158
Al Adiyat 11 40 169
Al Qariah 11 36 160
At Takathur 8 28 123
Al Asr 3 14 73
Al Humazah 9 33 134
Al Feel 5 23 97
Al Quraysh 4 17 77
Al Maun 7 25 114
Al Kawthar 3 10 43
Al Kafirun 6 27 99
An Nasr 3 19 80
Al Masad/Lahab 5 23 81
Al Ikhlas 4 15 47
Al Falaq 5 23 73
An Nas 6 20 80