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Facts about the Holy Quran

As Muslims, we have to believe in the truth contained in the Quran, not only to believe but also to practice and make as guidance to the right path. The Quran is Kalam Allah (words of Almighty God) and is a miracle that is revealed to Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W.).


The Quran is a guide to human life and is believed to be true until the last day, because Allah has preserved the authenticity of its contents till the Day of Judgment. In the beginning, the Quran is not a book that we have today, but the Quran was still written on stone, tree branches, even leaves, to keep it from being lost then the Quran was recited during the Caliphate Utsman bin Affan (R.A.).


This time, we will discuss some of the facts/information about Quran that every Muslim must know.




Number of Verses:


Number of verses in the Quran varies according to different scholars. Following is the number of verses of Quran according to different scholars:


-      Abdullah Ibn-e-Abbas (R.A.)                     :               6616 Verses

-      Uqba Ibn Nafi (R.A.)                                  :               6217 Verses

-      Shayba bin Uthman (R.A.)                         :              6214 Verses

-      Scholars of Egypt                                       :              6226 Verses

-      Al-Zamahshari                                            :              6666 Verses

-      People of Al-Kufa                                       :              6236 Verses



Number of Juz/Chapters/Sections



Number of Surahs



Total Rukus

558 Rukus


Total Sajood (Prostation)

14 Sajood


Preface of Quran / Mother of Quran

Surah Al-Fatihah (1st Surah)


Longest Surah of Quran

Surah Al-Baqarah (2nd Surah)


Shortest Surah of Quran

Surah Al-Kauthar/Kausar (108th Surah)


Surah does not starts with Bismillah

Surah Al-Tawba (9th Surah).


Surah revealed twice

Surah Al-Fatihah


Longest Verse in Quran

Verse # 282 of Surah Al-Baqarah


Shortest Verse of Quran

Verse # 64 of Surah Ar-Rahman (55th Surah)


Arabic letter used maximum times

"Alif" (ا)


Arabic letter used fewest times

"Zaa" (ز)


Longest word

" فَأَسْقَيْنَاكُمُوهُ " [Verse # 22 of Surah Al-Hijr (15th Surah]


Prophet mentioned most times

Prophet Moses (A.S.) (136 times)


Number of Surahs revealed in Makkah

86 (Makki Surahs)


Number of Surahs revealed in Madina

28 (Madni Surahs)


Quran revealed in how may years

23 Years


No. of Ghazwas described

12 Ghazwas [Battle in which our Prophet (S.A.W.) participated]


Heart of Quran

Surah Yaseen


Beauty of Quran

Suran Rehman


Biggest animal mentioned in Quran



Smallest animal mentioned in Quran



Only Month Mentioned in Quran

Ramadan (Mentioned in Verse # 185 of Surah Al-Baqarah)


Best Drink Mentioned in Quran

Milk (Verse # 66 of Surah Al-Nahal (16th Surah)


Surah in which Bismillah appears twice

Verse # 30 of Surah An-Naml (27th Surah)


Word 'Quran' is repeated in Holy Quran



How many Prophets mention in Quran



Name of only female name mentioned in Quran

Mary/Maryam (A.S.) (Verse # 87 of Surah Al-Baqarah)


Name of only Sahabi mentioned in Quran

Zayd Ibn Haarithah (R.A. ) [(Verse # 37 of Surah Al-Ahzab (33rd Surah)]


Word is the middle of the Quran

“وَلْيَتَلَطَّفْ” [Verse # 19 of Surah Al-Kahf (18th Surah)]



Quran is the best source of inspiration and motivation for all Muslims. We, as a Muslim to be successful in both worlds, should learn Quran. Following Hadith of our beloved Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W.) shows the importance about learning Quran:


Uthman bin Affan (R.A.) reported:

The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) said, "The best amongst you is the one who learns the Qur'an and teaches it." (Sahih al-Bukhari : 5027)


Therefore in the light of this Hadith, the best people in the world are not those who have high degrees and positions, nor are those who possess excessive wealth. But the best person on the side of Allah is the person who wants to learn the Quran and teach it to others.

May Allah bless all Muslims with strong Faith, Purity of heart, good manners, good deeds and understanding the true meaning of all teaching of Quran and Hadiths.

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