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 How Many Verses (Ayahs) Are There in the Quran?

People mention different numbers about the amount of the Quranic verses. If so, why? Are there different types of Quran? Is addition or deletion of the verses in question? Can you explain it?


Scholars have different opinions about the number of the Quranic verses. But this conflict is just about “numerating” the verses. All the scholars are in agreement about the content and originality of Quran. Besides, there are so many evidences proving that Quran has never been distorted, as it will never be.
Here are some points about the difference:
Some scholars numerated the long sentences as two or three verses, while some others regarded them as one whole verse.
Besides, Shafii scholars regarded “basmala” (1) as a part of each sura and didn’t numerate them. But the Hanafi scholars regarded each Basmala as specific verses, so counted them.
It’s the same about the huruf-u muqattaa (some secret letters which are written in the beginning of some suras like ”Ya sin, ha mim”.) Some scholars numerated them as specific verses, while the others not.
The number of the verses according to Scholars:
Ibn-i Abbas (ra): 6616,
Nafi (ra): 6217,
Shayba (ra): 6214,
Scholars of Egypt (ra): 6226,
Zamahshari (ra) (the genius Eloquence Scholar of the Arabic language and literature); 6666.
Bediuzzaman, mujaddid (the reformer) of the 13.century, also has the opinion of 6666 verses.
Ibn-i Huzeyme, one of the big imams, made the following explanations on “6666” issue while handling the “Quran’s miracle of number” topic of his book titled “An Nasih wa’l Mansuh”:
There are 1000 verses about promising (wa’ad);
1000 about threat (wa’id);
1000 command (amr) verses;
1000 forbiddance (nahy) verses;
1000 information and story verses;
1000 warning and example verses;
500 verses about ruling;
100 verses about invocation and glorification;
66 “nasih and mansuh” ("the abrogating and abrogated") verses.
Totally there are 6666 verses in the Quran.
Consequently, the expression “Quran has 6666 verses.” is based on the mentioned points.
But today, accepting the opinion of Kufa, all Qurans consist of 6236 verses.
(1) - Basmala,” Bismillah r- Rahman-ir-Rahim (in the name of Allah; the most merciful, the most compassionate)” is the Islamic phrase that is also written in the beginning of all suras except the ninth one (At Tawbah) in the Quran. Kaynak: http://askaquestionto.us - How Many Verses (Ayahs) Are There in the Quran?

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Sheriffdeen said on "3.24.2012 08:06" :

What god say in suratul iklas

idare said on "5.21.2012 11:41" :

Dear Our User SheriffDeen

First of all we congratulate on your eagerness in learning or deepening your knowledge in Islam.

As to Your Question:

سُوۡرَةُ الإخلاص

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

(قُلۡ هُوَ ٱللَّهُ أَحَدٌ (١) ٱللَّهُ ٱلصَّمَدُ (٢) لَمۡ يَلِدۡ وَلَمۡ يُولَدۡ (٣) وَلَمۡ يَكُن لَّهُ ۥ ڪُفُوًا أَحَدٌ (٤ 

Surah Al-Ikhlas

In the name of Allah,the Beneficent, the Merciful

Say: He is Allah, the One! (1) Allah, the eternally Besought of all! (2) He begetteth not nor was begotten. (3) And there is none comparable unto Him. (4)

Here are a few articles about what Allah (swt) says in the Qur'an in Surat'ul Ikhlas, you may read below articles in this topic:   

He is Allah, the One! (1)   (قُلۡ هُوَ ٱللَّهُ أَحَدٌ (١

Evidences of the Oneness and Existence of Allah:


Allah, the eternally Besought of all! (2)   (ٱللَّهُ ٱلصَّمَدُ (٢  

Allah Has no Begining and No End:


He begetteth not nor was begotten. (3)    (لَمۡ يَلِدۡ وَلَمۡ يُولَدۡ (٣   

If Allah Created us, Then who Created Allah:


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