Makhzan ul-Masaa'il
 
 
 
Section 3 - al-Qur'an ul-Kareem wal Furqaan ul-Hakeem
 

 
 
Surat ul-Faateha
   
 
 
   
   
 
 

Table of the number of Occurrence of each alphabet in the Qur'an

 
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
 

Table of Some other statistical data of the Qur'an

Letters ( Huroof )
Words ( Kalemaat)
Dots ( Nuqtah )
Over bar ( Zaber )
Under bar ( Zeir )
Paish
Tashdeed
Madd
Phases ( Manaazil )
Sections ( Paarah )
Chapters ( Surah )
Makki Surah
Madani Surah
First Surah
Last Surah
Longest Surah
Shortest Surah
Prostrations ( Sajadah )
Verses ( aayat)
Rukoo'

3212670
864430
105684
532430
39586
8804
1272
1771
7
30
114
90
24
Surat ul-Faateha
Surat un-Naas
Surat ul-Baqarah
Surat ul-Kausar
15
6666
540

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 

Questions & Answers

Q1: Which is the book that is read the most throughout the world?

A: Qur'an-e-Kareem. It is Kalaamullaah i.e. the words of Allah. It is superior to all the worldly and divine books.

 

Q2: What are its different names?

A: Qur'an is also called as Qur'an-e-Hakeem, Qur'an-e-Majeed, Qur'an-e-Shareef, Kalaamullaah, Jawaame'ul Kalem etc. and it also denotes the holy text that is recited the most frequently and repeatedly.

 

Q3: On whom was the Qur'an revealed?

A: Allah Jalla shaanohu revealed Qur'an on Saiyed ul-Kaunain Mohammad his specially appointed rooh ul-ameen Jibra'eel (AS).

 

Q4: Where was the first verse of the Qur'an revealed on Rasoolullaah (SAWS)?

A: The first verse of Qur'an, “Iqra' bisme rabbekal lazi khalaq…” was revealed on Rasoolullaah (SAWS) at ‘Ghaar-e-Hiraa' ( cave of Hiraa ) which is at present called as ‘Jabal un-Noor' ( Mountain of Glory ).

 

Q5: Where was the last verse revealed?

A: The last verse of Qur'an, “Al Yauma akmalto lakum deenakum…” was revealed at the time of Ghadeer-e-‘Khumm when Rasoolullaah (SAWS) appointed Maulana Ali (AS) as his Wasi by the orders of Allah .

 

Q6: Which Surah does not have “Bismillaah” in its beginning?

A: Surat ut-Taubah or Surat ul-Baraa'at, the 9 th surah of Qur'an does not have “Bismillaah” in its beginning.

 

Q7: In which Surah is the “Bismillaah” repeated?

A: “Bismillaah” is repeated in 27 th Surat un-Namal.

 

Q8: What is the eye, heart, soul, brain, and face of the Qur'an?

A: Eye of Qur'an – Aayat ul-Kursee; Heart – Surah Yaaseen; Soul – “Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem”; Brain – Surat ur-Rehmaan; Face – Surat ul-Faateha.

 

Q9: What is the soul of Surah Yaaseen?

A: “Salaamun qaulam mir rabbir raheem”.

 

Q10: How many Surahs bears the names of the animals in the Qur'an?

A: There are five Surahs which bears the name of an animal: Surat ul-Baqarah (Cow), Surat un-Namal (Ant), Surat ul-Feel (Elephant), Surat ul-‘Ankaboot (Spider) and Surat un-Nahl (Honeybee).

 

Q11: How many Surahs bears the names of a Prophets?

A: Surah Yoonus, Surah Hood, Surah Yoosuf, Surah Ibraaheem, Surah Luqmaan, Surah Mohammad and Surah Nooh.

 

Q12: How many Surahs has ‘Huroof-e-Moqatta'aat' (broken letters) in their beginning?

A: 29 Surahs has broken letters in their beginning. For eg. Alif-Laam-Meem, Yaa-Seen, Taa-Haa, Alif-Laam-Raa etc.

 

Q13: In how many years was the Qur'an revealed?

A: Qur'an was revealed in 23 years: 13 years in Makkah and 10 years in Madinah.

 

Q14: Name of which prophet has been mentioned the most in the Qur'an?

A: Hazrat Moosa (AS) – though there is no separate Surah in the Qur'an of his name.

 

Q15: Which is the longest aayat (verse) in the Qur'an?

A: The longest verse in the Qur'an is ‘Aayat ud-Dayn' which is the 282 nd verse in Surat ul-Baqarah.

 

Q16: Which word exactly divides the Qur'an into two parts with respect to the count of its letters?

A: The alphabet “taa” of the word “Wal-Yatalattaf” which occurs in the 19 th verse of Surat ul-Kahf, divides the Qur'an into two.

 

Q17: Who is the preacher of the Tanzeel-Zaahir (revealed meaning) and Taaweel-Baatin (hidden meaning) of the Qur'an?

A: Rasoolullaah (SAWS) is the preacher of Tanzeel and Hazrat Ali (AS) is the master of Taaweel of the Qur'an.

 

Q18: Who did the “e'raab” (putting of the diacritical marks) of Qur'an for the first time?

A: The companion of Maulana Ali (AS) - Abul Aswaa Du'aali.

 

Q19: Which is the last complete Surah to be revealed?

A: Surat un-Nasr.

 

Q20: Which Surah starts with the word ‘Tabaara kallazee'?

A: Surat ul-Mulk and Surat ul-Furqaan.

 

Q21: Who arranged the order of the verses of Qur'an as per its revelation for the first time?

A: Maulana Ali (AS) arranged the Qur'an for the first time in the order of its revelation.

 

Q22: Which Surah is related to Rasoolullaah (SAWS) and Maulana Ali (AS)?

A: Surat ul-Muddassir and Surat ul-Muzzammil is related to Rasoolullaah (SAWS) and Surat ul-‘Aadeyaat is related to Maulana Ali (AS).

 

Q23: Names of how many Surahs are without “dot ( nuqtah )”?

A: Surat ul-Asr, Surat ut-Toor, Surat ud-Dahr, Surah Taahaa, Surah Saad, Surat ul- Mulk, Surat ur-Room, Surah Hood, and Surat ur-Ra'ad.

 

Q24: Names of how many Surahs is only one letter?

A: Three surahs – Qaaf, Saad and Noon .

 

Q25: How is Qur'an related to science?

A: There are about 1000 verses in the Qur'an related to science and till now 80% of them are proved by the scientists to be true.

 

Q26: What should you do when you come across a Sajadah (prostration) while reciting the Qur'an?

A: You should prostrate in any direction. The one who is listening to the recitation should also prostrate.

 

Q27: Which Hissah or Paarah (sections) of the Qur'an begin with the new Surah?

A: 1 st section – Surat ul-Baqarah; 15 th section – Surah Bani Israa'eel; 17 th – Surat ul-Ambeyaa; 18 th – Surat ul-Mumenoon; 26 th – Surat ul-Ahqaaf; 28 th – Surat ul- Mojaadelah; 29 th – Surat ul-Mulk; 30 th – Surat un-Naba'.

 

Q28: Which Surahs are called “ Mo'awwezatain ”?

A: Surat ul-Falaq and Surat un-Naas.

 

Q29: Which Surah don't have the letter “Faa” in its verses?

A: Surat ul-Faateha.

 

Q30: The reward of the recitation of which Surah is considered equal to the reward of the recitation of 1/3 Qur'an?

A: Surat ul-Ikhlaas.

 
   
   
   
   
   
 
 

The Punctuation Marks (Alaamaat ul-Awqaaf) in the Qur'an

Big circle (Aayat)

•  This mark denotes the end of Aayat and you should stop at this point.

Meem (Waqf-e-Laazim) -
•  It denotes that the stop is absolutely necessary, otherwise the sense of Aayat gets distorted and the meaning changes.
Toi (Waqf-e-Mutlaq) -

•  It is recommended to stop at this mark. It denotes an end of a sentence but not the end of an argument, as in the case of paragraph or section.

Jeem (Waqf-e-Jaa'iz) -

•  To stop at this mark is optional. If you do not stop, the sense is not changed.

Zaa (Waqf-e-Mojawwaz) -

•  You should not stop at this mark, but stopping does not harm the meaning.

Saad (Waqf-e-Murkhas) -
•  You should not stop at this mark, instead you should join the following aayat. Stopping at this mark to take breath is permissible.
Saad-laam-yaa (al-waslu oola) -

•  You should not stop at this mark. It is recommended to join the verses.

Qaaf (Qeela ‘alayhil waqf) -

•  It denotes a stoppage but it is recommended not to do so.

Qif -
•  You should stop at this mark. Continuing is allowed.
Saad-laam (Qad yoosal) -

•  Whether you stop at this mark or not – both are permissible.

Kaaf (Kazaalik) -
•  It denotes that the meaning is same as that of previous verse.
Seen (Saktah) -
•  You should stop briefly at this mark without taking breath.
Qaaf-laam-alif (Qeel laa) -

•  You can stop at this mark.

Laam-alif (Laa) -

•  This mark is contrary to that of Waqf-e-Laazim. You should not stop here - doing so will change the meaning of the aayat.

Waqfa (Taweel saktah) -

•  You can stop at this mark for long interval.

Meem-‘ayn (Mo'aaneqah) -

•  To embrace; there are three dots on the aayat. One word is such that if it is recited with the preceding or the following verse, it is correct both the ways. Meaning does not change. E.g. ‘zaalekal ketaabo laa rayba feeh hodal lil muttaqeenal lazeena', here there are three dots on the word ‘feehe' in the Qur'an which means that if you recite ‘feehe' with ‘zaalekal ketaabo laa rayba' or with ‘hodal lil muttaqeenal lazeena' – both ways are correct.

Ayn (Rukoo') -
•  This mark denotes the end of a paragraph or a section of Surah. This mark has three figures – the figure above the ‘Ayn denotes the number of rukoo' of that Surah; the figure in the middle denotes the number of verses completed hitherto; and the figure below the ‘Ayn denotes the number of rukoo' of that paarah or section of the Qur'an.
 
   
   
   
   
 
 

THE SEQUENCE OF REVELATION (nuzool) OF SURAHS OF THE QUR'AN WITH ITS NUMBER OF VERSES AND ITS TIME AND PLACE OF REVELATION

Sequence of Revelation

Name of Surah

Present sequence number in Qur'an

Number of Verses

Place
Time

1

Surat ul-‘Alaq
96
19
Makkah
Before Hijrah

2

Surat ul- Muddassir
74
56
Makkah
Before Hijrah

3

Surat ul-Muzzammil
73
30
-do-
-do-

4

Surat uz-Zohaa
93
11
-do-
-do-

5

Surat ul- Insharah
94
8
-do-
-do-

6

Surat ul-Falaq
113
5
-do-
-do-

7

Surat un-Naas
114
6
-do-
-do-

8

Surat ul- Faateha
1
7
-do-
-do-

9

Surat ul- Kaaferoon
109
6
-do-
-do-

10

Surat ul- Ikhlaas
112
4
-do-
-do-

11

Surat ul-Lahab
111
5
-do-
-do-

12

Surat ul- Kausar
108
3
-do-
-do-

13

Surat ul- Homaza
104
9
-do-
-do-

14

Surat ul- Maa'oon
107
7
-do-
-do-

15

Surat ut- Takaasur
102
7
-do-
-do-

16

Surat ul-Layl
92
21
-do-
-do-

17

Surat ul-Qalam
68
52
-do-
-do-

18

Surat ul-Balad
90
20
-do-
-do-

19

Surat ul-Feel
105
5
-do-
-do-

20

Surat ul- Quraysh
106
4
-do-
-do-

21

Surat ul-Qadr
97
5
-do-
-do-

22

Surat ut-Taariq
86
17
-do-
-do-

23

Surat ush- Shams
91
15
-do-
-do-

24

Surah ‘Abas
80
42
-do-
-do-

25

Surat ul-A'laa
87
19
-do-
-do-

26

Surat ut-Teen
95
8
-do-
-do-

27

Surat ul-‘Asr
103
3
-do-
-do-
28

Surat ul-Burooj

85
22
-do-
-do-
29

Surat ul-Qaare'ah

101
11
-do-
-do-
30

Surat uz- Zilzaal

99
8
-do-
-do-
31

Surat ul- Infetaar

82
19
-do-
-do-
32

Surat ut- Takweer

81
29
-do-
-do-
33

Surat ul- Insheqaaq

84
25
-do-
-do-
34

Surat ul- ‘Aadeyaat

100
11
-do-
-do-
35

Surat un- Naaze'aat

79
36
-do-
-do-
36
Surat ul- Mursalaat
77
50
-do-
-do-
37
Surat un- Nabaa
78
40
-do-
-do-
38
Surat ul- Ghasheyah
88
16
-do-
-do-
39
Surat ul-Fajr
89
30
-do-
-do-
40
Surat ul- Qayaamah
75
45
-do-
-do-
41
Surat ut- Tatfeef
83
36
-do-
-do-
42
Surat ul- Haaqqah
69
53
-do-
-do-
43
Surat uz- Zaareyaat
51
60
-do-
-do-
44
Surat ut-Toor
52
49
-do-
-do-
45
Surat ul- Waaqe'ah
56
96
-do-
-do-
46
Surat un-Najm
53
62
-do-
-do-
47
Surat ul- Ma'aarij
70
42
-do-
-do-
48
Surat ur- Rehmaan
55
78
-do-
-do-
49
Surat ul- Qamar
54
55
-do-
-do-
50
Surat us- Saaffaat
37
182
-do-
-do-
51
Surah Nooh
71
28
-do-
-do-
52
Surat ud-Dahr
76
31
-do-
-do-
53
Surat ud- Dukhkhaan
44
59
-do-
-do-
54
Surah Qaaf
50
45
-do-
-do-
55
Surah Taahaa
20
135
-do-
-do-
56
Surat ush- Sho'araa
26
227
-do-
-do-
57
Surat ul-Hijr
15
99
-do-
-do-
58
Surah Maryam
19
98
-do-
-do-
59
Surah Saad
38
88
-do-
-do-
60
Surah Yaaseen
26
83
-do-
-do-
61
Surat uz- Zukhruf
43
89
-do-
-do-
62
Surat ul-Jinn
72
28
-do-
-do-
63
Surat ul-Mulk
67
30
-do-
-do-
64
Surat ul- Mu'menoon
23
118
-do-
-do-
65
Surat ul- Ambeyaa
31
112
-do-
-do-
66
Surat ul- Furqaan
20
77
-do-
-do-
67
Surah Bani Israa'eel
17
111
-do-
-do-
68
Surat un-Naml
27
13
-do-
-do-
69
Surat ul-Kahf
18
110
-do-
-do-
70
Surat us- Sajadah
32
30
-do-
-do-
71
Surah Haameem as-Sajadah
41
54
-do-
-do-
72
Surat ul- Jaaseyah
45
37
-do-
-do-
73
Surat un-Nahl
16
128
-do-
-do-
74
Surat ur-Room
30
60
-do-
-do-
75
Surah Hood
11
123
-do-
-do-
76
Surah Ibraaheem
14
52
-do-
-do-
77
Surah Yoosuf
12
111
-do-
-do-
78
Surat ul- Mu'min
40
85
-do-
-do-
79
Surat ul-Qasas
28
88
-do-
-do-
80
Surat uz- Zumar
39
75
-do-
-do-
81
Surat ul- ‘Ankaboot
29
69
-do-
-do-
82
Surah Luqmaan
31
34
-do-
-do-
83
Surat ush- Shooraa
42
53
-do-
-do-
84
Surah Yoonus
10
109
-do-
-do-
85
Surat us- Sabaa
34
54
-do-
-do-
86
Surat ul-Faatir
25
45
-do-
-do-
87
Surat ul-A'raaf
7
206
-do-
-do-
88
Surat ul-Ahqaaf
46
35
-do-
-do-
89
Surat ul-An'aam
6
166
-do-
-do-
90
Surat ur-Ra'ad
13
43
Madinah
After Hijrah
91
Surat ul- Baqarah
2
286
Madinah
After Hijrah
92
Surat ul- Baiyenah
98
8
-do-
-do-
93
Surat ut- Taghaabun
64
18
-do-
-do-
94
Surat ul- Jomo'ah
62
11
-do-
-do-
95
Surat ul-Infaal
8
75
-do-
-do-
96
Surah Mohammad
47
38
-do-
-do-
97
Surah Aal-e-Imraan
3
200
-do-
-do-
98
Surat us-Saff
61
14
-do-
-do-
99
Surat ul- Hadeed
57
29
-do-
-do-
100
Surat un- Nesaa'
4
177
-do-
-do-
101
Surat ut- Talaaq
65
12
-do-
-do-
102
Surat ul- Hashar
59
24
-do-
-do-
103
Surat ul- Ahzaab
33
73
-do-
-do-
104
Surat ul- Monaafeqoon
63
11
-do-
-do-
105
Surat un- Noor
24
64
-do-
-do-
106
Surat ul- Mojaadelah
58
22
-do-
-do-
107
Surat ul-Hajj
22
78
-do-
-do-
108
Surat ul-Fath
24
29
-do-
-do-
109
Surat ut- Tahreem
66
12
-do-
-do-
110
Surat ul- Mumtahenah
60
13
-do-
-do-
111
Surat un-Nasr
110
3
-do-
-do-
112
Surat ul- Hojoraat
49
18
-do-
-do-
113
Surah Taubah
9
129
-do-
-do-
114
Surat ul- Maa'edah
5
120
-do-
-do-
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 

Divisions of the Qur'an

Division
Beginning Surah
Ending Surah

1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Surat ul-Faateha [1]
Surat ul-An'aam [6]
Surah Yoonus [10]
Surah Taahaa [20]
Surat ul-‘Ankaboot [29]
Surat uz-Zomar [39]
Surat ul-Waaqe'ah [56]

Surat ul-Maa'edah [5]
Surah Taubah [9]
Surah Maryam [19]
Surat ul-Qasas [28]
Surah Saad [38]
Surat ur-Rehmaan [55] Surat un-Naas [114]
   
 

You should begin reciting the first division on Friday and then continue to recite each division everyday such that the seventh division is completed on Thursday. In this way the recitation of Qur'an is completed in a week. As soon as you finish reciting seventh division on Thursday, you should recite Surat ul-Faateha which means that once again you have begun reciting the Qur'an. After completing the Qur'an on Thursday, you should recite the du'aa of Khatm ul-Qur'an and keep the Qur'an on the head and then facing the Qiblah you should seek the fulfillment of your wishes.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
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