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Facts and Figures Summary

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The literal meaning of Qurn is recitation. It is the most sacred and most read book in the entire world. It was revealed upon the Prophet  through the Angel Jibral  beginning during the month of Ramadn. Its revelation took about 23 years to complete.
 

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It contains in total 323,760 hurf (letters); 105,685 nuqtt (dots); 86,430 words; 6236 yt (verses) [6666 according to alternate numbering]; 558 rukt (sections); 114 srahs (chapters); 30 ajz (parts); 7 manzil; and 14 verses of prostration.
 

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There are 87 Makkan and 27 Madani srahs.
 

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The longest srah is Srah al-Baqarah and the shortest is Srah al-Kawthar. The greatest and most revered verse is yat-ul-Kursiy, which is also called the Chief of all Verses.
 

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In chronological order, Srah al-Alaq was the first and Srah an-Nasr was the last to be revealed.
 

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Srah Y-Sn is the heart of the Qurn. Srah ar-Rahmn contains the most number of repeated yt: 31.
 

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The are 14 sets of hurf muqattit (abbreviated letters) and 29 surahs that begin with these of which only Srah ash-Shr begins with a pair of these: .
 

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The names of 25 prophets are mentioned in the Qurn, 6 of which are title of a srah: .
 

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There are 4 places in the Qurn where saktah (pause without breaking breath) is essential.
 

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There are three Tawsn (srahs starting with : ) and seven Hawmm (srahs starting with ).
 

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Hadrat Maryam  is the only woman whose name is explicitly mentioned in the Qurn and her name is also the title of a srah.
 

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Three mosques are referred to in the Qurn: Masjid-ul-Harm (Makkah), Masjid-ul-Aqsa (Jerusalem), Masjid Qubaa (near Madnah). Also mentioned is Masjid-ud-Dirr, the mosque constructed by the hypocrites of Madnah for the purpose of causing trouble.
 

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The Qurn mentions the following land and sea animals, birds, insects, and plants: camel, cow, ram, sheep, goat, horse, mule, donkey, wolf, elephant, dog, monkey, pig, salw (type of partridge), crow, hoopoe, swifts, honeybee, ant, fly, mosquito, termites, fish, grain, garlic, onion, manna (type of herb), date, olive, grape, pomegranate, and fig.

 

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