Posts Tagged ‘Surahs’

• Kalima Tayyaiba is mentioned in Quran for 2 times.
• The word Quran means “read one”.
• 114 total number of Surah
• Surah means city of Refuge.
• 86 Makki Surah.
• 28 Madine Surah.
• 558 Rukus.
• Al-Baqrah is the longest Surah.
• Al- Kausar is the shortest Surah.
• Al-Nass is the last surah.
• 14 bows are in Quran.
• First bow occurs in 9th Para i.e Al-Inaam Surah.
• Al-Fatiha is the preface of the holy Quran.
• Five verses were revealed in the first wahy.
• Namaz commanded in Quran for 700 times.
• Al-Imran is the surah in which Hajj is commanded.
• Al-Mudassar-2nd Revealed Surah.
• Al-Muzammil- 3rd Revealed Surah.
• Al-Tauba does not start with Bismillah.
• Al-Namal contains two Bismillahs.
• Three Surahs start with curse.
• 6666 is the number of Ayats.
• 29 total number of Mukata’t.
• Hazrat Usman was the first Hafiz of the Holy Quran.
• Hazrat Khalid Bin Saeed, the first writer of Wahy.
• Gap between first wahy and second wahy was 6 months.
• 12 Ghazawahs described in Holy Quran.
• Abdullah Ibn Abbas, the first commentator of the Quran and also known as interpreter of the Quran.
• In surah Al-Saf, Hoy prophet is addressed as Ahmed.
• Ghar-e-Sor is mentioned in Surah Al-Tauba.
• 4 Surhas start with Qul. (chkd)
• Hazrat Umar proposed the compilation of Holy Quran.
• Al- Nasr is known as Surah Widah.
• First annulled order of holy Quran was the transfer of Qibla.
• The word Islam occurs 6 times in the Quran.
• Abdul Malik Marwan applied the dots in the Holy Quran.
• Hajjaj bin yousuf applied diacritical points in Quran.
• 8 Siparas starts with Bismillah.
• 37 total number of surah in last parah.
• Al- Baqrah and Surah Al-Nissa is spread over 3 Parahs.
• Al-Falq and Al-Nas revealed at the same time.
• 3 Surah stats with “Ya Ayananabiyau”.
• City of Rome is mentioned in Holy Quran.
• Surah Yaseen is known as Heart of Quran.
• Suran Rehman is known as beauty of Quran.
• Tafseer Ibn Kaseer was written by Hafiz Ismaeed Bin Umar-Imam Ud Din.
• First revealed surah was Al Alaq, 96 in arrangement
• Complete revelation in 23 years.
• Subject of Holy Quran is Man.
• Last Surah reveled in Al-Nasr.
• Risalat means to convey message.
• 25 prophets mentioned in holy Quran.
• Holy Quran consist 105684 words and 3236700 letters.
• Longest Ayat of Holy Quran is Ayatul Kursi.
• 6 Surah start with the name of prophets.
• Surah maryam wholly revealed for a woman.
• In Bani Israeel and Al-Najaf the event of Miraj is explained.
• Last revelation descended on 3rd Rabi-ul Awal and it was written by Abi- Bin Kab. (chk)
• Language of Divine Books.
• Taurat Hebrew
• Injil Siriac
• Zubur Siriac
• Holy Quran Arabic.
• Taurat was the first revealed book.
• Holy Quran was revealed in 22y 5m 14 days.
• There are 7 stages in Holy Quran.
• Abdullah Ibn Abbas is called as leader of commentators.
• Apollo 15 placed the copy of the Holy Quran on the moon.
• Tarjama-ul-Qu’ran is written by Abdul-Kalam Azad.
• Theodore Bailey in 1143 translated Holy Quran in Latin, for the first time.
• First Muslim interpreter of Quran in English is Khalifa Abdul Hakeem.
• Shah Waliullah translated Holy Quran in Persian and Shah Rafiuddin in Urdu in 1776.
• Hafiz Lakhvi translated Holy Quran in Punjabi.
• Ross translated the Holy Quran in to English.
• Surah Alaq was revealed on 18th Ramzan.(contradictory)
• Number of Aayats in al-Bakar is 286.
• Longest Makki Surah is Aaraf.
• Second longest Surah is Ashrah/Al-Imran.
• Surah Kausar has 3 Aayats.
• First Surah compilation wise is Surah Fatiha.
• Fatiha means opening.
• Fatiha contains 7 aayats.
• Fatiha is also called Ummul Kitab.
• First Surah revealed in Madina was Surah Fatiha.
• Surah Fatiha revealed twice-in Makkah & Madina.
• Angles mentioned in Quran are 7.
• Meaning of Aayat is Sign.
• Meaning of Hadith is to take.
• Stone mentioned in Quran is ruby (Yaakut).
• First Sajda occurs in 9th Para, Al-Inaam Surah.
• Longest Surah (al-Bakr) covers 1/12th of Quran.
• Madni Surahs are generally longer.
• Madni Surahs consist of1/3rd of Quran.
• Makki Surahs consist of2/3rd of Quran.
• Surah Ikhlas is 112 Surah of Quran.
• First complete Madni Surah is Baqarah.
• Names of Quran mentioned in Quran is 55.
• Surahs named after animals are 4 in number.
• Namal means Ant.
• Surah Inaam means Camel.
• Surah Nahl means Honey bee.
• Surah Ankaboot means spider.
• The major part of Quran is revealed at night-time.
• Generally aayats of Sajida occur in Makki Surahs.
• 10 virtues are blessed for recitation of one word of Quran.
• Surah Anfal means Cave.
• In Naml two bismillah occur (2nds one is at aayat no:30)
• Surah Kahf means the cave.
• Muzammil means Wrapped in garments.
• Kausar means Abundance.

• Nasr means Help.

• Ikhlas means Purity of faith.
• Falak means Dawn.
• Un-Nass means Mankind.
• Al-alq means Clot of blood.
• Alm Nashrah means Expansion.
• Uz-zukhruf means Ornaments.
• Surah Rahman is in 27th Para.
• Bride of Quran is Rahman Surah.
• Surah Yasin is in 22nd and 23rd Para.
• Present shape of quran is Taufeeqi.
• Quran is the greatest miracle of Prophet.
• Word surah has occurred in Quran 9 times.
• First seven aayats of quran are called Tawwal.
• The alphabet Alf comes most of times and Alf, Zuwad Alphabet comes least number of times.
• Quran is written in Prose & Poetry.
• Quran is also regarded as a manual of Science.
• Surah Alq is both Makki and Madni.
• Name of Muhammad is mentioned in Quran for 4 times.
• Adam is mentioned in Surah Aaraf.
• first Sindhi translation of Quran by Aakhund Azizullah Halai
• Torat means light.
• Zaboor means Pieces/ Book written in big letters.
• Injeel means Good news.
• 99 number of aayats describe Khatam-e- Nabuwat.
• Command against Juva & amputation of hands came 8th A.H
• Laws about orphanage revealed in 3 A.H.
• Laws about Zina revealed in 5 A.H.
• Laws about inheritance revealed in 3 A.H.
• In 4th A.H wine was prohibited.
• The order of Hijab for women reveled in 4th A.H.
• Ablution made obligatory in 5th A.H.
• In Surah Al-Nisa the commandment of Wuzu is present.
• Procedure of ablution is present in Surah Maidah.
• In 4 A.H Tayammum was granted.
• Interest was prohibited in 8th A.H.
• The order of Hijiab reveled in 8th Hijrah. (chk)
• During ghazwa Banu Mustaliq the command of tayamum was reveled.
• Quran recited in Medina firstly in the mosque Nabuzdeeq.
• Quran verse abrogating a previous order is called Naasikh.
• First man to recite Quran in Makkah: Abdullah bin Masood.
• Forms of revelation granted to Prophet were 3 (wahi,Kashf,dream)
• First method of revelation of Quran Wahi.
• Kashf means Vision.
• Initially Quran was preserved in memory form.
• After Umar’s death, copy of quran was passed on to Hafsa.
• Only Sahabi mentioned in Quran Zaid bin Haris.(surah ahzab)
• Paradise is mentioned in Quran for150 times.
• Section of Paradise in which Prophets will dwell Mahmood.
• Doors of Hell are 7.
• Subterranean part of hell is Hawia.
• Number of angles of hell 19.
• Gate-keeper of hell Malik.
• Gate-keeper of heaven Rizwan.
• Place of heaven at which people whose good deeds equal bad deeds will be kept in Aaraf.
• A tree in hell emerging from its base is Zakoon.
• Name of the mountain of hell is Saud.
• Heaven on earth was built by Shadad.
• The word Islam has been used at 92 places in the holy quran.
• First revelation written by Khalid bin Saeed
• Last wahi written by Abi Ibn Kaaf.
• Last wahi came on3rd Rabiul Awal 11 A.D
• In 15th Para the event of Miraj is mentioned.
• Except the name of Maryam the name of no other woman has come explicitly in the Quran.
• Iblees will not be punished with fire but with cold.
• Iblees’s refusal to prostrate before man is mentioned in Kuran for 9 times.
• Iblees means “disappointed one”.
• Al-Kausar relates to death of Qasim and Hazrat Abdullah
• Jibrail came 24 000 times into the court of the Prophet.
• Quran has been translated into fifty languages to date.
• If a woman marries the second time, she will be in Jannah with the second husband. (Hadith)
• The Earth and the Heaven were created by Allah in 6 days, it is described in Surah Yunus.
• Zaid bin Thabit collected the Quran in the form of Book.
• Tarjumanul Quran Abdullah bin Abbas.
• In Surah Muzzamil verse 73 reading quran slowly and clearly is ordained.
• 4 Mosque mentioned in Holy Quran.
• Jibraeel is referred in Quran as Ar-rooh.
• In Quran Rooh-al-Qudus is Jibrael it means holy spirit.
• In Quran Rooh-al-Ameen is Jibrael.
• Incharge of Provisions is Mekaeel.
• The angel who was sent to Prophets as a helper against enemies of Allah was Jibraeel.
• The Angel who sometimes carried Allah’s punishment for His disobedients was Jibraeel.
• Jibrael is mentioned in Quran for three times.
• Old Testament is the Torait.
• New Testament is Injeel.
• Psalms is Zuboor.
• Gospal is Injeel.
• Prophet is called Farqaleet in Injeel.
• Taharat-e-Sughra is Wuzu.
• There are two types of Farz.
• Saloos-ul-Quran is Surah Ikhlas.
• Aroos-ul-Quran i.e bride of Quran is Al-Rehman.
• Meaning of Baqarah: The Goat
• In Surah Waqiya the word Al-Quran ul Hakeem is used.
• First Wahi was revealed on 17 Ramzan.
• Two Surahs are named with one letter heading.
• Surah Baqara & Ale Imran are known as Zuhraveen.
• Wine is termed in Quran as Khumar.
• The first authority for the compilation of Ahadis is .
• Sahih Bukhari contains 7397 ahadis.


Isa bin Muhammad (Alaihir Rahmah) says that I once saw Abu Bakr bin Mujahid (Alaihir Rahmah) after his death in a dream reading the Holy Quran. I asked, “You have died, how are you reciting,” upon which he said, “After every Salah and finishing of the Quran, I would pray “O Allah, give me the Taufiq to recite the Quran in my grave” and that is why I am praying.” (Faizan-e-Sunnat)


The Holy Prophet said:
1) The best of you is he who learnt the Holy Quran and taught it to others. (Bukhari)
2) Undoubtedly, the heart gets rusted like metal gets rusted when water goes over it. The People asked, “How can they [hearts] be cleaned.” The Prophet replied, “To remember death in abundance and to recite the Holy Quran.” (Mishkat)
3) That chest which does not have any Quran in it is like an abandoned house. (Tirmizi, Darmi)
4) Whoever read the Quran and memorized it and belived its’ Halal to be Halal and its Haram to be Haram [i.e., accepted it commandments of Halal and Haraam], Allah will accept the intercession for such 10 people on from him whom Hell had already become Wajib. (Tirmizi, Ibn-e-Majah)
5) Whoever is an expert in reciting the Holy Quran is with the Kiraman Katebeen and whoever reads the Quran with pauses and it is difficult for him, that is, his tounge does not move easily and he recites with difficutly for him there are two rewards. (Bahar-e-Shariat)
6) The one who has memorized Quran will be told to read and climb and recite with Tarteel (clear and distinct recitation) like you used to read with Tarteel in the Dunya; your place will be where you read your last Ayat. (Bahar-e-Shariat)
7) Allah says, “Whoever was kept busy with the [recitation] of Quran from my Zikr and asking me, I will give him better than those who I give to those who ask” and the excellence of the Word of Allah over all the other words is like the excellence of Allah over all his creation.
8) Learn the Quran and read it because whoever learned the Quran and read it and did Qayam with it is like a bag filled with Musk whose fragrance is spread everywhere and whoever learned the Quran and slept that is he did not do Qiyamul Layl is like a bag which is filled with Musk and its mouth has been closed. (Tirmizi, Ibn-e-Majah, Nisaee)
9) Read the Quran when you heart feels affection and attachment and when your heart becomes bored stand up that is stop reciting the Quran. (Saheeh Bukhari and Muslim)
10) Decorate the Quran with your (good) voices. (Mishkat)
11) O People of the Quran, do not make the Quran a pillow, that is do not be lazy and be careless, and read the Quran in the day and night like it is the Haq of Recitation, and spread it, that is, read with good voices or do not take compensation for it, and whatever is in it, reflect upon itso that you may attain success, and do not hurry in its reward because the reward for it is great (which will be given in the Akhirah). (Bahiqi)

Rewards for certain Surahs and Ayahs

The Holy Prophet said:
1) Surah Fatiha is a cure from every illness. (Darmi, Bahiqi)
2) Do not make your home a graveyard, the Shaitan runs from the home in which Surah Baqrah is recited. (Sahih Muslim)
3) Whoever memorized the first ten ayahs of Surah Kahf will be saved the Dajjal. (Sahih Muslim)
4) Whoever recites Surah Kahf on the day of Jummah, there will be a Nur brightened for him between two Jummahs.
5) Everything has a heart and the heart of the Quran is Surah Yaseen, whoever read Yaseen, Allah will write the reward of reading the Quran ten times from him. (Tirmizi and Darmi)
6) Whoever reads Surah Yaseen for the pleasure of Allah, his past sins will be forgiven so read this near your deceased. (Bahiqi)
7) (Reading) Qul hu WAllahu Ahad (Surah Ikhlas) is equal to [reading] one third of the Quran.
8) Whoever read Ayatul Kursi after every Fard Salah, he will be under the protection and security of Allah. (Dailmi on the Authority of Sayeduna Ali)
9) (On the Day of Judgement) a caller will say O Recitor of Surah Inaam, come to Jannat for loving Surah Inaam and its recitation.
10) Surah Tabarak (Surah Mulk) saves one from Hell.
11) Whatever task is not begun with Bismillahir Rahamnir Raheem remains incomplete and unfinished.

Ettiquteets and Rules of Tilawat:
1) To memorize one Ayah of the Quran is Fard-e-Aeen on every Mukallaf Muslim; to memorize the entire Holy Quran is Fard-e-Kafyah; to memorize Surah Fatiha and a small Surah or something similar like three small Ayahs or one long Ayah is Wajib-e-Aeen. (Durre Mukhtar)
2) To read the Holy Quran while looking at it is better then reading without looking at it because in this case one touches the Holy Quran, sees the Holy Quran, and reads the Holy Quran and all this is Ibadat. (Bahar-e-Shariat)
3) To read the Holy Quran in the restroom and such places of impurity is not allowed (Na-Jaiz)
4) It is Haraam that everybody read the Holy Quran in a gathering loudly at once, however, it is necessary to read loudly enough so that one can hear what he/she is reading, that is, if there is no other distraction like noise. (Bhare-e-Shariat) Also, many children read together at once in a Madrsa loudly for learning purposes and this is okay.
5) It is better to read the Quran loudly that is if somebody praying, sleeping, or somebody ill will not be distracted. (Gunyah)
6) If somebody is reciting the Quran incorrectly then it is Wajib to tell him/her unless if one fears jealousy and hate. (Gunyah)
7) To memorize the Holy Quran and then to forget it is a sin.
8) It is from the ettiqutes of respecting the Holy Quran that one does not put their back towards the Quran or spread their legs towards the Quran or sit in a high place when the Quran is beneath. (Bahare Shariat)
9) During recitation reflect on what you are reading. For example, when reading about punishment, one should repent; when reading about paradise, one should rejoice and pray for Jannah.
10) The way to do Sajdah of Tilwat is as follows: If one hears or reads the Ayat of Sajdah then he should stand with the intention of performing the Sajdah of Tilawat and saying Allahu Akbar should go into Sajdah and should recite the Tasbeeh of Sajdah atleast three times. Then, saying Allahu Akbar, one should stand up. To say Allahu Akbar both times is Sunnah. Similarly, to stand before and after the Sajdah is Mustahab. (Durre Mukhtar)

Lastly, learn how to read the Quran in the company of a Qualified Sunni Alim [and mature sisters must go to a Qualified Sister] who can teach them how to read as this is necessary. At times, while reciting many brothers and sisters unknowingly make mistakes in recitation which change the meaning which breaks their Salah. Likewise, send your children to Madrsas where they may learn how to recite the Quran with correct pronunciation and Qirat. If there is not a Madrsa in your town, then establish one. Knowledge of Islam leads one to Love Allah and helps to build a good moral character within the Muslim community. By learning the Quran, a Muslim saves his Salah, his Iman, and his Akhirah. Learning the Quran is not limited to just learning how to recite the Holy Book, rather, it is a life long process of learning how to recite it and understand what the Quran says. The noble Ulama have worked hard and written volumes of Tafseer which consists of Ahadith, Stories, and important points. After learning the Quran, we must practice it and spread the word into our family and community.