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The RationalWiki Annotated Qur'an (RAQ) uses the Pickthall translation of the Qur'an.Wikipedia's W.svg For more translations, see here.

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Suras of the Qur'an[edit]

The Qur'an was not written in chronological order; instead, it was arranged after Muhammad's death from (roughly) longest to shortest. The following shows the traditional order with Marmaduke Pickthall's titles[1] and the mainstream chronological order.[2][3][4]

Traditional
order:
Chronological
order:
Sura name: Annotated
fully?
Location of
authorship
Number
of verses
1 5 The Opening Mecca 7
2 87 The Cow ½ Medina 286
3 89 The Family of Imran ½ Medina 200
4 92 Women Medina 176
5 112 The Food Medina 120
6 55 The Cattle Mecca 165
7 39 The Elevated Places Mecca 206
8 88 The Spoils of War Medina 75
9 113 Repentance Medina 129
10 51 Jonah Mecca 109
11 52 Hud Mecca 123
12 53 Joseph Mecca 111
13 96 The Thunder Medina 43
14 72 Abraham Mecca 52
15 54 The Rock Mecca 99
16 70 The Bee Mecca 128
17 50 The Israelites Mecca 111
18 69 The Cave Mecca 110
19 44 Mary Mecca 98
20 45 Ta Ha Mecca 135
21 73 The Prophets Mecca 112
22 103 The Pilgrimage Medina 78
23 74 The Believers Mecca 118
24 102 The Light Medina 64
25 42 The Criterion Mecca 77
26 47 The Poets Mecca 227
27 48 The Ant Mecca 93
28 49 The Narrative Mecca 88
29 85 The Spider Mecca 69
30 84 The Romans Mecca 60
31 57 Lukman Mecca 34
32 75 The Adoration Mecca 30
33 90 The Allies Medina 73
34 58 Sheba Mecca 54
35 43 The Creator Mecca 45
36 41 Ya Sin Mecca 83
37 56 The Rangers Mecca 182
38 38 Sad Mecca 88
39 59 The Companies Mecca 75
40 60 The Forgiving One Mecca 85
41 61 Revelations Well Expounded Mecca 54
42 62 The Counsel Mecca 53
43 63 The Embellishment Mecca 89
44 64 The Evident Smoke Mecca 59
45 65 The Kneeling Mecca 37
46 66 The Sandhills Mecca 35
47 95 Muhammad Medina 38
48 111 The Victory Medina 29
49 106 The Chambers Medina 18
50 34 Qaf Mecca 45
51 67 The Scatterers Mecca 60
52 76 The Mountain Mecca 49
53 23 The Star Mecca 62
54 37 The Moon Mecca 55
55 97 The Merciful Medina 78
56 46 That Which is Coming Mecca 96
57 94 The Iron Medina 29
58 105 She Who Pleaded Medina 22
59 101 The Exile Medina 24
60 91 She Who is Tested Medina 13
61 109 The Ranks Medina 14
62 110 The Day of Congregation Medina 11
63 104 The Hypocrites Medina 11
64 108 The Cheating Medina 18
65 99 The Divorce Medina 12
66 107 The Prohibition Medina 12
67 77 The Kingdom Mecca 30
68 2 The Pen Mecca 52
69 78 The Inevitable Mecca 52
70 79 The Ladders Mecca 44
71 71 Noah Mecca 28
72 40 The Jinn Mecca 28
73 3 The Mantled One Mecca 20
74 4 The Cloaked One Mecca 56
75 31 The Resurrection Mecca 40
76 98 The Man Medina 31
77 33 The Emissaries Mecca 50
78 80 The Tidings Mecca 40
79 81 Those Who Pull Out Mecca 46
80 24 He Frowned Mecca 42
81 7 The Cessation Mecca 29
82 82 The Cleaving Asunder Mecca 19
83 86 The Defrauders Mecca 36
84 83 The Rending Mecca 25
85 27 The Constellations Mecca 22
86 36 The Night-Comer Mecca 17
87 8 The Most High Mecca 19
88 68 The Overwhelming Calamity Mecca 26
89 10 The Dawn Mecca 30
90 35 The City Mecca 20
91 26 The Sun Mecca 15
92 9 The Night Mecca 21
93 11 The Early Hours Mecca 11
94 12 The Expansion Mecca 8
95 28 The Fig Mecca 8
96 1 The Clot Mecca 19
97 25 The Majesty Mecca 5
98 100 The Proof Medina 8
99 93 The Shaking Medina 8
100 14 The Assaulters Mecca 11
101 30 The Terrible Calamity Mecca 11
102 16 Worldly Gain Mecca 8
103 13 Time Mecca 3
104 32 The Slanderer Mecca 9
105 19 The Elephant Mecca 5
106 29 The Quraish Mecca 4
107 17 The Daily Necessaries Mecca 7
108 15 Abundance Mecca 3
109 18 The Unbelievers Mecca 6
110 114 The Help Medina 3
111 6 The Flame Mecca 5
112 22 The Unity Mecca 4
113 20 The Daybreak Mecca 5
114 21 The Men Mecca 6

Chart[edit]

Number of verses by sura number.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Annotated Qur'ans:

Other Islamic text repositories:

Footnotes[edit]

  1. THE MEANING OF THE GLORIOUS QURAN, Sacred-Texts
  2. Quran Verses in Chronological Order, Qran.org
  3. Quran Chapters and their Chronological Sequence of Revelation, International Community of Submitters
  4. The History of the Quran - Al-Tawheed Vol. 4, No. 3; Vol. 5, No. 1, 2, & 3