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All chapters in Quran and their meaning in English

All chapters in Quran and their meaning in English

Koran also spelled as Quran or Qur’an is the sacred scripture of Islam. According to conventional Islamic belief, the Quran was revealed by Allah to His last Prophet (SAW), Muhammed to guide and show good ways to humans and jinn kinds. In this article, I will show you the list of all chapters in the Quran and everything about chapters in the Qur’an step by step.

If you need a solution to your problem or you just want to pray to Allah for protection, simply use the free chapters and verse(s) in the Quran. Quran lays down the laws, commandments, how to live socially with people, etc for Moslems.

Actually, every piece of information in the Quran and Hadith corrected many superstitious and vague ideas about human development that were prevalent before.

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The Holy Quran is a wonderful and captivating book that helps us in every aspect of our spiritual, physical, and moral state of life. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) first received revelations in 609 CE in a cave on Mount of Hira, near Mecca by Angel Jibril where He was asked to Say ”Iqra (meaning: recite)”. Moslems regard the Quran as the most important miracle of Muhammad.

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The companions of Prophet Muhammad had worked very hard in transferring the Islamic holy book to future generations. The Holy Quran is a religious book of Muslims. In many verses of the Quran, various foods are discussed.

List of all chapters in the Holy Quran and their meaning in English

The Quran consists of 114 chapters (surah) of varying lengths, each known as a sūrah. Each chapter in Quran is classified as Meccan or Medinan, depending on whether the verses were revealed before or after the migration of Muhammad to the city of Medina.

However, a Sūrah (Chapter) classified as Medinan may contain Meccan verses in it and vice versa. The title of the chapter in the Quran may be derived from a name or quality discussed in the text, or from the first letters or words of the sūrah.

The first chapter in Quran is Suratl Fatiha which contains seven (7) verses while the last chapter is Suratl Nas which has six (6) verses, meanwhile, the smallest chapter in the holy Quran is surat Kauthar (chapter 108) which contains three (3) verses.

Quranic chapters are not arranged in chronological order, in fact, the chapters appear to be arranged roughly in order of decreasing size. Some scholars argue that the sūrahs are arranged according to a certain pattern.

Each sūrah except the ninth chapter (Surat Taubah) starts with Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem (بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم) which means ”In the name of Allah, the most Merciful, the most Gracious.”

There are, however, still 114 occurrences of the Bismillah in the Quran, due to its presence in Quran chapter 27 verse 30 (Surat An Naml verse 30).

The Quranic content is concerned with basic Islamic beliefs including the existence of God and the resurrection. Narratives of the early Prophets, ethical and legal subjects, historical events of prophet Muhammad’s time, charity, and prayer also appear in the Quran.

The Quranic chapters contain general exhortations regarding right and wrong and historical events are related to outline general moral lessons.

114 Surah in Quran and their meaning or name in English language

The 114 chapters in the holy Quran are listed and explained step by step.

S/NChapterMeaning in English
1ٱلْفَاتِحَة (Al Fatihah)The Opening
2ٱلْبَقَرَة (Al Baqarah)The Cow
3آلِ عِمْرَان (Al Imran)The family of Imraan
4ٱلنِّسَاء (An Nisa’)The women
5ٱلْمَائِدَة (Al Ma’idah)The Table
6ٱلْأَنْعَام (Al An’am)The Cattles
7ٱلْأَعْرَاف (Al A’raf)The Heights
8ٱلْأَنْفَال (Al Anfal)The Spoils of War
9ٱلتَّوْبَة (Al-tawbah)The Repantance
10يُونُس (Yunus)Jonah
11هُود (Hud)Hud
12يُوسُف (Yusuf)Joseph
13ٱلرَّعْد (Ar Ra’ad)The Thunder
14إِبْرَاهِيم (Ibraheem)Abraham
15ٱلْحِجْر (Al Hijr)The Rocky Tract
16ٱلنَّحْل (Al Nahl)The Bee
17ٱلْإِسْرَاء (Al Isra’)The Night of Journey
18ٱلْكَهْف (Al Kahf)The Cave
19مَرْيَم (Maryam)Mary
20طه (Ta-Ha)Ta-Ha (unknown meaning)
21ٱلْأَنْبِيَاء (Al Anbiya)The Prophets
22ٱلْحَجّ (Al Hajj)The Pilgrimage
23ٱلْمُؤْمِنُون (Al Mu’minoon)The Believers
24ٱلنُّور (An Nur)The Light
25ٱلْفُرْقَان (Al Furqan)The Criterion
26ٱلشُّعَرَاء (Ash-Shu’ara)The Poets
27ٱلنَّمْل (An Naml)The Ant
28ٱلْقَصَص (Al Qasas)The Stories
29ٱلْعَنْكَبُوت (Al Ankabut)The Spider
30ٱلْعَنْكَبُوت (Ar Rum)The Romans
31لُقْمَان (Luqman)Luqman
32ٱلسَّجْدَة (As Sajadah)The Prostration
33ٱلْأَحْزَاب (Al Ahzab)The Combined Forces
34سَبَأ (Saba’)Sheba
35فَاطِر (Fatir)The Originator
36يس (Yasin)Yāʾ Sīn (a name of prophet Muhammad)
37ٱلصَّافَّات (As Saffat)Those Who Set The Ranks
38ص (Sad)Letter SAAD (unknown meaning)
39ٱلزُّمَر (Az-Zumar)The Troops
40غَافِر (Ghafir)The Forgiver (Allah)
41فُصِّلَت (Fussilat)Explained In Detail
42ٱلشُّورىٰ (Ash-Shura)The Consultation
43ٱلْزُّخْرُف (Az-Zukhruf)The Luxury
44ٱلدُّخَان (Ad-Dukhan)The Smoke
45ٱلْجَاثِيَة (Al Jathiyah)The Kneeling Down
46ٱلْأَحْقَاف (Al-Ahqaaf)The Sand-Dunes
47مُحَمَّد (Muhammad)The Prophet Muhammed
48ٱلْفَتْح (Al-Fath)The Victory
ٱلْحُجُرَات (Al-Hujuraat)
The Inner Apartments
50ق (Qaaf)Letter Qaaf (only Allah knows its meaning as it was used here)
51ٱلذَّارِيَات (Adh-Dhaariyaat)The Winnowing Winds
52ٱلطُّور (At-Toor)The Mount
ٱلنَّجْم (An-Najm)
The Star
54ٱلْقَمَر (Al-Qamar)The Moon
55ٱلرَّحْمَٰن (Ar-Raḥmān)The Most Gracious
56ٱلْوَاقِعَة (Al-Wāqiʿah)The Inevitable
57ٱلْحَدِيد (Al-Ḥadīd)The Iron
58ٱلْمُجَادِلَة (Al-Mujādilah)The Pleading Woman
59ٱلْحَشْر (Al-Ḥašr)Banishment
60ٱلْمُمْتَحَنَة (Al-Mumtaḥanah)The Female Examined One
61ٱلصَّفّ (Aṣ-Ṣaff)Battle Array
62ٱلْجُمُعَة (Al-Jumuʿah)Friday Congregation
63ٱلْمُنَافِقُون (Al-Munāfiq̈ūn)The Hypocrites
64ٱلتَّغَابُن (At-Taghābun)The Cheating
65ٱلطَّلَاق (Aṭ-Ṭalāq)Divorce
66ٱلتَّحْرِيم (At-Taḥrīm)The Prohibition
67ٱلْمُلْك (Al-Mulk)Sovereignty
68ٱلْقَلَم (Al-Q̈alam)The Pen
69ٱلْحَاقَّة (Al-Ḥāqqah)The Sure Reality
70ٱلْمَعَارِج (Al-Maʿārij)The Ascending Stairways
71نُوح (Nūḥ)Noah
72ٱلْجِنّ (Al-Jinn)The Jinn Kinds
73ٱلْمُزَّمِّل (Al-Muzzammil)The Enwrapped One
74ٱلْمُدَّثِّر (Al-Muddathir)The Enfolded One
75ٱلْقِيَامَة (Al-Qiyamah)The Day of Resurrection
76ٱلْإِنْسَان (Al-ʾInsān)The Human Kinds
77ٱلْمُرْسَلَات (Al-Mursalāt)The Emissaries
78ٱلنَّبَأ (An-Nabaʾ)The Announcement
79ٱلنَّازِعَات (An-Nāziʿāt)Soul Snatchers
80عَبَسَ (Abasa)The Frowned
81ٱلتَّكْوِير (At-Takwīr)Shrouding in Darkness
82ٱلْإِنْفِطَار (Al-ʾInfiṭār)Bursting Apart
83ٱلْمُطَفِّفِين (Al-Muṭaffifīn)The Cheats
84ٱلْإِنْشِقَاق (Al-ʾInšiqāq)The Sundering
85ٱلْبُرُوج (Al-Burūj)The Great Constellations
86ٱلطَّارِق (Aṭ-Ṭāriq)That Which Comes in the Night
87ٱلْأَعْلَىٰ (Al-ʾAʿlā)The All-Highest
88ٱلْغَاشِيَة (Al-Ghāšiyah)The Overshadowing
89ٱلْفَجْر (Al-Fajr)The Daybreak
90ٱلْبَلَد (Al-Balad)The Land
91ٱلشَّمْس (Al-Shams)The Sun
92ٱللَّيْل (Al-Layl)The Night
93ٱلضُّحَىٰ (Aḍ-Ḍuḥā)The Bright Morning Hours
94ٱلشَّرْح (Al-Sharḥ)The Expansion of Breast
95ٱلتِّين (At-Tīn)The Fig
96ٱلْعَلَق (Al-ʿAlaq)Clot of Blood
97ٱلْقَدْر (Al-Qadr)The Night of Decree
98ٱلْبَيِّنَة (Al-Bayyinah)The Evidence of the Truth
99ٱلزَّلْزَلَة (Az-Zalzalah)The Earthquake
100ٱلْعَادِيَات (Al-ʿĀdiyāt)The Courser
101ٱلْقَارِعَة (Al-Qāriʿah)The Great Calamity
102ٱلتَّكَاثُر (At-Takāthur)The Piling Up
103ٱلْعَصْر (Al-ʿAṣr) The Declining Day
104ٱلْهُمَزَة (Al-Humazah)The Slanderer
105ٱلْفِيل (Al-Fīl)The Elephant
106قُرَيْش (Quraysh)The People of Quraysh
107ٱلْمَاعُون (Al-Maʿūn)The Neighbourly Assistance
108ٱلْكَوْثَر (Al-Kawthar)Good in Abundance
109ٱلْكَافِرُون (Al-Kāfirūn)The Disbelievers
110ٱلنَّصْر (An-Naṣr)Divine Support
111ٱلْمَسَد (Al-Masad)The Plaited Rope
112ٱلْإِخْلَاص (Al-ʾIkhlāṣ)Purity of Faith
113ٱلْفَلَق (Al-Falaq)The Rising Dawn
114ٱلنَّاس (An-Nas)Mankind

The word Quran appears about 70 times in the Quran itself. The Quran is divided into Surahs (chapters) and further divided into Ayahs (verses). Meanwhile, the Quran contains 6666 verses.

Any person who has memorized the entire Quran is called a Hafiz (memorizer). An ayah (Quranic verse) is sometimes recited with a special kind of tone reserved for this purpose, called Tajwid.

Some Moslems believe that they must perform a ritual cleansing with water (Wudu or Ghusl) before touching a copy of the Quran. Recitation of the holy Quran by menstruating and post-partum bleeding women has been made permissible by the Malikis, Shafis, Hanbalis, Abu Hanifa, and a number of other scholars.

Do not near Quran if you are internally or externally impure, in fact, the sexually defiled man/woman can at any time he/she wishes to remove that state. He/she can make ghusl and if there is no water then they can perform tayammum.

During the month of Ramadan (Moslem obligatory fasting month), Muslims typically complete the recitation of the whole Quran during Tarawih prayers.


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