The Chapters of The Qur’an and their meaning in English

The holy book of Islam is known variously as the Koran, Quran, or Qur’an. The Quran was revealed to Allah’s last Prophet (SAW), in accordance with traditional Islamic doctrine, in order to guide and demonstrate righteous behavior to all human and jinn species. In this article, I’ll take you through a list of the chapters in the Quran as well as everything there is to know about each all.

Simply use the free chapters and verse(s) in the Quran if you need a solution to your issue or if you just want to ask Allah for protection. For Muslims, the Quran provides out the rules, commandments, standards for social behavior, etc.

The Prophet Muhammad’s companions put a lot of effort into preserving the Islamic sacred text for future generations. Muslims read the Holy Quran as their sacred text. Numerous verses of the Quran describe numerous foods.

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

The 114 chapters (surah), or srahs, that make up the Quran vary in length. Depending on whether the verses were revealed before or after Muhammad moved to the city of Medina, each chapter of the Quran is categorized as Meccan or Medinan.

However, Meccan passages may be found in a Srah (Chapter) that is considered Medinan, and vice versa. A person or attribute mentioned in the book, as well as the first few letters or words of the sura, may serve as the inspiration for a chapter’s title in the Quran.

Suratl Kauthar (chapter 108) is the shortest chapter in the holy Quran, with only three verses. Suratl Fatiha is the first chapter of the Quran and has seven verses. Suratl Nas is the last chapter and has six verses.

The chapters of the Quran are not organized in chronological sequence; rather, they seem to be grouped roughly according to decreasing chapter length. According to some academics, the sahs are placed in a specific pattern.

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

However, the Bismillah is still used 114 times in the Quran because it appears in verse 30 of chapter 27. (Suratl An Naml verse 30).

The substance of the Quran addresses fundamental Islamic beliefs, such as the presence of God and the afterlife. The early prophets’ biographies, moral and legal issues, historical occurrences during the lifetime of prophet Muhammad, charity, and prayer are all mentioned in the Quran.

The Quran’s chapters offer general counsel on right and wrong, and historical events are connected to provide broad moral lessons.

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
49ٱلْحُجُرَات (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
53ٱلنَّجْم (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 Quran itself uses the word “Quran” roughly 70 times. The Quran is broken down into Surahs (chapters), which are then broken down into Ayahs (verses). The Quran has 6666 verses in total.

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.

Before touching a copy of the Quran, some Muslims believe they must undergo the ritual cleaning wash (Wudu or Ghusl). The Malikis, Shafis, Hanbalis, Abu Hanifa and other other scholars have ruled it legitimate for menstruation and post-partum bleeding women to recite the holy Quran.

If you are internally or physically dirty, stay away from the Quran. However, a sexually polluted person may at any time choose to change their status. He or she can conduct tayammum and manufacture ghusl if there is no water.

Muslims often finish reciting the entire Quran during Tarawih prayers during Ramadan, the month of required fasting for Muslims.

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