The Chapters of The Quran and their meaning in English

All Quran Chapters and their meaning in English

Last Updated on August 7, 2023 by Akwaowo Akpan

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