International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Number of Verses of the Quran (Index and Argument)
Dr. Abdul Hafeez Fazli

It is considered that the total number of verses of the Quran is 6666. Let the readers note that it is absolutely incorrect that the total number of verses of the Quran is 6666.According to our research the Quranic Text consists of 6238 verses. Anjuman-e-Himayat-e-Islam Lahore, in the Quran published by it in the year 1935 divides the Quranic Text into 6236 verses.(Government of Pakistan vide Act No. LIV of 1973 dated 30-7-1973 has adopted this copy as the ‘Standard Copy’ of the Quran.) Arguments of the Committee which recommended the acceptance of Anjuman-e-Himayat-e-Islam’s published Quran as the ‘Standard Copy’ are not available to the author, so no comments can be given on the decision taken by the concerned Committee. However it becomes clearthat total number of verses of the Quran could never be

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