Surahs And Verses
The Holy Quran is divided into 114 Surahs or Chapters and each Chapter consists of individual Ayaat or verses. There are in total 6,348 verses in the Holy Qur'an The Surahs are of varying lengths, some consisting of a few lines while others run for many pages. Surah al Baqarah (Ch. 2) is the longest Chapter comprising 287 verses while Surah al Kauthar( Ch. 108) is the shortest with only four verses including the tasmia.
The text of the Holy Qur'an has remained unchanged over the past 1400 years. The millions of copies of the Qur'an circulating in the world today are all identical down to a single letter. And this is not strange since G-d says in the Holy Qur'an that He Himself will guard this book:
"Surely it is We Who have revealed the Exposition, and surely it is We Who are its guardians" (15:10)
What Does The Holy Qur'an contain To the Muslims, the Qur'an is the Word of G-d and contains complete guidance for mankind. Much of the Qur'an is about G-d, His attributes and man's relationship to Him. But it also contains directives for its followers, historical accounts of certain prophets and peoples, arguments for accepting Muhammad as a genuine Prophet and good news for the believers and warnings for the disbelievers. Broadly speaking, the contents of the Holy Qur'an fall into five main categories: