100 Questions On The Glorious Quran

100 Questions On The Glorious Quran

Orbit Islam

18 Oct 2017

Reading the Glorious Qur'an daily cleans our hearts, boosts our Imaan and help us getting closer to our Creator through his words.

Following are 100 interesting facts about the Qur'an some of which I’m sure that most of us never knew before!  Some are basics which can help the non-muslim readers too. Don’t forget to share or use it for Qur'an Quizzes!

What is the meaning of the word “Qur’an”?

That which is Read

Which is the only book which is completely memorized by millions of people in the world?


Where was the Qur’an revealed first?

In the cave of Hira (Makkah)

On which night was the Qur’an first revealed?

Lailatul-Qadr (Night of the Power) in the month of Ramadhan

Who revealed the Qur’an?

Allah revealed the Qur’an

Through whom was the Qur’an revealed?

Through Angel Jibreel (Gabriel)

To whom was the Qur’an revealed?

To the last Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him)

Who took the responsibility of keeping the Qur’an safe?

Allah Himself

What are the conditions for holding or touching the Qur’an?

One has to be clean and recommended to be with Wudhu (ablution)

Which is the book which is read the most in the world?

The Qur’an

What is the topic of the Qur’an?


What are the other names of the Qur’an according to the Qur’an itself?

Al-Furqaan, Al-Kitaab, Al-Zikr, Al-Noor, Al-Huda

How many Makki Surahs (chapters) are there in the Qur’an?

86 chapters

How many Madani Surahs(chapters) are there in the Qur’an?

28 chapters

How many Manzils (stages) are there in the Qur’an?

7 stages

How many Para or Juz (parts) are there in the Qur’an?

30 parts

How many Surahs (chapters) are there in the Qur’an?

114 chapters

How many Rukoo (paragraphs) are there in the Qur’an?

540 paragraphs

How many Aayath (verses) are there in the Qur’an?

6236 verses

How many times is the word ‘Allah’ repeated in the Qur’an?

2698 times

Which is the only ancient religious text where the language of its revelation (Arabic), including the dialect, is still used today?

Al-Quran !

Who is the first ‘Haafiz’ (memorizer) of the Qur’an?

Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him)

At the time of the death of Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) how many Huffaz (memorizers) were there?


How many verses of Prostation (Sajda-e-Tilawat) are there in the Qur’an?

15 verses

In which Surah (chapter) do you find the first verse about Sajda (prostation)?

Surat Al-‘A`raf Chapter-7 Verse-206

How many prophets by name are mentioned in the Qur’an?


How many times has the Qur’an stressed about Salah (prayer)?

700 times

How many times has the Qur’an emphasized on Sadaqah (alms or charity)?

150 times

How many times has the Qur’an mentioned the words Dunia (this life, existing world) and Akhirah (afterlife)?

Both are exactly mentioned 115 times!

How many times has the Qur’an mentioned the words “say” and “they said”?

Both are exactly mentioned 332 times! Islam is a religion that tells us to discuss and think.

How many times has the Qur’an mentioned the word Month?

Exactly 12 times!

How many times has the Qur’an mentioned the word Day?

Exactly 365 times!

How many times has the name of Rasulullah (The Prophet of Allah) been mentioned in the Qur’an?

Muhammed – 4 times

Ahmad -1 time

Where in the Qur’an has Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) been named ‘Ahmad’?

Surah As-Saf Chapter-61 Verse-6

And [mention] when Jesus, the son of Mary, said, “O children of Israel, indeed I am the messenger of Allah to you confirming what came before me of the Torah and bringing good tidings of a messenger to come after me, whose name is Ahmad.” But when he came to them with clear evidences, they said, “This is obvious magic.”

Name the Prophet whose name is mentioned and discussed most in the Qur’an?

Prophet Musa (Moses) – mentioned 136 times

Who were the Kaathibe-Wahi (copyists of the revelations) of the Qur’an?

Abu Bakr (Radhiallahu Anhu),

Usman (Radhiallahu Anhu),

Ali (Radhiallahu Anhu),

Zaid Bin Harith (Radhiallahu Anhu) and

Abdullah bin Masood (Radhiallahu Anhu)

Who was the first person who counted the Aayath (verses) of the Qur’an?

Ayesha (Radhiallahu Anha)

On whose advice did Abu Bakr (Radhiallahu Anhu) decide to compile the Qur’an?

Omar Farooq (Radhiallahu Anhu)

On whose order was the Qur’an compiled completely in written form?

Abu Bakr (Radhiallahu Anhu)

Who confined the recitation of the Qur’an on the style of the Quraysh tribe?

Usman (Radhiallahu Anhu)

Out of the copies of the Qur’an compiled by Usman (Radhiallahu Anhu), how many and where are they at present?

Only 2 copies. One in Tashkent and the other in Istanbul

Which is the Surah, which Allah taught as a Du’a (Prayer)?

Surah Al-Fatihah (chapter-1)

Which chapter (surah) of the Qur’an was Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) reciting while praying, that Jubayr ibn Mut’im listened to and embraced Islam?

Surah At-Tur (52nd chapter)

Which was the Surah of the Qur’an which the Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) had recited when one of his enemies Utba after listening to it fell in Sajda (prostation)?

The first five verses of Surah Fussilat (chapter-41)

Which is the first and the most ancient Masjid according to the Qur’an?

Ka’aba the place of Hajj & Umrah

In Qur’an mankind is divided into two groups. What are those two groups?

Believers and disbelievers

Who is the man about whom, Allah has said in the Qur’an that his body is kept as an admonishing example for future generations to come?

Fir’aun (Pharaoh)

Besides the body of Pharaoh, what is that thing which is kept as an admonishing example for future generations to come?

Noah’s Ark

After the wreckage of Prophet Noah’s Ark, which is its place of rest mentioned in the Qur’an?

Mountain of Judi

In the Qur’an the name of which companion of Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) is mentioned?

Zaid Bin Harith

Who is the relative of the Prophet Muahmmed (peace be upon him) whose name is mentioned in the Qur’an?

Abu Lahab

In the Qur’an there is a mention of a Prophet who has been called by his mother’s name. Who was he?

Jesus [Prophet Isa (Alahis salaam)] is mentioned as Isa Ibn Maryam (Jesus the son of Mary)

Which was the agreement that was titled Fath-hum-Mubeen’ without fighting a battle?

Treaty of Hudaibiya

What are the different names used for Satan or Devil in the Qur’an?

Iblees and Ash-Shaitaan

Which category of creature does the Qur’an put ‘Iblees’ into?


What were those worships and prayers that were ordered by Allah to the community of Bani Israeel and which were continued by the Muslim Ummah also?

Salaat and Zakaat

The Qur’an repeatedly warns of a certain day. Which day it is?

Yaumul Qiyamah (The Day of Judgment)

Who were those people with whom Allah was pleased and they were pleased with Him, as mentioned in the Qur’an?

Companions of Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) [Quran 9:100]

Which Surah is regarded as the Heart of the Quran?

Surah Yaseen (chapter-36)

In which year were the vowels inserted in the Qur’an?

43 Hijri

Who were the first serious students of the Qur’an?

Ashab us-Suffah

Which is the first Residential University where the faculty of the Qur’an was established for the first time?

Masjid-e-Nabuwi [Masjid of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam]

By what name did the Qur’an address those noble and pious people who were selected by Allah to convey His message to mankind?

Nabi (Prophet) and Rasul (Messenger)

What is the scale or measure of one’s dignity according to the Qur’an?

Thaqwa (Piety)

Where in the Quran water is pointed out as the origin of all life?

Surah Al-Anbya (chapter-21 verse-30)

Which is the longest Surah (Chapter) in the Qur’an?

Surah Al-Baqarah (chapter-2)

Which is the smallest Surah in the Qur’an?

Surah Al-Kausar (chapter-108)

What was the age of Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) when Qur’an was first revealed to him through Angel Jibreel?

40 Years

What was the interval between the first and the second revelation?

2 years and six months

How long did Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) received the revelation of the Qur’an in Makkah?

13 Years

How long did Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) received the revelation of the Qur’an in Madinah?

10 Years

Where was the first Surah revealed?

In Makkah

Where was the last Surah revealed?

In Madinah

How many years did it take for the complete revelation of the Qur’an?

23 years

Which Surah (chapter) of the Qur’an is to be read compulsorily in each raka’at of the Salah (Prayer)?

Surah Al-Fatihah (chapter-1)

What is the reason of keeping Surah Al-Fatihah in the beginning of the Qur’an?

It is the door to the Qur’an

What is the Surah (Chapter) revealed completely and found first place in the Qur’an?

Surah Al-Fatihah

Who was the only lady whose personal name is found in the Qur’an?

Maryam / Mary (mother of Jesus)

In which Surah (Chapter) of the Qur’an do you find maximum instructions?

Surah Al-Baqarah (chapter 2)

Which is the Surah (Chapter) that does not start with Bismillah?

Surah At-Tawbah (chapter 9)

At-Tauba’ or ‘repentance’, exposes the true qualities of the hypocrites and threatens them with a woeful doom. It can be likened to a stern warning made in the strongest terms. Hence, an opening, which stresses divine mercy and compassion, does not seem particularly fitting to the subject matter of the Surah. Therefore, Allah has not started with the phrase you have mentioned which begins every other Surah in the Qur’an. To recite this phrase at its beginning is forbidden because it constitutes an addition to the Qur’an which is not part of it.

In which Surah (Chapter) of the Qur’an Bismillah is repeated twice?

Surah An-Naml (chapter-27)

One in the beginning (verse-1) and other in the middle (verse-30)

How many Surahs (Chapters) in the Qur’an have the titles named after different Prophets?

6 Surahs:

  1. a) Surah al-Yunus (chapter-10)
  2. b) Surah al-Hud (chapter-11)
  3. c) Surah al-Yusuf (chapter-12)
  4. d) Surah al- Ibrahim (chapter-14)
  5. e) Surah al-Nuh (chapter-71)
  6. f) Surah al-Muhammad (chapter-47)

In which part of the Qur’an do you find ‘Ayat-ul-Kursi’ (Verse of the Throne)?

Surat Al-Baqarah (chapter-2 verse-255)

How many different names of Allah are mentioned in the Qur’an?

99 Names (visit 99 Names of Allah)

Who were the three non-prophets whose names are mentioned with due respect in the Qur’an?

Luqman, Aziz of Egypt and Zulqarnain

At the time Abu Bakr (Radhiallahu Anhu) how many companions had compiled the Qur’an in the form of a book?

75 companions

86) What did the Jinns who heard a few Aayaath (verses) of the Qur’an say to each other?

We have heard a unique discourse which shows the right path, verily we believe in it.

Which are the most popular translations of the Qur’an in English?

Transalation by Muhammed Marmaduke Pickthall and by Allama Yusuf Ali

Into how many languages of the world has the Holy Qur’an been transalated?

Over 100 languages !

What will be our condition on ‘The Day of the Judgement’ according to the Qur’an?

Everybody will be in a state of anxiety

Who was the Prophet mentioned in the Qur’an whose three generations were prophets?

Ibrahim (Alaihis-salaam)

What is that book which abolished all old rules and regulations?


What does the Qur’an say about property and wealth?

They are tests of ones faith [2:155]

According to the Qur’an who is “khaatamun Nabiyyeen” (the last of the Prophets)?

Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him)

What is the name of the book that tells us clearly about the reality of the beginning and the end of the world?


In the Qur’an what other name is given to the city of Makkah?

Bakkah and Baladul Ameen

According to the Qur’an what other name is given to the city of Madinah?


Whose Generation is known as “Bani Israeel” according to the Qur’an?

The generation of Prophet Yaqoob (peace be upon him) who is also known as Israeel

Which are the masjids that are mentioned in the Qur’an?

5 mosques:

  1. a) Masjid-ul-Haram
  2. b) Masjid-ul-Zirar
  3. c) Masjid-ul-Nabawi
  4. d) Masjid-ul-Aqsa
  5. e) Masjid Quba

The name of which angels are mentioned in the Qur’an?

5 angels:

  1. a) Jibraeel (Alaihis salaam) [2:98]
  2. b) Meekaeel (Alaihis salaam) [2:98]
  3. c) Haroot (Alaihis salaam) [2:102]
  4. d) Maroot (Alaihis salaam) [2:102]
  5. e) Maalik (Alaihis salaam) [43:77]

Which verse in the Qur’an prohibits the consumption of alcohol?

Surah Al-Ma’idah Chapter-5 Verse-99

O you who have believed, indeed, intoxicants, gambling, [sacrificing on] stone alters [to other than Allah ], and divining arrows are but defilement from the work of Satan, so avoid it that you may be successful.


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