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I have heard from many people that the Qur'aan contains 6666 verses. I am sure that this is not correct. I myself have tried on several occasions to count the verses and have made them out to be 6237. This number could also be wrong. Can you please let me know the correct number .


Wa alaikum assalaam wa rahmatu Allahi wa barakaatuh. 

The number of aayaat in the Glorious Qur’an was not included in the revelation, and there is difference of opinion from the early scholars as to the number of aayaat in different surahs and therefore in the total.  There are five opinions on the total number of aayaat found in the book “Jamaal al-Quraa’ wa Kamaal al-Iqraa’” written by the famous scholar As-Sakhaawee.  The Kufi number is 6236, the first Medinah number is 6214, the second Medinah number is 6217, the Basrah number is 6204 and the Shaam number is 6227. 

Most likely the number 6236 matches the number in your copy of the Glorious Qur’an. 

Wa iyaakum wa-l-muslimeen.