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APPENDIX

NUMERICAL AND CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF THE CHAPTERS OF THE QUR’AN

Below is a list of the Chapters of the Qur’an arranged as follows:-

The conventional Chapter number is followed by the Arabic title(s), English translation(s), ordinal (chronological) position of the Chapter and its place of revelation according to Th. Noeldeke (Geschichte des Qorans) and the ordinal (chronological) position of the Chapter and its place of revelation according to the Cairo (A.H. 1337) edition. M stands for Mecca (hence, the Chapter is of the "Meccan" period) and Y stands for Medīna (hence, the Chapter is of the "Medīnan" period). Noeldeke divided the "Meccan" period into three: early (represented by M1), middle (represented by M2) and late (represented by M3). For the determination of the locus of revelation, the Cairo edition relies on the authority of the traditional Muslim (Arabic) works on the Qur’an, noting that these "are at times in disagreement with one another". While each Chapter is ascribed in Muslim tradition to either of the two loci of revelation, there are verses within many Chapters that were revealed at the alternative locus or, sometimes, at other loci (ʿArafāt, Ḥudaybīyah, Juḥfah or Miná). Thus, the Cairene order is followed by a notation indicating these variations, as well as the occasional disagreement with the Istanboul (Ottoman) edition on the locus of revelation.

POSITION IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
CHAPTER NUMBER ARABIC TITLE ENGLISH TITLE NOELD. CAIRO REMARKS
1 al-Fātiḥah The Opening 48 M1 5 M
2 al-Baqarah The Heifer [Ali]The Cow [Ar, Pk] 91 Y 87 Y vs. 281 at Miná
3 Āl ‘Imrān The Family of Imrān [Ali, Pk]The House of Imrān [Ar] 97 Y 89 Y
4 al-Nisāʾ Women 100 Y 92 Y
5 al-Māʾ idah The Table Spread [Ali, Pk]The Table [Ar] 114 Y 112 Y vs. 3 at ʿArafāt
6 al-Anʿām Cattle 89 M3 55 M vss. 20, 23, 91, 93, 114, 141, 151–153 (Y)
7 al-Aʿrāf The Heights [Ali, Pk]The Battlements [Ar] 87 M3 39 M vss. 163 170 (Y)
8 al-Anfāl The Spoils of War [Ali, Pk]The Spoils [Ar] 95 Y 88 Y vss. 30–36 (Y)
9 al-Tawbahal-Baraʾah Repentance [all]Immunity [Ali] 113 Y 113 Y vss. 128–129 (M)
10 Yūnus Jonah 80 M3 51 M vss. 40, 94–96 (M)
11 Hūd Hud [Ali, Pk]Hood [Ar] 75 M3 52 M vss. 12, 17, 114 (Y)
12 Yūsuf Joseph 77 M3 53 M vss. 1–3, 7 (M)
13 al-Ra ʿd Thunder 90 M3 96 Y
14 Ibrāhīm Abraham 76 M3 72 M vss. 28–29 (M)
15 al-Ḥijr The Rocky Tract [Ali]El-Hijr [Ar, Pk] 57 M2 54 M vs. 87 (M)
16 al-Naḥl The Bee 73 M3 70 M vss. 126–128 (M)
17 Banū Isrāʾ īlal-Isrāʾ The Children of Israel [Ali, Pk]The Night Journey [Ar] 67 M2 50 M vss. 26, 32–33, 57, 73–80 (Y)
18 al-Kahf The Cave 69 M2 69 M vss. 28, 83–101 (M)
19 Maryam Mary 58 M2 44 M vss. 58, 71 (Y)
20 Tāhā Ta Ha 55 M2 45 M vss. 130–131 (M)
21 al-Anbiyāʾ The Prophets 65 M2 73 M
22 al-Ḥajj The Pilgrimage 107 Y 103 Y vss. 52–55 between Mecca and Medina
23 al-Muʾ minūn The Believers 64 M2 74 M
24 al-Nūr Light 105 Y 102 Y
25 al-Furqānal-Khalāṣ The Criterion [Ali, Pk]Salvation [Ar] 66 M2 42 M
26 al-Shu ʿarāʾ The Poets 56 M2 47 M vss. 197, 224–227 (Y)
27 al-Naml The Ant(s) 68 M2 48 M
28 al-Qaṣaṣ The Narration [Ali]The Story [Ar, Pk] 79 M3 49 M vss. 52–55 (Y): vs. 85 at Juḥfah during the Migration
29 al- ʿAnkabūt The Spider 81 M3 85 M vss. 1–11 (Y)
30 al-Rūm The Roman Empire [Ali]The Greeks [Ar]The Romans [Pk] 74 M3 84 M vs. 17 (Y)
31 Luqmān The Wise [Ali]Lokman (Luqman) [Ar. Pk] 82 M3 57 M vss. 27–29 (Y)
32 al-Sajdah The Adoration [Ali]Prostration [Ar, Pk] 70 M3 75 M vss. 16–20 (Y)
33 al-Aḥzāb The Confederates [Ali, Ar]The Clans [Pk] 103 Y 90 Y
34 Sabaʾ The City of Saba [Ali]Sheba [Ar]Saba [Pk] 85 M3 58 M vs. 6 (Y)
35 al-Malāʾ ikahal-Fāṭir The Angels [all]The Originator of Creation [Ali]The Creator [Pk] 86 M3 43 M
36 Yā Sin Ya Sin 60 M2 41 M vs. 45 (Y)
37 al-Ṣāffāt Those Ranged in Ranks [Ali]The Rangers [Ar]Those Who Sit in Ranks [Pk] 50 M2 56 M
38 Ṣād Sad 59 M2 38 M
39 al-Zumar The Crowds [Ali]The Companies [Ar]The Troops [Pk] 80 M3 59 M vss. 52–54 (Y)
40 al-Muʾ min The Believer 78 M3 60 M vss. 56–57 (Y)
41 Fuṣṣilatas-Sajdah Fusilat [Ali, Pk]Distinguished [Ar]The Prostration [Ari] 71 M3 616M
42 al-Shūrá Consultation [Ali]Counsel [Ar, Pk] 83 M3 62 M 23–25, 27 (Y)
43 al-Zukhruf Ornaments of Gold [Ali. Pk]Ornaments [Ar] 61 M2 63 M vs. 54 (Y)
44 al-Dukhān Mist [Ali]Smoke [Ar, Pk] 53 M2 64 M
45 al-Jāthiyah Bowing the Knee [Ali]Hobbling [Ar]Crouching [Pk] 72 M3 65 M vs. 14 (Y)
46 al-Aḥqāf The Winding Sand-tracts [Ali]The Sand-Dunes [Ar]The Wind-Curved Sandhills [Pk] 88 M3 66 M vss. 10, 15, 35 (Y)
47 Muḥammad Muhammad 96 Y 95 Y vs. 13 on the road during the Migration
48 al-Fatḥ Victory 108 Y 111 Y Entire Sūrah revealed on the road after departure from Ḥudaybīyah
49 al-Ḥujurāt The Inner Apartments [Ali]Apartments [Ar]The Private Apartments [Pk] 112 Y 106 Y
50 Qāf Qaf 54 M2 34 M vs. 38 (Y)
51 al-Dhāriyāt The Winds that Scatter [Ali]The Scatterers [Ar]The Winnowing Winds [Pk] 39 M1 67 M
52 al-Ṭūr The Mount 40 M1 76 M
53 al-Najm The Star 28 M1 23 M vs. 32 (Y)
54 al-Qamar The Moon 49 M2 37 M vss. 44–46 (Y)
55 al-Raḥmān (God) Most Gracious [Ali]The All-Merciful [Ar]The Beneficent [Pk] 43 M1 97 Y (M, according to Istanboul Edition)
56 al-Wāqi ʿah The Inevitable Event [Ali]The Terror [Ar]The Event [Pk] 41 M1 46 M vss. 81–82 (Y)
57 al-Ḥadid Iron 99 Y 94 Y
58 al-Mujādilah The Woman Who Pleads [Ali]She that Disputeth [Ar]The Disputer [Pk] 106 Y 105 Y
59 al-Ḥashr The Gathering The Banishment [Ali]The Mustering [Ar]The Exile [Pk] 102 Y 101 Y
60 al-Mumtaḥanah The Woman Examined [Ali]The Woman Tested [Ar]She that is to be Examined [Pk] 110 Y 91 Y
61 al-Ṣaff Battle Array [Ali]The Ranks [Ar, Pk] 98 Y 109 Y
62 al-Jumu ʿah The Assembly (Friday) Prayer [Ali]Congregation [A, Pk] 94 Y 110 Y
63 al-Munāfiqūn The Hypocrites 104 Y 104 Y
64 al-Taghābun Mutual Loss and Gain [Ali]Mutual Fraud [Ar]Mutual Disillusion [Pk] 93 Y 108 Y
65 al-Ṭalāq Divorce 101 Y 99 Y
66 al-Taḥrīm Holding Something be forbidden [Ali]The Forbidding [Ar]Banning [Pk] 109 Y 107 Y
67 al-Mulk Dominion [Ali]The Kingdom [Ar]Sovereignty [Pk] 63 M2 77 M
68 al-Qalam The Pen 18 M1 2 M vss. 17–33, 48–50 (Y)
69 al-Ḥāqqah Sure Reality [Ali]The Indubitable [Ar]The Reality [Pk] 38 M1 78 M
70 al-Ma ʿārij The Ways of Ascent [Ali]The Stairways [Ar]The Ascending Stairways [Pk] 42 M1 79 M
71 Nūḥ Noah 51 M2 71 M
72 al-Jinn The Spirits [Ali]The Jinn [Ar, Pk] 62 M2 40 M
73 al-Muzzammil Folded in Garments [Ali]The Enwrapped [Ar]The Enshrouded One [Pk] 23 M1 3 M vss. 10–11, 20 (Y)
74 al-Muddaththir One Wrapped [Ali]Shrouded [Ar]The Cloaked One [Pk] 2 M1 4 M
75 al-Qiyāmah The Resurrection [Ali, Ar]The Rising of the Dead [Pk] 36 M1 31 M
76 al-Insānal-Dahr Man [all]Time [Ali, Pk] 52 M2 98 Y
77 al-Mursalāt Those Sent Forth [Ali]The Loosed Ones [Ar]The Emissaries [Pk] 32 M1 33 M vs. 48 (Y)
78 al-Nabaʾ The Great News [Ali]The Tiding(s) [Ar, Pk] 33 M1 80 M
79 Al-Nāzi ʿāt Those Who Tear Out [Ali]The Pluckers [Ar]Those Who Drag Forth [Pk] 31 M1 81 M
80 ʿAbasa He Frowned 17 M1 24 M
81 al-Takwīr The Folding Up [Ali]The Darkening [Ar]The Overthrowing [Pk] 27 M1 7 M
82 al-Infiṭār The Cleaving Asunder [Ali]Splitting [Ar]The Cleaving [Pk] 26 M1 82 M
83 al-Muṭaffifïn Dealing in Fraud [Ali]The Stinters [Ar]Defrauding [Pk] 37 M1 86 M Last Meccan Sūrah
84 al-Inshiqāq Rending Asunder [Ali]The Rending [Ar]The Sundering [Pk] 29 M1 83 M
85 al-Burūj The Zodiacal Signs [Ali]The Constellations [Ar]The Mansions of the Stars [Pk] 22 M1 27 M
86 al-Ṭāriq The Night Visitant [Ali]The Night Star [Ar]The Morning Star [Pk] 15 M1 36 M
87 al-Aʿlá The Most High 19 M1 8 M
88 al-Ghāshiyah The Overwhelming Event [Ali]The Enveloper [Ar]The Overwhelming [Pk] 34 M1 68 M
89 al-Fajr The Break of Day [Ali]The Dawn [Ar, Pk] 35 M1 10 M
90 al-Balad The City [Ali, Pk]The Land [Ar] 11 M1 35 M
91 al-Shams The Sun 16 M1 26 M
92 al-Layl The Night 13 M1 9 M
93 al-Ḍuḥá The Glorious Morning Light [Ali]The Forenoon [Ar]The Morning Hours [Pk] 13 M1 11 M
94 al-Inshirāḥ The Expansion [Ali]The Expanding [Ar]Solace [Pk] 12 M1 12 M
95 al-Tīn The Fig 20 M1 28 M
96 al-ʿAlaq The Clot of Congealed Blood [Ali]The Blood Clot [Ar]The Clot [Pk] .1 M 1 M Also named Iqraʾ, "Read, Proclaim"
97 al-Qadr The Night of Power [Ali]Power [Ar, Pk] 14 M1 25 M
98 al-Bayyinah The Clear Evidence [Ali]The Clear Sign [Ar]The Clear Proof [Pk] 98 Y 100 Y
99 al-Zilzāl The Convulsion [Ali]The Earthquake [Ar, Pk] 25 M1 93 Y
100 al-ʿĀdiyāt Those That Run [Ali]The Chargers [Ar]The Coursers [Pk] 30 M1 14 M
101 al-Qāriʿah The Day of Noise and Clamour [Ali]The Clatterer [Ar]The Calamity [Pk] 24 M1 30 M
102 al-Takāthur Piling Up [Ali]Rivalry [Ar]Rivalry in Worldly Increase [Pk] 8 M1 16 M
103 al-ʿAṣr Time Through the Ages [Ali]Afternoon [Ar]The Declining Day [Pk] 21 M1 13 M
104 al-Humazah The Scandal-monger [Ali]The Backbiter [Ar]The Traducer [Pk] 6 M1 32 M
105 al-Fīl The Elephant 9 M1 19 M
106 Quraysh Quraish [Ali]Koraish [Ar]Qureysh, Winter [Pk] 4 M1 29 M
107 al-Mā ʿūn Neighbourly Needs [Ali]Charity [Ar]Small Kindnesses [Pk] 7 M1 17 M vss. 4–7 (Y)
108 al-Kawthar Abundance 5 M1 15 M
109 al-Kāfirūn Those Who Reject Faith [Ali]The Unbelievers [Ar]The Disbelievers [Pk] 45 M1 18 M
110 al-Naṣr Help [Ali, Ar]Succour [Pk] 111 Y 114 Y Entire Sūrah revealed at Miná
111 al-LahabTabbatMasad The (Father) of FlamePerish [Ar]Palm Fibre [Pk] 3 M1 6 M
112 al-Ikhlāṣal-Tawḥīd The Purity of Faith [Ali]Sincere Religion [Ar]The Unity [Pk] 44 M1 22 M
113 al-Falaq The Dawn [Ali]Daybreak [Ar, Pk] 46 M1 20 M (Y, according to Istanboul Edition)
114 al-Nās Mankind [Ali, Pk]Men [Ar] 47 M1 21 M (Y, according to Istanboul Edition)
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