List of Surahs in the Qur’an

The following are lists of the surahs of the Qur’an arranged in various (hopefully) useful orders. There are three lists:

  1. Traditional order: – this is the traditional order of the surahs
  2. Chronological order: this is the general order of the revelation of the surahs
  3. Alphabetical order: arranged according to the English transliteration of the surahs

The usage is as follows: 1. the normal order of the surahs; 2. the surahs in order of revelation (useful when following abrogation); 3. when surahs are mentioned by name rather than number.

 

  1. Traditional order of surahs: this is the usual order found in the Qur’an
Traditional order Arabic name English name Chronological Order
1 al-Fatihah The Opening 5
2 al-Baqarah The Cow 87
3 Al-Imran The Family Of Imran 89
4 an-Nisa’ Women 92
5 al-Ma’idah The Food 112
6 al-An`am The Cattle 55
7 al-A`raf The Elevated Places 39
8 al-Anfal The Spoils Of War 88
9 at-Taubah Repentance 113
10 Yunus Jonah 51
11 Hud Hud 52
12 Yusuf Joseph 53
13 ar-Ra`d The Thunder 96
14 Ibrahim Abraham 72
15 al-Hijr The Rock 54
16 an-Nahl The Bee 70
17 Al-Isra The Night Journey 50
18 al-Kahf The Cave 69
19 Maryam Mary 44
20 Ta Ha Ta Ha 45
21 al-Anbiya’ The Prophets 73
22 al-Hajj The Pilgrimage 103
23 al-Mu’minun The Believers 74
24 an-Nur The Light 102
25 al-Furqan The Criterion 42
26 ash-Shu`ara’ The Poets 47
27 an-Naml The Ant 48
28 al-Qasas The Narrative 49
29 al-`Ankabut The Spider 85
30 ar-Rum The Romans 84
31 Luqman Lukman 57
32 as-Sajdah The Adoration 75
33 al-Ahzab The Allies 90
34 Saba’ Sheba 58
35 Fatir The Creator 43
36 Ya Sin Ya Sin 41
37 as-Saffat The Rangers 56
38 Sad Sad 38
39 az-Zumar The Companies 59
40 Ghafir The Forgiving One 60
41 Fussilat Revelations Well Expounded 61
42 ash-Shura The Counsel 62
43 az-Zukhruf The Embellishment 63
44 ad-Dukhan The Evident Smoke 64
45 al-Jathiyah The Kneeling 65
46 al-Ahqaf The Sandhills 66
47 Muhammad Muhammad 95
48 al-Fath The Victory 111
49 al-Hujurat The Chambers 106
50 Qaf Qaf 34
51 ad-Dhariyat The Scatterers 67
52 at-Tur The Mountain 76
53 an-Najm The Star 23
54 al-Qamar The Moon 37
55 ar-Rahman The Merciful 97
56 al-Waqi`ah That Which is Coming 46
57 al-Hadid The Iron 94
58 al-Mujadilah She Who Pleaded 105
59 al-Hashr The Exile 101
60 al-Mumtahanah She Who is Tested 91
61 as-Saff The Ranks 109
62 al-Jumu`ah The Day of Congregation 110
63 al-Munafiqun The Hypocrites 104
64 at-Taghabun The Cheating 108
65 at-Talaq The Divorce 99
66 at-Tahrim The Prohibition 107
67 al-Mulk The Kingdom 77
68 al-Qalam The Pen 2
69 al-Haqqah The Inevitable 78
70 al-Ma`arij The Ladders 79
71 Nuh Noah 71
72 al-Jinn The Jinn 40
73 al-Muzammil The Mantled One 3
74 al-Mudathir The Clothed One 4
75 al-Qiyamah The Resurrection 31
76 al-Insane The Man 98
77 al-Mursalat The Emissaries 33
78 an-Naba’ The Tidings 80
79 an-Nazi`at Those Who Pull Out 81
80 `Abasa He Frowned 24
81 at-Takwir The Cessation 7
82 al-Infitar The Cleaving Asunder 82
83 Al-Mutaffifeen The Defrauders 86
84 al-Inshiqaq The Rending 83
85 al-Buruj the Constellations 27
86 at-Tariq The Night-Comer 36
87 al-A`la The Most High 8
88 al-Ghashiya The Overwhelming Calamity 68
89 al-Fajr The Dawn 10
90 al-Balad The City 35
91 ash-Shams The Sun 26
92 al-Layl The Night 9
93 ad-Duha The Early Hours 11
94 ash-Sharh The Expansion 12
95 at-Tin The Fig 28
96 al-`Alaq The Clot 1
97 al-qadr The Majesty 25
98 al-Bayyinah The Proof 100
99 Az-Zalzala The Shaking 93
100 al-`Adiyat The Assaulters 14
101 al-Qari`ah The Terrible Calamity 30
102 at-Takathur Worldly Gain 16
103 al-`Asr Time 13
104 al-Humazah The Slanderer 32
105 al-Fil The Elephant 19
106 al-Quraish The Quraish 29
107 al-Ma`un The Daily Necessaries 17
108 al-Kauthar Abundance 15
109 al-Kafirun The Unbelievers 18
110 an-Nasr The Help 114
111 Al-Masad The Palm Fibre 6
112 al-Ikhlas The Unity 22
113 al-Falaq The Daybreak 20
114 an-Nas The Men 21

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2. Chronological order: this is the order in which the surahs were revealed. This list is useful for determining which ayat abrogates another

Chronological Order Arabic name English name Traditional order
1 al-`Alaq The Clot 96
2 al-Qalam The Pen 68
3 al-Muzammil The Mantled One 73
4 al-Mudathir The Clothed One 74
5 al-Fatihah The Opening 1
6 Al-Masad The Palm Fibre 111
7 at-Takwir The Cessation 81
8 al-A`la The Most High 87
9 al-Layl The Night 92
10 al-Fajr The Dawn 89
11 ad-Duha The Early Hours 93
12 ash-Sharh The Expansion 94
13 al-`Asr Time 103
14 al-`Adiyat The Assaulters 100
15 al-Kauthar Abundance 108
16 at-Takathur Worldly Gain 102
17 al-Ma`un The Daily Necessaries 107
18 al-Kafirun The Unbelievers 109
19 al-Fil The Elephant 105
20 al-Falaq The Daybreak 113
21 an-Nas The Men 114
22 al-Ikhlas The Unity 112
23 an-Najm The Star 53
24 `Abasa He Frowned 80
25 al-qadr The Majesty 97
26 ash-Shams The Sun 91
27 al-Buruj the Constellations 85
28 at-Tin The Fig 95
29 al-Quraish The Quraish 106
30 al-Qari`ah The Terrible Calamity 101
31 al-Qiyamah The Resurrection 75
32 al-Humazah The Slanderer 104
33 al-Mursalat The Emissaries 77
34 Qaf Qaf 50
35 al-Balad The City 90
36 at-Tariq The Night-Comer 86
37 al-Qamar The Moon 54
38 Sad Sad 38
39 al-A`raf The Elevated Places 7
40 al-Jinn The Jinn 72
41 Ya Sin Ya Sin 36
42 al-Furqan The Criterion 25
43 Fatir The Creator 35
44 Maryam Mary 19
45 Ta Ha Ta Ha 20
46 al-Waqi`ah That Which is Coming 56
47 ash-Shu`ara’ The Poets 26
48 an-Naml The Ant 27
49 al-Qasas The Narrative 28
50 Al-Isra The Night Journey 17
51 Yunus Jonah 10
52 Hud Hud 11
53 Yusuf Joseph 12
54 al-Hijr The Rock 15
55 al-An`am The Cattle 6
56 as-Saffat The Rangers 37
57 Luqman Lukman 31
58 Saba’ Sheba 34
59 az-Zumar The Companies 39
60 Ghafir The Forgiving One 40
61 Fussilat Revelations Well Expounded 41
62 ash-Shura The Counsel 42
63 az-Zukhruf The Embellishment 43
64 ad-Dukhan The Evident Smoke 44
65 al-Jathiyah The Kneeling 45
66 al-Ahqaf The Sandhills 46
67 ad-Dhariyat The Scatterers 51
68 al-Ghashiya The Overwhelming Calamity 88
69 al-Kahf The Cave 18
70 an-Nahl The Bee 16
71 Nuh Noah 71
72 Ibrahim Abraham 14
73 al-Anbiya’ The Prophets 21
74 al-Mu’minun The Believers 23
75 as-Sajdah The Adoration 32
76 at-Tur The Mountain 52
77 al-Mulk The Kingdom 67
78 al-Haqqah The Inevitable 69
79 al-Ma`arij The Ladders 70
80 an-Naba’ The Tidings 78
81 an-Nazi`at Those Who Pull Out 79
82 al-Infitar The Cleaving Asunder 82
83 al-Inshiqaq The Rending 84
84 ar-Rum The Romans 30
85 al-`Ankabut The Spider 29
86 Al-Mutaffifeen The Defrauders 83
87 al-Baqarah The Cow 2
88 al-Anfal The Spoils Of War 8
89 Al-Imran The Family Of Imran 3
90 al-Ahzab The Allies 33
91 al-Mumtahanah She Who is Tested 60
92 an-Nisa’ Women 4
93 Az-Zalzala The Shaking 99
94 al-Hadid The Iron 57
95 Muhammad Muhammad 47
96 ar-Ra`d The Thunder 13
97 ar-Rahman The Merciful 55
98 al-Insane The Man 76
99 at-Talaq The Divorce 65
100 al-Bayyinah The Proof 98
101 al-Hashr The Exile 59
102 an-Nur The Light 24
103 al-Hajj The Pilgrimage 22
104 al-Munafiqun The Hypocrites 63
105 al-Mujadilah She Who Pleaded 58
106 al-Hujurat The Chambers 49
107 at-Tahrim The Prohibition 66
108 at-Taghabun The Cheating 64
109 as-Saff The Ranks 61
110 al-Jumu`ah The Day of Congregation 62
111 al-Fath The Victory 48
112 al-Ma’idah The Food 5
113 at-Taubah Repentance 9
114 an-Nasr The Help 110

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3. Alphabetical list of surahs according to the transliteration of the Arabic: this list is to enable those searching in the English language for the name of the surah. The list was compiled without regard to the definer prefix which were re-added after sorting.

Traditional order Arabic name English name Chronological Order
87 al-A`la The Most High 8
7 al-A`raf The Elevated Places 39
80 `Abasa He Frowned 24
100 al-`Adiyat The Assaulters 14
46 al-Ahqaf The Sandhills 66
33 al-Ahzab The Allies 90
96 al-`Alaq The Clot 1
6 al-An`am The Cattle 55
21 al-Anbiya’ The Prophets 73
8 al-Anfal The Spoils Of War 88
29 al-`Ankabut The Spider 85
103 al-`Asr Time 13
90 al-Balad The City 35
2 al-Baqarah The Cow 87
98 al-Bayyinah The Proof 100
85 al-Buruj the Constellations 27
51 ad-Dhariyat The Scatterers 67
93 ad-Duha The Early Hours 11
44 ad-Dukhan The Evident Smoke 64
89 al-Fajr The Dawn 10
113 al-Falaq The Daybreak 20
48 al-Fath The Victory 111
1 al-Fatihah The Opening 5
35 Fatir The Creator 43
105 al-Fil The Elephant 19
25 al-Furqan The Criterion 42
41 Fussilat Revelations Well Expounded 61
40 Ghafir The Forgiving One 60
88 al-Ghashiya The Overwhelming Calamity 68
57 al-Hadid The Iron 94
22 al-Hajj The Pilgrimage 103
69 al-Haqqah The Inevitable 78
59 al-Hashr The Exile 101
15 al-Hijr The Rock 54
11 Hud Hud 52
49 al-Hujurat The Chambers 106
104 al-Humazah The Slanderer 32
14 Ibrahim Abraham 72
112 al-Ikhlas The Unity 22
3 Al-Imran The Family Of Imran 89
82 al-Infitar The Cleaving Asunder 82
76 al-Insane The Man 98
84 al-Inshiqaq The Rending 83
17 Al-Isra The Night Journey 50
45 al-Jathiyah The Kneeling 65
72 al-Jinn The Jinn 40
62 al-Jumu`ah The Day of Congregation 110
109 al-Kafirun The Unbelievers 18
18 al-Kahf The Cave 69
108 al-Kauthar Abundance 15
92 al-Layl The Night 9
31 Luqman Lukman 57
70 al-Ma`arij The Ladders 79
107 al-Ma`un The Daily Necessaries 17
5 al-Ma’idah The Food 112
19 Maryam Mary 44
111 Al-Masad The Palm Fibre 6
74 al-Mudathir The Clothed One 4
47 Muhammad Muhammad 95
58 al-Mujadilah She Who Pleaded 105
67 al-Mulk The Kingdom 77
23 al-Mu’minun The Believers 74
60 al-Mumtahanah She Who is Tested 91
63 al-Munafiqun The Hypocrites 104
77 al-Mursalat The Emissaries 33
83 Al-Mutaffifeen The Defrauders 86
73 al-Muzammil The Mantled One 3
78 an-Naba’ The Tidings 80
16 an-Nahl The Bee 70
53 an-Najm The Star 23
27 an-Naml The Ant 48
114 an-Nas The Men 21
110 an-Nasr The Help 114
79 an-Nazi`at Those Who Pull Out 81
4 an-Nisa’ Women 92
71 Nuh Noah 71
24 an-Nur The Light 102
97 qadr The Majesty 25
50 Qaf Qaf 34
68 al-Qalam The Pen 2
54 al-Qamar The Moon 37
101 al-Qari`ah The Terrible Calamity 30
28 al-Qasas The Narrative 49
75 al-Qiyamah The Resurrection 31
106 al-Quraish The Quraish 29
13 ar-Ra`d The Thunder 96
55 ar-Rahman The Merciful 97
30 ar-Rum The Romans 84
34 Saba’ Sheba 58
38 Sad Sad 38
61 as-Saff The Ranks 109
37 as-Saffat The Rangers 56
32 as-Sajdah The Adoration 75
91 ash-Shams The Sun 26
94 ash-Sharh The Expansion 12
26 ash-Shu`ara’ The Poets 47
42 ash-Shura The Counsel 62
20 Ta Ha Ta Ha 45
64 at-Taghabun The Cheating 108
66 at-Tahrim The Prohibition 107
102 at-Takathur Worldly Gain 16
81 at-Takwir The Cessation 7
65 at-Talaq The Divorce 99
86 at-Tariq The Night-Comer 36
9 at-Taubah Repentance 113
95 at-Tin The Fig 28
52 at-Tur The Mountain 76
56 al-Waqi`ah That Which is Coming 46
36 Ya Sin Ya Sin 41
10 Yunus Jonah 51
12 Yusuf Joseph 53
99 az-Zalzala The Shaking 93
43 az-Zukhruf The Embellishment 63
39 az-Zumar The Companies 59

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