(آية , plural Ayat
آيات ) is the Arabic
word for sign
, cognate with Hebrew ot
, means sign. The word usually refers to each one of the 6236 verses
found in the Qur'an
(6348 ayat counting the basmalas
regard each ayah of the Qur'an as a sign from Allah
The verse number in a symbol is written at the end of each verse. This symbol is , end of Ayah. Its Unicode number is U+06DD and also denotes the end of a sura.
There are two types of Ayah, 1- Ayah having order in it is ("Mohkumaat") and 2-("mutashabihaat") meaning resembling ayats. The word mutashabeh means similar.