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What are some Surahs in the Quran?

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Some Surahs of the Quran include Al-Fatiha, Al-Baqara, Al-'Imran, An-Nisa' and Al-Ma'idah. Other Surahs include Al-Buruj, Sad, At-Tatfif, Qaf and Nuh. The Quran has 114 Surahs.

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Surahs are chapters of the Quran. They are divided further into verses called ayat. There are 86 Meccan chapters and 28 Medinan chapters. Surahs of the Quran are arranged roughly in a descending order based on size.

Al-Kawthar is the shortest Surah with three verses, while Al-Baqara is the longest Surah with 286 verses. Meccan chapters handle faith and the hereafter, while Medinan Surahs deal with Muslim social life. The first Surah of the Quran is Al-Fatiha, and it is recited in every prayer. All Surahs of the Quran except At-Tawba begin with a formula called the basmala.

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