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Please explain common terminology used for the Koran?

TERMINOLOGY:

Aya = Ayaat (pl.)   = One verse of the Qur’an.

Sura = Suwer (pl.) = One chapter of the 114 chapters of the Qur’an

Waqf = Wuqoof (pl.) = Punctuation marks.

Juz = Ajzaa (pl.) = Each of these parts is called a Juz.

The Qur’an is divided into 30 equal parts.
Rub’a = Marking indicating ¼ of a Juz.

Nisf = Marking indicating ½ of a Juz.

Thuluth = Marking indicating ¾ of a Juz

Updated on December 8, 2016

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