Sura Length Chart

At the top of the 'Charts' menu, you will find the 'Sura & Verse Lengths' sub menu:

This offers you three different ways to chart the lengths of each sura of the Qur’an

  • By verses (the chart will show the number of verses in each sura)
  • By words (the chart will show the number of Arabic words in each sura)
  • By mean verse length (the chart will show the average (arithmetic mean) of each sura)

The chart drawn will look something like this:

1 Suras to Show. By clicking the buttons, you can choose whether to plot every sura, just Meccan suras, or just Medinan suras on the chart.
2 Sort By. You can either sort your chart by sura (so sura 1 is drawn first and sura 114 last), or you can sort your chart by length (meaning longer suras will appear first).

Chart Columns. Point your mouse at a column and Qur’an Gateway will show you a tooltip with the exact value in it. You can also click a column to “drill down” and see a chart of the individual verse lengths (by words) within this particular sura.

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