For the convenience of those who read the Quran in a week the text may be divided into seven portions, each known as Manzil.
The following division to 7 equal portions is by Hamzah az-Zaiyyat (d.156/772):
- Al-Fatiha (chapter 1) through an-Nisa (chapter 4) consisting of 4 chapters (Surah).
- Al-Ma'idah (chapter 5) through at-Tawbah (chapter 9) consisting of 5 chapters.
- Yunus (chapter 10) through an-Nahl (chapter 16) consisting of 7 chapters.
- al-Isra'' (chapter 17) through al-Furqan (chapter 25) consisting of 9 chapters.
- ash-Shu'ara' (chapter 26) through Ya-Sin (chapter 36) consisting of 11 chapters.
- as-Saaffat (chapter 37) through al-Hujurat (chapter 49) consisting of 13 chapters.
- Qaf (chapter 50) through al-Nas (chapter 114) consisting of 65 chapters.
Source: "Manzil", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, March 28th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manzil.
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- ^ a b Jaffer, Abbas (2009). An introduction to Qurʼanic sciences = ʻUlūm al-Qurʼan. ICAS Press. p. 16. ISBN 9781904063308.
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