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سورة الفرقان
Classification Makkiya
Meaning of the name The Criterion, The Standard
Sura number 25
Number of verses 77
Number of Rukus 6
Number of Sajdahs 1 (verse 60)
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Surat Al-Furqan (Arabic: سورة الفرقان‎, "The Criterion, The Standard") is the 25th sura of the Qur'an with 77 ayat. The name Al-Furqan, or "The Criterion" refers to the Qur'an itself as the decisive factor between the Good and the Evil. Another close meaning in English, which can express properly for a Westerner the deep meaning of "Al-Furqan" is the word in English discernment. This word creates similar associations in English as Al-Furqan does in Arabic.

The sura emphasizes (25:68-70) that there is no sin, however great, that cannot be forgiven if sincerely repented.[1]


  1. ^ Guppy, Shusha, For the good of Islam, The Observer, 15 December 1991

External links[edit]

  • Surah Al-Furqan (Complete text in Arabic with English and French translations)
  • Quran – Al-Furqan with translation
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