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Classification Madinan
Meaning of the name The Thunder
Sura number 13
Number of verses 43
Juz' number 13
Hizb number 25 to 26
Number of Sajdahs 1 (verse 15)
Previous Sura Yusuf
Next Sura Ibrahim

Sura Ar-Ra'd (Arabic: سورة الرعد, Sūratu ar-Ra'd, "The Thunder") is the 13th sura of the Qur'an with 43 ayat. It is a Madinan sura.

Of the 29 Quran Suras (of the 114) that have verse (Muqattat (Quranic initials), المر (Alif. Lam. Mim. Ra.) (A. L. M. R) in Sura 13 has been taken as supporting I'jaz (the doctrine of "inimitablity" of the Quran) by Rashad Khalifa, author of "Quran, the final Testament"[year needed][unreliable source?][1]


  1. ^ Rashad Khalifa, Quran the final Testament, ISBN 978-1-890825-00-3.

External links[edit]

  • Surah Ar-Ra'd (Complete text in Arabic with English and French translations)
  • Quran Ar-Ra'd with Translation

Other Information[edit]

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