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For the convenience of people who wish to read the Qur'an in a week the text may be divided into 7 portions, each portion is known as Hizb or Manzil.
The following division to 7 equal portions is by Hamza Al-Zayyat (d.156/772):
- Al-Fatihah (chapter 1) through An-Nisa' (chapter 4) consisting of 4 chapters.
- Al-Maida (chapter 5) through At-Tawba (chapter 9) consisting of 5 chapters.
- Yunus (chapter 10) through An-Nahl (chapter 16) consisting of 7 chapters.
- Isra' (chapter 17) through Al-Furqan (chapter 25) consisting of 9 chapters.
- Ash-Shuara' (chapter 26) through Ya-Seen (chapter 36) consisting of 11 chapters.
- As-Saffat (chapter 37) through Al-Hujarat (chapter 49) consisting of 13 chapters.
- Qaf (chapter 50) through An-Nass (chapter 114) consisting of 65 chapters.