Ibrāhīm (Arabic: إبراهيم‎, "Abraham") is the 14th chapter (surah) of the Qur'an with 52 verses (āyāt).

Sura 14 of the Quran
Other namesSurat Ibraheem, Surah Ibrahim, Sura Ibrahim, surah ibraheem,
Time of revelationNot long before Hijrat-e-Madina
PositionJuzʼ 13
Hizb no.26
No. of Rukus7
No. of verses52
No. of Sajdahsnone
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This fragmentary calligraphic panel includes a verse from the Qur'an (14:7) and praises to God executed in thuluth, Persian naskh, and tawqi' scripts. The Qur'anic verse is written in thuluth and taken from Surat Ibrahim (Abraham). It states "(And remember, your Lord caused to be declared): If you are grateful, I will add more favors to you, but if you show ingratitude, truly My punishment is terrible." The Qur'anic verse on the top line is followed by various praises of God and His favors to men written in the Persian naskh and tawqi' scripts.

The surah emphasizes that only God knows what goes on inside a man's heart, implying we must accept each other's words in good faith.(14:38)[1]

Regarding the timing and contextual background of the supposed revelation (asbāb al-nuzūl), it is an earlier "Meccan surah", which means it is believed to have been revealed in Mecca, instead of later in Medina.


This chapter's name is Surah Ibrahim (Arabic) or Chapter of Abraham (English). Surahs of the Quran are not always named after their thematic content, but in this case a large section of the surah (ayat 35-41) focus on a prayer of Abraham's, which reveals the quality of Abraham's character.


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

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