Posted on 03/17/2012 by __socrates

AYAH آية
Lit. “a sign or miracle.” The term used for one of the smaller portions of the chapters of the Qur’an which we call verses. The number of verses is often set down after the title of the chapter, but the verses are not marked in the text as they are in our English Bibles. The number of verses in the Qur’an is variously estimated, but they are generally said to be about six thousand and two hundred. [QUR’AN.]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam