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Below is a list of the chapters of the Quran according to how they were revealed chronologically. 

revelation order

Tanzil.net: The chronological order of suras (i.e., the order in which Quran suras are revealed to the holy prophet) is specified in several reliable sources, most of which are based on the narrations received from the great prophet's companion, Ibn Abbas.

The traditional order of revelation is provided in the table below. The detailed information is extracted from “The History of the Quran” by Allamah Abu Abd Allah al-Zanjani.

(Click on the sura name to access the worksheet for that sura.)

96      al-`Alaq                       The Clot             

68      al-Qalam                    The Pen           except 17-33, 48-50, from Medinah

73       al-Muzammil            The Mantled One        except for 73.10-11, 20, from Medinah

74       al-Muddaththir        The Clothed One           

1          al-Fātiĥah                   The Opening     

111       al-Lahab                      The Flame         

81      at-Takwīr                     The Cessation   

87     al-A`lā                           The Most High              

92     al-Layl                          The Night          

89     al-Fajr                          The Dawn          

93     aď-Ďuĥā                     The Early Hours             

94     al-Inshirāĥ                  The Expansion               

103    al-`Aşr                          Time      

100    al-`Ādiyāt                   The Assaulters              

108    al-Kauthar                  Abundance        

102    at-Takāthur                Worldly Gain     

107    al-Mā`ūn                      The Daily Necessaries            only 1-3; rest from Medinah

109   al-Kāfirūn                    The Unbelievers            

105   al-Fīl                             The Elephant     

113     al-Falaq                       The Daybreak   

114     an-Nās                         The Men            

112     al-Ikhlāş                       The Unity          

53    an-Najm                       The Star          except 32, from Medinah

80    `Abasa                          He Frowned      

97     al-qadr                         The Majesty      

91      ash-Shams                 The Sun             

85     al-Burūj                       The Constellations        

95     at-Tin                           The Fig              

106    al-Quraysh                 The Quraish      

101      al-Qāri`ah                   The Terrible Calamity               

75      al-Qiyāmah               The Resurrection          

104     al-Humazah             The Slanderer   

77       al-Mursalāt              The Emissaries           except 48, from Medinah

50      Qāf                              Qaf      except 38, from Medinah

90      al-Balad                    The City             

86      aţ-Ţāriq                     The Night-Comer          

54      al-Qamar                  The Moon        except 44, 45, 46, from Medinah

38      Şād                             Sad        

7         al-A`rāf                      The Elevated Places    except 163-170, from Medinah

72       al-Jinn                       The Jinn             

36      Yā Sīn                        Ya Sin except 45, from Medinah

25      al-Furqān                  The Criterion   except 68, 69, 70, from Medinah

35      al-Fāţir                       The Creator       

19       Maryam                    Mary    except 58, 71, from Medinah

20     Ţā Hā                          Ta Ha   except 130, 131, from Medinah

56     al-Wāqi`ah                That Which is Coming            except 81, 82, from Medinah

26     ash-Shu`arā'             The Poets        except 197 and 224-end, from Medinah

27     an-Naml                     The Ant             

28    al-Qaşaş                      The Narrative except 52-55 from Medinah and 85 from Juhfah at the time of the Hijrah

17      Banī Isrā'īl (al-Isrā')  The Israelites (or The Night Journey) except 26, 32, 33, 57, 73-80, from Medinah

10     Yūnus                           Jonah   except 40, 94, 95, 96, from Medinah

11       Hūd                               Hud      except 12, 17, 114, from Medinah

12      Yūsuf                           Joseph             except 1, 2, 3, 7, from Medinah

15      al-Ĥijr                          The Rock         except 87, from Medinah

6        al-An`ām                   The Cattle       except 20, 23, 91, 93, 114, 151, 152, 153, from Medinah

37       aş-Şāffāt                  The Rangers      

31        Luqmān                    Lukman           except 27-29, from Medinah

34      Saba'                          Sheba   

39      az-Zumar                  The Companies             

40      al-Mu'min                 The Forgiving One      except 56, 57, from Medinah

41        Ĥā Mim Sajdah       Revelations Well Expounded   

42       ash-Shūrā                The Counsel    except 23, 24, 25, 27, from Medinah

43       az-Zukhruf                The Embellishment    except 54, from Medinah

44       ad-Dukhān                The Evident Smoke       

45       al-Jāthiyah                The Kneeling   except 14, from Medinah

46       al-Aĥqāf                     The Sandhills except 10, 15, 35, from Medinah

51        adh-Dhāriyāt             The Scatterers              

88      al-Ghāshiyah             The Overwhelming Calamity   

18        al-Kahf                        The Cave         except 28, 83-101, from Medinah

16        an-Naĥl                       The Bee           except last three verses 126-128, from Medinah

71        Nūĥ                               Noah     

14        Ibrāhīm                       Abraham         except 28, 29, from Medinah

21        al-Anbiyā'                   The Prophets     

23       al-Mu'minūn             The Believers   

32       as-Sajdah                  The Adoration             except 16-20, from Medinah

52       aţ-Ţūr                         The Mountain   

67       al-Mulk                      The Kingdom     

69      al-Ĥāqqah                 The Inevitable               

70       al-Ma`ārij                   The Ladders      

78       an-Naba'                   The Tidings       

79       an-Nāzi`āt                 Those Who Pull Out      

82       al-Infiţār                    The Cleaving Asunder               

84       al-Inshiqāq              The Rending      

30       ar-Rūm                     The Romans    except 17, from Medinah

29       al-`Ankabūt             The Spider       except 1-11, from Medinah

83       at-Taţfīf                    The Defrauders           last from Mecca

Chronological Order of the Surahs from Medinah:

2         al-Baqarah               The Cow          except 281 from Mina at the time of the Last Hajj

8        al-Anfāl                      The Spoils Of War      except 30-36 from Mecca

3        āl-Imrān                     The Family Of Imran   

33      al-Aĥzāb                    The Allies          

60     al-Mumtaĥanah      She Who is Tested        

4        an-Nisā'                     Women             

99     al-Zilzāl                      The Shaking      

57      al-Ĥadid                   The Iron             

47      Muĥammad            Muhammad    except 13, from during the Hijrah

13       ar-Ra`d                      The Thunder      

55     ar-Raĥmān               The Merciful     

76     ad-Dahr                     The Man            

65     aţ-Ţalāq                     The Divorce       

98       al-Bayyinah            The Proof          

59       al-Ĥashr                  The Exile           

24       an-Nūr                      The Light           

22       al-Ĥajj                       The Pilgrimage           except 52-55, from between Mecca and Medinah

63      al-Munāfiqūn          The Hypocrites              

58      al-Mujādilah            She Who Pleaded         

49      al-Ĥujurāt                The Chambers               

66      at-Taĥrīm                 The Prohibition             

64      at-Taghābun            The Cheating     

61       aş-Şaff                       The Ranks         

62      al-Jumu`ah              The Day of Congregation          

48      al-Fatĥ                      The Victory      while returning from Hudaybiyyah

5         al-Mā'idah               The Food         except 3, from Arafat on Last Hajj

9         at-Taubah               Repentance     except last two verses from Mecca

110      an-Naşr                    The Help          last one, from Mina on Last Hajj