Ayat

Synonyms:
Aiath, עַיַּת
Ayat (Wikipedia)
A 16th-century Quran opened to show sura (chapter) 2, ayat (verses) 1-4.

In the Islamic Quran, an Āyah (/ˈɑːjə/; Arabic: آية‎; plural: آيات āyāt) is a "verse," one of the statements of varying length that make up the chapters (surah) of the Quran and are marked by a number. The word means "evidence," "sign" or "miracle," and in Islam may refer to things other than Quranic verses, such as religious obligations (ayat taklifiyyah) or cosmic phenomena (ayat takwiniyyah). In the Quran it is referred to in several verses such as:

تِلْكَ ءَايَٰتُ ٱللَّهِ نَتْلُوهَا عَلَيْكَ بِٱلْحَقِّۖ فَبِأَىِّ حَدِيثٍۭ بَعْدَ ٱللَّهِ وَءَايَٰتِهِۦ يُؤْمِنُونَ
("These are the Ayat -- proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, revelations, etc. -- of God, which We recite to you, O Muhammad, with truth. Then in which speech after God and His Ayat (plural of ayah) will they believe?")

— Qur'an 45:6; translation by Muhammad Muhsin Khan
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