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Different interpretations have been proposed about the inimitability of the Qur'an, both in terms of form and content. One of the most significant aspects of the musical order of the Holy Qur'an is its prosody or rhythmicity which, besides semantic and content attractiveness of the Qur'an, increases its beauty and amplifies its charm. What was examined in detail for the first time in this paper are prosodic chunks of the Qur'an, whose meters match ʿarūżi meters and which occur in many Qur'anic ayahs. To this end, those expressions in the first four juz’ of the Qur'an, which are rhythmic without any modification were extracted and classified according to their prosodic foot types. The findings clearly show that such expressions are found abundantly in the Qur'an, with a variety of meters belonging to both Arabic and Persian prosody. Based on the results, the number of such expressions and only inclusive of the iterative-foot chunks in the first four juz' is 120. Thus, the total number of such chunks in the whole Qur'an can be estimated to be exceeding thousands of expressions. The affluence of such expressions throughout the Qur'an implies that despite some authors who regard it as not to be intentional on the part of the Interlocutor, this phenomenon is not accidental, but can exhibit the pan-chronic and cross-linguistic nature of the inimitability of Qur'an.