koran


noun

  1. the sacred text of Islam, divided into 114 chapters, or suras: revered as the word of God, dictated to Muhammad by the archangel Gabriel, and accepted as the foundation of Islamic law, religion, culture, and politics.

noun

  1. the sacred book of Islam, believed by Muslims to be the infallible word of God dictated to Mohammed through the medium of the angel GabrielAlso: Qur’an

1610s, from Arabic qur’an “a reading, recitation, book,” from root of quara-a “he read, recited.” Related: Koranic.

The sacred book of Islam. Muslims believe that the teachings of the Koran were revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad.

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