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Koran (Qur'an) Sacred book of Islam. According to Muslim belief, the Koran contains the actual word of God (Allah) as revealed by the angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad. Muhammad is said to have received these revelations over two decades beginning (c.ad 610) on the Night of Power (commemorated at Ramadan) and ending in 632, the year of his death. The 114 suras (chapters) of the Koran are the source of Islamic belief and a guide for the whole life of the community. The central teachings of the Koran are that there is no God but Allah and all must submit to Him, that Muhammad is the last of His many messengers (which have included Abraham, Moses, and Jesus), and that there will come a day of judgment. In addition to these teachings, the Koran contains rules that a Muslim must follow in everyday life.

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Koran the Islamic sacred book, believed to be the word of God as dictated to Muhammad by the archangel Gabriel and written down in Arabic. The Koran consists of 114 units of varying lengths, known as suras; the first sura is said as part of the ritual prayer. These touch upon all aspects of human existence, including matters of doctrine, social organization, and legislation. The Koran was traditionally held by Muslims to be untranslatable, although versions or interpretations in other languages are available.

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Ko·ran / kəˈrän; kô-; ˈkôrän/ (also Qu·r'an or Qu·ran) • n. the Islamic sacred book, believed to be the word of God as dictated to Muhammad by the archangel Gabriel and written down in Arabic. The Koran consists of 114 units of varying lengths, known as suras. DERIVATIVES: Ko·ran·ic / -ˈränik/ adj.

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koran sacred book of Islam. XVIII (currawn). — Arab. ḳur'ān recitation, f. ḳara'a read.

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Koran: see Qur'an.

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