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Kursī (Arab., ‘stool’). In Islam, the footstool of the throne (al-ʿarsh) of God, and often used as a synonym of ‘throne’. It is thus central in debates about the literal or metaphorical sense of such terms in the Qurʾān; metaphorically al-ʿarsh is the Being of God, al-kursī his non-formal manifestation. A kursī is also a support for a Qurʾān in a mosque.