Definitions for korankəˈrɑn, -ˈræn, kɔ-, koʊ-
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Koran, Quran, al-Qur'an, Book(noun)
the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina
(The Islamic holy book/bible)
the Scriptures of the Mohammedans, containing the professed revelations to Mohammed; -- called also Alcoran
Origin: [Ar. qorn; with the Ar. article, Alkoran, Alcoran; = Turk. Pers. qurn, from Ar. quran, qoran, book, reading, from qr, read. See Alcoran.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the Bible of the Mohammedans, accepted among them as "the standard of all law and all practice; thing to be gone upon in speculation and life; it is read through in the mosques daily, and some of their doctors have read it 70,000 times, and hard reading it is"; it contains the teaching of Mahomet, collected by his disciples after his death, and arranged the longest chapters first and the shortest, which were the earliest, last; a confused book.
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The Koran says fight with those who fight with you.
The taking of hostages and demanding ransom goes against the moral dictates of the Koran.
The slayings committed by the terrorists (in Libya) are a shocking deed that stands contrary to the Holy Koran.
Allah is Its Charter goal, the Prophet its model to be followed, the Koran its constitution, Jihad its way, and death for the sake of Allah its loftiest desire.
You can't pray. You can't keep more than one Koran at home. You can't teach Islam to your children. You can't fast and you can't go to Hajj. When you're deprived of your whole identity, what's the point?
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