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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kō′rän, n. the Mohammedan Scriptures: Alcoran.—adj. Koran′ic. [Ar. qurān, reading.]
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.
The numerical value of koran in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of koran in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The taking of hostages and demanding ransom goes against the moral dictates of the Koran.
You just can’t say that, just as you can’t say that all Christians are fundamentalists. We have our share of them (fundamentalists). All religions have these little groups, they (Muslims) say: ‘No, we are not this, the Koran is a book of peace, it is a prophetic book of peace'.
The parts of the Koran that are contained in those fragments are very similar indeed to the Koran as we have it today, so this tends to support the view that the Koran that we now have is more or less very close indeed to the Koran as it was brought together in the early years of Islam.
Memorizing the Koran is a considered a pious and worthy thing to do and many memorization competitions are held around the world, especially during Ramadan, it is believed to be the month during which Mohammed received the Koran. The chapters the Islamic State challenged its followers to memorize include.
When Christians act violently they are acting in opposition to the teachings of their founder, Jesus Christ, they cannot cite a single verse in the New Testament that calls for violence against unbelievers. On the other hand, radical Islamists can point to a number of verses in the Koran calling for Muslims to ‘crucify the infidels.’.
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