Koran


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Ko·ran

or Qur·'an also Qur·an  (kə-răn′, -rän′, kô-, kō-)
n.
The sacred text of Islam, considered by Muslims to contain the revelations of God to Muhammad.

[Arabic (al-)qur'ān, (the) reading, recitation, Koran, from qara'a, to read, recite; see qrʔ in Semitic roots.]

Ko·ran′ic adj.

Koran

(kɔːˈrɑːn)
n
(Koran) the sacred book of Islam, believed by Muslims to be the infallible word of God dictated to Mohammed through the medium of the angel Gabriel. Also: Qur'an
[C17: from Arabic qur'ān reading, book; related to qara'a to read, recite]
Koˈranic adj

Ko•ran

(kəˈrɑn, -ˈræn, kɔ-, koʊ-)

n.
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.
Often, Qur'an.
[1615–25; < Arabic qur'ān book, akin to qara'a to read, recite]
Ko•ran′ic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Koran - the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and MedinaKoran - the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina
sura - one of the sections (or chapters) in the Koran; "the Quran is divided in 114 suras"
Translations
القُرآنالقُرآنُ
korán
Koranen
Koraani
Kuran
Korán
kóraninn
コーラン
코란
Koranas
Korāns
korán
koran
koranen
คัมภีร์โกหร่าน
kinh Koran

Koran

[kɒˈrɑːn] NCorán m, Alcorán m

Koran

[kɔːˈrɑːn] n
the Koran → le Coran

Koran

nKoran m

Koran

[kɒˈrɑːn] n the Koranil Corano

Koran

(koˈraːn) , ((American) kou-) noun
the holy book of the Muslims.

Koran

القُرآنُ korán Koranen Koran Κοράνι Corán Koraani Coran Kuran Corano コーラン 코란 Koran Koranen Koran Alcorão Коран koranen คัมภีร์โกหร่าน Kuran kinh Koran 可兰经
References in classic literature ?
The Arabians and Persians had an equal advantage in writing their tales from the genii and fairies, which they believe in as an article of their faith, upon the authority of the Koran itself.
They are called wives, though I believe the Koran only allows four genuine wives--the rest are concubines.
But the moment a female slave becomes her master's concubine her bonds are broken, and as soon as a male slave can read the first chapter of the Koran (which contains the creed) he can no longer be held in bondage.
I was taught first to read and write, and then to learn the Koran, which is the basis of our holy religion, and the better to understand it, I read with my tutors the ablest commentators on its teaching, and committed to memory all the traditions respecting the Prophet, which have been gathered from the mouth of those who were his friends.
But a still more wonderful conjuror fashioned for himself a mighty thing that was neither man nor beast, but which had brains of lead, intermixed with a black matter like pitch, and fingers that it employed with such incredible speed and dexterity that it would have had no trouble in writing out twenty thousand copies of the Koran in an hour, and this with so exquisite a precision, that in all the copies there should not be found one to vary from another by the breadth of the finest hair.
Some have fancied by burying a ray of sunlight, Averroës,--yes, 'tis Averroës,-- Averroës buried one under the first pillar on the left of the sanctuary of the Koran, in the great Mahometan mosque of Cordova; but the vault cannot he opened for the purpose of ascertaining whether the operation has succeeded, until after the lapse of eight thousand years.
The state bed of Sobieski, King of Poland, was made of Smyrna gold brocade embroidered in turquoises with verses from the Koran.
He'd been to Bombay; he knew French Africa inside out; he could quote poetry and the Koran all day long.
He made Kim learn whole chapters of the Koran by heart, till he could deliver them with the very roll and cadence of a mullah.
Osman had a humanity so broad and deep that although his speech was so bold and free with the Koran as to disgust all the dervishes, yet was there never a poor outcast, eccentric, or insane man, some fool who had cut off his beard, or who had been mutilated under a vow, or had a pet madness in his brain, but fled at once to him; that great heart lay there so sunny and hospitable in the centre of the country, that it seemed as if the instinct of all sufferers drew them to his side.
AN episode of Fireman Sam in which a character appeared to tread on a page from the Koran will not be investigated by the broadcasting watchdog.
Article 8 of the Hamas Charter states that the Koran is its constitution and Article 13 states that all peace initiatives are all contrary to the beliefs of the Islamic Resistance Movement.