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n. Islam
Any of the 114 chapters or sections of the Koran.

[Arabic sūra, from Aramaic šurā, absolute form of šurətā, row, line; see šwr in Semitic roots.]


(Koran) any of the 114 chapters of the Koran
[C17: from Arabic sūrah section]


or su•rah

(ˈsʊər ə)

n., pl. -ras or -rahs.
any of the 114 chapters of the Koran.
[1655–65; < Arabic sūrah literally, row, step, rung]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sura - one of the sections (or chapters) in the Koran; "the Quran is divided in 114 suras"
section, subdivision - a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"
al-Qur'an, Koran, Quran, Book - the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina
2.sura - the muscular back part of the shank
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
shank - the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle
mid-calf - the middle of the calf; half way between the knee and ankle
gastrocnemius, gastrocnemius muscle - the muscle in the back part of the leg that forms the greater part of the calf; responsible for the plantar flexion of the foot
soleus, soleus muscle - a broad flat muscle in the calf of the leg under the gastrocnemius muscle
Achilles tendon, tendon of Achilles - a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf


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The mother of Jesus Christ is mentioned in several suras of the Quran and a sura bearing her name is one of only eight named after a person.
The program, launched by the Quran and Books department, an affiliate of the General Presidency for the grand Mosque and Prophet's Mosque Affairs, was designed to educate non-Arabic speaking visitors, Umrah performers and pilgrims at the grand mosque how to recognize and utter Arabic letters, and recite the opening Sura (chapter of the holy Quran) called Al-Fatiha, and selected short Suras enough for a non-Arabic worshipper to perform his prayers.
Tarjomanel Quran, in fact, the vocabulary of Arabic- Persian of Holy Qur'an This book, like "Almotakhales" was organized in order of the Suras of the Quran So the prime sura by names mentioned And then the words sura and their translations and verse by verse, is expressed And vice versa, "Tarajemol al aajem The difference is that with Almstkhls and translation Jurjani In those two books Quran words One by one to Persian translated But sometimes a sentence Is turned into the Persian.
received a verse or verses, he commanded one of his scribes immediately to write down the revelation and arrange it on its place in Suras of Qur'an.
College instructors of Islamic studies will find particularly useful the appendixes containing learning exercises and structural outlines for the Qur'anic suras.
It is considered the "best of stories" (Q 12:3), because it is a more or less extended and consistent narrative, unlike other suras of the Qur'an.
Cuypers's award-winning monograph is a groundbreaking hermeneutic of surat al Ma'ida, one of the longest and latest suras of the Qur'an.
The Qur'an also has many imprecatory suras or chapters, as in verse 68 of sura 9
Memorization of important Suras from the Holy Qur'an.
If so whether present case is covered by doctrine of repentance specially mentioned in the following Suras of : (a) Holy Quran: Sura Al Nisa verses 17&18, Sura Al Baqara verses 159,160 and 222, Sura Al Maida verse 39, Sura Al Aaraaf verse 153, Sura Al Nehal verse 119 and Sura Al Taha verse 82 as well as (b): Sunan Ibn-e-Maaja, chapter 171, Hadith no: 395.
Listed in the title of each entry are the derivatives, their frequency of occurrence in the Qur'an, along with a count of their presence in Makkan and Madinan suras.
As I approach 60, and on the last leg of my journey of life, I am drawn back to the beauty of two particular Suras.