Ko·ran or Qur·'an also Qur·an (kə-răn, -rän, kô-, kō-)
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 qrʾ in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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