(also Qur'an or Quran /kʊ-/)Translate Koran | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
Definition of Koran
- the Islamic sacred book, believed to be the word of God as dictated to Muhammad by the archangel Gabriel and written down in Arabic. The Koran consists of 114 units of varying lengths, known as suras; the first sura is said as part of the ritual prayer. These touch upon all aspects of human existence, including matters of doctrine, social organization, and legislation.
Pronunciation: /-ˈranɪk, -ˈrɑːnɪk/
from Arabic qur'ān 'recitation', from qara'a 'read, recite'
Koran can also be spelled Quran or Qur’an: it is an Arabic word meaning 'recitation'.