Religious Glossary - common terms used related to Religion
Quran - The Holy Book of Islam: the highest and most
authentic authority in Islam. Quotations from the Quran are
normally followed by a reference to the number of the chapter
(sura) and the number of the quoted verse (aya). All Quranic
texts in this publication are printed in Italic. (Islam
The sacred text of Islam.
Koran: the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the
prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina
The Qur'an ( al-qur'an; its literal meaning is "the recitation"
and is often called "Al Qur'an Al Karim": "The Noble Qur'an"
or "The Glorious Qur'an," also transliterated as Quran, Koran,
and less commonly Alcoran) is the holy book of Islam. Muslims
believe that the Qur'an is the literal word of God and the
culmination of God's revelation to mankind, revealed to the
Prophet Muhammad over a period of 23 years by the Angel Jibreel