Qur'an

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Qur'an
The Qur'an (القرآن), also known as the Noble Qur'an (القرآن الكريم) or the Book (الكتب, Qur'an 2:2, Sahih International), is a book which was written by a man named Muhammad, who was born around the year 570 in Mecca.[1] Note that there is no such thing as a capital letter in the Arabic language, meaning that "the Book" can also be rendered "the book'".

Muslims (المسلمون) consider the Qur'an to be the word of the god of Abraham, Isma'il and Isaac (Qur'an 2:133, Yusuf Ali), revealed to Muhammad by a spirit (Qur'an 26:193, Yusuf Ali). The god of Abraham, Isma'il and Isaac is also described variously as the god of Moses (Qur'an 28:38, Pickthall), the lord of the worlds (Qur'an 1:2, Shakir) and many other ways. Often Muslims refer to the god of Abraham, Isma'il and Isaac as the god ("الله"). The Arabic word for "the" is "ال", which is transliterated as "al", and the word for "deity" is "اله", which is transliterated as "ilah". When the two words are written together, they form the contraction "الله", which is transliterated as "Allah".

References

  1. Seyyed Hossein Nasr (23 June 2016). "Muhammad, prophet of Islam". "Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved 22 July 2016.