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A. Definition

The sacred book of the Muslims, the word of God, received through the prophet Muhammad c. AD 610-632.

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B. Origin

The divine revelations had already been collected in oral and written form by the faithful during the lifetime of the prophet, but it was the 3rd Caliph Othman (ʿUṯmān; 644-56) who compile…

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Schönig, Hanne (Halle/Saale) and Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg), “Qurʾān”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 16 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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