Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: koran
IPA transcription: [kɔɹ'ɑn]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: Koran, Quran, al-Qur'an, Book
    Meaning: the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina
Usage examples
  • This book was called the Koran.
  • It is thought, however, that he was helped in preparing the Koran by one of his disciples who could read and write.
  • I was taught first to read and write, and then to learn the Koran, which is the basis of our holy religion, and the better to understand it, I read with my tutors the ablest commentators on its teaching, and committed to memory all the traditions respecting the Prophet, which have been gathered from the mouth of those who were his friends.
  • Thus, what Christian has ever deigned to examine critically the marvels affirmed in the Koran, such as Mohammed's visit to heaven; although the Koran can be traced far more surely to the Prophet of Islam than can the Gospels to their reputed authors, and this Prophet bears a far higher character for truthfulness than do the early Christians?