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ذَٰلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لَا رَيْبَ ۛ فِيهِ ۛ هُدًى لِلْمُتَّقِينَ
"This is a perfect Book; there is no doubt in it; a guidance for the righteous."
The Quran is the central religious text of Islam,also sometimes transliterated with other spellings such as Koran. Muslims believe the Quran to be the book of divine guidance and direction for mankind and consider the original Arabic text to be revelation from God.
Islam holds the Quran was repeatedly revealed to Muhammadsa orally through the angel Gabriel over a period of approximately 23 years, beginning in 610 CE, when he was forty, and concluding in 632 CE, the year of his death. Followers of Islam further believe that the Quran was memorised, recited and written down by Muhammad'ssa companions after every revelation. Many of Muhammad'ssa companions learned the Quran by heart. Muslim tradition agrees that although the Quran was authentically memorised completely by hundreds of companions verbally, the Quran was still established textually into a single written form shortly after Muhammad'ssa death by order of his first Caliph Abu Bakr. Later Uthman, the third Caliph, made several standard copies of the Quran and had the distributed around the Islamic world.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has translated and published the Quran in over 70 languages.