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The Holy Quran
Each and every Quran scripture contains 4 distinct categories Word of God, word of an envoy of God, word of the commentator (interpreter) and word of the historian. The difference between them is that in Islam, each of the four categories are separated from the others in independent volumes.
The definition of the Quran
The term Quran or Koran is a translation of the Arabic word 'al Quran', which means 'recitation, or recited frequently.'
The Holy Book is considered the greatest miracle of Islam and Muslims consider it the Word of God.
When the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.a.w.) was 40 years old, the Archangel Gabriel (Holy Spirit) began to reveal the Quran to him. He was meditating in the cave of Hira, in the city of Mecca, when the Archangel showed him the revelation. After this episode he spent the rest of his life transmitting the message of God to the people. He taught the oneness of God and conveyed the Holy Quran to be a statute of life through which social justice, peace, harmony and well-being are realized for all mankind.
The Quran was revealed at a time when Arabic language was the most developed and eloquent in the world. In spite of this, the Quran eloquently presented in all aspects, challenged the Arabs to produce at least one same chapter, and until today no Arab man was able, although the smallest chapter contains 3 verses. The Quran is the highest miracle of the Prophet Muhammad, for all levels and times.