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Many of the people and events recounted in Koran are also recorded in the Old Testament.
  Islam:  the sacred writings of Islam said to be revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina
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Koran Qur’an
Spelled "Koran" or "Qur’an".
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  • Many of the people and events recounted in Koran are also recorded in the Old Testament.
  • They had the Koran and its laws; they stuck to certain fashions in dress, wore a certain kind of cap, had a special cut of beard; and that was all.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Falling-down palace—stars shining through at night—birds in the roof An old Javanese man taught us the Koran.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Joe found Islam and began spending all his time studying the Koran in his cell.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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  • Mullah Faizullah admitted to Mariam that, at times, he did not understand the meaning of the Koran’s words.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The Koran requires me to feed a hungry person.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • School was really the back room of the village mosque where, in addition to teaching Koran recitation, Mullah Shekib had taught every child in the village to read and write, to memorize poetry.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The Bible, the Koran, Buddhist scripture …. they all carry similar requirements-and similar penalties.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • But when a Koran ayat I had learned in my diniyat class rose to my lips, I muttered it.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • The Bible represents a fundamental guidepost for millions of people on the planet, in much the same way the Koran, Torah, and Pali Canon offer guidance to people of other religions.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code

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  • He was only just old enough to have a decent beard, but he had wild, crazy eyes, and he stared at me like I’d just rejected the entire teachings of the Koran.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • For Christians, the Word was the Bible, for Muslims the Koran, for Jews the Torah, for Hindus the Vedas, and on and on it went.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The Muslims’ holy scripture, the Koran, and the Old Testament were both written in the Semitic family of languages.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • When Salman Rushdie wrote The Satanic Verses (1988), he caused his characters to parody (inorder to show their wickedness, among other things) certain events and persons from the Koran and the life of the Prophet.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Then a tender boy of seven would be reciting from the Koran one day with his classmates when the floorboards would give way with a fearful crack and his arteries would be severed by this offensive and unreliable substance.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • The state bed of Sobieski, King of Poland, was made of Smyrna gold brocade embroidered in turquoises with verses from the Koran.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Quotations followed from the Koran.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • "For it is He," we read in the Koran, "that will show you the truth of all that ye do."
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Baba Hajji remained up, reading the Koran in a singsong chant at the top of his lungs.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • He made Kim learn whole chapters of the Koran by heart, till he could deliver them with the very roll and cadence of a mullah.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • His hapless head was made to taste The knuckles of my friend the Mallam: ’If you were then reciting the Koran Would you have ears for idle noises Darkening the trees, you child of ill omen?
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King’s Horseman
  • "Don Quixote," "Wilhelm Meister," and the Koran, she reflected that no one she knew, not even her father, had read all four.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • The Arabians and Persians had an equal advantage in writing their tales from the genii and fairies, which they believe in as an article of their faith, upon the authority of the Koran itself.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Some have fancied by burying a ray of sunlight, Averroës,—yes, ’tis Averroës,— Averroës buried one under the first pillar on the left of the sanctuary of the Koran, in the great Mahometan mosque of Cordova; but the vault cannot he opened for the purpose of ascertaining whether the operation has succeeded, until after the lapse of eight thousand years.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • — The Koran, Surah V, 32 Each year we gain a little.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • She told them her husband was on his way to the mosque carrying a Koran.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • As far as I’m concerned, the Koran is as bad as the Bible.
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • One remembers again the trumpet-text in the Koran,[649]—"The heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, think ye we have created them in jest?"
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Mahommed professed to derive from Heaven, and he has inserted in the Koran, not only a body of religious doctrines, but political maxims, civil and criminal laws, and theories of science.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • The reason there are so many Muslim terrorists, they argued, has little to do with the Koran but a great deal to do with the lack of robust female participation in the economy and society of many Islamic countries.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • In the Koran, the angels who are sent to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah say, We are sent forth to a wicked nation, so that we may bring down on them a shower of clay-stones marked by your Lord for the destruction of the sinful.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • They laid it down under a tree, and on the instant, with one long shriek, all the women of the household began to wail together; they mourned with shrill cries; the sun was setting, and in the intervals of screamed lamentations the high sing-song voices of two old men intoning the Koran chanted alone.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • He also announced that interpretation of the Koran since the Shi’ites" seedship days had definitely shown that the God of Islam would neither condone nor allow the slaughter of the innocent, no matter how many jihads were proclaimed by tinhorn heretics like the New Prophet.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • "6 Testaments "2 Peace of the Flame "1 Koran "1 Book of Mormon "1 Oxford Book of English Verse, Centennial Edition "1 steel bow and 3 hunting arrows "1 boiler made from a wave shield and quite a bit of metal and plastic junk (worth its weight in uranium, I admit) from the Thunderbolt Jackie salvaged.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • …Helping the llama or brahmin as he trims the lamps of the idols, Dancing yet through the streets in a phallic procession, rapt and austere in the woods a gymnosophist, Drinking mead from the skull-cap, to Shastas and Vedas admirant, minding the Koran, Walking the teokallis, spotted with gore from the stone and knife, beating the serpent-skin drum, Accepting the Gospels, accepting him that was crucified, knowing assuredly that he is divine, To the mass kneeling or the puritan’s prayer…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • "Lordes," she said, "ye knowen every one, How that my son in point is for to lete* *forsake The holy lawes of our Alkaron*, *Koran Given by God’s messenger Mahomete: But one avow to greate God I hete*, *promise Life shall rather out of my body start, Than Mahomet’s law go out of mine heart.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • For, as is written so frequently in the sacred pages of the Koran: "Well able is Allah to save."
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • I could hear Ameh Bozorg in her bedroom at the other end of the house, also reading the Koran.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • "Moody swore on the Koran that he would not attempt to keep me here against my will," I said, wondering how much Baba Hajji heard and understood.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • How can you allow him to do this to me after he promised to the Koran?
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • He admitted to the truth of my story that he had taken an oath on the Koran.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • His Koran, being the most recent holy book, takes precedence over the Old and New Testaments.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • The single diversion available to me was the Koran, an English translation by Rashad Khalifa, Ph.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Moody explained that I was studying the Koran, learning about Islam at my own pace.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • She was pleased with the live-in maid service, for it freed her time not only for study but for additional hours of prayer and Koran reading.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • On infrequent occasions Baba Hajji poked his face into the room, but he spent most of his time in prayer and Koran-reading.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • If she was staying in Tehran only temporarily one month she had said why was she enrolled in Koran study classes here.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • The Koran speaks the truth, my girl.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • She pulled him up a chair-He showed her the Koran he had brought with him and opened it.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • You taught me everysurrah andayat in the Koran years ago.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
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