One-minute explainer: What does the word Quran mean?
Here's a quick 1-minute explainer on what the word Quran means by Sheikh Bilal Brown, one of our experts on IslamiQA.
Quran is derived from the Arabic word 'qara', which usually means ‘to read' or ‘to recite.'
"So, the word Quran, it means 'the thing that is recited,' says Sheikh Brown.
"It's important for us to understand that it's something that has to be recited by us. It's not something that can be left, like a book on a shelf and be neglected. It demands to be recited."
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