In the name of Allah (God), Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
The Quran literally meaning "the recitation" is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims believe to be a revelation from Allah (God).
The Quran is the final revealed Book of Allah (God), that contains the message of guidance from Allah (God) for all humankind. "Quran" - It comes from the Arabic root "qa-ra-'a" and it means "recitation." It is best understood as "The Recitation." More than 10 million people living today (mostly non-Arabs) have memorized the Quran in the Arabic language on earth today. The Quran is divided into chapters, which are then divided into verses. Muslims believe the Quran was verbally revealed by God to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel (Jibril), gradually over a period of approximately 23 years, beginning on 22 December 609 CE when Muhammad was 40, and concluding in 632, the year of his death.