The Koran ( or Qu'ran) , the holy scripture of Islam, is the record of Muhammad's oral teaching delivered between the years immediately preceding the Hegira in AD 622 and the Prophet's death in 632.
It has exerted untold influence upon the history of mankind. Apart from its specifically religious content, inspiring the triumphant armies of Islam throughout vast areas of Asia, Africa and southern Europe, it was the starting point of a new literary and philosophical movement which powerfully affected the most cultivated minds among both Christians and Jews in the Middle Ages; and the movement inaugurated has resulted in some of the finest products of genius and learning.
This is a first Penguin Classics edition , 1983, originally published in this translation in 1956. 4th revised edition of that translation.
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