Koran or Quran?

Koran, Quran and Qur’an are all transliterations from the original Arabic name for the holy book of Islam.


The name of the holy book of Islam, which Muslims believe is the direct word of God dictated in Arabic to Mohammed by the angel Gabriel, can be spelled several ways in English. Pronounced ku-RAHN, the words Koran and Quran are both transliterations from the original Arabic. Some people prefer Qur’an, saying it most closely resembles the original Arabic spelling and pronunciation.

In 2000, the Associated Press Stylebook opted for Quran.

However, for decades, the policy at the St. Petersburg Times has been to use Koran, which is easily recognized and pronounced by an American audience. Therefore the Tampa Bay Times has stayed with “Koran”, as have the New York Times and Washington Post.

About David Robinson

REVISED: David Robinson is an Author and Journalist living in the mid-coast area of Maine. He is a Graduate and Alumni of the Brunswick Police Academy. He served as a JUROR seated on the Cumberland County, Maine, Grand Jury for the first four-month session of 2014. Publisher Robinson served 3 months of a 4-month sentence for Conspiracy to defraud the United States, at the FCI Berlin minimum security Satellite Camp in Berlin New Hampshire, as retaliation after he and a friend sued the IRS, unsuccessfully, for Unfair Trade Practices, under Title 15 of the US Code. +++ Maine Lawsuit Against The IRS: For Unfair Trade Practices (http://tinyurl.com/hm8gdls) +++ Failure to File & Conspiracy: United States vs. Messier & Robinson - No. 2:14-cr-00083-DBH (http://tinyurl.com/gwdyaps) +++ On Appeal from the United States District Court for the District Court of Maine / REPLY BRIEF OF ROBINSON (http://tinyurl.com/zyp9f3x) +++ Books by David E. Robinson (http://tinyurl.com/zrr9bxb)
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