The Koran (translated as “the recitation”) is the central religious text of Islam. The Koran was revealed to Muhammad over a period of approximately 23 years beginning in 610 CE, when he was 40, and concluding in 632 CE, the year of his death. The Koran is divided into 114 suras of unequal length, which are classified either as Meccan or Medina depending upon their place and time of revelation. It is one of the finest and most beautiful pieces of literature in the Arabic language.

And do thou, O Muhammad, remember thy Lord within thyself.