Qur'an  means: "Recitation" or “Collection”

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The Holy Qur'an has been the focus of attention for people across the globe for centuries. Because of its meaning and its fascinating linguistic beauty and poetic flow, it has remained captivating for both scholars and common people alike.  If we are Muslims, we love the Qur'an and treat it with great reverence.  We put it on the top shelf of the bookcase. We never write in it. We fight for it if someone tries to distort, destroy or insult it. Respect for the written text of the Holy Qur'an  is an important element of religious faith in Islam. Most traditional schools of Islamic law require wudu, a ritual hand washing, before a Muslim may touch the Holy Qur'an. Desecrating a copy of the Qur'an is punishable by life imprisonment in Pakistan, according to Article 295-B of the Penal Code, known as the blasphemy laws.  We never even let it lie around and collect dust.  As Pakistanis we read it but can’t understand it because we don’t know Arabic adequately; we could read translations though….