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The '''Qur'an''' or '''Koran''' is the primary holy text of the [[Islam]]ic [[religion]]. According to [[Muslim]]s, the Qur'an was dictated by [[God]] to [[Muhammad]] in [[Wikipedia:Classical Arabic|Classical Arabic]] through the angel [[Gabriel]]. The Qur'an is heavily criticized, especially in the West, for its consideration of [[women]] as inferior to men, its advocacy of [[intolerance]] towards non-Muslims, and its extremely violent system of [[punishment]] for crimes (especially victimless "crimes" such as [[extramarital sex]], [[homosexuality]], [[blasphemy]] and [[apostasy]]).
 
The '''Qur'an''' or '''Koran''' is the primary holy text of the [[Islam]]ic [[religion]]. According to [[Muslim]]s, the Qur'an was dictated by [[God]] to [[Muhammad]] in [[Wikipedia:Classical Arabic|Classical Arabic]] through the angel [[Gabriel]]. The Qur'an is heavily criticized, especially in the West, for its consideration of [[women]] as inferior to men, its advocacy of [[intolerance]] towards non-Muslims, and its extremely violent system of [[punishment]] for crimes (especially victimless "crimes" such as [[extramarital sex]], [[homosexuality]], [[blasphemy]] and [[apostasy]]).
  

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The Qur'an or Koran is the primary holy text of the Islamic religion. According to Muslims, the Qur'an was dictated by God to Muhammad in Classical Arabic through the angel Gabriel. The Qur'an is heavily criticized, especially in the West, for its consideration of women as inferior to men, its advocacy of intolerance towards non-Muslims, and its extremely violent system of punishment for crimes (especially victimless "crimes" such as extramarital sex, homosexuality, blasphemy and apostasy).

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