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The Qur’an is the book of sacred Muslim scripture. It is believed to be the literal word of God as revealed to the Prophet Muhammad through the angel Jibril (known as Gabriel in Christianity and Judaism). Muhammad received the revelations that comprise the Qur’an intermittently between 610 and 632 CE, and his companions transcribed them. The first caliph, or head of the Muslim community, Abu Bakr, gathered these scattered transcriptions, and the third caliph, Uthman ibn Affan, compiled them between 650-656 into the standardized Qur’an that is still used today. The Qur’an is composed of poetic verse and divided into 114 chapters, or suras. It contains fundamental teachings about the oneness of God and God's will for humanity that address religious practices, family and societal obligations, and the organization of law and politics. Guidelines for correct behavior are often elaborated through historical narratives, including new accounts of Jewish and Christian sacred history.