# The meaning of ‘kitab’ in the Qur’an

#### Kitāb

This short article is from The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation.

#### kitāb – decree (when not part of definite composite)

Whereas the law indicates a body of law, in the indefinite kitāb indicates a singular aspect or instance of law, which I render decree.

All instances in the text are footnoted.

#### References

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