Quraish

noun
Qu·​raish
variants: or Quraysh or Koreish \ kəˈrīsh \
plural Quraish or Quraishes or Quaraysh or Qurayshes or Koreish or Koreishes

Definition of Quraish

1 : an Arab people of which Muhammad was a member and which from the 5th century was distinguished by a religious preeminence associated with its hereditary provision of the pre-Islamic custodians of the Kaaba at Mecca
2 : a member of the Quraish people

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“Quraish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Quraish. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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