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al- Ḳurʾān
(39,134 words)

(a.), the Muslim scripture, containing the revelations recited by Muḥammad and preserved in a fixed, written form.

1. Etymology and Synonyms

a. Derivation and Ḳurʾānic usage. The earliest attested usage of the term ḳurʾān is in the Ḳurʾān itself, where it occurs about 70 times with a variety of meanings. Most We…

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Welch, A.T., Paret, R. and Pearson, J.D., “al-Ḳurʾān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0543>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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