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, pl. daʿawāt , from the root daʿā , to call, invite, has the primary meaning call or invitation. In the Ḳurʾān , XXX, 24, it is applied to the call to the dead to rise from the tomb on the day of Judgement. It also has the sense of invitation to a meal and, as a result, of a meal with guests, walīma : al-Buk̲h̲ārī, Nikāḥ , 71, 74; LA, xviii, 285. It also means an appeal to God, prayer, vow: al-Buk̲h̲ārī, Daʿawāt , beginning and 26, Wuḍūʾ , 69, Anbiyāʾ , 9 (Abraham’s prayer, cf. Ḳurʾān, II, 123), 40 (Solomon’s prayer, cf. Ḳurʾān, XXXVIII, 34; see also Ḳurʾān, II, 182; X, 89; XIIII; XV; XL, 46 (to which…

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M. Canard, “Daʿwa”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 10 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1738>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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