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(a.), verbal noun from djawwada , literally means “to make better” in the sense of taḥsīn “to embellish, beautify”, but has come to be understood generally as the art of reciting the Ḳurʾān, known as ʿilm al-tad̲j̲wīd . The term does not occur in the Ḳurʾān, but it was used early. For example, ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib, son-in-law of the Prophet and fourth caliph, is reported to have replied in answer to a question about the meaning of the Ḳurʾānic phrase in sūra LXXIII, 4, wa-rattilī ’l-ḳurʾāna tartīlan (“and recite the Ḳurʾān by means of tartīl ”) that it means tad̲j̲wīd al-ḥurūf wa-maʿrifat al-wuḳūf (…

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Denny, F.M., “Tad̲j̲wīd”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_1145>
Première publication en ligne: 2012
Première édition imprimée: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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