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Arrogance
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Arrogance and haughtiness, for which there are a number of terms in Arabic, are vices that figure prominently in Islamic judgements of human nature and behaviour. In pre-Islamic times boasting was a familiar literary trope in the poetical jousts between Arab tribes. …

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Gilliot, Claude, “Arrogance”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 15 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_26355>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: 9789004171374, 2008, 2008-2



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