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Traditional Disciplines of Qurʾānic Studies
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In Islamic theological representation the Qurʾān is considered the “knowledge/science” ( ʿilm), so it is not surprising that the understanding and exegesis (tafsīr) of this text were considered the most excellent kinds of knowledge (see knowledge and learning ). Thus in a tradition attributed to M…

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Gilliot, Claude, “Traditional Disciplines of Qurʾānic Studies”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 06 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00207>

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