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Foreign Vocabulary
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From the earliest period of Islam down to the present day, attentive readers have observed that there are words in the Qurʾān which appear to be of non-Arabic origin. Such observations, motivated by varying factors, have been the source of controversy, discussions and extensive study in traditional…

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Rippin, Andrew, “Foreign Vocabulary”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00068>



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