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Southeast Asian Qurʾānic Literature
(2,741 words)

This entry is meant to provide an overview of literature of the Qurʾān in southeast Asia, including both texts produced locally and those imported from elsewhere in the Muslim world that have been important to the region's religious and intellectual history.

Commentary in Arabic

As in many parts of the Muslim world, the most popular Arabic work of commentary (tafsīr) in southeast Asia from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries was the T…

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Feener, R. Michael, “Southeast Asian Qurʾānic Literature”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Johanna Pink, University of Freiburg. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00190>

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