Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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The qirāʾāt (sg. qirāʾa) represent the vast corpus of Qurʾānic readings that are traditionally linked to the textual transmission and recitation of Islam's sacred book. It is to the skeletal text (rasm) of the Qurʾān that all of these readings are ultimately bound, reflecting subtle variations in the linguistic features of the text. The nature of variance …

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Mustafa A. Shah, “Qirāʾāt”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 28 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0278>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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