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Taṣwīr

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Author(s): Soucek, Priscilla P. | Landau, J. M. | Naef, S.
(a.), nom verbal de la forme II du verbe ṣawwara «former, fabriquer, puis dépeindre, représenter, illustrer». C’est le principal terme utilisé en arabe pour désigner d’une part les arts figuratifs comprenant la peinture, le dessin, les croquis, la gravure et la photographie (à ce propos, voir en 2. ci-…

Material Culture and the Qurʾān

(21,133 words)

Author(s): Soucek, Priscilla P.
In view of the all-encompassing significance of the Qurʾān in the faith (q.v.) of the Muslim community it is to be expected that its influence would be manifested in many spheres of life (see everyday life, qurʾān in ). The holy book has had an impact not only through its cultic role but also as a venerated object and through its importance to other cultural practices. The Qurʾān's effect on material culture is an extension of the various functions it plays in devotional life and although some of these must have been prominent since…

Solomon

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Author(s): Soucek, Priscilla
The son of the biblical king David (q.v.) and heir to his throne. Solomon (Ar. Sulaymān) is presented in the Qurʾān as playing three important roles, although they are often interwoven in its narrative (see …