Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān

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The Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online is an encyclopaedic dictionary of qur’ānic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within qur’ānic studies. The Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online is the first comprehensive, multivolume reference work on the Qur’ān to appear in a Western language.
Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online includes direct access to 62 Early Printed Western Qur’āns Online and the Electronic Qurʾān Concordance, a unique online finding aid for textual research.

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Author(s): Hawting, Gerald R.
A cube shaped building situated inside the Great Mosque (al-masjid al-ḥarām) at Mecca. Although the term kaʿba is attested only twice in the Qurʾān ( q 5:95, 97), there are other qurʾānic expressions that have traditionally been understood as designations for this structure (i.e. certain instances of al-bayt [lit. “the house,” see house, domestic and divine ]; as well as of masjid [see mosque ]). In Islamic tradition, it is often referred to as “the house (or sanctuary) of God” (bayt Allāh), and for the vast majority of Muslims it is the most sacred spot on earth. The name K…


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K (al-Kaʿbī - Kedron Valley [Wādī Jahannam])

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al-Kaʿbī see al-Balkhī, Abū l-Qāsim (al-Kaʿbī) Kadi (al-Qāḍī), W.  Authority  Caliph  Literature and the Qurʾān al-Kāfiyajī, Muḥammad b. Sulaymān (Hanafī of Bergama; d. 879/1474)  Traditional Disciplines of Qurʾānic Studies Kafr Manda  Midian al-Kaḥḥāl b. Ṭarkhān, ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn (d. 720/1320)  Medicine and the Qurʾān Kahle, P.  Language and Style of the Qurʾān  Post-Enlightenment Academic Study of the Qurʾān Kalb  Christians and Christianity  South Arabia, Religions in Pre-Islamic al-Kalbī, Muḥammad b. al-Sāʾib Abū Naḍr al-Kalbī (d. 146/763)  Dhū l-Kifl  Exegesis of the Qu…


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