Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān

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General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC

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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Youth and Old Age

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Author(s): Gwynne, R.
The early and last stages of the normal [human] lifespan. The Qurʾān portrays youth and old age in two main contexts: to demonstrate God's power (see power and impotence ) and to illustrate the proper relations between generations (q.v.). The “ages of man” occur in recitals of divine signs (q.v.): “There have come to me clear signs ( bayyināt) from my lord (q.v.)…. He it is who has created you from earth (q.v.; turāb), then from a drop of sperm, then from a clot (see blood and blood clot ); then he brings you forth as an infant ( ṭifl), then to reach your full strength, then to be old ( shuyūkh), though …


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