Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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, title of sūra lxxviii., taken from the opening verses: “Concerning what do the unbelievers ask questions of one another? Concerning the great news”. According to the commentaries the great news alluded to is the resurrection, the subject of lively discussions among the Meccans.


The commentaries and translations of the Ḳurʾān

Nöldeke-Schwally, Geschichte des Qorāns, i., Leipzig 1909, p. 104.

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“al-Nabaʾ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 25 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_3373>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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