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(a., plural nud̲h̲ur; Sūra liii. 57), used as a nomen agentis from n-d̲h̲-r iv., with the meaning of warner; sometimes also as an infinitive, e.g. Sūra Ixvii. 17. The plural nud̲h̲ur is also found in the sense of an infinitive, e. g. Sūra lxxvii. 6. The term occurs frequently in the Ḳurʾān; it is even said to be synonymous with rasūl; its opposite is bas̲h̲īr, mubas̲h̲s̲h̲ir. Nad̲h̲īr as well as bas̲h̲īr are applied to the prophets, the former when they are represented as warners, the latter as announcers of good tidings (cf. Sūra xvii. 106; xxv. 58; xxxiii. 44; xlviii. 8: mubas̲h̲s̲h̲iran wa-n…

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Wensinck, A. J., “Nad̲h̲īr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 29 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_3380>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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