Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān

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Agriculture and Vegetation
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The production of crops and plants in general. Agriculture and vegetation figure prominently in the Qurʾān, reflecting their significance in the environment in which the text was revealed. The Arabic root f-l-ḥ carries the basic meaning of “cleaving” or “splitting.” When appl…

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Waines, David, “Agriculture and Vegetation”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 11 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00005>

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