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Hospitality and Courtesy
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Conventions of generosity, favor and respect to be observed while receiving and entertaining guests or in social relations in general. Although the Qurʾān places a great deal of stress on the need to be charitable to the poor (see poverty and the poor; almsgiving), the enormous emphasis on hospitality in Islamic culture seems to be derived from pre-Islamic Arab values (see arabs; pre-islamic arabia and the qurʾān) and draws its greatest validation in ḥadīt…

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Hoffman, Valerie J., “Hospitality and Courtesy”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 14 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00086>

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