Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān

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Devices used by humans to assist them with their daily routines. There is not much literature dealing with material culture in the Qurʾān (see material culture and the qurʾān ). Arthur Jeffery (For. vocab.) and others who investigated the origins of foreign words in the Qurʾān, note that many of the cultural terms were of non-Arabic origin (see foreign vocabulary ). The borrowings for qurʾānic cultural (and religious) terminology ca…

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Behrens-Abouseif, Doris, “Instruments”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 09 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00096>

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