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Literary Structures of the Qurʾān
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Rhetorical, grammatical and linguistic devices utilized in the conveyance of meaning. The message of the Qurʾān is couched in various literary structures, which are widely considered to be the most perfect example of the Arabic language (q.v.; see also language and style of the qurʾān ). Arabic grammars were written based upon the qur…

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Boullata, Issa J., “Literary Structures of the Qurʾān”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 25 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00108>

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