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Full physical and mental capacity. The notion of maturity ( ashudd, rushd) has reference to a person who has attained complete natural development, who is fully grown and capable of assuming the responsible management of his or her own affairs.

Physical maturity

The common word indicating physical maturity is ashudd, from the root sh-d-d meaning “to strengthen.” It occurs eight times in the Qurʾān, in every instance in conjunc…

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Adams, Charles J., “Maturity”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 13 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00115>

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