Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān

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The early part of the day (see day and night ). Morning as a part of the day is mentioned on several occasions in the Qurʾān. Three sūras are named after particular times or phenomena of the morning: Sūrat al-Fajr (“Dawn,” q 89), Sūrat al- Ḍuḥā (“Forenoon,” q 93) and Sūrat al-Falaq (“Daybreak,” q 113). In English, as in other Indo-European languages, uncertainty exists as to which time span the term “morning” actually covers. In thes…

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Wiederhold, Lutz, “Morning”, 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_00123>

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