Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān

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A description of the Qurʾān

For more than a billion Muslims around the globe, the Qurʾān reproduces God’s very own words. To hear its verses chanted, to see its words written large on mosque walls, to touch the pages of its inscribed text creates a sense of sacred presence in Muslim minds and hearts. For countless generations, Muslim families have greete…

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“Preface”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 10 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_preface>

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