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Ramaḍān
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The ninth month of the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset and commemorate the revelation of the Qurʾān to Muḥammad. To understand Ramaḍān as a crucial scriptural and ritual issue in a major world religion, it is useful to look at i…

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Neuwirth, Angelika, “Ramaḍān”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00165>



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