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Readings of the Qurʾān
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A term generally used to denote the qirāʾāt, the different ways of reciting the Qurʾān. Variant readings are an important aspect of Qurʾān recitation (see recitation of the qurʾān; reciters of the qurʾān), but qirāʾāt refer to more than that. Other elements — such as differences concerning length…

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Leemhuis, Frederik, “Readings of the Qurʾān”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 29 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00167>

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