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Shuʿayb
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Name of a messenger mentioned eleven times in the Qurʾān. His story is dealt with in a few passages ( q 7:85-93; 11:84-95; 26:176-91; 29:36-7) where his vicissitudes with his people are described. According to the Qurʾān, Shuʿayb was sent to Madyan ( q 7:85; 11:84; 29:36; see midian ). He exhorted his people (to whom, it is stated, a sign was sent; cf. q 7:85; 11:88; see signs ) to believe in God (see belief and unbelief ) and he urged them not to cheat people by altering weights and measures (q.v.; q 7:85; 11:84-5; 26:181-2; see also cheating ). He also summoned them not to engage in cor- rupt behavi…

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Tottoli, Roberto, “Shuʿayb”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 04 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQSIM_00387>



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