Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān

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Time
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The successive continuum of events and its measurement. The Qurʾān employs a rich terminology for aspects of time but uses these terms ad hoc and at random, in concrete and practical ways, rather than systematically and methodically addressing abstract and theoretical notions of time. This qurʾānic vocabulary does not include the principal technical terms for time, zamān, and e…

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Böwering, G., “Time”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00204>



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