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Weights and Measures
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Means for making quantitative evaluations. Information about weights and measures in the Qurʾān must be derived from symbolic discourse (see symbolic imagery; similes; metaphor). This is true even for very concrete weights and measures and is reflected in the exegetical literature (see exegesis of the qurʾān: classical and medieval ), which contains often divergent information and explanations about weights and measures in the Qurʾān. What follows is …

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Dähne, Stephan, “Weights and Measures”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 18 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00216>



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