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Entry on qira’at (Qur’anic readings)

Shah, Mustafa (2008) 'Entry on qira’at (Qur’anic readings).' In: Versteegh, K., (ed.), Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics. Vol. 4. Leiden: E.J. Brill.

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Abstract

The qira'at (sing. qira'a) represent the vast corpus of Qur'anic readings that are traditionally linked to the textual transmission and recitation of Islam’s sacred book. It is to the skeletal text (rasm) of the Qur'an that all of these readings are ultimately bound, reflecting subtle variations in the linguistic features of the text.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East
Depositing User: Mustafa Shah
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2009 15:17
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/5817

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