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

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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: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East
ISBN: 9789004144767
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2009 15:17

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