Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān

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The Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online is an encyclopaedic dictionary of qur’ānic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within qur’ānic studies. The Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online is the first comprehensive, multivolume reference work on the Qur’ān to appear in a Western language.
Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online includes direct access to 62 Early Printed Western Qur’āns Online and the Electronic Qurʾān Concordance, a unique online finding aid for textual research.


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Qarnayn, Dhū l-

(6 words)

 see alexander Bibliography

Qārūn

(4 words)

 see korah Bibliography

Qaynuqāʿ (Banū)

(1,097 words)

Author(s): Schöller, Marco
One of the Jewish tribes of Medina (q.v.), generally considered part of the triad that also includes the Banū l-Naḍīr (see naḍīr [banū al-] ) and the Banū Qurayẓa (q.v.). A so-called “market of the Banū Qaynuqāʿ” in Medina was known in pre-Islamic times, and various sources state that the Qaynuqāʿ were famous as goldsmiths but — in contrast to the other Jewish tribes — they possessed no arable land. Their quarter, al-Quff, close to the center of Medina, housed a Jewish assembly-place (see jews and judaism; pre-islamic arabia and the qurʾān; south arabia, religion in pre-islamic). The most …