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K̲h̲atma, K̲h̲itma
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(a.), pl. k̲h̲itām , the technical name for the recitation of the whole of the Ḳurʾān from beginning to end, the verbal noun from k̲h̲ātama , denominative verb from k̲h̲ātam [q.v.]. The complete recitation of the Ḳurʾān is, especially if it is done within a short time, a meritorious achievement, e.g. in eight nights, as Ubayy b. Kaʿb is said to have done (Ibn Saʿd, iii/2, 60, 23; cf. on ʿUt̲h̲mān, ibid., iii/1, 53, 3). It is related of Sulaymān al-Aʿmas̲h̲ that he accomplished the k̲h̲atma at times according to ʿUt̲h̲mān’s recension and at times according to the reading of Ibn …

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Buhl, Fr., “K̲h̲atma, K̲h̲itma”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 26 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4236>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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