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Createdness of the Qurʾān
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A central issue in Muslim theological discussion that asks whether the Qurʾān was created by God or is, like him, eternal. The term creation( khalq) appears 48 times in the Qurʾān and designates the natural world and all existence as God's creation (q.v.). Instances of the perfect and imperfect tenses of the verb ( khalaqa, yakhluqu and the passive khuliqa, yukhlaqu) appear over 200 times in reference to God's act of creat…

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Martin, Richard C., “Createdness of the Qurʾān”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 18 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00044>

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