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Pre-Islamic Arabia and the Qurʾān
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The Qurʾān itself does not contain any concept equivalent to those designated in ancient and modern times by the term Arabia. That name is generally given today to a region understood to be the ancestral home of the Arabic speaking peoples (see arabs ). In the past the term has been applied to differe…

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Hawting, Gerald R., “Pre-Islamic Arabia and the Qurʾān”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 11 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00157>

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