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Recitation of the Qurʾān
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The vocal rendition of the Qurʾān. Tilāwat al-Qurʾān is to render the Arabic Qurʾān in voice. It is a branch of the sciences of the “readings” ( qirāʾāt) of the Qurʾān (see readings of the qurʾān ). In the Qurʾān, the term tilāwa (which appears in both nominal and verbal forms) often refers to the signs (q.v.) of God that are “rehearsed” therein, i.e. the narration of accounts of previous messengers and communities in sacred history (see narratives; messenge…

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Gade, Anna M., “Recitation of the Qurʾān”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 25 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00168>

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