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Recitation of the Qurʾān

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Author(s): Gade, Anna M.
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; messenger; generations; punishment stories), as well as the actual act of the recitation of the Qurʾān itself. In general, when the word tilāwa re…