The Qur'an's Self-Image: Writing and Authority in Islam's Scripture

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The Qur'an's Self-Image: Writing and Authority in Islam's Scripture - Madigan, Daniel A

Islam is frequently characterized as a "religion of the book," and yet Muslims take an almost entirely oral approach to their scripture. Qur'an means "recitation" and refers to the actual words Muslims believe were revealed to Muhammad by God. Many recite the entire sacred text from memory, and it was some years after the Prophet's death that it ...

The Qur'an's Self-Image: Writing and Authority in Islam's Scripture 2001, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691059501

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