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rakaʿa in the Qur’an

To be lowly This article is from The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation. rakaʿa – to be lowly The word rakaʿa is associated by the Traditionalist with bow or bowing (specifically, to bow as part of

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Ayat or proofs in the Qur’an

Proof or proofs This article is from The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation. āya/āyāt – proof / proofs The Traditionalist translates āya and āyāt generally as either the singular or plural of

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The Traditionalist’s problem with ‘kitab’ in the Qur’an

The meaning of kitāb This article is from The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation. kitāb According to the Traditionalist, kitāb in the Qur’an means something like book or scripture. At least, this

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The covenant about which there is no doubt

The covenant about which there is no doubt This article is from The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation. al kitāb lā ryaba fī hi – the covenant about which there is no doubt Traditionalists either

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The meaning of ‘al kitab’ in the Qur’an

The law and laws This article is from The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation. al kitāb – the law kutub – laws I refer the reader first to my comments on 3:48 in the introductory portion of this article. The

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The meaning of ‘kitab’ in the Qur’an

Kitāb This short article is from The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation. kitāb – decree (when not part of definite composite) Whereas the law indicates a body of law, in the indefinite kitāb indicates

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ahl kitab in the Qur’an

Doctors of the law This article is from The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation. ahl kitāb – doctors of the law The Traditionalist regards ahl kitāb as the people of the book, which for him means Jews

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kitāb mutashābih mathāniya in the Qur’an

A decree of paired comparison This article is from The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation. kitāb mutashābih mathāniya – a decree of paired comparison This convention occurs only once. The broad array

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kitab allah in the Qur’an

The law of God This article is from The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation. kitāb allah – the law of God In general discourse the Traditionalist would have us believe that kitāb allah means the book

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kitābun anzalnāhu mubārakun in the Qur’an

A decree we have sent down, one blessed This article is from The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation. kitābun anzalnāhu mubārakun – a decree we have sent down, one blessed Again, the Traditionalist

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