Anthropology of the Qurʾān
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Anthropology is a term that is used to refer to the study of several aspects of human life. A Qurʾānic anthropology is not found as one coherent and systematically organised system of thought, located in one surā, but can be constructed from relevant terms and expressions found throughout the text, as elements in different, yet interdependent, modes of discourse, s…

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Mona Helen Farstad, “Anthropology of the Qurʾān”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 26 May 2018 <>
First published online: 2016

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