Reciters of the Qurʾān [Supplement 2016]
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The reciters of the Qurʾān are those entrusted with the oral recitation of Qurʾānic passages, or of the entire text. The term “reciter” (Ar. sing. qāriʾ and muqriʾ) in its basic, most general meaning refers to one who reads or recites. With reference to the reciters of the Qurʾān, the plural qurrāʾ is used much more commonly than is muqriʾūn. In a broad sense, the term qurrāʾ is used in various sources to refer to both professional reciters, n…

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Christopher Melchert and Asma Afsaruddin, “Reciters of the Qurʾān [Supplement 2016]”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 21 February 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_050496>
First published online: 2016



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