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The controversy over reciting the Qur’ān with tones (al-qirā’ah bi-’l-alḥān)

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Whether it is acceptable to recite the Qur'an with tones (al-qira'ah bi'l-alhan) touches on two larger issues, the acceptability of music and the distinctiveness of Islam from Christianity and Judaism. Various hadith reports apparently caused difficulty for traditionalists who rejected recitation with tones. The reports themselves were evidently too well established to be rejected. Sometimes they were nullified by more or less strained interpretation, sometimes by paraphrase. Early Hanbali li...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.31441/jiqsa.4.2019.a003

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Oxford college:
Pembroke College
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Author
Publisher:
Lockwood Press
Journal:
Journal of the International Qur’anic Studies Association More from this journal
Volume:
4
Pages:
85-109
Publication date:
2020-06-30
Acceptance date:
2018-01-12
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ISSN:
2474-8420
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:950315
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uuid:8d7191d1-5385-4c2b-9b1c-70267aa1748e
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pubs:950315
Source identifiers:
950315
Deposit date:
2018-12-04

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