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Angelika Neuwirth

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780199928958

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199928958.001.0001

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The Liturgical Qur’an

The Liturgical Qur’an

On The Development of Cult at The Time of The Proclamation

(p.201) 6 The Liturgical Qur’an
The Qur'an and Late Antiquity

Angelika Neuwirth

, Samuel Wilder
Oxford University Press

This chapter lays out a detailed discussion of the liturgical usage of the Qur’an texts that is evident in the texts and the changes in ritual and liturgical function evident through a reading of the Qur’an texts. A picture emerges of the gradually increasing adoption of the sura as a liturgical form through the early, middle, and late Meccan phases, followed by its expansion into the “long form” sura in the Medinan phase. This development is related also to discernible changes in the early cult practices, in which the suras came to serve more as sermons than as psalmic prayers.

Keywords:   liturgy, textual development, cultic development, communal formation, sura

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