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The Clinging Form<sup><i>a</i></sup>

in The Qur'an

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780192831934
Published online November 2007 |

Series: Oxford World's Classics

 The Clinging Forma

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A Meccan sura named after the term alaq in verse 2. The first five verses are known to be the first revelation of the Quran when the Prophet was instructed to read. The second part came later to show that man transgresses when he becomes self-satisfied (as exemplified by a specific individual, Abu Jahl).

Chapter.  218 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture ; Islam

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