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QUR’ANIC RECITATION

QUR'ANIC RECITATION. The name for the Islamic revealed scripture, al-Qur'an, means "the recitation," in both informative and performative senses. With respect to the first, the Qur'an is a "message" (risalah) that has been communicated to humankind through Muhammad, the "Messenger" (rasul). But the recitation is also oral performance of the text in worship, meditation, and sublime aesthetic enjoyment. Muslims learn, preserve, transmit, and celebrate the Qur'an through combining its informative a ...more

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