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Conference: “Recited Ink: Written Representations of the Oral Aspects of the Qur’ān”

Place: Naples, Università l’Orientale di Napoli
Dates: 21 May 2024

The word Qur’ān primarily indicates recitation. Despite this, when we think about the Sacred Book of Islam, we picture a manuscript or a printed copy. In the last century, recordings and “study Qur’āns” have in a certain way standardized the process of learning and the performance of qirā’a. Orthoepic signs, often colorized, are a common presence in muṣḥafs printed for recitation schools. What we know less about is how these signs developed and how they were used before the 20th century.

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