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The Qur’ān on the Internet: Implications and Future Possibilities

The Qur’ān on the Internet: Implications and Future Possibilities

The Qurʾān prominently proclaims its status as a “book”, kitāb, throughout the text and the Muslim definition of the scriptural codex, muṣḥaf, as that which is “between two covers” is a firm legal and theological doctrine. Of course, that textual sense of the Qurʾān is always balanced by a strong sense of the orality of the scripture and its ultimate definition as the “speech” of God. That is so not only in discussions of the transmission of the text but also in daily piety. Still, it remains the case that the Qurʾān’s textuality stands as a prominent trait. Thus, the transition of the text to a digital format and the increasing reliance on electronic distribution that we are witnessing in the current generation are significant events for Muslims in many ways.

anthology
113-126
ISBN 978-94-007-7247-2
eng