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The Minaret

Jonathan M. Bloom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748637256
eISBN:
9780748693832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637256.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Tracing its origins and development, this book reveals that the Minaret, long understood to have been invented in the early years of Islam as the place from which the muezzin gives the call to ... More


The Adhan, the Miʾdhana and the Ṣawmaʿa

Jonathan M. Bloom

in The Minaret

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748637256
eISBN:
9780748693832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637256.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the purported function of the minaret – namely, the call to prayer – and the places where that function was performed in early Islamic times. The call to prayer was initially ... More


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