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Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle EastAn Historical Perspective$
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Daniella Talmon-Heller

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474460965

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.001.0001

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Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East
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Daniella Talmon-Heller

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.003.0025

‘The number of months with God is twelve in accordance with God’sdecree on the day he created the heavens and the earth’, declares verse 9: 36 of the Qurʾan, subjugating time to its Lord, and adds: ‘four of them are sacred (ḥurum)’. While Ramadan is explicitly designated in the Qurʾan as the sacred month of the fast and an unspecified sacred month or ‘well-known months’ (Q. 2: 197) as the time of the hajj, the other sacred months remain unnamed....

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