Dīn
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Dīn, a term that appears in the Qurʾān with a variety of meanings, including ‘religion’, ‘creed’, and ‘recompense’. For the most part, however, the usage of the word dīn by Muslims reflects, to a…

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Ahmad Pakatchi and with additions by M. I. Waley, “Dīn”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 17 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_036131>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180110



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