On the Original Meaning of the Qurʾanic Term al-shayṭān al-rajīm

Adam Silverstein*

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Abstract

This article seeks to reconsider the meaning(s) of the phrase al-shaytan al-rajim. It surveys the controversy surrounding the meaning of rajim in this context and argues two points: first, that by the time the phrase was employed in the Qur'an its original meaning had been forgotten, and second, that the original meaning of the term was related to Satan's role as a heavenly accuser.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)21-33
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of the American Oriental Society
Volume133
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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