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, an Arabic term covering three kinds of narratives, which are found in the commentators on the Ḳurʾān, the mystics, the compilers of edifying histories and writers on various levels. 1. Narratives regarded as historical, which served to complement the often summary information provided by the revealed Book in respect of the personages in the Bible ( Tawrāt and Ind̲j̲īl ), particularly the prophets ( Ḳiṣāṣ al-anbiyāʾ ).

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