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Pr. Emeritus Claude Gilliot
Sent Friday 23rd July 2015
Object: The Meaning of the word. Lexicography and Qur’anic exegesis
Has just been edited the result of a set of papers presented in London at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, in 2011
Minarets were usually accessed from the roof of the mosque - but does anyone know why? To prevent unauthorised access? Something about statics? To save the trouble building that staircase?
Many thanks for this!!