The Meaning of "Ummah" in the Qurʾān

  title={The Meaning of "Ummah" in the Qurʾān},
  author={Frederick Mathewson Denny},
  journal={History of Religions},
  pages={34 - 70}
  • F. Denny
  • Published 1 August 1975
  • Economics
  • History of Religions
Then We produced after them other generations. No community anticipates its term or stays behind. Then We sent Our messengers, one after the 1 Unless otherwise indicated, the English translation of the Qur'an employed in this paper is that of Richard Bell, The Qur'dn: Translated, with a Critical Re-Arrangement of the Surahs, 2 vols. (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1936, 1939). The Egyptian verse numbering has been used in all references to Qur'anic passages. 2 Rudi Paret, "Ummah," in The Shorter… 
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