Qanun

[instrument] ==Regional variants== Qanun used in Turkey have 26 courses of strings, with three strings per course. It is played on the lap by plucking the strings with two tortoise-shell picks, one in each hand, or by the fingernails, and has a range of three and a half octaves, from A2 to E6. The dimensions of Turkish kanuns are typically ...
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Qanun

[law] Qanun is an Arabic word (قانون) derived from the Greek κανών (kanōn, the root for the modern English word `canon`). It can refer to laws promulgated by Muslim sovereigns, in particular the Ottoman Sultans, in contrast to shari`a, the body of law elaborated by Muslim jurists. The 10th sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Suleiman w...
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