In Islam, Qira’at, which means literally the readings, terminologically means the method of recitation. Traditionally, there are 10 recognised schools of qira’at, and each one derives its name from a famous reader of Quran recitation. Each Qira’at is then transmitted via a riwaya (transmission) named after its primary narrator. Each of the riwayas is the whole of the Qur’an as recited by a master in all the variants which are transmitted from him. It is a corpus of recitation.