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Naqus is a bell played by Rwais (professional musicians of the High Atlas mountains of Morocco).[1] It is described as "the n?q?us (a bell originally made of a copper tube, now usually made from a car's brake drum)".[1]

An instrument called a naqus is also referred to in the Bahá'í document Lawh-i-Naqus, "Tablet of the Bell". This "indicates a pierced wooden clapper-board which had a gong or bell-like function in making a noise when hit with a stick."[2]


  1. ^ a b Schuyler, Philip. "Morocco: II. Main musical traditions 1. Specialist music.: (iv) Rwais and imdyazn". Grove Music Online. Retrieved 2011.Available online to subscribers and also in print
  2. ^ Lambden, Stephen. "Tablet of the Bell (Lawh-i-Naqus), also known as Tablet of Praised be Thou, O He (Subhánika-Yá-hu): Wilmette Institute faculty notes". Baha'i Library Online. Retrieved 2011.

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