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Shiʿa, Twelver

Andrew A. Newman

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Twelver Shiʿa Introduction Shiʿi Muslims believe that after the death of the Prophet Muhammad in 632 ce, his cousin and son-in-law ʿAli (d. 661...

Sīra

Gurdofarid Miskinzoda

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Sīra Introduction The term sῑra (short for al-sῑra al-nabawiyya, meaning -“the sῑra of the Prophet”) refers to the body of literature devoted t...

Sociology and Anthropology

Daniel Martin Varisco

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Sociology and Anthropology Introduction Anthropology, as a formal discipline, began in the late 19th century with an emphasis on the cu...

South Asia, Islam in

Francis Robinson

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Islam in South Asia Introduction The growth of Islam in South Asia has been one of the more important geopolitical developments of the past ...

Southeast Asia, Islam in

Fred von der Mehden

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Islam in Southeast Asia Introduction Southeast Asia is the home of more than 220 million Muslims and includes the world’s most populated Muslim sta...

Spain, Muslim

Frank Peters

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Muslim Spain Introduction Muslims entered the Iberian peninsula in 711 AD and lived there as rulers and subjects until 1510 when they were bann...

Sufism

Marcia Hermansen

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-27

Sufism Introduction “Sufism” is the English term used to refer to mystical interpretations and practices of the Islamic religion. This mystical...

Suhrawardī, Shihāb al-Dīn

Mehdi Aminrazavi

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Shihab Al-Din Suhrawardi Introduction Shihab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash ibn Amirak Abuʾl Futuh Suhrawardi, also known as “Shaykh al-ishraq” (th...

Sunna

Jonathan A.C. Brown

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Sunna Introduction “Sunna” is the Arabic term for the prophet Muhammad's way of life and legal precedent. It comes from the pre-Islamic Arab ...

Sunni Islam

Frederick Mathewson Denny

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Sunni Islam Introduction Sunni Islam is the dominant division of the global Muslim community, and throughout history it has made up a substanti...

Tabari, -al

Rebecca Williams

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

al-Tabari Introduction Perhaps no other scholarly figure of the 9th and 10th centuries ce has the widespread reputation enjoyed by al-Tabari (...

Tafsir

Andrew Rippin

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Tafsir Introduction Tafsir refers to a genre of Muslim literature and to the process of interpretation itself, especially (but not solely) ...

Taha, Mahmūd Muhammad

John O. Voll

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Mahmūd Muhammad Taha Introduction Mahmūd Muhammad Taha (b. 1909/1911?–d. 1985) was a Sudanese Muslim activist advocating a radical form of Isla...

Taliban

Abdullah Al-Arian

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Taliban Introduction In the aftermath of the 1989 Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan at the hands of the mujahideen, religious fighters sup...

Theology

Andrew Rippin

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Theology Introduction Reflection on the dogmatic underpinnings of Islam and the introduction of tools by which that reflection can take pla...

Turabi, Hassan al-

Abdelwahab El-Affendi

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2015-04-29

Hassan al-Turabi Introduction Hassan al-Turabi (full name: Hassan Abdallah al-Turabi, b. 1932) is a prominent, and often rather controversial,...

Turkey, Islam in

Ibrahim Kalin

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Islam in Turkey Introduction Islam in Turkey has been the subject of various studies in such diverse disciplines as sociology, political sc...

Umayyads, The

Abdulhadi Alajmi

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

The Umayyads Introduction The study of Umayyad history (661–750 ce/41–132 ah) is one of the most important subjects of Islamic history and over...

Wahhabism

Natana DeLong-Bas

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Wahhabism Introduction Wahhabism properly refers to the 18th-century revival and reform movement begun in the region of Najd, in what is to...

Women in Islam

Marcia Hermansen, Barbara von Schlegell

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-27

Women in Islam Introduction The study of women in Islam has expanded rapidly in recent decades. Reviewing normative Islamic injunctions abo...

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