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Mary in Islam

Zeki Saritoprak

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Mary in Islam Introduction Mary (also Maryam, Mariam, and Meryem [Turkish]) is considered by Islam to be one of the preeminent women to have e...

Law, Islamic Criminal

Christie S. Warren

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Islamic Criminal Law Introduction Although criminal law in other legal systems tends to be organized according to the nature of crimes,...

Razi, Fakhr al-Din al-

Frank Griffel

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Fakhr Al-Din Al-Razi Introduction Fakhr al-Din Muhammad ibn ‘Umar al-Razi (b. c. 1149–d. 1210) was one of the most important philosophers and ...

Gülen, Muhammed Fethullah

Alparslan Açıkgenç

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Muhammed Fethullah Gülen Introduction Gülen (pronounced as ‘geulan’, “eu” as in French “u”) is a religious leader from Turkey. He was born in a s...


Robert F. Shedinger

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Jesus Introduction Jesus plays a prominent role in the Islamic tradition and is often considered the most important prophet after Muhammad. He ...

Muhammad, Elijah

Herbert Berg

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Elijah Muhammad Introduction Elijah Muhammad, born Elijah Poole in 1897, led the Nation of Islam from the time of the disappearance of its fou...

Afghani, Sayyid Jamal al-Din al-

Nikki Keddie

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Sayyid Jamal Al-Din Al-Afghani Introduction Also known as Asadabadi because of his now-proven birth and early childhood in Asadabad in northwes...

Ibn Baṭṭūṭa

Yousef Meri

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Ibn Baṭṭūṭa Introduction Ibn Baṭṭūṭa was a Maghribi Amazighi (Berber) traveler, Mālikī scholar, judge, and ṣūfī from Tangier (in present-day Mo...

al-Sadiq, Ja`far

Arzina Lalani

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Jaʿfar alSadiq Introduction Jaʿfar al-Sadiq is a leading personality in the early period of Islam portraying the teachings of the Prophet’s fa...


Walter Denny

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Architecture Introduction The term “Islamic architecture,” as conventionally used today in the scholarly world, refers to works of architectur...


Delfina Serrano

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Malikis Introduction Mālikīs are the adherents of one of the four Sunni schools of law owing their name to the Medinese jurist and traditionis...


Martin Custers

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Ibadiyya Introduction Historically, the Ibāḍīs (Ibadhis, Abadites, Abadhites, al-Ibāḍiyya, Ibadhiyah) constitute the only surviving branch of t...

Shi`i Islam

Andrew A. Newman

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Shiʿi Islam Introduction Shiʿi Muslims believe that after the death of the Prophet Muhammad in 632 ce his cousin and son-in-law ʿAli (died ...

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...

Ahmadiyyah Movement, The

Yohanan Friedmann

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

The Ahmadiyya Movement Introduction The Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam is a modern Muslim messianic movement. It was founded in 1889 in the Indian...

Nursi, Said

Zeki Saritoprak

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Said Nursi Introduction Bediüzzaman Said Nursi (b. 1876–d. 1960) is considered by both his admirers and his opponents as one of the most influenti...

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...

Ibn Rushd (Averroës)

Oliver Leaman

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-27

Ibn Rushd (Averroës) Introduction Ibn Rushd is considered by many to be the greatest of the Islamic philosophers within the Peripatetic tra...

Abbasid Caliphate

Letizia Osti

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Abbasid Caliphate Introduction The Abbasid dynasty ruled the central and eastern Islamic lands, at least nominally, and headed the Sunni Musli...

Iqbal, Muhammad

Mustansir Mir

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Muhammad Iqbal Introduction Muhammad Iqbal (b. 1877–d. 1938) was a preeminent Muslim poet, thinker, and statesman of India. He was educated at ...

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