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Baha'i Faith

Farshid Kazemi

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Baha’i Faith Introduction The Baha’i faith is a post-Islamic religion and one of the world’s youngest faiths, founded by the Iranian prophet a...

Balkans, Islam in the

Amila Buturovic

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2010-02-15

Islam in the Balkans Introduction In addition to being a region in southeastern Europe, the Balkans is a geopolitical entity that owes its ...

Banna, Hasan al-

Abdullah Al-Arian

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Hasan al-Banna Introduction One of the most significant Islamic figures of the 20th century, Hasan al-Banna was born in 1906 in the town of...


Omar Chaoura Bourouh

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Berbers Introduction Berbers or Imazighen are the indigenous inhabitants of North Africa. While there is no consensus among scholars about the...


Oliver Leaman

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

BodyIntroductionIn recent years studies of the body have increased rapidly, both in number and in depth. The body is no longer seen as of marginal aca...

Bourgiba, Habib

Jacob Abadi

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Habib BourguibaIntroductionHabib Bourguiba is unique among all Arab leaders of his time not only for his role as a freedom fighter who laid the founda...

Britain, Islam and Muslims in

Sophie Gilliat-Ray

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Islam and Muslims in BritainIntroductionThere has been contact between the British Isles and Muslim-majority societies since the 8th century ce. Tradi...

Caliph and Caliphate

James E. Sowerwine

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Caliph and Caliphate Introduction The term “caliph” (khalifah in Arabic) is generally regarded to mean “successor of the prophet Muhammad,” w...


Michael B. Bishku

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Caucasus Introduction The Caucasus refers to both a mountain range that physically divides Europe and Asia and a larger region consisting o...

Central Asia, Islam in

Devin DeWeese

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Islam in Central Asia Introduction In modern terms, Central Asia comprises the five post-Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkme...

Chechnya: History, Society, Conflict

Emil Aslan Souleimanov

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Chechnya: History, Society, ConflictIntroductionIn the North Caucasus, located on Europe’s easternmost edge and stretching from the Black Sea to the C...

Christianity, Islam and

Daniel A. Madigan, Diego R. Sarrio

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Islam and Christianity Introduction Islam and Christianity have been related since the former emerged as what Muslims would see as a divinely i...

Cinema, Turkish

Murat Akser

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Turkish CinemaIntroductionTurkish Cinema studies goes back to 1968 with the publication of Nijat Ozon’s filmography. Before that, there has been film ...

Civil Society

Clement M. Henry, Jolie M. F. Wood

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Civil Society Introduction The most general definition of “civil society” that is widely accepted in the early 21st century describes it as ...

Clash of Civilizations

Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Clash of Civilizations Introduction From a contemporary perspective, the phrase “clash of civilizations” was popularized by the British-Americ...

David Santillana

Dan E. Stigall

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

David SantillanaIntroductionDavid Santillana was a cosmopolitan jurist and expert on Islamic law who was born in Ottoman Tunisia in 1855. He had a lon...


Matthew J. Kuiper

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2018-06-27

DaʿwaIntroductionThe Arabic term daʿwa can be translated as calling, inviting, or summoning. Historically, Muslims have used the term daʿwa, along wit...

Death, Dying, and the Afterlife

Amir Hussain

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Death, Dying, and the AfterlifeIntroductionThe Islamic understanding of death represents a dramatic shift from pre-Islamic Arabia. In the pre-Islamic ...

Democracy and Islam

Abdelwahab El-Affendi

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Democracy and Islam Introduction Just as there are numerous versions of democracy (which is why it is called a “contested concept”), the de...

Deoband Madrasa

SherAli Tareen

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

The Deoband Madrasa Introduction The Deoband Madrasa is one of the most influential reform movements in modern Islam. It was established in the...

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