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Islamic Aesthetics

Valerie Gonzalez

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Islamic AestheticsIntroductionThe broad subject of Islamic aesthetics covers several subtopics that correspond to the multiple intellectual fields and...

Islamic Exegesis, Christians and Christianity in

Clare Wilde

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Christians and Christianity in Islamic ExegesisIntroductionThe Qur’an assumes its auditors’ familiarity with Christianity—especially doctrines such as...

Islamic Law and Gender

Natana DeLong-Bas

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

Islamic Law and GenderIntroductionStudies of gender in Islamic law combine methodologies from two distinct fields of study: Islamic law, and women and...

Islamic Print Media

Aaron Rock-Singer

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2020-10-28

Islamic Print MediaIntroductionThe late 19th century saw the rise of a new textual object: Islamic print media. Whether journals, magazines, or books,...

Islamic Salvation Front (FIS)

Allen Fromherz

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) Introduction The Islamic Salvation Front, best known by its French name, Front islamique du salut (FIS), is a ba...

Islamic Studies, Food in

Brannon Wheeler

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Food in Islamic StudiesIntroductionStudy of food in Islamic societies was pioneered by the work of the prolific Syrian orientalist Habib Zayyat (b. 18...

Islamic Trends and Movements in Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa

Marloes Janson

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2022-03-23

Islamic Trends and Movements in Contemporary Sub-Saharan AfricaIntroductionSub-Saharan Africa—that is, Africa south of the Sahara—is frequently, but u...


Todd Green

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2021-10-27

IslamophobiaIntroductionIslamophobia refers to the fear of and hostility toward Muslims and Islam that is driven by racism and that leads to exclusion...

Japan, Islam in

Kieko Obuse

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2015-07-28

Islam in Japan Introduction Japanese contact with the Islamic world was sporadic and mostly indirect before the end of national seclusion in t...


Robert F. Shedinger

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

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

Jewish-Muslim Relations

Yousef Meri

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Jewish–Muslim Relations Introduction This bibliographic survey addresses various aspects of the historical relationship between Islam and Juda...


Natana DeLong-Bas

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

JihadIntroductionThe Arabic term jihad is properly defined as “struggle” or “striving” and is generally described as taking place at two levels: the i...

Jilani, `Abd al-Qadir al (Gilani)

Jonathan Allen, Ahmet T. Karamustafa

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

ʿAbd al-Qadir al-Jilani Introduction ʿAbd al-Qadir al-Jilani (b. 470/1077, d. 561/1166), also known as Gilani, is one of the more enigmatic fi...


Yousef Meri

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Kaʿaba Introduction A cubical structure located in the Sacred Mosque (Masjid al-Haram) in Mecca which Muslims venerate as the original sanc...

Karbala in Shiʿi Ritual

Afsar Mohammad

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

Karbala in Shiʿi RitualIntroductionThe ten-day battle of Karbala that occurred in 7th-century Iraq has remained a key event in the history of Islam, a...

Khaled Al Siddiq

Alia Yunis

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2020-04-22

Khaled Al SiddiqIntroductionKhaled Mohamad Al Siddiq (also known as Kaled Mohamad Sidik) was born in Kuwait in 1945. He is best recognized as the dire...


Tamara Sonn, Adam Farrar

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Kharijites Introduction The Kharijites (Arabic: khawarij; sing. khariji) were the first identifiable sect of Islam. Their identity emerged ...

Kharijites and Contemporary Scholarship, The

Adam Gaiser

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

The Kharijites and Contemporary Scholarship Introduction The Kharijites (khawarij, sing. khariji), meaning the “secessionists,” is a blanket t...

Khatami, Muhammad

Nader Entessar

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Muhammad Khatami Introduction Muhammad Khatami was born on 14 October 1943 in the city of Ardakan in the Yazd Province in central Iran. He is a...

Khomeini, Ruhollah Mousavi

Nader Entessar

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Ruhollah Mousavi Khomeini Introduction The Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Mousavi Khomeini (b. 1902–d. 1989) was a senior Shiʿa theologian and t...

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