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Karen Ruffle

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Muharram Introduction Before the advent of Islam in 610 ce, the pre-Islamic Arabs held the lunar month of Muharram to be sacred. Today, all Mus...

Muslim Brotherhood

Marion Boulby

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Muslim Brotherhood Introduction The Muslim Brotherhood was established in Egypt in 1928 by a schoolteacher, Hasan al-Banna, with an educational...

Muslim Nonviolence

Jeffry R. Halverson

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Muslim Nonviolence Introduction Nonviolence is the principled and strategic abstention from violence to bring about political or social change...

Muslim Pilgrimage Traditions in West Africa

Nougoutna Norbert Litoing

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Muslim Pilgrimage Traditions in West AfricaIntroductionThe hajj, or greater pilgrimage to Mecca, is required of every able-bodied and financially capa...

Muslim Television Preachers

Tuve Floden

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2020-04-22

Muslim Television PreachersIntroductionMuslim television preachers, also called Muslim televangelists or media preachers, became popular with the rise...


Karen Ruffle

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Mutʿa Introduction A practice that predates Islam, mutʿa is a form of temporary marriage. Indications exist that Iranian Zoroastrian auxiliary ...

Nana Asma'u bint Usman ‘dan Fodio

Beverly Mack

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

Nana Asma'u bint Usman ‘dan FodioIntroductionNana Asma’u bint Usman ‘dan Fodio (b. 1793–d. 1864/5 ce; Gregorian calendar dates vary in concordance wit...

Nation of Islam

Herbert Berg

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Nation of Islam Introduction The Nation of Islam began in 1930 in Detroit with the appearance of a mysterious man known variously as Master W....


Michael B. Bishku

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Nationalism Introduction The term “nationalism” refers to a process by which a group (or groups) of people who possess one or many real or ...

Nigeria, Islam in

Alexander Thurston

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Islam in Nigeria Introduction Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, home to an estimated 170 million people. According to a 2011 rep...

Nizar Qabbani

Ahmad Barakat

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2020-06-24

Nizar QabbaniIntroductionNizar Qabbani was a Syrian poet, publisher, and diplomat. He was largely considered Syria’s national poet, and one of the mos...

North America, Islam in

Amir Hussain

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Islam in North AmericaIntroductionMany North Americans are surprised to learn that Muslims have a long history on their continent. Historians estimate...

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...

On the History of the Book in Islamic Studies

Arianna D’Ottone Rambach

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2019-09-25

On the History of the Book in Islamic StudiesIntroductionThe book is a complex object. In addition to being a copy of a text (Ar. nuskha), a manuscrip...

Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Saad S. Khan

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Organization of Islamic CooperationIntroductionNo serious study of the contemporary Muslim world can be completely divorced from an understanding of t...

Orientalism and Islam

Daniel Martin Varisco

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Orientalism and IslamIntroductionThe term “Orientalism,” later known as “Oriental Studies,” began in reference to the study of languages and cultures ...

Ottoman Empire, Islam in the

William Ochsenwald

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Islam in the Ottoman Empire Introduction The Ottoman dynasty’s history can be traced from about 1300 to the end of the Ottoman Empire in 1923. ...

Ottoman Empire, Millet System in the

Efrat Aviv

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

Millet System in the Ottoman EmpireIntroductionThe term millet in the Ottoman Empire referred to a non-Muslim religious community. The Turkish term mi...

Ottoman Women

Selma Zecevic

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Ottoman WomenIntroductionThe emergence of women’s studies in the 1970s and 1980s significantly broadened the scope of sources and methods in the study...

Papyrus, Parchment, and Paper in Islamic Studies

Jonathan Bloom

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2019-06-26

Papyrus, Parchment, and Paper in Islamic StudiesIntroductionIslamic civilization has had an intimate relationship with writing from its very origins. ...

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