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Pilgrimage and Religious Travel

Yousef Meri

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Pilgrimage and Religious Travel Introduction Pilgrimage and travel in Islam are distinct yet interrelated phenomena, which anthropologists an...

Political Islam

John O. Voll, Tamara Sonn

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Political Islam Introduction The term Political Islam refers generally to any interpretation of Islam that serves as a basis for political i...

Political Theory, Islamic

Rachel Scott

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Islamic Political Theory Introduction Islamic political theory includes works that are taken from multiple genres and discourses, since, histor...

Post-Ottoman Syria, Islam in

Thomas Pierret

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Islam in Post-Ottoman SyriaIntroductionLike much of the research on modern Islam, scholarly interest in Islam in Syria has been encouraged to a great ...

Pre-Islamic Arabia/The Jahiliyya

Gerald Hawting

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

Pre-Islamic Arabia/The Jahiliyya Introduction Although sometimes used synonymously, the phrase “pre-Islamic Arabia” and the Arabic al-jahiliyya

Principles of Law

Rumee Ahmed

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

Principles of LawIntroductionMuch of early Islamic literature concerns the science of fiqh, which is often translated as “Islamic law.” Books on the s...

Progressive Muslim Thought, Progressive Islam and

Adis Duderija

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

Progressive Islam and Progressive Muslim ThoughtIntroductionThe religious authority of traditionally educated Muslim scholars (ulama), the fashioners ...


Sukidi Mulyadi

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Purity Introduction The idea of purity has been one of the most central doctrines and practices in Islam. It has been prescribed in the Qur...

Qaeda, al-

Natana DeLong-Bas

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Al-Qaeda Introduction Al-Qaeda, meaning “The Base,” refers broadly to a group fighting a declared global jihad of holy war against the West, Zi...

Qaradawi, Yusuf al-

Jeffry R. Halverson

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Yusuf Al-QaradawiIntroductionYusuf al-Qaradawi (b. 1926) is an Egyptian-born Sunni alim who graduated from Al-Azhar University in Cairo and a prominen...


Andrew Rippin

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Qurʾan Introduction For Muslims, the Qurʾan is the revelatory word of God, dictated by the angel Gabriel to the prophet Muhammad in segment...

Qurʾan and Contemporary Analysis

Salwa El-Awa

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2021-11-23

Qurʾan and Contemporary AnalysisIntroductionContemporary analysis of the Qurʾan is marked by a significant turn from source- and historical-critical i...

Qurʾan and Context

Stephen J. Shoemaker

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2021-07-28

Qurʾan and ContextIntroductionThe historical context that gave rise to the Qurʾan remains one of the most persistent mysteries from the end of antiqui...

Qutb, Sayyid

William Shepard

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2010-02-15

Sayyid QutbIntroductionSayyid Qutb (1906–1966) (sometimes spelled Sayed and Qutub or Kotb) was one of the leading Islamist ideologues of the 20th cent...

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 ...

Reformist Muslims in Contemporary America

Serhan Tanriverdi

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

Reformist Muslims in Contemporary AmericaIntroductionIn the last two centuries, Muslims have made efforts to reform Islamic tradition and thought. Ref...

Russia, Islam in

Janis Eshots

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Islam in Russia Introduction Islam in Russia has a history more than a thousand years long. It can be divided into five major periods: (1) the ...

Sadra, Mulla

Ibrahim Kalin

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Mulla Sadra Introduction Muhammad ibn Ibrahim ibn Yahya al-Qawami al-Shirazi (b. 1571–d. 1640), sometimes referred to as Sadr al-Din Shirazi and...


Andrew J. Newman

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Safavids Introduction The Safavid period is conventionally dated from the capture of Tabriz in 1501 by Ismail I (d. 1524) to the fall of the c...

Sahara, The Kunta of the

Ariela Marcus-Sells

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

The Kunta of the SaharaIntroductionMany kinship networks and lineages across contemporary West and North Africa, concentrated in the southern Sahara a...

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