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Mawdudi, Sayyid Abuʾl-Aʾla

SherAli Tareen

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Sayyid Abuʾl-Aʾla Mawdudi Introduction Sayyid Abuʾl-Aʾla Mawdudi (b. 1903–d. 1979) is a towering figure in the intellectual and political histo...


Harry Munt

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

MedinaIntroductionMedina is a town in the Hijaz, a region that runs alongside the Red Sea in what is today the west of Saudi Arabia. It is approximate...

Medina, The Constitution of

Michael Lecker

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

The Constitution of Medina Introduction The so-called “Constitution of Medina” (henceforward, “the treaty”) is the most significant document ...

Method in the Study of Islam

Aaron W. Hughes

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Method in the Study of Islam Introduction Method, broadly conceived, refers to the techniques employed in the production and dissemination of k...

Middle East and North Africa, Islam in

David Commins

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Islam in the Middle East and North Africa Introduction Scholarship on Islam in the Middle East and North Africa spans a range of disciplines in...


John Nawas

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Mihna Introduction Mihna literally means “trial, ordeal, test”; it is the term coined by medieval Arabic chroniclers to describe events that t...


Ufuk Topkara

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

MiskawayhIntroductionMiskawayh (b. 932–d. 1030) was a formative Islamic philosopher in the 10th century. He is known for his work both as a historian ...

Modern and Contemporary Egyptian Art

Alex Dika Seggerman

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2022-02-21

Modern and Contemporary Egyptian ArtIntroductionDuring the course of the 20th century, Egypt transformed from a British-occupied province of the Ottom...


John O. Voll

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Modernism Introduction The term modernism refers to efforts to create a synthesis combining existing and continuing traditions of culture a...

Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin

Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2021-10-27

Mohd Asri Zainul AbidinIntroductionMohd Asri Zainul Abidin has been a mufti for the Malaysian northern state Perlis since 2015. He had previously serv...


Brannon Wheeler

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Moses Introduction Moses is mentioned by name some 137 times in the Qurʾan, more than any other figure in the text. Because he is often associa...


Maha Elkaisy-Friemuth

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Muʼtazilis Introduction The Muʼtazilis are of theologians who argued for the importance of reason in religion and theology. Historiographers us...


Frank Peters

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Muhammad Introduction: The Biographical Enterprise For the first half of his life, Muhammad lived in obscurity, first as an orphan raised b...

Muḥammad Nāṣir al-Dīn al-Albānī

Emad Hamdeh

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Muḥammad Nāṣir al-Dīn al-AlbānīIntroductionMuḥammad Nāṣir al-Dīn al-Albānī (1914–1999) was one of the most influential Salafi scholars in the 20th cen...

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...

Muhammad, Tomb of

Amelia Gallagher

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Tomb of MuhammadIntroductionThe “Tomb of Muḥammad” refers to the grave of the Prophet Muḥammad (d. 632) as it is contained within a constructed sepulc...


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...

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