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al-Sadiq, Ja`far

Arzina Lalani

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Jaʿfar alSadiq Introduction Jaʿfar al-Sadiq is a leading personality in the early period of Islam portraying the teachings of the Prophet’s fa...

Al-Siddiq, Abu Bakr

Zeki Saritoprak

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq Introduction Abu Bakr (b. 573–d. 634) was born in Mecca. His father was Uthman, also known as Abu Quhafah, and his mother, ...

Alawis

Stephan Prochazka

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Alawis Introduction The term Alawi (Arabic ʿAlawi, plural ʿAlawiyyun; Turkish Alevi; English Alawi/Alawites; French Alaoui/Alaouites) mainly d...

Alhambra

Valerie Gonzalez

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2015-06-29

Alhambra Introduction The name of the Alhambra comes from the Arabic locution al-Qasr al-Hamraʿ, meaning “Red Castle.” The fortified palatine ...

Almohads

Maribel Fierro

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

AlmohadsIntroductionThe Almohads (al-muwahhidun) were the followers of the Masmuda Berber Ibn Tumart (d. 524/1130) who claimed to be the Mahdi (the ri...

Amin, Nusrat

Roja Fazaeli

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

Nusrat AminIntroductionNusrat Amin al-Dawla Isfahani was born in Isfahan, Iran. The prevailing biographical consensus places her birth in 1886. Amin w...

Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (ABIM)

Joseph Liow

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (ABIM) Introduction Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia, or Malaysian Islamic Youth Movement (ABIM), was formed on 6 A...

Animals

Sarra Tlili

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

AnimalsIntroductionAnimal themes feature prominently in Islamic textual sources, a state that reflects simultaneously the centrality of animals to hum...

Apostasy

Andrew March

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Apostasy Introduction Apostasy (ridda, irtidad) is an important theological and legal problem in Islam. As a legal matter, virtually all classi...

Arab Salafism

David Commins

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Arab Salafism Introduction The term Salafism is derived from the Arabic phrase al-salaf al-salih, which means “the pious ancestors,” customaril...

Arab Spring

Martin Bunton

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Arab SpringIntroductionOver the course of 2011, the authoritarian order of the Middle East was shaken by waves of protest that swept across the region...

Arabic Language and Islam

Mustafa Shah

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Arabic Language and Islam Introduction The Arabic language, which is the mother tongue of over 250 million people across the Middle East an...

Arabic Praise Poems

Jocelyn Sharlet

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

Arabic Praise PoemsIntroductionPraise poems were a highly valued genre of oral and written composition in Arabic from the beginning of Arabic literatu...

Archaeology, Islamic

Marcus Milwright

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Islamic Archaeology Introduction Islamic archaeology is a specialism within the discipline of archaeology. The term Islamic archaeology may be...

Architecture

Walter Denny

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Architecture Introduction The term “Islamic architecture,” as conventionally used today in the scholarly world, refers to works of architectur...

Art, Islamic

Walter Denny

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-27

Islamic Art Introduction The term “Islamic Art,” as conventionally used today in the organization of museum departments and the delineation of ...

Ashura

Reza Masoudi-Nejad

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2021-11-23

AshuraIntroductionAshura is the name of the tenth of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Ashura day is allegedly associated with ...

Ashʿariyya

Ayman Shihadeh

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

Ashʿariyya Introduction The Ashʿarī school, a chief representative of Sunni theology, is the most widespread and influential theological school...

Australia, Islam in

Rachel Woodlock

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Islam in Australia Introduction Australia is a religiously and culturally diverse society with an ancient indigenous “Dreaming” spirituality. ...

Ayyubids

Stephen R. Humphreys

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Ayyubids Introduction The Ayyubids were a dynasty that ruled Egypt, Syria-Palestine, parts of northern Mesopotamia (the Jazira) and Yemen betw...

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