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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 ...

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...

Azhar, al-

Malika C. Zeghal, Mary Elston

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Al-AzharIntroductionThe university-mosque of al-Azhar, situated in Cairo, Egypt, is the foremost center of Sunni religious learning in the Muslim worl...

Baha'i Faith

Farshid Kazemi

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Baha’i Faith Introduction The Baha’i faith is a post-Islamic religion and one of the world’s youngest faiths, founded by the Iranian prophet a...

Balkans, Islam in the

Amila Buturovic

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2010-02-15

Islam in the Balkans Introduction In addition to being a region in southeastern Europe, the Balkans is a geopolitical entity that owes its ...

Banna, Hasan al-

Abdullah Al-Arian

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Hasan al-Banna Introduction One of the most significant Islamic figures of the 20th century, Hasan al-Banna was born in 1906 in the town of...

Berbers

Omar Chaoura Bourouh

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Berbers Introduction Berbers or Imazighen are the indigenous inhabitants of North Africa. While there is no consensus among scholars about the...

Body

Oliver Leaman

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

BodyIntroductionIn recent years studies of the body have increased rapidly, both in number and in depth. The body is no longer seen as of marginal aca...

Bourgiba, Habib

Jacob Abadi

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Habib BourguibaIntroductionHabib Bourguiba is unique among all Arab leaders of his time not only for his role as a freedom fighter who laid the founda...

Britain, Islam and Muslims in

Sophie Gilliat-Ray

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Islam and Muslims in BritainIntroductionThere has been contact between the British Isles and Muslim-majority societies since the 8th century ce. Tradi...

Caliph and Caliphate

James E. Sowerwine

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Caliph and Caliphate Introduction The term “caliph” (khalifah in Arabic) is generally regarded to mean “successor of the prophet Muhammad,” w...

Caucasus

Michael B. Bishku

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Caucasus Introduction The Caucasus refers to both a mountain range that physically divides Europe and Asia and a larger region consisting o...

Central Asia, Islam in

Devin DeWeese

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Islam in Central Asia Introduction In modern terms, Central Asia comprises the five post-Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkme...

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