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Kharijites

Tamara Sonn, Adam Farrar

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Kharijites Introduction The Kharijites (Arabic: khawarij; sing. khariji) were the first identifiable sect of Islam. Their identity emerged ...

Kharijites and Contemporary Scholarship, The

Adam Gaiser

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

The Kharijites and Contemporary Scholarship Introduction The Kharijites (khawarij, sing. khariji), meaning the “secessionists,” is a blanket t...

Khatami, Muhammad

Nader Entessar

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Muhammad Khatami Introduction Muhammad Khatami was born on 14 October 1943 in the city of Ardakan in the Yazd Province in central Iran. He is a...

Khomeini, Ruhollah Mousavi

Nader Entessar

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Ruhollah Mousavi Khomeini Introduction The Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Mousavi Khomeini (b. 1902–d. 1989) was a senior Shiʿa theologian and t...

Kurds, The

Michael M. Gunter

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

The KurdsIntroductionThe more than thirty million Kurds straddling the mountainous borders where Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria converge in the Middle ...

Law, Islamic Criminal

Christie S. Warren

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Islamic Criminal LawIntroductionAlthough criminal law in other legal systems tends to be organized according to the nature of crimes, criminal offense...

Literature and Muslim Women

Marcia Hermansen

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Literature and Muslim Women Introduction This bibliography entry will cover Muslim women writers and poets including, wherever possible, their ...

Malcolm X

James A. Tyner

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Malcolm X Introduction Malcolm X was one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century; now well into the 21st century, his legacy continues ...

Malikis

Delfina Serrano

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Malikis Introduction Mālikīs are the adherents of one of the four Sunni schools of law owing their name to the Medinese jurist and traditionis...

Marriage

Hina Azam

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Marriage Introduction A central feature of society and history, and a salient theme in religious discourse, marriage in Islam and in Muslim so...

Martyrdom (Shahada)

David Cook

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Martyrdom (Shahada) Introduction The word shahid (plural shahada) has the meaning of “martyr” and is closely related in its development to the...

Mary in Islam

Zeki Saritoprak

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Mary in Islam Introduction Mary (also Maryam, Mariam, and Meryem [Turkish]) is considered by Islam to be one of the preeminent women to have e...

Māturīdī

Recep Alpyağıl

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

MāturīdīIntroductionAbū Manṣūr Māturīdī (d. 944) is one of the most influential thinkers in Sunnī theology, which has widely been followed by the Musl...

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...

Medina

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...

Mihna

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...

Miskawayh

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 ...

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