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Mary Thurkill

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

ʿA’isha Introduction ʿA’isha is the youngest wife of the prophet Muhammad—his only virginal bride and, according to most traditions, his fa...

`Abdolkarim Soroush

Sayeh Meisami

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Abdolkarim Soroush Introduction ‘Abdolkarim Soroush is the penname for Hossein Haj Faraj Dabbᾱgh (1945–). He is one of the most controversial...

'Aysha Abd Al-Rahman

Ruth Roded

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

ʿAysha Abd Al-Rahman Introduction ʿAysha Abd al-Rahman (b. 1913–d. 1998), an Egyptian writer and Islamic scholar who published her literary wo...

Abbasid Caliphate

Letizia Osti

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Abbasid Caliphate Introduction The Abbasid dynasty ruled the central and eastern Islamic lands, at least nominally, and headed the Sunni Musli...


Gordon Nickel

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Abraham Introduction Abraham is one of the most important characters in Islamic faith and life. There is more about Abraham in the Qurʾan than...

Abu Sayyaf Group

Vivienne S. M. Angeles

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Abu Sayyaf Group Introduction The Abu Sayyaf, also known as Al-Harakat al-Islamiyah (Islamic movement), is one of several Muslim movements see...

Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi (AKP) Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi (AKP) Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi (AKP)

Oliver Leaman

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Adalet Ve Kalkinma Partisi (Akp) Introduction The Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi (AKP), or Justice and Development Party, was founded in August 20...


David Powers

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Adoption Introduction Adoption is the act of establishing a man or woman as parent to one who is not his or her natural child. Adoption practices are fo...

Afghani, Sayyid Jamal al-Din al-

Nikki Keddie

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Sayyid Jamal Al-Din Al-Afghani Introduction Also known as Asadabadi because of his now-proven birth and early childhood in Asadabad in northwes...

Africa, Islam in

Abdulkader Tayob

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Islam in Africa Introduction The study of Islam in Africa provides some useful insights into the history of Islam as a global and local...

Ahmad Khan, Sayyid

Sheila McDonough

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan Introduction Sayyid Ahmad Khan (1817–1898) responded to the collapse of the Mogul Empire in India, following the ...

Ahmadiyyah Movement, The

Yohanan Friedmann

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

The Ahmadiyya Movement Introduction The Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam is a modern Muslim messianic movement. It was founded in 1889 in the Indian...

al-Ḥallāj, Ḥusayn ibn Manṣūr

Ahmet T. Karamustafa, Jonathan Allen

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Ḥusayn Ibn Manṣūr Al-Ḥallāj Introduction Few figures in the history of early Sufism are as captivating or controversial as that of Ḥusayn ibn ...

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, ...


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...


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 ...


Maribel Fierro

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

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

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...


Sarra Tlili

Subject: Islamic Studies »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Animals Introduction Animal themes feature prominently in Islamic textual sources, a state that reflects simultaneously the centrality of anim...

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