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  • Abu Hurayrah (Biography)

    Companion of Muhammad and important transmitter of hadith. Nickname (meaning “father of the little female cat”) given to him by Muhammad due to his ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abu Jahl (Biography)

    (d. 624 ) Member of the ruling Quraysh of Mecca and one of early Islam's staunchest enemies. Attempted to do physical harm to the ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abū l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī (Subject Entry)

    ( c. 1085 –c. 1165 ) was an influential philosopher, physician, and a convert from Judaism to Islam. He is the author of al-Kitāb ...

    Source: Oxford Islamic Studies Online

  • Abu῾l-Hasan (ii) (Biography)

    ( b. 1588 ; fl. 1600 – 30 ). Indian painter . In 1619 the Mughal emperor Jahangir ( r. 1605 – 27 ) ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Abu῾l-Qasim (Biography)

    ( fl. c. 1816 ). Persian painter . His only known work is a long composition depicting Fath ῾Ali Shah Qajar ( r. 1797 ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Abu Lahab (Biography)

    Enemy of the Prophet Muhammad , he was the brother of Muhammad's father. Name means “father of fire” and is one of the few ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abu Muslim al-Khurasani (Biography)

    (d. 755 ) Semilegendary Iranian revolutionary who led the rebellion that toppled the Umayyad caliphate in 750 and brought the Abbasid dynasty to power. ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abu Sayyaf (Subject Entry)

    An extremist separatist movement in southern Philippines. Known for cruelty, violence, kidnapping, extortion, and ransom demands. Has targeted foreign tourists in particular. Since spring ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abu Sayyaf Group (Subject Entry)

    The Abu Sayyaf Group (Bearer of the Sword or ASG) is a small, violent Islamic separatist group based in the Philippines. It was founded ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Abu Sufyan (Biography)

    Wealthy and powerful seventh-century leader of Mecca and tribe of Quraysh. Led caravan that fought and was defeated by forces of Muhammad in the ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abū Sufyān (Subject Entry)

    Abū Sufyān ibn Ḥarb was a wealthy Meccan merchant, a member of a subclan of the dominant Quraysh tribe, who led trading caravans to ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Abu Tahir (Biography)

    [Abu Ṭāhir]. Persian family of potters. The family is sometimes known, somewhat improperly, by the epithet Kashani [al-Kashani, Qashani], which refers to their hometown, ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Abu Talib (Biography)

    (d. ca. 619 ) Muhammad 's uncle, protector, and guardian after the death of his parents. According to tradition, he was present when Muhammad ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abū Ṭālib (Subject Entry)

    Abū Ṭālib ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāshim ( ca. 536 – 619 ce ), was the head of the Qurashī clan of Hāshim and ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Abu Ubayda ibn al-Jarrah (Biography)

    (d. 639 ) Companion of the Prophet and one of the ten to whom paradise was promised by him. Played an important role in ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abu Yusuf (Biography)

    (d. 798 ) Nickname for Yaqub ibn Ibrahim al-Ansari . Student of legist Abu Hanifah . Spread influence of Hanafi school through his writings ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abū Yūsuf, Yaʿqūb ibn Ibrāhīm al-Anṣārī (Biography)

    Yaʿqūb b. Ibrāhīm b. Ḥabīb b. Khunays al-Anṣārī, (c. 731–798), known as Abū Yūsuf al-qāḍī , was a preeminent Ḥanafī jurist and judge who ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

  • Abu Zahra, Muhammad (Biography)

    (d. 1974 ) Conservative Egyptian public intellectual, scholar of Islamic law, and author. Educated at the Ahmadi Madrasa, the Madrasa al-Qada al-Shari, and the ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abū Zahrah, Muḥammad (Biography)

    Muḥammad Abū Zahrah ( 1898 – 1974 ) was an Egyptian scholar of the Shariah and a biographer of the imams of juristic schools ...

    Source: The [Oxford] Encyclopedia of Islam and Law

  • Abū Zahrah, Muḥammad (Biography)

    He was born in El-Mahalla El-Kubra and attended elementary school at the Ahmadi School. He later studied at the Madrasat al-Qadāʾ al-Sharʿī for eight ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

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