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  1. Union des Organisations Islamiques de France (Subject Entry)

    Created in 1983 in Nancy by a friend of Mustapha Machtour, the leader of the Muslim Brothers, the Union des Organisations Islamiques de France ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  2. United Arab Emirates (Subject Entry)

    Although the seven Emirates that form the United Arab Emirates ( UAE ) boast rich histories, little of their past glory survived into the ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  3. United Kingdom (Subject Entry)

    See Great Britain . ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  4. United Kingdom Islamic Mission (Subject Entry)

    Founded in 1962 in small rented premises in London, from which it moved to a new head office in North Gower Street around 1980 ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  5. United Malays National Organization (Subject Entry)

    An ethnic Malay party, the United Malays National Organization ( UMNO ) has been the dominant political force in multiethnic Malaya/Malaysia since the party's ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  6. United States of America (Subject Entry)

    With anywhere from two to six million followers in the United States in the early twenty-first century, and with numerous Islamic mosques, centers, and ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  7. Universities (Subject Entry)

    In the classical Islamic world the primary educational institution was the madrasah , established by an individual founder through a waqf (endowment). The founder ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  8. Urban Planning (Subject Entry)

    The Islamic world contains both peoples of varying ethnic and cultural origins, and nations with different economic systems and geographic and climatic conditions. Indeed, ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  9. ʿUrf (Subject Entry)

    The Arabic term ʿurf (from the root ʿ-r-f , to know, be aware of, be acquainted with) means “that which is commonly known and ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  10. ʿUshr (Subject Entry)

    Literally “tithe” or “tenth,” ʿushr is the land tax levied on the produce of agricultural land owned by Muslims. The term ʿushr , which ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  11. Uṣūl al-fiqh (Subject Entry)

    Muslim jurists generally define uṣūl al-fiqh (roots of law) as the body of principles and the investigative methodology through which practical legal rules are ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  12. Uṣūlīyah (Subject Entry)

    A school of law relying on a series of rational processes, the Uṣūlīyah has been almost universally accepted by Shīʿī Muslims for the past ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  13. Uzbekistan (Subject Entry)

    Within the territory of largely Sunnī Uzbekistan lie the most prestigious centers of Islamic culture and influence in Central Asia: the ancient cities of ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  14. Veil (Subject Entry)

    See Hijāb . ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  15. Vicegerent (Subject Entry)

    One appointed by a ruler to exercise the ruler's power and authority is called a “vicegerent.” According to the teachings of Islam, all human ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  16. Vilāyat-i Faqīh (Subject Entry)

    See Wilāyat al-Faqīh . ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  17. Vizier (Subject Entry)

    The word “vizier” (from the Arabic and Persian wazīr , vazīr , and Turkish vezîr ) is thought to have passed from the Old ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  18. Wahhābīyah (Subject Entry)

    An eighteenth-century religious revival ( tajdīd ) and reform ( islāh ) movement founded in Nejd in Saudi Arabia by the scholar and jurist ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  19. Wakālah al-ʿĀmmah, al- (Subject Entry)

    The concept in Ithnā ʿAsharī Shīʿī Islam that justifies the assumption by the ʿulamāʿ of the leadership role and prerogatives of the Hidden Twelfth ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  20. Wakālah al-Khāṣṣah, al- (Subject Entry)

    In Ithnā ʿAsharī Shiism, the designation of four successive persons to act as deputies of the Hidden Twelfth Imam is al-wakālah al-khāṣṣah (special vicegerency ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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