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  1. Germany, Islam in (Subject Entry)

    Approximately three million Muslims were in Germany in 2001 . Germany's significant contacts with the Islamic world include exchanges during the Middle Ages between ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  2. Ghadir Festival (Subject Entry)

    Festival celebrating Muhammad 's designation of Ali ibn Abi Talib as his successor, according to Shii Islam. Celebrated on 18 Dhu al-Hijjah. ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  3. Ghadir Khumm (Subject Entry)

    Place between Mecca and Medina where the Prophet Muhammad is reported to have pronounced Ali ibn Abi Talib the mawla (patron, master) of those ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  4. Ghamidi, Javid Ahmad (Biography)

    (b. 1951 ) A former member of the Jamaat-i Islami, this influential Pakistani Islamic scholar has, in his Urdu translation of the Quran and ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  5. Ghana, Islam in (Subject Entry)

    Thirty percent of Ghana's nineteen million people are Muslim, 24 percent are Christian, and 38 percent practice indigenous religions. The Muslim presence is the ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  6. Ghanimah (Subject Entry)

    In classical Islam, wealth taken by force from an enemy in times of war. There were considerable differences among the classical jurists concerning rights ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  7. Ghannoushi, Rashid al- (Biography)

    (b. 1941 ) Tunisian Islamic thinker, activist, and political leader. Head and chief theoretician of Hizb al-Nahdah (Renaissance Party). Imprisoned for Islamic activism 1981 ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  8. Gharbzadegi (Subject Entry)

    See Ahmad, Jalal al-e ; Westoxification ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  9. Ghaybah (Subject Entry)

    See Hidden Imam ; Occultation ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  10. Ghazal (Subject Entry)

    Functional equivalent of musical sonatas in Persian poetry. Characteristically brief mosaics of words, sensibilities, and imagery highly admired in Persianate culture. Masters include Sanai ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  11. Ghazali, Abu Hamid al- (Biography)

    (d. 1111 ) Influential Ashari theologian, jurist, and mystic. Born in Khurasan, he studied theology and law. While teaching law at Nizamiyya College in ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  12. Ghazali, Muhammad al- (Biography)

    (d. 1996 ) Egyptian religious scholar and former leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Served as director of the Mosques Department, director general of ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  13. Ghazali, Zaynab (Biography)

    (b. 1917 ) Prominent Egyptian writer, teacher of Muslim Brotherhood, and founder of the Muslim Women's Association as an Islamic alternative to the Egyptian ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  14. Ghazan Khan, Mahmud (Biography)

    (d. 1304 ) Celebrated Mongol ruler. Converted to Islam and recognized it as the state religion. Ruthlessly eliminated opposition and extended his reign over ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  15. Ghaznavids (Subject Entry)

    South Asian dynasty, 962 – 1186 . With Ghazna (in eastern Afghanistan) as its constant base and capital, this dynasty, at its height under ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  16. Ghaznawi, Mahmud ibn Sabuktigin al- (Biography)

    See Mahmud of Ghazna ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  17. Ghazw (Subject Entry)

    Expeditionary raids by Bedouin tribes against another tribe. In modern linguistic usage, the word is used to connote raid, invasion, and aggression. The 1982 ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  18. Ghazwani, Shaykh Abdullah (Biography)

    See Muhammadi Tariqah ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  19. Ghulam (Subject Entry)

    Young boy or slave; pl. ghilman . Associated with the system of military organization in the second half of the tenth and first half ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  20. Ghulam Ahmad, Mirza (Biography)

    (d. 1908 ) Founder of Ahmadi movement in Punjab, India, in 1889 . Claimed to be the Mahdi of Muslims, the Messiah of Christians, ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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