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  1. Shirk (Subject Entry)

    Association. Theological term referring to the association of someone or something with God, that is, putting someone or something in the place of God, ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  2. Shrine (Subject Entry)

    Arabic qubbah . Site considered a locus of spirituality, often dedicated to deceased descendants of Muhammad or saints or associated with natural phenomena. A ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  3. Shubha (Subject Entry)

    Sophism. In Islamic law, an illicit act that seems like a licit one. Often used by jurists to reduce severity of punishment in criminal ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  4. Shughni-Rushani (Subject Entry)

    Language group within the family of Pamir languages, which belong to the Modern Eastern Iranian languages. Languages of the Shughni-Rushani group are spoken in ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  5. Shura (Subject Entry)

    Consultation. Based on Quranic injunction to Muhammad to consult with his followers ( 3:159 ) and to Muslims to consult with each other in ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  6. Arabia at the Time of Muhammad (Subject Entry) Includes image

    OUR KNOWLEDGE of the life of the prophet Muhammad is based primarily on Islamic sources written at least a century after his death, mainly ...

    Source: Atlas of the World’s Religions, Second Edition

  7. Christianity and the Ottoman Empire (Subject Entry) Includes image

    THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE was a major threat to the hegemony of Christian Europe from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries. The origins of the ...

    Source: Atlas of the World’s Religions, Second Edition

  8. Crusades, The (Subject Entry) Includes image

    THE PROGRESS of Islam into southeast Europe was generally slow. By contrast, the Muslim advance into the Iberian peninsula was swift but its retreat ...

    Source: Atlas of the World’s Religions, Second Edition

  9. History of the Shi'a, The (Subject Entry) Includes image

    THERE ARE TWO main traditions within Islam: the Shi'a and the Sunna. The origins of the Shi'a (‘party of ‘Ali’) have traditionally been associated ...

    Source: Atlas of the World’s Religions, Second Edition

  10. Islam and Christianity in Asia (Subject Entry) Includes image

    BOTH CHRISTIANITY and Islam spread eastwards from their respective places of origin. Generally, with some striking exceptions, their rate of success diminished the further ...

    Source: Atlas of the World’s Religions, Second Edition

  11. Islam and Hinduism in South Asia (Subject Entry) Includes image

    3. Vijayanagara THE ISLAMIC PRESENCE in South Asia can be divided into two broad periods. Although Afghani rulers like Mahmud of Ghazni and Muhammad ...

    Source: Atlas of the World’s Religions, Second Edition

  12. Islam and the Spread of the Sufi Orders (Subject Entry) Includes image

    ISLAM SPREAD to North Africa during the seventh century. The trade routes that spanned the Sahara and descended along the East African coast contributed ...

    Source: Atlas of the World’s Religions, Second Edition

  13. Islam in Africa (Subject Entry) Includes image

    THE RELIGIOUS SITUATION of Africa today is diverse and fluid, reflecting a rich variety of historical developments. Islam and Christianity have co-existed with, and ...

    Source: Atlas of the World’s Religions, Second Edition

  14. Islamic Modernism and Islamic Revival (Subject Entry) Includes image

    ISLAMIC MODERNISM and revival are two of the many intellectual responses, operating within an Islamic framework, to Western colonial influence and to the eighteenth-century ...

    Source: Atlas of the World’s Religions, Second Edition

  15. Hurufis (Subject Entry)

    Populist Sufi order founded by Fadlallah Astarabadi in fourteenth-century Iran. Astarabadi claimed direct revelation from God and Hidden Imam status. The order preached that ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  16. Husain, Zakir (Biography)

    (d. 1969 ) Indian educator, founder of Jamia Milliya Islamiyyah in Delhi, and third president of India, 1967 – 69 . Loyal Muslim ally ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  17. Husayn, Taha (Biography)

    (d. 1971 ) Egyptian novelist, critic, and modernist reformer. One of the towering figures of twentieth-century Arabic literature. Became blind at a young age ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  18. Husayn ibn Ali (Biography)

    (d. 680 ) Third Shii imam, son of Ali ibn Abi Talib and Fatimah , and grandson of the Prophet Muhammad . After the ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  19. Husayni, Hajj Amin (Biography)

    (d. 1974 ) Mufti of Jerusalem, president of the Supreme Muslim Council of Palestine, and Arab nationalist leader during British rule in Palestine ( ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  20. Husaynid Dynasty (Subject Entry)

    (r. 1705 – 1957 ) Founded by Husayn ibn Ali , this dynasty ruled Tunisia during an era of increasing external pressures. The Bardo ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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