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  1. Fāṭimah (Biography)

    Fāṭimah, the youngest daughter of Muḥammad , is an important persona in Muslim salvation history, in which her status has been elevated through the ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  2. Firangi Maḥall (Subject Entry)

    Firangi Maḥall, a family of prominent Ḥanafī ʿulamāʿ and Ṣūfīs, flourished in India from 1700 to about 1950 . The family, which traces its ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  3. Ḥajjāj, Muslim ibn al- (Biography)

    Imām Muslim ibn al-Ḥajjāj ( 821 – 875 ) was one of the greatest scholars of ḥadīth (pl., aḥādīth ) in Islamic history. Imām ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  4. Hak-İş (Subject Entry)

    Hak-İş (The Confederation of Righteous Labor Unions) was formed in 1976 with seven unions (Öz Yapı-Sen, Öz Süt-Kur, Öz Demir-İş, Öz Yol-İş, Öz Dokuma-İş, ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  5. Ḥākimīyah, al- (Subject Entry)

    Ḥākimīyah (sovereignty [of God]) has become one of the key terms in the language of political Islam; it is related to the Arabic word ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  6. Ḥallāj, al-Ḥusayn ibn Manṣūr al- (Biography)

    One of the most famous mystics of Islam, al-Ḥusayn ibn Manṣūr al-Ḥallāj ( 857 – 922 ce ), was born in present-day Iran. While ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  7. Hassan II of Morocco (Biography)

    King Hassan II , who ruled Morocco for thirty-eight years, was born in 1929 . He displayed two distinct faces: one of a brutal ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  8. Heaven (Subject Entry)

    In the Qurʿān, heaven is very much linked with the sky ( al-samāʿ , pl., al-samāwāt ). God is referred to as having sent ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  9. Hell (Subject Entry)

    References to hell, in one form or another, are ubiquitous in the Qurʿān, as part of its general eschatological message. Hell is linked with ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  10. Hejaz (Subject Entry)

    The Hejaz, the western part of the Arabian Peninsula, witnessed the birth of Islam, contains the holiest shrines in the Islamic faith, and serves ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  11. Houris (Subject Entry)

    The English version of the word comes from the Persian ḥūrī , a singular noun formed from the Arabic plural ḥūr . A recent ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  12. Hussein ibn Talal of Jordan (Biography)

    Hussein ibn Talal of Jordan ( 1935 – 1999 ) was the oldest son of Crown Prince Talal bin Abdullah and Princess Zein , ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  13. Ibn Ḥazm, Abū Muḥammad ʿAlī ibn Aḥmad (Biography)

    Abū Muḥammad ʿAlī ibn Aḥmad ibn Ḥazm (384 ah /994 ce –456 ah /1064 ce ), was an Andalusī theologian, jurist, man of letters, ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  14. Ibn Kathīr (Biography)

    Abū al-Fidāʿ Ismāʿīl ibn ʿUmar ibn Kathīr ( 1301 – 1373 ) was a Shāfiʿī jurist, historian, and exegete. Born in Busra, Syria, he ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  15. Ibn Qayyim al-Jawzīyah (Biography)

    Muḥammad ibn Abī Bakr ibn Qayyim al-Jawzīyah ( 1292 – 1350 ) was a leading Ḥanbalī jurist and scholar of ḥadīth , tafsīr (Qurʾānic ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  16. ʿIddah (Subject Entry)

    ʿIddah is the waiting period, literally “number” during which the divorce of a couple or at least remarriage of the woman is to be ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  17. İmam Hatip Schools (Subject Entry)

    İmam Hatip Schools are designed to train prayer leaders ( imam ) and preachers ( hatip ) in the Turkish Republic. Since the early ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  18. Islamic Action Front (Subject Entry)

    The Islamic Action Front ( Jabhat al-ʿAmal al-Islāmī , IAF), Jordan 's most influential political opposition movement, is inextricably tied to the country 's ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  19. Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (Subject Entry)

    Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan ( IMU ) is a militant Islamic group that operates in Central Asia. The movement 's main goal is to ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  20. Ismāʿīl (Biography)

    Ismāʿīl (Ishmael) was the first of the two sons of the prophet Ibrāhīm (Abraham), born to Hajar (Hagar). He was the half-brother of Isḥāq, ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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