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  1. Walāyah (Subject Entry)

    Sometimes translated “sainthood,” walāyah is the term denoting the characteristics required for succession in Shiism. Shīʿīs do not believe that the Prophet Muḥammad died ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  2. Walī (Subject Entry)

    See Sufism: Sūfī Shrine Culture . ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  3. Walī Allāh, Shāh (Biography)

    Shāh Walī Allāh ( 1703 – 1762 ), was the most prominent Muslim intellectual of eighteenth-century India and a prolific writer on a wide ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  4. Waqf (Subject Entry)

    Literally “confinement” or “prohibition,” the Arabic word waq f (pl., awqāf ) is used in Islam to mean “the holding and preservation of a ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  5. War (Subject Entry)

    See Fitnah ; ghazw ; Jihād . ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  6. Waṭan (Subject Entry)

    The term waṭan is formed from the root w-ṭ-n , meaning “to dwell or reside.” In traditional Islamic culture, waṭan indicated a person's place ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  7. Waẓīfah (Subject Entry)

    Something that is assigned or appointed, waẓīfah , in its principal meaning, refers to the apportioning of sections of the Qurʿān for orderly recitation. ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  8. Wazīr (Subject Entry)

    See Vizier . ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  9. West Bank and Gaza (Subject Entry)

    The territories west of the Jordan River, lost by Jordan in the 1967 war with Israel, are known as the West Bank; the Gaza ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  10. Wilāyah (Subject Entry)

    Wilāyah , a nominal form of the Arabic verbal root w-l-y, carries a variety of meanings ranging from assistance and friendship to authority and ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  11. Wilāyat al-Faqīh (Subject Entry)

    The term wilāyat al-faqīh in Arabic, or vilāyat-i faqīh in Persian, gained wide currency in the Shīʿī world when it was used as the ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  12. Women and Islam (Subject Entry)

    [ This entry contains three subentries : Role and status of Women Women's Religious Observances Women Living under Muslim Laws] Role and Status of ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  13. Women and Social Reform (Subject Entry)

    [ This entry contains five subentries : An Overview Social Reform in the Middle East Social Reform in North Africa Social Reform in South ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  14. Women's Action Forum (Subject Entry)

    Formed in 1981 in response to the Pakistani government's implementation of an Islamic penal code, the Women's Action Forum ( WAF ; Khavātīn Mahāz--i ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  15. Women's Movements (Subject Entry)

    Muslim women's participation in social movements and the emergence of women's associations, leagues, and organizations involved in nationalist, charitable, gender-centered, political, economic, or religious ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  16. World Assembly of Muslim Youth (Subject Entry)

    See International Islamic Federation of Student Organizations . ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  17. World Muslim Congress (Subject Entry)

    The World Muslim Congress ( Muʿtamar al-ʿĀlam al-Islāmī , or WMC), is a leading Islamic organization that aims at fostering unity in the Muslim ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  18. ʿYan Tatsine (Subject Entry)

    See Mai Tatsine . ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  19. Yemen (Subject Entry)

    The establishment of the Zaydī power in the mountains of Yemen at the end of the ninth century ce is, after its conversion to ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  20. Young Ottomans (Subject Entry)

    The libertarian movement known as the Young Ottomans (Yeni Osmanlılar) developed the first constitutionalist ideology to appear in the Ottoman Empire; it was influential ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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