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The Islamic World: Past and Present

Editor in Chief:

John L. Esposito

Associate Editors:

Abdulaziz Sachedina
Tamara Sonn
John O. Voll

Understanding Islam and the people who believe in it has become crucially important in the greater world. As Reference and User Services Quarterly stated when this work was published in print, The Islamic World: Past and Present is "of extraordinary value to a person who simply wants to learn about Islamic culture without sorting through the rhetoric of pro-Islamic and anti-Islamic voices..." Adapted from The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World (1995), this award-winning resource provides coverage of the pre-modern world of Islam and events and changes of recent years. This is a comprehensive introductory resource for gaining understanding into the belief system, history, and culture of Islam.

Published by Oxford University Press, 2003.


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A–B

Abbasid Caliphate
Abd al-Qadir
Abduh, Muhammad
Ablution
Abortion
Abraham
Abu Hanifah
Afghani, Jamal al-Din al-
Afghanistan
Afterlife
Ahl al-Kitab
Ahmadi
Ahmad Khan, Sayyid
A'ishah
Akbar, Jalaludin Muhammad
al-
Alawi
Albania
Alchemy
Algeria
Ali ibn Abi Talib
Alim
al-Jazeera
Allah
al-Qaeda
Amir
Andalusia
Arabic Language and Literature
Arab-Israeli Conflict
Arab League
Architecture
Art
Ashari, Abu al-Hasan al-
Ashura
Assassins
Astronomy
Atatürk, Mustafa Kemal
Averroes
Avicenna
Ayatollah
Azhar, al-
Babism
Baha'i
Balkan States
Bangladesh
Banks and Banking
Barakah
Bazaar
Bin/Ibn
Bin Laden, Osama
Black Muslims
Body Decoration
Bosnia
Brunei

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C–E

Calendar, Islamic
Caliph
Caliphate
Calligraphy
Canada
Capitalism and Islam
Capital Punishment
Caribbean
Carpets
Caucasus
Central Africa
Central Asia
Charity
China
Chishtiyah
Christianity and Islam
Cinema
Circumcision
Citizenship
Civil Society
Clothing
Coffee and Coffeehouses
Colonialism
Communism and Islam
Consensus
Conversion
Córdoba, Caliphate of
Cosmetics
Cosmology
Creed
Crusades
Da'wah
Day of Judgment
Death and Funerals
Democracy
Dhikr
Dietary Rules
Divorce
Djibouti
Druze
East Africa
Economics
Education
Egypt
Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Fitr
Elijah Muhammad
Ethics
Europe

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F–J

Family
Farabi, Abu Nasr al-
Farrakhan, Louis
Fasting
Fatimah
Fatimid Dynasty
Fatwa
Food and Feasts
Fundamentalism
Games and Sports
Gardens
Gasprinskii, Ismail Bey
Gaza
Ghazali, Abu Hamid al-
Ghazali, Zaynab al-
Government
Great Britain
Gulf States
Hadith
Hair and Beards
Hajj
Halal
Hamas
Haram
Harem
Harun al-Rashid
Health Care
Hijab
Hijrah
Historians
Hizbullah
Homosexuality
Honor
Hostages
Hudud
Hukumah
Human Rights
Husayn ibn Ali
Ibn al-Arabi
Ibn Hanbal
Ibn Khaldun
Ibn Rushd
Ibn Sina
Ibn Taymiyah
Iconography
Idrisi
Ijtihad
Imam
Iman
Imperialism
India
Indonesia
Inheritance
International Law and Diplomacy
International Meetings and Organizations
Intifadah
Iqbal, Muhammad
Iran
Iraq
Ishmail
Islam: Overview
Islamic State
Ismail
Ismaili
Israel
Istanbul
Ithna Ashari
Jafar al-Sadiq
Jazeera, al-
Jerusalem
Jesus
Jihad
Jordan
Judaism and Islam
Justice

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K–O

Kaaba
Karbala and Najaf
Kashmir
Khadija
Khariji
Khayyam, Umar
Khomeini, Ruhollah al-Musavi
Khums
Khutba
Koran
Kosovo
Lahori
Latin America
Law
Lebanon
Libraries
Libya
Literature
Loya Jirga
Madhi
Madrasah
Magic and Sorcery
Mahdiyah
Majlis
Malaysia
Malcolm X
Malik ibn Anas
Mamluk State
Markets
Marriage
Martyrdom
Maryam Jameelah
Masjid
Mathematics
Mawdudi, Sayyid Abu al-Ala
Mawlawiyah
Mawlid
Mecca
Medicine
Medina
Mehmed II
Messianic Traditions
Metalwork
Mevlevi
Middle East
Minorities
Missionaries
Modernism
Modesty
Mongols
Morocco
Mosque
Mughal Empire
Muhammad
Muhammad, Birthday of
Muhammad Khatami
Muharram
Mujahidin
Mujtahid
Mullah
Mulla Sadra
Music
Muslim Brotherhood
Mut'ah
Mu'tazili
Mysticism
Najaf
Names and Naming
Naqshbandiyah
Nationalism
Nation of Islam
Newspapers and Magazines
Nigeria
North Africa
Numerology
Ottoman Empire

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P–S

Pakistan
Palestine
Palestine Liberation Organization
People of the Book
Philippines
Philosophy
Pilgrimage
Pillars of Islam
Poetry
Polygyny
Prayer
Prayer Beads
Prayer Rugs
Prophets
Purification
Qaddafi, Mu'ammar al-
Qadiani
Qadiriyah
Qaeda, al-
Qom
Qur'an
Qutb, Sayyid
Radio and Television
Ramadan
Rashid Rida, Muhammad
Refugees
Relics
Religious Scholars
Repentance
Revelation
Revolution
Rites and Rituals
Rumi
Rushdie, Salman
Sacrifice
Sadr, Musa al-
Safavid Dynasty
Saints and Sainthood
Saladin
Salafi
Sanusiyah
Satan
Saudi Arabia
Sayyid
Science
Scripture
Seclusion of Women
Secularism
Seljuk Dynasty
September 11, 2001
Sermon
Sexuality
Shadhiliyah
Shadow of God
Shafi'i, al-
Shahadah
Shahid
Shari'ah
Shaykh
Shi'i Islam
Shrine
Sin
Slavery
Socialism and Islam
Sokoto Caliphate
Somalia
South Asia
Southeast Asia
Southern Africa
Spain
Sports
Stereotypes in Mass Media
Sudan
Sufism
Suicide
Suleyman
Sultan
Sunnah
Sunni Islam
Swahili
Syria

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T–Z

Taliban
Tamerlane
Taqiyah
Taqwa
Tawhid
Taxation
Ta'ziyah
Technology
Terrorism
Textiles
Theology
Tijaniyah
Titles, Honorific
Trade
Tribe
Tunisia
Turabi, Hasan al-
Turkey
Twelvers
Ulama
Umayyad Caliphate
Ummah
United States
Universities
Urdu
Veiling
Virtue
Vizier
Wahhabi
Warith Deen Muhammad
Washing
West Africa
West Bank and Gaza
Whirling Dervishes
Women
Women and Reform
Women in the Qur'an
Wudu
Yemen
Youth Organizations
Zakat
Zawiyah
Zaydi
Zaynab

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