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  • Abd al-Muttalib ibn Hashim (Biography)

    (d. ca. 578 ) Muhammad 's grandfather. Cared for Muhammad after the deaths of his parents. Died when Muhammad was eight. Credited by hadith ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abraha (Biography)

    Ruled in sixth-century Yemen on behalf of the Negus of Abyssinia. Attacked Mecca in 570 . His assault was, according to the Quran (surah ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abraham (Biography)

    ca. 2000 B.C.E. Patriarch of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Abraham is considered the patriarch, or founding father, of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. According to ...

    Source: The Islamic World: Past and Present

  • Aflaton (Biography)

    See Plato ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Alexander the Great (Biography)

    (d. 334 B.C.E. ) Arabic al-Iskandar . Conqueror of Egypt and the Persian Achaemenid Empire and founder of cities. Often identified with Dhu al-Qarnayn, ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Arabic Literature (Subject Entry)

    [ This entry contains two subentries: Overview Gender in Arabic Literature ] Overview From pre-Islamic poems to the contemporary novel, literature written in Arabic ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Arafat (Subject Entry)

    Arafat (Arafah) Mountain, is a mountain plain about 13 miles east of Mecca, on the road to Taif. The mountain is a granite hill ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Aristotle (Biography)

    (d. 322 B.C.E. ) Greek philosopher whose writings on logic, natural science, psychology, mathematics, metaphysics, and ethics were translated from Greek into Syriac and ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Aristu (Biography)

    See Aristotle ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Aristutalis (Biography)

    See Aristotle ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Asabiyyah (Subject Entry)

    Social solidarity with an emphasis on group consciousness, cohesiveness, and unity. Familiar in the pre-Islamic era, the term became popularized in Ibn Khaldun 's ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Astrology (Subject Entry)

    To say that a belief in astrology is a feature of the popular culture of the modern Islamic world is to make a trivial ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Aya Sofia Mosque (Subject Entry)

    Major imperial mosque of Ottoman Istanbul. Originally the Church of Holy Wisdom (Hagia Sophia) erected by Byzantine emperior Justinian in 537 , converted into ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Byzantine Empire (Subject Entry)

    Eastern, Greek-speaking part of the Roman Empire from 330 B.C.E. to 1453 C.E. At its height, the Byzantine Empire encompassed the Balkans, Greece, Anatolia, ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Chador (Subject Entry)

    Chador (literally, “tent”) is a type of ḥijāb (veil) or cover worn by Iranian women. As early as the fifth century ce , noble ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Copts/Coptic Church (Subject Entry)

    Copts are Orthodox Christian followers of the Coptic Church, headed by the pope and the patriarch of Alexandria, Egypt, the latter chosen from among ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Damascus (Subject Entry)

    The Syrian city of Damascus has been a major Islamic social, political, and intellectual center since the death of the Prophet Muḥammad . In ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Devotional Poetry (Subject Entry)

    The creation of religious verse seems to be a latecomer in the Islamic world. An aversion to poetry, especially religious poetry, is palpable in ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Dhu al-Qaranyn (Biography)

    See Alexander the Great ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Diaspora and Exile (Subject Entry)

    The terms diaspora and exile are sometimes used interchangeably to refer to people forced to leave traditional homelands or otherwise violently dispersed. Diaspora was ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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