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  • A'ishah (Biography)

    614 – 678 Third wife of Muhammad A'ishah was the third and youngest wife of the Prophet Muhammad. Born in Mecca, she was the ...

    Source: The Islamic World: Past and Present

  • Abbasid (Image) Includes image

    Muqarnas vault in the so-called Abbasid palace, Baghdad, early 13th century; photo credit: Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Abbasid (Subject Entry) Includes image

    Islamic dynasty that ruled from several capitals in Iraq between 749 and 1258 . The Abbasids traced their descent from al-῾Abbas, the uncle of ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Abbasid Caliphate (Subject Entry)

    The Abbasids were descendants of al-Abbas, an uncle of Muhammad . Abbasid caliphs ruled much of the Muslim world from 750 to 1258 . ...

    Source: The Islamic World: Past and Present

  • Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (Biography)

    (r. 685 – 705 ) Umayyad caliph responsible for standardizing imperial coinage and collecting a corpus of hadith to be interpreted by appointed faqihs ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abd Allah ibn Umar ibn al-Khattab (Biography)

    (d. 693 ) Companion of the Prophet Muhammad and son of the second caliph, Umar ibn al-Khattab . Prominent authority in hadith and law. ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abu al-Tayyib Ahmad ibn al-Husayn (Biography)

    See Mutanabbi, al- ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abu ῾Ali Muhammad ibn ῾Ali ibn Muqla (Biography)

    See Ibn muqla . ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Abū Dharr al-Ghifārī (Biography)

    Abū Dharr al-Ghifārī ( d. 652 ), was a companion of the prophet Muḥammad and a focus of modern ideological debate. As in the ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Abu Hanifah (Biography)

    699 – 767 Scholar and jurist Legal scholar Abu Hanifah is celebrated as the founder of the Hanafi, considered by many to be the ...

    Source: The Islamic World: Past and Present

  • Abu Hanifah, al-Numan ibn Thabit ibn Zuta (Biography)

    (d. 767 ) Founder of Hanafi school of Islamic law. Native of Kufa, Iraq, although of Persian descent. Studied jurisprudence under a student of ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abu Muslim al-Khurasani (Biography)

    (d. 755 ) Semilegendary Iranian revolutionary who led the rebellion that toppled the Umayyad caliphate in 750 and brought the Abbasid dynasty to power. ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abu Yusuf (Biography)

    (d. 798 ) Nickname for Yaqub ibn Ibrahim al-Ansari . Student of legist Abu Hanifah . Spread influence of Hanafi school through his writings ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Adab (Subject Entry)

    Medieval anecdotal form of prose designed to be both edifying and entertaining. Can include Quranic verses, poetry, and the traditions of Muhammad (hadith). Often ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Afghanistan (Subject Entry)

    In the nineteenth century Afghanistan emerged as a buffer state between the contending British Indian and tsarist Russian colonial empires. This overwhelmingly Muslim (more ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Afghanistan, Islam in (Subject Entry)

    Approximately 88 percent of modern-day Afghanistan's population is Sunni; 12 percent is Shii. Islam arrived in the eighth century during the expansion of the ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Aghlabid (Image) Includes image

    Mosque of the Three Doors, Kairouan, Tunisia, 866; photo credit: Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Aghlabid (Subject Entry) Includes image

    Islamic dynasty that governed Tunisia, Algeria and Sicily from 800 to 909 . The province of Ifriqiya, roughly corresponding to modern Tunisia, had been ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Aghlabids (Subject Entry)

    Hereditary Islamic dynasty of the ninth and early tenth centuries in North Africa, centered in Qayrawan. Came to power in 800 when Ibrahim ibn ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Ahl al-Adl wa'l-Tawhid (Subject Entry)

    See Mutazilis ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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