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  • 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

  • ῾Abd al-Hayy (Biography)

    ( fl. c. 1374 ; d. Samarkand , 1405 ). Illustrator and painter . According to the Safavid chronicler Dust Muhammad, ῾Abd al-Hayy trained ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Abd al-Jabbar, Qadi (Biography)

    (d. 1024 ) Prominent Mutazili theologian. An adherent of the Shafii school of law, he was appointed chief justice (qadi) under the Buwayhids. His ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • ῾Abdallah Sayrafi (Biography)

    ( b. ?Tabriz; fl. 1310 – 44 ). Calligrapher . The son of Khwaja Mahmud Sarraf al-Tabrizi, he was a pupil of Haydar , ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • 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

  • Abu Tahir (Biography)

    [Abu Ṭāhir]. Persian family of potters. The family is sometimes known, somewhat improperly, by the epithet Kashani [al-Kashani, Qashani], which refers to their hometown, ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Abu Zayd (Biography)

    ( fl. Kashan , 1186 – 1219 ). Persian potter . At least two dozen tiles and vessels signed by Abu Zayd have been ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • ῾Adil Shahi (Subject Entry)

    Dynasty that ruled portions of southern India from 1489 to 1686 . I. Introduction . II. Family members . I. Introduction . The dynasty's ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • 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

  • Agra (Image) Includes image

    1. Agra, Taj Mahal, 1631–48; photo credit: Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom; see Agra, §II, A ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Agra (Subject Entry) Includes image

    City and administrative seat of the district of the same name, in Uttar Pradesh, India. Situated on the Yamuna River in the fertile north ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Aḥkām al-Sulṭānīyah, al- (Biography)

    Al-Aḥkām al-sulṭānīyah (henceforth, Aḥkām ) by Abū al-Ḥasan ʿAlī al-Māwardī ( 364 – 450 / 974 – 1058 ) has long been considered an ...

    Source: The [Oxford] Encyclopedia of Islam and Law

  • Ahl al-Ḥall Wa-al-ʿAqd (Subject Entry)

    Those who are qualified to act on behalf of the Muslim community in electing a caliph are known as ahl al-ḥall wa-al-ʿaqd (the people ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Ahl al-Hall wa'l-Aqd (Subject Entry)

    Those qualified to elect or depose a caliph on behalf of the Muslim community. In medieval political theory, the term refers to legal scholars ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Ahl-i Haqq (Subject Entry)

    People of the truth. Also known as Ali Ilahis, “deifiers of Ali .” Members of a sect centered in northwest Iran, incorporating certain Shii ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Ahmad al-Suhrawardi (Biography)

    ( b. Baghdad ; fl. 1301 – 32 ). Calligrapher . Unlike other calligraphers of humble origins, Ahmad came from a well-known family of ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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