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  • Abd al-Aziz, Shah (Biography)

    (d. 1824 ) Indian Islamic scholar and son of Shah Wali Allah (d. 1762 ), the foremost alim of eighteenth-century India. Prolific author of ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • ῾Abd al-Jalil Čelebi (Biography)

    See Levni . ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Abdali Dynasty (Subject Entry)

    See Durrani Dynasty ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abdülcelil Çelebi (Biography)

    See Levni . ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Aesthetic Theory (Subject Entry)

    The absence of a body of written systematic aesthetic theory in Islam before the nineteenth century may be attributed in part to the traditional ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • 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

  • Afsharid Dynasty (Subject Entry)

    Of Turkic origin, the Afsharids ruled Iran 1736 – 96 ; at its zenith, the dynasty stretched from Iraq to northern India. Founder Nadir ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Afshārid Dynasty (Subject Entry)

    The Afshārid dynasty ( 1736 – 1802 ) was the ruling house of Iran, founded after the abolition of the Ṣafavid dynasty by Nādir ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • 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

  • 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 al-Quran (Subject Entry)

    Nineteenth-century Indian movement led by Abdullah Chakralavi . Advocated total reliance on the Quran as the perfect source of guidance. Taught that Muslims were ...

    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

  • Ahsai, Shaykh Ahmad (Biography)

    (d. 1826 ) Theologian and founder of Shaykhi branch of Twelver Shiism. Born in Bahrain. Known for mystical experiences and spiritual visions. Spent fifteen ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Ajmer (Subject Entry)

    City in the Rajasthan state of northwestern India. Founded around 1100 , it became an important center of trade and a military base during ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Ākhūnd (Subject Entry)

    Ākhūnd , a Persian word meaning “religious scholar” or “leader,” is of uncertain etymology. (Among Chinese Muslims, the imam in the mosque is called ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Alamut (Subject Entry)

    Name of a mountain fortress in northern Iran. Situated about forty-five kilometers northeast of the city of Qazwin, Alamut was built on the summit ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • ῾Alawi (Subject Entry)

    [῾Alawī; Filālī]. Islamic dynasty and rulers of Morocco since 1631 . Like their predecessors the Sa῾dis, the ῾Alawis are sharīfs (descendants of the Prophet ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Alawi Dynasty (Subject Entry)

    Also known as Filalis or Filalians. Family of religious notables who became the royal house of Morocco from the seventeenth century through the present. ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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