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  • Aa Gym (Biography)

    Abdullah Gymnastiar ( b. 1962 ) is an Indonesianpreacher popularly known as Aa (elder brother) Gym. Despite minimal orthodox religious education, Gymnastiar attained national ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Abd al-Rahman, Aisha (Biography)

    (b. 1913 ) Also known as Bint al-Shati . Egyptian writer and professor of Arabic language and literature and Quranic studies. Wrote more than ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abd al-Raziq, Ali (Biography)

    (d. 1966 ) Egyptian qadi, intellectual, and author. Born to a powerful and wealthy landowning family in Minya, Abd al-Raziq received both Western and ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abd el-Krim, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Karim al-Khattabi (Biography)

    (d. 1963 ) Moroccan leader of the Rif Rebellion and Islamic reformer. Eldest son of a notable family in a Berber-speaking tribe of northern ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abdali Dynasty (Subject Entry)

    See Durrani Dynasty ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abdel Rahman, Omar (Biography)

    (b. 1938 ) Egyptian religious scholar, spiritual guide of al-Jamaah al-Islamiyyah, and radical Islamist. Accused of leading the Egyptian Jihad Organization, which assassinated President ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abdolkarim Soroush (Biography)

    Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi Abdolkarim Soroush founded one of the most important intellectual movements in Iran. This article traces the development of his thought through three ...

    Source: The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics

  • Abdul Rahman, Tunku (Biography)

    First prime minister of independent Malaysia and leader of United Malays National Organization. Was committed to a secularist vision of the Malaysian nation and ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abdulhamid II (Biography)

    (d. 1918 ) Thirty-fourth Ottoman sultan (r. 1876 – 1909 ). His reign faced overwhelming difficulties: an insolvent treasury, violent nationalist movements in the ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abdülhamid II (Biography)

    Abdülhamid II ( 1842 – 1918 ) was the thirty-fourth Ottoman sultan (r. 1876 – 1909 ). A profound political and economic crisis brought ...

    Source: The [Oxford] Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

  • Abdullah, Sheikh Muhammad (Biography)

    (d. 1982 ) Kashmiri political leader, twice chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir State in India ( 1948 – 53 , 1975 – 82 ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abdulmejid, Sultan (Biography)

    (r. 1922 – 24 ) Descendant of Ottoman dynasty installed as caliph by Turkish Grand National Assembly, although not acknowledged as sultan. Appointment led ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abdurrahman Wahid (Biography)

    Elected as Indonesia's fourth president in 1999 , Abdurrahman Wahid ( b. 1940 ) is an influential Muslim intellectual leader, as well as a ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Abdus Salam (Biography)

    An unsophisticated home environment notwithstanding, he rapidly outpaced his teachers, who recognized and respected the young boy’s talent for physics and mathematics. Winning a ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in Islam

  • Abedin, Zainul (Biography)

    ( b. Kishorganj , East Pakistan [now Bangladesh] , 18 Nov. 1914 ; d. Dhaka , 28 May 1976 ). Bangladeshi painter and printmaker ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • ABIM (Subject Entry)

    Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia or Malaysian Islamic Youth Movement. Founded in 1972 . Major objectives include establishment and propagation of Islamic tenets and principles ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • ABIM (Subject Entry)

    Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (the Malaysian Islamic Youth Movement, ABIM) was officially registered on August 17, 1972, in Selangor state, after operating as a ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Abu Zahra, Muhammad (Biography)

    (d. 1974 ) Conservative Egyptian public intellectual, scholar of Islamic law, and author. Educated at the Ahmadi Madrasa, the Madrasa al-Qada al-Shari, and the ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abū Zahrah, Muḥammad (Biography)

    Muḥammad Abū Zahrah ( 1898 – 1974 ) was an Egyptian scholar of the Shariah and a biographer of the imams of juristic schools ...

    Source: The [Oxford] Encyclopedia of Islam and Law

  • Abu Zayd, Nasir Hamid (Biography)

    Nasir Hamid Abu Zayd ( b. 1943 ) is an Egyptianscholar whose views on the Qurʿān provoked controversy in the 1990s. He was born ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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