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  • 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

  • Acudoğu (Biography)

    ( b. Istanbul , 1898 ; d. Istanbul , 1957 ). Turkish sculptor . After military service in World War I, in 1918 he ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Afghānī, Jamāl al-Dīn al- (Biography)

    Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī ( 1838 / 39 – 1897 ) was a writer and Pan-Islamist political activist. Controversial during his lifetime, al-Afghānī has become ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Aflaton (Biography)

    See Plato ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Aga Khan (Biography)

    The Nizārī Ismāʿīlī imams since the time of Ḥasan ʿAlī Shāh ( d. 1881 ) have borne the title Aga Khan. The present imam, ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Aga Khan Foundation (Subject Entry)

    A private philanthropic institution founded by the Aga Khan in 1967 to provide “the Muslim ethic of care and compassion for those of society ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Aga Khan Foundation (Subject Entry)

    The Aga Khan Foundation is a private, nondenominational, philanthropic institution established in 1967 by the Aga Khan, the Ismāʿīlī imam, to put into practice ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • 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

  • Ahmet Ali (Biography)

    ( b. Üsküdar, Istanbul , 1841 ; d. Istanbul , 1907 ). Turkish painter . In 1859 he became an assistant teacher of painting ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Aitmatov, Chingiz (Biography)

    Chingiz Torekulovich Aitmatov ( b. 1928 ) (also spelled Aytmatov) was an important figure in late Soviet culture and is the best-known Kyrgyz author ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Al-Qaʿida (Subject Entry)

    See Qaʿida, al- . ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Albania (Subject Entry)

    Albania, the only country within the European continent with a majority Muslim population, regained its basic freedoms in 1992 after almost 50 years of ...

    Source: The Islamic World: Past and Present

  • Alevis (Subject Entry)

    [ This entry contains two subentries: Overview Turkey ] Overview The Alevis are a group whose members stem from Anatolia and, to a lesser ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Alexander the Great (Biography)

    Alexander lived from 356 to 323 b.c.e. and ruled from 336. In the Middle East he generally is known as Alexander the Macedonian. He ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Alhambra (Subject Entry)

    Al-Qasr al-Hamra, “red castle,” fourteenth-century palace of the Nasrid dynasty in Granada, Spain. Set atop the Sabikah hill along with the Alcazaba fortress and ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Alhambra (Subject Entry)

    The Alhambra is the name given to the Red Castle ( al-Qasr al-Hamrāʿ ) built by fourteenth-century rulers of the Nasrid dynasty atop the ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Almohad (Image) Includes image

    2. Almohad mosque, interior, Tinmal, Morocco, 1153–4; photo credit: Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom; see Almohad ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Almohad (Subject Entry) Includes image

    [al-Muwaḥḥidūn]. Islamic dynasty that ruled parts of northwest Africa and Spain from 1130 to 1269 . Muhammad ibn Tumart ( d. 1130 ), a ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Almoravid (Image) Includes image

    Almoravid congregational mosque, view of dome over the mihrab, Tlemcen, Algeria, 1136; photo credit: Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Almoravid (Subject Entry) Includes image

    [al-Murābiṭūn]. Islamic dynasty that ruled parts of the Sahara, Morocco, Algeria and Spain from 1056 to 1147 . The Sanhaja Berber chief Yahya ibn ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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