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  • Abarquh (Subject Entry)

    Iranian town in northern Fars province. A prosperous center in medieval times, by the 10th century it was fortified with a citadel and had ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Abarshahr (Subject Entry)

    See Nishapur . ...

    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

  • Abu (Subject Entry)

    See Aswan . ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Abu Dhabi (Subject Entry)

    See under United arab emirates . ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Accountability, Parliament, and Ijtihad (Primary Source)

    Pakistan was created in 1947 as a Muslim homeland for South Asians, but its founders disagreed whether the new nation should be organized democratically ...

    By: S. M. Zafar

  • Aceh (Subject Entry)

    Province of Indonesia in northern Sumatra. Some historians believe that Islam first came to Indonesia through Aceh in approximately the ninth century and that ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Adrianople (Subject Entry)

    See Edirne . ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Afa Ajura, Yussif (Biography)

    Hajj Yussif Salih Afa Ajura, ( d. 2007 ), a firebrand preacher, education reformer, and social and political activist, is among the most prominent ...

    Source: Oxford Islamic Studies Online

  • Afghanistan (Map) Includes map

    Map of Afghanistan; those sites with separate entries in this encyclopedia are distinguished by Cross-reference type ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Afghanistan (Subject Entry)

    Throughout its history, Afghanistan has endured political upheaval and deep social division. Islam serves as one of the few unifying elements in Afghan society. ...

    Source: The Islamic World: Past and Present

  • Afghanistan (Subject Entry)

    In the final decades of the nineteenth century Afghanistan was created by Britain as a buffer state between the contending British Indian and tsarist ...

    Source: Oxford Islamic Studies Online

  • Afghanistan (Subject Entry) Includes image

    Country of some 647,500 sq. km in the middle of the steppe and desert zone of Eurasia. It is bounded on the north by ...

    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

  • AFIC (Subject Entry)

    See Australian Federation of Islamic Councils ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Africa (Map) Includes map

    1. Map of the southern Islamic lands; those countries and sites with separate entries in this encyclopedia are distinguished by Cross-reference type ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Africa (Image) Includes image

    2. Djenné, Mali, Great Mosque, eastern façade, founded 14th century; reconstructed 1907; photo credit: Werner Forman/Art Resource, NY ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Africa (Image) Includes image

    2. Illuminated frontispiece in a typical Koran manuscript, from sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria, 18th–19th centuries (private collection); photo credit: Werner Forman/Art Resource, NY; see Africa, ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Africa (Image) Includes image

    3. Hausa decorated house, Kano, Nigeria; photo credit: Werner Forman/Art Resource, NY ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Africa (Subject Entry) Includes image

    Continent second only to Asia in size with a total area of 29,800,000 sq. km and a total population of 900 million people (UN ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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