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  • Kaaba (Subject Entry)

    Cube-shaped “House of God” located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Focal point of the hajj pilgrimage and a world spiritual center that all Muslims face ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Kaaba (Subject Entry)

    The Kaaba, a shrine located near the center of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, is the most sacred place in the Muslim world. It ...

    Source: The Islamic World: Past and Present

  • Kabul (Subject Entry)

    Capital of Afghanistan. With its excellent location on the Kabul River in a fertile plain surrounded by mountains and hills, Kabul is a natural ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Kabylia (Subject Entry)

    Rugged mountainous region east of Algiers, adjacent to the Mediterranean, in Algeria. One of North Africa's most densely populated areas, it is culturally and ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Kabylia (Subject Entry)

    The word “Kabyle” comes from the Arabic qabila (tribe) and refers to the inhabitants of a rugged mountainous area located to the east of ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Kabylia (Subject Entry)

    The rugged mountainous area known as the Kabylia lies to the east of Algiers, adjacent to the Mediterranean littoral. Endowed with meager resources, it ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World

  • Kachh jagmag (Primary Source)

    Qawwālī is the name for the light classical music used in South Asia to chant the verses of Sufi poetry, often combining lyrics in ...

  • Kadeer, Rabiya (Biography)

    Born into poverty in Xinjiang Province in northwest China, Rabiya Kadeer, through extraordinary determination, was able to rise to a position of both economic ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women

  • Kadivar, Mohsen (Biography)

    Mohsen Kadivar ( b. 1959 ), born in Fasa, Iran, is one of the most original and prolific intellectuals of the Iranian reform movement. ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Kadıasker Mustafa İzzet (Biography)

    See Mustafa izzet . ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Kadjar (Subject Entry)

    See Qajar . ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Kafaah (Subject Entry)

    Equivalence. Refers to a tradition requiring husband and wife (or wife's family) to be of equal rank in religion, lineage, social status, and means. ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Kaffarah (Subject Entry)

    Reparation; expiation from wrongdoing; atonement; penance. To be preceded by remorse for having done wrong or forgotten religious requirements. Consists of self-inflicted punishments of ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Kaffārah (Subject Entry)

    Widely translated as “expiation,” kaffārah literally means “covering,” from a root meaning to shield a thing from view. In the Qurʾān, related terms are ...

    Source: The [Oxford] Encyclopedia of Islam and Law

  • Kafir (Subject Entry)

    Unbeliever. First applied to Meccans who refused submission to Islam, the term implies an active rejection of divine revelation. All unbelievers are thought to ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Kāfir (Subject Entry)

    See Kufr . ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Kahlawy, Abla al- (Biography)

    Daughter of the famous Egyptian artist Mohamed al-Kahlawy, she was trained as an Azhari Islamic scholar and is among the most famous female ʿulamā ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women

  • Kairouan (Image) Includes image

    Kairouan, Aghlabid basins outside of the city, 9th century; photo credit: Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Kairouan (Subject Entry) Includes image

    City in Tunisia. It was founded in 670 by ῾Uqba ibn Nafi῾ , the Arab conqueror of North Africa, on the site of a ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Kaisareia (Subject Entry)

    See Kayseri . ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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