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  • Za῾īm (Subject Entry)

    In modern usage the word za῾īm (pl., zu῾cal society signifying a “political boss.” It is independent from the Ottoman usage, which signifies the holder ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World

  • Zabid (Subject Entry)

    City in Yemen about 20 km from the Red Sea. Located in a fertile area of the Tihama Plain where the pilgrimage route from ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Zabidi, Muhammad Murtada al- (Biography)

    (d. 1160 ) Yemeni grammarian and scholar of the Hanafi school of Islamic law. Author of a polemical treatise entitled Refutation of Those Who ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Zabur (Subject Entry)

    See Psalms ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Zachariah (Biography)

    Arabic Zakariyya . Identified in the Quran as the father of John , the husband of Elizabeth , and the priest entrusted with the ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Zahid (Subject Entry)

    See Ascetic ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Zahir (Subject Entry)

    Apparent, external, manifest. In esoteric interpretations of Islam, contrasted with the inner or hidden (batin) aspects of reality. The outer or apparent meaning of ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Zahir al-Riwayah (Subject Entry)

    Manifest meaning of a text. Refers to the canons of a legal school's eponyms and their disciples, which constitute the structural basis of the ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Zahiri (Subject Entry)

    School of Islamic law founded by Abu Sulayman Daud al-Zahiri in the ninth century. Flourished in Spain, particularly under the leadership of the jurist ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Ẓāhirī (Subject Entry)

    See Law: Legal Thought and Jurisprudence . ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Ẓāhirī (Subject Entry)

    See Law , article on Legal Thought and Jurisprudence . ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World

  • Zahiri School of Law (Subject Entry)

    The Ẓāhirī madhhab is a medieval Sunnī legal school that was once among the leading madhāhib in the range of its geographical distribution and ...

    Source: The [Oxford] Encyclopedia of Islam and Law

  • Ẓāhirīya (Subject Entry)

    See Schools of Jurisprudence , subentry Sunni Schools of Jurisprudence . ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

  • Zahiriyyah (Biography)

    See Zahiri ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Zahrāwī Al- (Biography)

    Abū al-Qāsim al-Zahrāwī (known as al-Zahrāwī [Latin Albucasis], 936 – 1013 ce ) of Córdoba, a key figure in the historical development of surgery, ...

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

  • Zaim (Subject Entry)

    Political leader who provides both general and personal services. The leader's power is based on the loyalty of his clientele and the relationship held ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Zaim, Turgut (Biography)

    ( b. Istanbul , 5 Aug. 1906 ; d. Ankara , 1974 ). Turkish painter and printmaker . He studied at the Fine Arts ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Zakah (Subject Entry)

    Required almsgiving that is one of the five pillars of Islam. Muslims with financial means are required to give 2.5 percent of their net ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Zakariya, Mohamed (Biography)

    ( b. Ventura , California , 1942 ) American calligrapher . Having converted to Islam in the 1960s while still a teenager, he studied ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Zakariyya (Biography)

    See Zachariah ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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