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  • Abdolkarim Soroush and Critical Discourse in Iran (Chaptered Work)

    Abdolkarim Soroush emerged in the late 1980s and early 1990s as the foremost Iranian intellectual operating within the terms of religious discourse. 1 From ...

    Source: Makers of Contemporary Islam

  • Abdurrahman Wahid (Chaptered Work)

    In October 1999, Abdurrahman Wahid, a prominent Islamic leader, became the first elected president in Indonesia's history. As leader of the Nahdatul Ulama, (the ...

    Source: Makers of Contemporary Islam

  • Activism within the Establishment (Chaptered Work)

    When Anwar Ibrahim joined UMNO in 1982, he transformed his position from most visible spokesperson in the opposition to rapidly rising star in the ...

    Source: Makers of Contemporary Islam; from chapter Anwar Ibrahim

  • Aniconism: The Absence of Figures (Chaptered Work) Includes image

    It is often said that the depiction of living things is forbidden in Islamic art, but this is simply not true. The Quran has ...

    Source: The Oxford History of Islam; from chapter Art and Architecture

  • Anwar Ibrahim (Chaptered Work)

    When Anwar Ibrahim organized a demonstration in Kuala Lumpur in 1980, he and his supporters were called “Malaysia's own Islamic zealots.” 1 Other observers ...

    Source: Makers of Contemporary Islam

  • Apogee of the Caliphal Empire (700–950 c.e. ) (Chaptered Work) Includes image

    The age of the first conquests and the civil wars (roughly 630–700 c.e .) had seen the establishment of the community of Believers as ...

    Source: The Oxford History of Islam; from chapter Muhammad and the Caliphate

  • The Arab Awakening: Between Authoritarianism and Pluralism (Chaptered Work)

    Throughout Muslim history, Muslim territories were governed by Muslim empires and sultanates, dynasties and authoritarian rulers, and in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by ...

    Source: The Oxford History of Islam; from chapter Contemporary Islam: Challenges and Opportunities

  • The Arabic Translation of Greek Philosophical Texts (Chaptered Work)

    It is significant that the first accredited Arabic translations of Greek philosophical texts correspond to the same Syriac tradition of logical scholarship, as attested ...

    Source: The Oxford History of Islam; from chapter Philosophy and Theology

  • Arabism and Islam (Chaptered Work)

    Ismail al-Al-Faruqi's Arab/Palestinian Muslim identity was at the center of the man and the scholar. For him, Arabism and Islam were intertwined; yet it ...

    Source: Makers of Contemporary Islam; from chapter Ismail Ragi Al-Faruqi

  • Are all Muslims the same? (Chaptered Work)

    Since we are more familiar with Christianity, we know without thinking that there is great diversity in Christianity. Christianity expresses itself in many forms ...

    Source: What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam; from chapter General Information

  • Are Muslim Americans engaged in community service? (Chaptered Work)

    The summer of 2009 saw a remarkable example of community service when Muslim Americans across the country participated in United We Serve: Muslim Americans ...

    Source: What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam; from chapter Society, Politics, and Economy

  • Are Muslims in America more loyal to the Quran or the Constitution? (Chaptered Work)

    This question is often asked as an accusation rather than a simple inquiry. For many Muslims, God's revealed scripture, the Quran, is the ultimate ...

    Source: What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam; from chapter Society, Politics, and Economy

  • Are Muslims involved in interfaith dialogue? (Chaptered Work)

    Today, Muslims and major Muslim organizations are a major presence in interreligious and intercivilizational dialogue nationally and internationally. ...

    Source: What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam; from chapter Islam and Other Religions

  • Are there any divisions in Islam? (Chaptered Work)

    As a world religion, Islam is practiced in diverse cultures in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and America. Differences in religious and cultural ...

    Source: What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam; from chapter Faith

  • Are there any modern Muslim thinkers or reformers? (Chaptered Work)

    Because acts of violence and terrorism grab the headlines, most of us know much more about advocates of a “clash,” militant jihadists, than about ...

    Source: What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam; from chapter Faith

  • Are there Muslim televangelists-preachers? (Chaptered Work)

    The globalization of communications has produced Muslim media stars, including a new breed of charismatic and enormously successful preachers who reach millions, sometimes hundreds ...

    Source: What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam; from chapter Society, Politics, and Economy

  • Are women second-class citizens in Islam? (Chaptered Work)

    The status of women in Muslim countries has long been looked to as evidence of “Islam's” oppression of women in matters ranging from the ...

    Source: What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam; from chapter Customs and Culture

  • Art and Architecture (Chaptered Work) Includes image

    All cultures throughout history have expressed themselves visually, and Islamic civilization was no exception. One need think only of oriental rugs, Persian miniatures, and ...

    Source: The Oxford History of Islam

  • The Art of Writing (Chaptered Work) Includes image

    Writing is the most important theme to run through all Islamic art. The use of inscriptions is not unique to Islamic culture; the Islamic ...

    Source: The Oxford History of Islam; from chapter Art and Architecture

  • The Assault on Islamic Neoplatonism (Chaptered Work) Includes image

    The flowering of Asharism in the tenth and eleventh centuries signaled the renewal of the struggle between the Neoplatonic philosophers, represented primarily by al-Farabi ...

    Source: The Oxford History of Islam; from chapter Philosophy and Theology

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