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Abdullah, Sheikh Muhammad (1982)

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

January 2003; published online January 2003.

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam; society and culture.

(d. 1982)

Kashmiri political leader, twice chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir State in India (1948–53, 1975–82

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Abdulmejid, Sultan (1922–24)

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

January 2003; published online January 2003.

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam; society and culture.

(r. 1922–24)

Descendant of Ottoman dynasty installed as caliph by Turkish Grand National Assembly, although not acknowledged as sultan.

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Abdurrahman Wahid

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

March 2009; published online November 2007.

Reference Entry. Subjects: society and culture; Islam.

Elected as Indonesia's fourth president in 1999, Abdurrahman Wahid (b. 1940) is an influential Muslim intellectual leader,

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Abdurrahman Wahid

John L. Esposito and John O. Voll.

in Makers of Contemporary Islam

April 2001; published online December 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 7859 words.

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ABIM

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

March 2009; published online November 2007.

Reference Entry. Subjects: society and culture; Islam.

Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (the Malaysian Islamic Youth Movement, ABIM) was officially registered on August 17, 1972, in Selangor state,

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ABIM

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

January 2003; published online January 2003.

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam; society and culture.

Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia or Malaysian Islamic Youth Movement. Founded in 1972. Major objectives include establishment and propagation of

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Ablutions

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

March 2009; published online November 2007.

Reference Entry. Subjects: society and culture; Islam.

A practice that consists of washing, which introduces the Muslim into the state of ritual purity (ṭuhr) and

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Abortion

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

March 2009; published online November 2007.

Reference Entry. Subjects: society and culture; Islam.

Legal experts define abortion as the deliberate expulsion of the fetus from the womb prematurely and artificially without the presence

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Abortion

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

January 2003; published online January 2003.

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam; society and culture.

Muslim jurists uniformly hold abortion to be blameworthy but permissible under certain conditions. Ensoulment of the fetus is understood to

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Abraha

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

January 2003; published online January 2003.

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam; society and culture.

Ruled in sixth-century Yemen on behalf of the Negus of Abyssinia. Attacked Mecca in 570. His assault was, according

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