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The Arab World and the Muslims Faced with Their Contradictions

Ramadan Tariq.

in Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives

January 2006; published online November 2007.

Chapter. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 2900 words.

Swiss-born professor of Islamic studies and philosophy, Muslim leader and activist, he taught at Fribourg University in Switzerland and at the University of Notre Dame. The revocation of...

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Arabia at the Time of Muhammad

Frederick Denny.

in Atlas of the World's Religions

November 2007; published online November 2007.

Reference Entry. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 942 words.

OUR KNOWLEDGE of the life of the prophet Muhammad is based primarily on Islamic sources written at least a century

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Art and Architecture

Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom.

in The Oxford History of Islam

December 1999; published online November 2007.

Chapter. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 16452 words.

This chapter takes a thematic approach that emphasizes the common features that unite much Islamic art over the continents and centuries. Five themes have been chosen: the art...

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Asian Dawn

Hadji Agus Salim.

in Modernist Islam, 1840-1940

September 2002; published online November 2007.

Chapter. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 3142 words.

Hadji Agus Salim (Sumatra-Java, 18841954) was a Muslim political activist, journalist, and intellectual. He was born in a state functionary's family, attended Dutch colonial schools, and...

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Atlas of the World's Religions

Frederick Denny.

November 2007; published online November 2007.

Book. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 20 pages.

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Attas, Syed Muhammad Naquib al-

in Oxford Islamic Studies Online

Published online January 2011.

Reference Entry. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 1733 words.

is one of the most celebrated Muslim thinkers in the contemporary Malay world. His works encompass various fields of study

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Back to the Qur'an

Muhammad Akram Khan.

in Modernist Islam, 1840-1940

September 2002; published online November 2007.

Chapter. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 1170 words.

Muhammad Akram Khan (Bengal-Pakistan, 18681968) was a controversial reformer and journalist. Born near Calcutta, Khan began his higher education at an English-medium school, then...

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The Backbiter

in The Qur'an

January 2005; published online November 2007.

Chapter. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 88 words.

A Meccan sura that condemns the greedy backbiter and gives a description of Hell.

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THE BACKBITER

in The Koran

January 1964; published online November 2009.

Chapter. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 66 words.

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate

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Battle Gains

in The Qur'an

January 2005; published online November 2007.

Chapter. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 2365 words.

The main part of this Medinan sura is a comment on the Battle of Badr (near Medina), the first fought between the Muslims and their Meccan opponents in the second year after the Migration....

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