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ABIM

Edited by John L. Esposito.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

August 2004; published online November 2007.

Reference Entry. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 163 words.

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

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Abortion

Edited by John L. Esposito.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

August 2004; published online November 2007.

Reference Entry. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 148 words.

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

Edited by John L. Esposito.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

August 2004; published online November 2007.

Reference Entry. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 58 words.

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

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Abraham

in The Koran

January 1964; published online November 2009.

Chapter. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 1551 words.

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate

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Abraham

Edited by John L. Esposito.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

August 2004; published online November 2007.

Reference Entry. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 111 words.

Arabic Ibrahim. Original monotheist, purifier of God's house, builder of the Kaaba, and first Muslim. Preached against idolatry and

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Abraham

in The Qur'an

January 2005; published online November 2007.

Chapter. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 1604 words.

A Meccan sura named after Abraham (verses 3541), who prays to God that Mecca may be made prosperous so that its people may be thankful and continue to worship God. The ungrateful are...

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Abu

Edited by John L. Esposito.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

August 2004; published online November 2007.

Reference Entry. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 30 words.

Father. Initial part of the nickname or familiar name by which a man is known after becoming a father. Followed

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Abu Bakr al-Siddiq

Edited by John L. Esposito.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

August 2004; published online November 2007.

Reference Entry. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 117 words.

First Sunni caliph, father of Muhammad's wife Aishah, and one of four “rightly guided” caliphs in Sunni Islam.

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Abu Bakr, Yasin

Edited by John L. Esposito.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

August 2004; published online November 2007.

Reference Entry. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 45 words.

Leader of radical Black Muslim organization Jamaat al-Muslimin in Trinidad. Led July 1990 storming of the parliament building in Port

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Abu Dharr al-Ghifari

Edited by John L. Esposito.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

August 2004; published online November 2007.

Reference Entry. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 56 words.

Companion of the Prophet and subject of modern ideological debate. Shiis emphasize his criticism of the Umayyads and his early

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