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The Koran

Michael Cook.

February 2000; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 176 pages.

The Koran: A Very Short Introduction explores the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in traditional Muslim culture, by looking at the Koran as codex, as scripture, as...

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Muhammad

Jonathan A.C. Brown.

March 2011; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 160 pages.

Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction provides an introduction to the major aspects of Muhammad's life and its importance, giving both the Muslim and Western historical perspectives. As the...

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Islam

Malise Ruthven.

January 2012; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 200 pages.

Islam: A Very Short Introduction examines why Islam has such major divisions between movements such as the Shi'ites, the Sunnis, and the Wahhabis, and the central importance of the Shar'ia...

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Islamic History

Adam J. Silverstein.

January 2010; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Islam; Middle Eastern history. 176 pages.

Why does Islamic history matter? Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction answers this question by introducing the story of Islamic history, the controversies surrounding its study, and...

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Sufi Narratives of Intimacy

Sa'diyya Shaikh.

March 2012; published online July 2014.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 304 pages.

Thirteenth-century Sufi poet, mystic, and legal scholar Muhyi al-Din ibn al-Άrabī gave deep and sustained attention to gender as integral to questions of human existence and moral...

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Gender, Sainthood, & Everyday Practice in South Asian Shiʿism

Karen G. Ruffle.

July 2011; published online July 2014.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 240 pages.

This study of devotional hagiographical texts and contemporary ritual performances of the Shi'a of Hyderabad, India demonstrates how traditions of sainthood and localized cultural values...

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Ad

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

The name of a people frequently mentioned in the Quran to whom a prophet had been sent by God and whose disobedience to God's law brought about their extinction. Their arrogance,...

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Adab

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

Medieval anecdotal form of prose designed to be both edifying and entertaining. Can include Quranic verses, poetry, and the traditions of Muhammad (hadith). Often written in the form of...

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Adāb

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

Adāb (pl. ādāb) is the Arabic term for “customary practice” or “habit.” In this respect, it is synonymous with sunnah in its basic sense of a tradition derived from earlier ...

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Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

The Justice and Development Party (JDP), known in Turkey by its Turkish acronym, AKP (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi), was formed by a group of reformist Islamic politicians including Recip...

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