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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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Sufism and Islamic Reform in Egypt

Julian Johansen.

March 1996; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 332 pages.

One of the most important sects in the Islamic world, Sufism has had a long and active history. Yet it has been no stranger to controversy. This has been particularly pronounced in modern...

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Religion & The Order of Nature

Seyyed Hossein Nasr.

December 1996; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 318 pages.

The current ecological crisis is a matter of urgent global concern, with solutions being sought on many fronts. This book argues that the devastation of our world has been exacerbated, if...

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A Muslim in Victorian America

Umar F. Abd-Allah.

October 2006; published online September 2006.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 400 pages.

Conflicts and controversies at home and abroad have led Americans to focus on Islam more than ever before. Little is known about Islam in Victorian America. This book is a biography of...

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Guests of God

Robert R. Bianchi.

September 2004; published online January 2005.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 374 pages.

Each year, more than two million pilgrims from over 100 countries converge on the holy city of Mecca to reenact the ritual dramas that Muslims have been performing for centuries. While it...

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Sayf al-Din al- Amidi

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

(d. 1233)

Influential Shafii jurist who integrated theology (kalam) with jurisprudential methods. Raised and educated in Baghdad and Damascus, he moved at an early age to Egypt,...

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Amili Ulama

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Shii scholars from Jabal Amil (south Lebanon). Founders of eminent madrasas in the regions of Jabal Amil, Karak Nuh, and Balabak in Syria. Most noteworthy were al-Shahid al-Awwal (d. 1384);...

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Amina bint Wahab

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

(d. ca. 576)

Muhammad's mother. Died when Muhammad was six years old. Some histories record light shining from her face during pregnancy, indicating the coming birth of the...

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Amir

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

Traditionally, a military commander, leader, governor, or prince. Historically used in the title for caliphs, amir al-muminin (commander of the faithful). In modern times, the title denotes...

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Amir al-Muminin

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Commander of the faithful. Title first attributed to the second caliph, Umar ibn al-Khattab (r. 634–44), and adopted by numerous Muslim leaders throughout history. Use of the title waned...

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