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Abu al-Wafaʾ ʿAli Ibn ʿAqil

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — History of Law.

(d. 1119)

Hanbali jurist with rationalist leanings. In traditionalist eleventh-century Baghdad, his admiration for the mystic al-Hallaj (d. 922) led to his persecution and forced...

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Ameer Ali, Saiyid

S. V. FitzGerald.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Islam; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 2435 words.

Ameer Ali, Saiyid (1849–1928), judge and Muslim leader in India, was born on 6 April 1849 at Chinsura, Bengal, the fourth son of Saiyid Saadat Ali Khan (who died of cholera in 1856) of...

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Islamic Law

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — Law.

Two terms are used to refer to law in Islam: shariah and fiqh. Shariah refers to God's divine law as contained in the Quran and the sayings and doings of Muhammad (hadith). Fiqh refers to...

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Malcolm X

Clayborne Carson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1881 words.

Malcolm X (19 May 1925–21 February 1965), African-American religious and political leader, also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, was born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of...

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Millet

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — Law.

Religious community. From Arabic millah, “religion” or “religious community.” Used by the Ottomans (1517–1922) to refer to self-governing non-Muslim religious communities. Under policy...

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Organization of the Islamic Conference

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — International Law.

Founded in 1971 in the aftermath of a 1969 fire at the al-Aqsa mosque. Primary goals are the promotion of Islamic solidarity among member states; consolidation of cooperation in economic,...

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Quilliam, William Henry [known as Sheikh Abdullah Quilliam; Haroon Mustapha Leon]

John Guilford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Islam; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1143 words.

Quilliam, William Henry [known as Sheikh Abdullah Quilliam; Haroon Mustapha Leon] (1856–1932), lawyer and Muslim leader, was born on 10 April 1856 at 22 Elliot Street, Liverpool, the son of...

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