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Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

Synonymous with deva, probably on the basis that it is the opposite of asura, an ‘anti-god’ or demon in the post Ṛg Vedic understanding of the term.

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in Journal of Semitic Studies

January 2000; p ublished online January 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Middle Eastern History; Middle Eastern Languages; Literary Studies - World; Biblical Studies. 0 words.

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Mothers of the Believers

Overview page. Subjects: History.

Ummahat al-mu᾽minin, “mothers of the believers,” is the honorific title bestowed upon the prophet Muhammad's wives in the Qur᾽anic revelation of Sura 33:6, vouchsafed to the Prophet during...

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The End (1991–1994)

Adams Adrian and So Jaabe.

in A Claim to Land by the River

October 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 10789 words.

An enquiry into the irrigated, rain-fed, and flood-recession farming done by men and women members of the Kunjani group in 1991 to 1992, and the grain crops harvested by all Kunjani...

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Philoponian Monophysitism in South Arabia at the Advent of Islam With Implications for the English Translation of ‘<i>Thalātha</i>’ in Qurʾān 4. 171 and 5. 73

C. Jonn Block.

in Journal of Islamic Studies

January 2012; p ublished online September 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History; Islam; Regional and Area Studies. 11058 words.

The Qurʾān seems to be speaking to two different kinds of Christians. Those addressed in the early Makkan sūras do not provoke the rebuke that comes in the later Madinan sūras. This is...

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Aksum Ancient kingdom that ruled parts of present-day Ethiopia and Eritrea from the first to the tenth century c.e..

Stuart Munro-Hay.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 775 words.

“Pride of the entire universe and jewel of kings,” Aksum ruled an ancient Ethiopian kingdom in a time remembered as a golden age of African civilization. This was true in a very literal...

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