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Said Shaban

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

(d. 1998)

Lebanese Sunni political and religious activist. Graduated from al-Azhar University. Active in Tripoli in the Muslim Brotherhood. Came to prominence in the 1980s after he...

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Said Shaban

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

(d. 1998)

Lebanese Sunni political and religious activist. Graduated from al-Azhar University. Active in Tripoli in the Muslim Brotherhood. Came to prominence in the 1980s after he...

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Shaban, Said

Edited by John L. Esposito.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

August 2004; p ublished online November 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam; Society and Culture. 70 words.

Lebanese Sunni political and religious activist. Graduated from al-Azhar University. Active in Tripoli in the Muslim Brotherhood. Came to prominence

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Ibn Abi'l-Khayr, Abu Sa‘id Fadlullah

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy.

(967–1049)

Abu Sa‘id was born in Mayhana in Khurasan (present day Turkmenistan) on 1 Muharram 357 / 3 December 967, and died there 4 Sha‘ban 440 / 12 January 1049. ...

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Mawlid al-Husayn

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

Birthday of Husayn. Festival commemorating the birth of Husayn, Muhammad's grandson and the leader of the Shii rebellion against the Umayyad caliph Yazid. Celebrated annually in Cairo and...

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‘Antarī, Ṣālih ‘Abdallah al- (1892 - 1965), singer, lutenist

Jean Lambert.

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 316 words.

(b Toḥayta, Tihama, South Arabia, c1892; d Ṣan‘ā, 1965). Yemeni singer and lutenist. He began singing while in Zabid, accompanying himself on a copper plate. He studied the qanbūs (lute)...

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Harakat al-Tawhid al-Islami

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Islamic Unity Movement. Militant Sunni movement that emerged in Tripoli, Lebanon, in the 1980s in response to the Lebanese civil war and the Israeli invasion of 1982. Had ties to Iran,...

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