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. A Babe in the Womb

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg.

in The Road to Martyrs' Square

April 2006; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 1773 words.

With his return, Yasin was a major symbol of greatness in affirmity: he was the mutilated king. People began to think about the man and the movement with renewed fervor. In a bold,...

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. A Collaborator Breaker Accused of Something Close to Collaboration

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg.

in The Road to Martyrs' Square

April 2006; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 2258 words.

This chapter describes 'Abdullah, a journalist whose avowed mission was the “uncovering” of collaborators. His problems with Hamas had begun in prison, where he'd spent a total of six...

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. A Complete Darkness

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg.

in The Road to Martyrs' Square

April 2006; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 2326 words.

In the early days of the intifada, there were lots of curfews. The plug would be pulled, and everything would suddenly and without warning be immersed in complete darkness. People had heard...

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. A Daring Shock of Jet-Black Hair Coyly Peeking Out Beneath Her Veil

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg.

in The Road to Martyrs' Square

April 2006; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 1883 words.

Throughout intifada media, women serve alternately as symbols of purity or disgrace, their personal behavior correlated with collective honor, as in the mawwal from the Hamas-produced...

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. A Few Hours Later; or, The Trail of a Dagger

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg.

in The Road to Martyrs' Square

April 2006; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 985 words.

This chapter describes the operation of the Giants Abu–Surur, 'Uthman, and al–Hindi on July 1, 1993 when they boarded Egged bus #25 on French Hill. Besides their weapons, they carried with...

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“A Flood Shall Come Upon My Companions”

Rüdiger Seesemann.

in The Divine Flood

July 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 963 words.

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‘A great theosophist rather than a great poet?’

Denis E. McAuley.

in Ibn `Arabī’s Mystical Poetics

August 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 8634 words.

This chapter gives an overview of Ibn `Arabī’s ideas, including the so-called oneness of being, cosmology, emanations, the perfect human, the seal of the saints, and the manifestation of...

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. A Happy Man

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg.

in The Road to Martyrs' Square

April 2006; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 3085 words.

Ra'id had promised to secure an interview with Salah 'Uthman, who, it turned out, had survived the Giants' operation, and had been released by the Israelis. The 'Uthman family home was set...

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. A Happy Man (continued)

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg.

in The Road to Martyrs' Square

April 2006; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 3918 words.

This chapter continues the authors' conversation with 'Uthman, recollecting his memories about the missions and his devotion to Allah. In the end, 'Uthman said that he would not be able to...

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. A Khanjar, Floating

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg.

in The Road to Martyrs' Square

April 2006; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 1806 words.

This chapter documents the views of Muhammad Rushdi's brother regarding the path that Muhammad took. The brother said that there several reasons that would lead a guy like Muhammad Rushdi...

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An ʿĀ lim in the Russian Empire

Nathan Spannaus.

in Preserving Islamic Tradition

August 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam; Religious Studies. 26949 words.

Following the Russian conquests of the 16th century, ulama became the foremost social authorities for Volga-Ural Muslims. Tsarist efforts at governing the Muslim population increasingly...

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. A Minor Jihad

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg.

in The Road to Martyrs' Square

April 2006; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 1381 words.

After the interrogation they moved to Ibrahim's second house to have lunch. After lunch, Ibrahim dropped the authors back at the sheikh's house. Yasin spoke good English, but had called for...

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“A Muslim from America”

Nadirah Shabazz.

in The Oxford Handbook of African American Islam

P ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Islam. 7797 words.

Using the Autobiography of Malcolm X, this chapter examines the concept of Muslim American indigeneity and the emerging Muslim American literature canon as responses to a history of...

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. A Notice of the End of the World

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg.

in The Road to Martyrs' Square

April 2006; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 1790 words.

This chapter describes a notice of the End of the World snapped in the main hall of a Hamas-controlled mosque in Gaza City. Entitled “The Marj az–Zahur Exile: Between the Mercilessness of...

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. A Question of Style

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg.

in The Road to Martyrs' Square

April 2006; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 2489 words.

This chapter addresses the connections between style and ideology, and style and violence of different Islamists regarding their treatment of Jews. The Islamists generally avoided direct,...

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. A Second Appearance

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg.

in The Road to Martyrs' Square

April 2006; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 2417 words.

The Giants video is nearing its end. The Giants are no longer in the olive grove but rather in the comfort of a house, somewhere in the West Bank. The first one interviewed here by Muhammad...

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. A Still Blue River

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg.

in The Road to Martyrs' Square

April 2006; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 1985 words.

This chapter describes the photographs, hints of the “before” of Abu–Surur. Abu–Surur, called “Hamza” by everyone who knew him, was something of a dandy. He liked to dress up and wear...

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. A Tourist in the Dunya

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg.

in The Road to Martyrs' Square

April 2006; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 1998 words.

The family home of Muhammad Rushdi is located in al–'Arub, a little village not far from Bethlehem. After Muhammad's death, his brother said, the family had been besieged with visitors...

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ʿA’isha al-Baʿuniyya

Th. Emil Homerin.

in Islamic Studies

P ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Islam. 2746 words.

ʿA’isha al-Baʿuniyya (d. 923/1517) was a Sunni Muslim mystic and a prolific poet and writer, who lived most of her life in Damascus. By her own count, she composed over twenty works in...

Aa Gym

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

March 2009; p ublished online November 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Society and Culture; Islam.

Abdullah Gymnastiar (b.1962) is an Indonesianpreacher popularly known as Aa (elder brother) Gym. Despite minimal orthodox