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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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Mawlid al-Husayn

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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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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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