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Held in Trust: Waqf in the Islamic World

Pascale Gazaleh (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774163937
eISBN:
9781617970924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163937.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book contains new studies examining the religious endowments that have historically played a variety of important roles in Muslim communities. Waqfs (pious endowments) long held a crucial place ... More


Zawiyat Sidi al-Ghazi: Survival of a Traditional Religious Institution

John A. Shoup

in Held in Trust: Waqf in the Islamic World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774163937
eISBN:
9781617970924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163937.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The zawiya, or hospice, of Sidi al-Ghazi in the Tafilalt is one of the most important in the western part of the Sahara. It figures among the six most important of those located along the northern ... More


The Functional Aspects of Medieval Islamic Hospitals

Yasser Tabbaa

in The Production of Meaning in Islamic Architecture and Ornament

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474482189
eISBN:
9781399509398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474482189.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Examines the rise and of the Islamic hospital (bimaristan or dar al-Shifa’) in Abbasid Baghdad; its transmission to Syria, Palestine, Anatolia, and Egypt in the 12th and 13th centuries; and the ... More


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