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Thérèse of Lisieux: God's Gentle Warrior

Thomas R. Nevin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195307214
eISBN:
9780199785032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195307216.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-1897), also known as St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, and popularly referred to as the Little Flower, is arguably one of the most beloved women in modern ... More


 Muslim Koranic Fundamentalism

Solomon Schimmel

in The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the Islamic belief that the Koran (Qur'an) was authored by Allah and revealed to Muhammad via the angel Gabriel, and dissects the alleged ‘proofs’ for Koranic divinity. The ... More


The War with Islam as a Faith

Stephen Spector

in Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195368024
eISBN:
9780199867646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368024.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Judaism

For Christian Zionists, the conflict between Israel and its Arab and Muslim neighbors is even more than a clash of civilizations. It is a contest between God and Allah. Several of the most prominent ... More


Religion of the Gods: Ritual, Paradox, and Reflexivity

Kimberley Christine Patton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195091069
eISBN:
9780199871568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091069.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In many of the world's religions, both polytheistic and monotheistic, a seemingly enigmatic and paradoxical image is found—that of the god who worships. Various interpretations of this seeming ... More


The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam

Ula Yvette Taylor

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633930
eISBN:
9781469633954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633930.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The patriarchal structure of the Nation of Islam (NOI) promised black women the prospect of finding a provider and a protector among the organization’s men, who were fiercely committed to these ... More


 When Science Teaching Becomes a Subversive Activity

Pervez Hoodbhoy

in Scientific Values and Civic Virtues

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195172256
eISBN:
9780199835546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195172256.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter describes the unfortunate effects of attempts in Pakistan to produce Islamic science, promoted in part by Western authors such as Maurice Bucaille. Islamic fundamentalism is extremely ... More


Who Is Allah?

Bruce Lawrence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620039
eISBN:
9781469623276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620039.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introduction to the heart of Islam offers a unique approach to understanding Allah, the central focus of Muslim religious expression. Drawing on history, culture, theology, politics, and the ... More


The Prophet

Julian Johansen

in Sufism and Islamic Reform in Egypt: The Battle for Islamic Tradition

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267577
eISBN:
9780191683305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267577.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Muslims look to the Prophet Muṭammad as the supreme example of human dignity, temperance, fortitude, and wisdom. Broadly speaking, there are two conflicting views to consider in this chapter. The ... More


Forging Islamic Power and Place: The Legacy of Shaykh Daud bin 'Abd Allah al-Fatani in Mecca and Southeast Asia

Francis R. Bradley

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851613
eISBN:
9780824868093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851613.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Following a defeat by Siam in 1786, the Patani community experienced a period of displacement that resulted in many resettling elsewhere in the Malay world and Mecca. This marked the denouement for ... More


Semantics for Blasphemy

Meghan Sullivan

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 4

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656417
eISBN:
9780191742163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656417.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The use of divine names is strictly regulated in the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Unlike most ordinary names, ‘God’, ‘Jesus’, and ‘Allah’ have a particular moral ... More


The Rationale of Empire and the Hegemony of Law

Anver M. Emon

in Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law: Dhimmis and Others in the Empire of Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199661633
eISBN:
9780191743399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661633.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Comparative Law

This chapter offers a close reading of particular Islamic source texts that are invoked to justify various dhimmī rules. It also provides an analysis of an early legal proceeding to examine the ... More


Beginning of a letter to ῾Abd Allāh b. As῾ad

Petra M. Sijpesteijn

in Shaping a Muslim State: The World of a Mid-Eighth-Century Egyptian Official

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199673902
eISBN:
9780191758133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673902.003.0040
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents a letter from ʽAmr b. ʽAbd Allāh to ʽAbd Allāh b. Asʽad which starts with extensive blessings and greeting formulae that take up most of the preserved part of the papyrus. In ... More


Caliph of Cairo: Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, 9961021

Paul E. Walker

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163289
eISBN:
9781617970207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163289.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

One night in the year 411/1021, the powerful ruler of Fatimid Cairo, al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, rode out of the southern gates of his city and was never seen again. Was the caliph murdered, or could he ... More


Order from the amīr concerning the delivery of grapes

Petra M. Sijpesteijn

in Shaping a Muslim State: The World of a Mid-Eighth-Century Egyptian Official

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199673902
eISBN:
9780191758133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673902.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents a letter where Nājid b. Muslim writes that the amīr wrote ordering him to forward some grapes. He therefore in the letter asks ʽAbd Allāh to send to the amīr all the grapes that ... More


Concerning a forwarded letter

Petra M. Sijpesteijn

in Shaping a Muslim State: The World of a Mid-Eighth-Century Egyptian Official

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199673902
eISBN:
9780191758133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673902.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents a letter from Nājib to ʽAbd Allāh. Nājid mentions that the amīr forwarded a letter from some notables (jamājim) from ʽAbd Allāh's district, and that he has ordered him to do ... More


Announcing a delivery

Petra M. Sijpesteijn

in Shaping a Muslim State: The World of a Mid-Eighth-Century Egyptian Official

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199673902
eISBN:
9780191758133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673902.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents a fragmentary letter Nājid b. Muslim writes to ʽAbd Allāh b. Asʽad that he has sent him something or someone and that they have imposed some taxes. He also mentions Zayd, ... More


Letter related to administrative matters

Petra M. Sijpesteijn

in Shaping a Muslim State: The World of a Mid-Eighth-Century Egyptian Official

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199673902
eISBN:
9780191758133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673902.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents a letter in which Nājid b. Muslim tells ʽAbd Allāh b. Asʽad that he has heard that some inhabitants of the villages under the latter's responsibility have caused him harm in ... More


Fragment of a letter from Nājid b. Muslim

Petra M. Sijpesteijn

in Shaping a Muslim State: The World of a Mid-Eighth-Century Egyptian Official

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199673902
eISBN:
9780191758133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673902.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents a small fragment of the beginning of a letter from Nājid b. Muslim to ʽAbd Allāh b. Asʽad, which only preserves the opening formulae and the address on side B. A second line on ... More


Concerning some urgent business

Petra M. Sijpesteijn

in Shaping a Muslim State: The World of a Mid-Eighth-Century Egyptian Official

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199673902
eISBN:
9780191758133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673902.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents a letter where neither the names of Nājid nor ʽAbd Allāh appear. However, the vocabulary, expressions used, and the contents of the letter assure that it belongs to the dossier. ... More


Standing guarantor

Petra M. Sijpesteijn

in Shaping a Muslim State: The World of a Mid-Eighth-Century Egyptian Official

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199673902
eISBN:
9780191758133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673902.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents a letter concerning tax payments to be made by villagers in ʽAbd Allāh's district. Nājid b. Muslim writes to ʽAbd Allāh that he has calculated what all the people of the ... More


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