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Muslims, Scholars, Soldiers: The Origin and Elaboration of the Ibadi Imamate Traditions

Adam Gaiser

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199738939
eISBN:
9780199894598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738939.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This study of the origin and development of the Ibāḍī imāmate ideal into its medieval Arabian and North African articulations traces the distinctive features of the Ibāḍī imāma to precedents among ... More


Rajab in Pre-Islamic Arabia and in Early Islam

Daniella Talmon-Heller

in Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East: An Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474460965
eISBN:
9781474480772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter presents Rajab as one of the three holy months of pre-Islamic Arabia. The taboo on manslaughter during Rajab allowed safe travel, fairs, and the performance of the pilgrimage known as ... More


Interlocutors? Men Authoring Women’s History in the 1890s

Marilyn Booth

in Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces: Writing Feminist History through Biography in Fin-de-siecle Eypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694860
eISBN:
9781474408639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694860.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter juxtaposes Fawwaz’s use of female biography with selected works by male contemporaries that include biographies or mention of famous women. These comprise a treatise on marriage by Hamza ... More


Islam and its Past: Jahiliyya, Late Antiquity, and the Qur'an

Carol Bakhos and Michael Cook (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198748496
eISBN:
9780191811081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748496.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This volume has its origin in a conference held in honour of a scholar who made a major contribution to the study of the Qurʾan, Patricia Crone. Five of its eight chapters are accordingly devoted to ... More


Introduction

Carol Bakhos and Michael Cook

in Islam and its Past: Jahiliyya, Late Antiquity, and the Qur'an

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198748496
eISBN:
9780191811081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748496.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Introduction describes the way in which the volume originated and briefly surveys the chapters contained in it. Four chapters (by Joseph Witztum, Patricia Crone, Gerald Hawting, and Michael Cook) ... More


Islamic History

James Toth

in Sayyid Qutb: The Life and Legacy of a Radical Islamic Intellectual

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199790883
eISBN:
9780199332601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790883.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter eleven discusses Qutb’s moral history of Islam, the greatness of Islam’s emergence and its unfortunate decline over the years. Qutb argued for a distinct Islamic historiography and eschewed ... More


Wayward Son: The Muslim Brothers’ Reception of Sayyid Qutb

John Calvert

in The Muslim Brotherhood in Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199327638
eISBN:
9780199388097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327638.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

After a brief biography of Sayyid Qutb, one of the most important ideologues of the Muslim Brotherhood, delving into his ideas and his role in the Tanzim ‘65, the chapter goes on to analyse the ... More


The Azd in Pre- and Early Islamic Arabia

Brian Ulrich

in Arabs in the Early Islamic Empire: Exploring al-Azd Tribal Identity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474436793
eISBN:
9781474464857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474436793.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter first reviews the evidence for al-Azd in Epigraphic South Arabian inscriptions, and argues that there was one al-Azd kingdom centered on Jurash in the Wadi Bisha and perhaps another ... More


Sayyid Qutb: The Life and Legacy of a Radical Islamic Intellectual

James Toth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199790883
eISBN:
9780199332601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790883.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Sayyid Qutb is considered to be the notorious godfather of the militant Islam that perpetrated the September 11th attacks. The purpose of the book is to understand the man and his ideas. The first ... More


Were there Prophets in the Jahiliyya?

Gerald Hawting

in Islam and its Past: Jahiliyya, Late Antiquity, and the Qur'an

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198748496
eISBN:
9780191811081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748496.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the evidence that there were individuals other than Muhammad who proclaimed themselves prophets in Arabia in the seventh century. Regarding the Ridda prophets, they are ... More


Remarks on Monotheism in Ancient South Arabia

Iwona Gajda

in Islam and its Past: Jahiliyya, Late Antiquity, and the Qur'an

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198748496
eISBN:
9780191811081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748496.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Since the fourth century CE, some Jews and Christians were present in South Arabia. The Ḥimyarite kings adopted monotheism in the second half of the fourth century. The cult of one God venerated by ... More


Islamism as a Revitalization Movement

James Toth

in Sayyid Qutb: The Life and Legacy of a Radical Islamic Intellectual

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199790883
eISBN:
9780199332601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790883.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter seven investigates three of Qutb’s most key concepts – the condition of Islamic ignorance, jahiliyya, the vision of God’s dominion, hakimiyya, and the process of going from one to the other, ... More


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