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 Veiling the Sun

Shafique N. Virani

in The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, a Search for Salvation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195311730
eISBN:
9780199785490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311730.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Taqiyya, precautionary dissimulation, is a significant feature of Islam, and particularly of Shi'i Islam. For the Ismaili Shi'a — a minority within a minority whose creed ... More


ARSLĀN ARGHŪN – NOMADIC REVIVAL?

Jürgen Paul

in The Seljuqs: Politics, Society and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639946
eISBN:
9780748653294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639946.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Succession struggles have often marked the dynasties. In principle, all male members of the ruling family had an equal right to rule. On many ocassions, the empire has been divided into appenages or ... More


Promoting the Revival

Kenneth Garden

in The First Islamic Reviver: Abu Hamid al-Ghazali and his Revival of the Religious Sciences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199989621
eISBN:
9780199395590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989621.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Al-Ghazali’s letters reveal that the decade he spent in his native Khurasan between teaching in Baghdad and Nishapur were not years of solitary retreat. Rather, he spent this time actively promoting ... More


Afghan Polities and the Indo-Persian Literary Realm: The Durrani Rulers and Their Portrayal in Eighteenth-Century Historiography

Christine Noelle-Karimi

in Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190247782
eISBN:
9780190492236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247782.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Christine Noelle-Karimi analyzes two Persian histories written during the early Durrani period by Mahmud al-Husayni of Mashhad (in present-day Iran) and Imam al-Din Husayni of Lahore (in present-day ... More


Tarikh-i Ahmad Shahi: The First History of ‘Afghanistan’

Amin Tarzi

in Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190247782
eISBN:
9780190492236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247782.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

By focusing on the Tarikh-i Ahmad Shahi of the aforementioned Mahmud al-Husayni, in Chapter 2 Amin Tarzi presents a powerfully revisionist reading of this “first history of Afghanistan”. By working ... More


Defining Coercion in Shāfiʿism

Mairaj U. Syed

in Coercion and Responsibility in Islam: A Study in Ethics and Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198788775
eISBN:
9780191830846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788775.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter introduces the Shāfiʿite legal tradition. It notes that Shāfiʿite coercion jurisprudence was not as complex as Ḥanafism’s because Shāfiʿites took a straightforward approach to speech ... More


Occupied Objects

Margaret S. Graves

in Arts of Allusion: Object, Ornament, and Architecture in Medieval Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190695910
eISBN:
9780190695941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695910.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The human form can impart both scale and spatial logic to the objects it adorns. This phenomenon was put to unexpected and sometimes humorous ends by medieval artisans. Focusing on perception, this ... More


Eastern Conquests and Factionalism

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/9781474436793.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter begins by studying the role of al-Azd and the Muhallabids in the Islamic conquests along the eastern frontier of the Islamic world, in Khurasan and Sind. It critiques the idea that the ... More


Islam’s Integrative Social Revolution

Saïd Amir Arjomand

in Revolution: Structure and Meaning in World History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226026831
eISBN:
9780226026848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226026848.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

Islam's social revolution came a century and a quarter after Muhammad's unification of Arabia, and was the revolution of the non-Arab Muslims on the northeastern periphery of the Arab empire. The ... More


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