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Forgiveness Toward Humankind

Abdulaziz Sachedina

in The Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139914
eISBN:
9780199848935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139914.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In Muslim culture, the restoration of relationships has traditionally required some measure of retribution, tempered with pardon. The Koran and the Tradition have treated retribution as a ... More


Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History

Mona Hassan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691166780
eISBN:
9781400883714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166780.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In the United States and Europe, the word “caliphate” has conjured historically romantic and increasingly pernicious associations. Yet the caliphate's significance in Islamic history and Muslim ... More


Feminism and Femininity

Viola Shafik

in Popular Egyptian Cinema: Gender, Class, and Nation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160530
eISBN:
9781617970108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160530.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The status of women and the issue of gender inequality have been among the most negotiated and controversial of questions relating to modern Arab-Muslim culture. By reviewing and comparing Islamist ... More


Palestine in Late Medieval Islamic Spirituality and Culture

Robert Irwin

in Byzantines, Latins, and Turks in the Eastern Mediterranean World after 1150

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199641888
eISBN:
9780191808357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199641888.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter provides an account of Palestine in medieval Muslim spirituality and culture. It shows that Jerusalem was a place the legitimizing potential of which had been actively promoted by its ... More


The Birth of the Hanbali Tradition

Nabil Mouline and Ethan S. Rundell

in Clerics of Islam: Religious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300178906
eISBN:
9780300206616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178906.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the beginning of the Hanbali tradition. It reveals how the position of Ahmad ibn Hanbal in the Islamic community became one of the most specifically constitutive elements of ... More


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