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

Shafique N. Virani

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195311730
eISBN:
9780199785490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311730.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

“None of that people should be spared, not even the babe in its cradle”. With these chilling words, the Mongol warlord Genghis Khan declared his intention to destroy the Ismailis, one of the most ... More


Conclusions

Delia Cortese and Simonetta Calderini

in Women and the Fatimids in the World of Islam

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617326
eISBN:
9780748671366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617326.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book has looked at women belonging to and living under medieval Islamic dynasties by comprehensively covering women under the Fatimid dynasty. To this dynasty were linked those women who, on ... More


Imām al-Difā‘, Imām al-Ḍa‘īf, and Community

Adam R. Gaiser

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199738939
eISBN:
9780199894598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738939.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the role of the Ibāḍī community—meaning primarily the scholars as representatives of the umma—as caretakers of the imāmate. A dynamic existed between Imām and ‘ulamā’, whereby ... More


The Hanafî School: The Inductive Approach

Tariq Ramadan

in Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331714
eISBN:
9780191720987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331714.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on Imam Abû Hanîfah. Abû Hanîfah was one of the most eminent scholars in the Iraqi legal tradition and among the advocates of opinion (ahl ar-ra'). He did not write any synthesis ... More


 Encountering Each Other

Jane Idleman Smith

in Muslims, Christians, and the Challenge of Interfaith Dialogue

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195307313
eISBN:
9780199867875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307313.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Three hypothetical dialogue encounters between Muslims and Christians introduce the reader to some of the issues that can arise in interfaith conversation. The first is a dialogue set up by a local ... More


Consequences

John C. Wilkinson

in Ibâḍism: Origins and Early Development in Oman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588268
eISBN:
9780191595400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588268.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter considers the changes resulting from these events as they affected Ibâḍi theory concerning types of Imam, the principle of one Imam in a misr, permitted behaviour towards occupying ... More


The Established Outsiders of the European Integration?

Sam Cherribi

in In the House of War: Dutch Islam Observed

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199734115
eISBN:
9780199866113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734115.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores the place of Islam in Europe by focusing on Muslim immigration at the very time that the void of the European Union non-identity yawned open. Perhaps as a result of that void, ... More


Unity in Spirituality: The Focolare Movement

Paul D. Numrich

in The Faith Next Door: American Christians and Their New Religious Neighbors

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195386219
eISBN:
9780199866731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386219.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Catholic Focolare Movement was founded by the late Chiara Lubich in Italy during World War II in order to rediscover the communal love and spirituality of the early Christians. The movement ... More


Different Currents: South Africa's Islamic Minority

Charlotte A. Quinn and Frederick Quinn

in Pride, Faith and Fear: Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195063868
eISBN:
9780199834587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195063864.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

South Africa's unique location helped shape the distinct character of Islam there, principally through contact with Asia, Egypt, Iran, and the Arabian Peninsula, allowing beleaguered South African ... More


Iran and Shiʿi Pilgrimage Networks: A Postrevolutionary Ideology

Kishwar Rizvi

in The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621166
eISBN:
9781469624952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621166.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Commemoration is central to the rituals of devotion and nationalism enacted in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This chapter pertains to Shiʿi networks that have moved beyond national boundaries to ... More


The Followers of Sīdī Maḥmūd and their Disciples

H. T. Norris

in Ṣūfī Mystics of the Niger Desert: Sidi Mahmud and the Hermits of Aïr

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198265382
eISBN:
9780191682889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265382.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The scholars who witnessed Sīdī Mahmūd's pre-eminence and his superior virtue were those men who were distinguished in learning. Some amongst them were those who were the disciples of Shayk Muhammad ... More


The Imam's Return: Messianic Leadership in Late Medieval Shiʿism

Shahzad Bashir

in The Most Learned of the Shiʿa: The Institution of the Marjaʿ Taqlid

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137996
eISBN:
9780199849055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137996.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Although a majority of Shiʼi intellectual activity in the period of occultation (ghayba) has been carried out by scholars primarily categorized as mujtahids, there have also been individuals who have ... More


Fayd al-Kashani and the Rejection of the Clergy/State Alliance: Friday Prayer as Politics in the Safavid Period

Andrew J. Newman

in The Most Learned of the Shiʿa: The Institution of the Marjaʿ Taqlid

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137996
eISBN:
9780199849055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137996.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on the debates of 17th-century Safavid Iran as the state which, in an effort to establish its own power, promoted the expanded authority of the clergy. The theological issue is ... More


Women of the Nation: Between Black Protest and Sunni Islam

Dawn-Marie Gibson and Jamillah Karim

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814769959
eISBN:
9780814771242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769959.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

With vocal public figures such as Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, and Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam (NOI) often appears to be a male-centric religious movement, and over 60 years of scholarship ... More


Political Strategy for Grievance Redressal

A. G. Noorani

in The Muslims of India: A Documentary Record

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670561
eISBN:
9780199080618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670561.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter presents several documents focusing on efforts to addresses the grievances of Indian Muslims. Some of these include Muslim leaders’ decry over the suspension of various civil liberties ... More


Getting Divorced

Julie Macfarlane

in Islamic Divorce in North America: A Shari’a Path in a Secular Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753918
eISBN:
9780199949588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753918.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes the steps taken and processes employed when North American Muslims seek a religious divorce. In the absence of Muslim courts, and because Islamic divorce in North America has ... More


The Commemoration of al-Husayn in Fatimid Ascalon

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/9781474460965.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on the alleged unearthing of the head of al-Husayn by the Fatimid vizier Badr al-Din al-Jamali in Ascalon, as recorded in a epigraph of 484/1091, inscribed on a wooden minbar. ... More


From Ascalon to Cairo: The Duplication of Sacred Space

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/9781474460965.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Following the conquest of Ascalon by the Crusaders in 1153, al-Husayn's head was transferred to Cairo and interred by the tombs of the Fatimid imam-caliphs. Its shrine became a major sacred venue for ... More


To Lead and to Know: Religious Leaders and Scholars in the Work against Domestic Violence

Juliane Hammer

in Peaceful Families: American Muslim Efforts against Domestic Violence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190877
eISBN:
9780691194387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190877.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter focuses on the training of Muslim community leaders as advocates against domestic violence (DV). The imam trainings and interviews with these leaders illustrate the tension between their ... More


A Transregional Kizilbash Network: The Iraqi Shrine Cities and their Kizilbash Visitors

Ayfer Karakaya-Stump

in The Kizilbash-Alevis in Ottoman Anatolia: Sufism, Politics and Community

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781474432689
eISBN:
9781474476799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474432689.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

A notable revelation of the Alevi sources regarding the relationship between the Kizilbash/Alevi communities and the Bektashi order is the relatively institutionalized relations between the ... More


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