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 Qibla of the World

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/9780195311730.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Ismaili Imams moved from the South Caspian regions to the relative safety of Anjudan, a village near the age-old Shi'i strongholds of Qumm and Kashan. The first Imam for whose connection to the ... More


From the Sacred Mosque to the Remote Temple: Sūrat al-Isrāʼ between Text and Commentary

Angelika Neuwirth

in With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137279
eISBN:
9780199849482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137279.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Three honorary titles are assigned to Jerusalem in Islam: It is “the first of the two directions of prayer”, the “second of the two sanctuaries (for temples)”, and the “third [important sacred site] ... More


The Private Press, 1882–1918

Ami Ayalon

in The Press in the Arab Middle East: A History

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195087802
eISBN:
9780199854516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195087802.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the movement of Arab journalistic activity from the years 1992 to 1918. By the beginning of 1880, it shifted from Lebanon to Egypt. Arriving in Egypt, the Syrians became a ... More


Finding Mecca in America: Muslim Directionality and the Codification of American Space

Mucahit Bilici

in Finding Mecca in America: How Islam Is Becoming an American Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226049564
eISBN:
9780226922874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922874.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores how Muslims arriving on American soil face the question of establishing the direction toward Mecca (qibla). As America is outside the Muslim sacred canopy, it becomes a frontier ... More


A Sketch of the Islamic Mapping Tradition

Karen C. Pinto

in Medieval Islamic Maps: An Exploration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226126968
eISBN:
9780226127019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226127019.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Chapter Three, “A Sketch of the Islamic Mapping Tradition” provides an indepth overview of the Islamic mapping tradition tracing its history from the most famous and mimetic Islamic maps to the ... More


The Medieval Approach

Glen Van Brummelen

in Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175997
eISBN:
9781400844807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175997.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter discusses the medieval approach to trigonometry, beginning with Abū Mahmūd al-Khujandī's theorem and the theorems of Abū Nasr Mansūr ibn ʻAlī ibn ʻIrāq. It then considers the Rule of ... More


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