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Encyclopedia of Islamic Civilisation and Religion

1st Edition

Edited by Ian Richard Netton


848 pages

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'The book maintains a clear objectivity about contentious topics like fundamentalism and science and women in Islam…as a desk and shelf reference work, it holds its own very well in a crowded field' - Reference Reviews

The Encyclopedia of Islamic Civilisation and Religion provides scholarly coverage of the religion, culture and history of the Islamic world, at a time when that world is undergoing considerable change and is a focus of international study and debate.

The non-Muslim world's perceptions of Islam have often tended to be dominated by unrepresentative radical extremist movements and media interpretations of events involving such movements, to the extent that many people are unaware of the depth and variety of Islamic thought. At the same time, many who have had a formal training in Islamic studies have tended to concentrate on the traditional, to the exclusion of the contemporary. The Encyclopedia of Islamic Civilisation and Religion covers the full range of Islamic thought, in historical depth, but it also provides substantial coverage of contemporary trends across the Muslim world.

With well over a thousand entries on Islamic theology, history, arts, science, law and institutions, and coverage of Islam in individual countries and cities around the world, the Encyclopedia of Islamic Civilisation and Religion provides an extremely rich resource for students and researchers in religious studies and Middle Eastern studies.

Entries are cross-referenced and bibliographies are provided. There is a full index. Routledge published The Qura'n: An Encyclopedia in 2005, an excellent companion to the Encyclopedia of Islamic Civilisation and Religion.

Table of Contents

'Abbas or Ya'qub b. al-Mutawakkil I, Abu 'l-Fadl al-Musta'in; Abbas, Muhammad Khudabanda; Abbasids; Abd; 'Abd a;-'Aziz; 'Abd al-'Aziz b. al-Musta'in, Abu 'l-'Izz al-Mutawakkil II; Abd al-Aziz, Muhammad; 'Abd al-Hamid; 'Abd al-Hamid II; Abd al-Jabbar; Abd al-Karim b. al-Muti', Abu 'l-Fadl al-Ta'I'; 'Abd al-Majid; 'Abd al-Majid II; Abd al-Muttalib; Abd al-Nasir, Jamal; Abd al-Rahman, Mu awiya; Abd al-Rahman, Muhammad; Abd Manaf; Abd Shams; 'Abdallah b. al-Muktafi, Abu 'l-Qasim al-Mustakfi; 'Abdallah b. al-Mustansir, Abu Ahmad al-Musta'sim; 'Abdallah b. al-Qadir, Abu Ja'far al-Qa'im; 'Abdallah b. Muhammad al-Iman, Abu Ja'far al-Mansure; 'Abdallah b. Muhammad al-Iman, Abu 'l-'Abbas al Saffah; 'Abdallah b/ Muhammad, Abu 'l-Qasim al-Muqtadi; Abdallah, Yasin; Abduh, Muhammad, Abdullah; ablaq; ablutions; abortion; Abraha; Abu 'Abd al-Malik Marwan; Abu 'Abd al-Malik Marwan I; Abu 'Abd al-Rahman Mu'awiya; Abu Ayyub Sulayman; Abu Bakr; Abu Bakr b. al-Mustakfi I, Abu 'l-Fath al-Mu'tadid I; Abu Da'ud; Abu Hafs 'Umar II; Abu Hanifa; Abu Hurayra; Abu Jahl; Abu Khalid Yazid I; Abu Khalid Yazid II; Abu Khalid Yazid III; Abu 'l-Abbas al Walid II; Abu 'l-'Abbas al-Walid I; Abu Lahab; Abu 'l-Hudhayl al-Allaf; Abu 'l-Walid 'Abd al-Malik; Abu 'l-Walid Hisham; Abu Muslim; Abu Sufyan; Abu Talib; Abu Talib al-Makki; Abu Yazid al-Bastami; Abu Zayd; Abu Zayd al-Balkhi; Acre; Active Intellect (al- Aql al-Fa al); Ad; Adam; adat (Malaysia); Aden; adhan; adhan adl; adornment and dress; Afghanistan; Aflaq, Michel; Aghlabids; agriculture; a-Hariri; ahl al-hadith; Ahl al-Hadith; Ahl al-Kitab; ahl al-ra'y; Ahl al-Sunna; Ahmad b. al-Hasan, Abu 'l-'Abbas al Hakim I; Ahmad b. al-Hasan, Abu 'l-'Abbas al Hakim I; Ahmad b. al-Muqtadi, Abu 'l-'Abbas al-Mustazhir; Ahmad b. al-Muqtadir, Abu 'l-'Abbas al-Radi; Ahmad b. al-Mustadi, Abu 'l-'Abbas al-Nasir; Ahmad b. al-Mustakfi I, Abu 'l-'Abbas al-Hakim II; Ahmad b. al-Mutawakkil, Abu 'l-'Abbas al-Mu'tamid; Ahmad b. al-Muwaffaq, Abu 'l-'Abbas al Mu'tadid; Ahmad b. al-Zahir, Abu 'l-Qasim al-Mustansir; Ahmad b. Ishaq, Abu 'l-'Abbas al-Qadir; Ahmad b. Muhammad, Abu 'l-'Abbas al-Musta'in; Ahmad I; Ahmad II; Ahmad III; Ahmad, Buya; Ahmadis; ahwal; A'isha; ajal; Ajnadayn, Battle of; Akbar, Humayan; al- Uzza, al-A raf; al-Abbas; al-Afghani; al-ahkam al-khamsa; al-Ahkam al-Sultaniyya; al-Amr bu 'l-Ma ruf; al-Andalus; al-arsh, istawa ala; al-Asad, Hafiz; al-Ash ari Alawis; al-Awza I; al-Azhar; al-Bakri; al-Baladhuri; Albania; al-Banna, Hasan; al-Baqillani; al-Baydawi; al-Biruni; al-Bukhari; alchemy; al-Dajjal; al-Dhahabi; Aleppo; Alexandria; Alf Layla wa Layla; al-Fadl b. al-Muqtadir, Abu 'l-Qasim al-Muti; al-Fadl b. al-Mustazhir, Abu Mansir al-Mustarshid; al-Fazari, al-Fiqh al-Akbar; Algeria; al-Ghazali, Abu Hamid; al-Ghazali, Ahmad; al-Hajjaj; al-Hallaj; al-Hamadhani, Badi al-Zaman; Alhanbra; al-Hasan; al-Hasan b. al-Mustanjid, Abu Muhammad al-Mustadi; al-Hasan of Basra; al-Hudaybiyya, Treaty of; al-Hujwiri; al-Huseyn; Ali al-Hadi; Ali al-Rida; Ali b. Abi Talib; 'Ali b. al-Mu'tadid, Abu Muhammad al-Muktafi; Ali Zayn a-Abidin; Ali, Abdullah Yusuf; Ali, Buya; al-Idrisi; al-Injil; al-insan al-kamil; al-Isfahani; al-Istakhri; al-Jabarti; al-Jabarti; al-Jahim; al-Jahiz; al-Janna; al-Jazari; al-Jilani, Abd al-Qadir; al-Jili, Abd al-Karim; al-Junayd; al-Jurjani; al-Juwayni, Imam al-Haramayn; al-Kafi (Muhammad b. Ya qub al-Kulini); al-Kalabadhi; al-Kalam, Ilm; al-Kawthar; al-Khandaq, Battle of; al-Khidr (al-Khadir); al-Khuwarazmi; al-Kirmani, Hamid al-Din; al-Kutub al-Sitta (six major works of hadith); Allah; al-Lat; al-Lawh al-Mahfuz; al-Ma arri; al-Malik al-Afdal Ali; al-Malik al-Ashraf Bay al-Zahiri; al-Malik al-Ashraf Qayit; al-Malik al-Nasir Muhammad; al-Malik al-Nasir Yusuf; al-Malik al-Zahir Barquq; al-Malik al-Zahir Baybars; al-Mansur b. al-Mustarshid, Abu Ja'far al-Rashid; al-Mansur b. al-Zahir, Abu Ja'far al Mustansir; al-Mansur, al-Aziz; al-Maqqari; al-Maqrizi; al-Mas udi; al-Masjid al-Aqsa; al-Masjid al-Haram; al-Matur

About the Editor

Ian Richard Netton is Sharjah Professor of Islamic Studies in the University of Exeter, UK, and Editor of The British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
REFERENCE / Encyclopedias
RELIGION / General
RELIGION / Islam / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies