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The New Encyclopedia of Islam is the only single-volume work in print which so comprehensively encompasses the beliefs, practices, history and culture of the Islamic world, in over 1300 entries. It has the further unique advantage of being written by a Western scholar of the Islamic faith, and has thus been already widely praised for straddling the cultures with an understanding and respect for the themes and topics covered. All aspects of religious belief, ritual, practices, prayer, significant political movements, spiritual and political leaders, art, architecture, sects, law, social institutions, history, ethnography, nations and states, languages, science, major cities and centers of learning are covered. Order outside North America, contact Stacey International Publishers, London —Worldwide coverage —Nearly 1300 accessible entries —Assumes no previous knowledge of Islam —24 pages of full-color photographs —16 pages of color maps, dynastic charts, and diagrams —The most comprehensive single-volume reference on Islam available —60 new or substantially revised entries from the last edition New or substantially revised entries in the 2001 edition: Abd al-Qadir, Amir Ahkam Ahmad of Rae Bareilly Alexander's Wall Albania Algerian Democratic Republic Ali Shir Nava'i Amir Khusraw Dihlawi Aqsaqalism Atabat Azad Bangladesh Barabanschiki Bareilly Barilwis Basmachis Beloshaposhniki Bosnia and Herzegovina Constitution of Medina Deoband Dsnmeh Dungan Elkhasaios Faraidi Movement Faramush Khaneh Fundamentalism Ghalib, Mirza Asad Allah Khan Hafiz Hamas Harrah Herat Ibn Masarrah Khaksars Ilyas Isfahan Istanbul Jamaá Kalmuck Kazakhstan Khiva Khomeini Kirghiz Kubra, Najm ad-Din Kumun Kurds Lahore Lakhmids Mawardi 'ssetians Ovliad Rabitah al-Islamiyyah Rudaki Russia de Sacy Sahmi-i Imam Tablighi Jamaá aat Tajiks Taliban Turkmenistan Zikrism
The first major reference on all aspects of Islamic culture, religion, and law.
Chapter 1 Aaron Chapter 2 ‘Aba’ Chapter 3 al-'Abbas ibn 'Abd al-Muttalib Chapter 4 'Abbasids Chapter 5 'Abd Chapter 6 Abdal Chapter 7 'Abd Allah ibn Maymun al-Qaddah Chapter 8 'Abd Allah ibn az-Zubayr Chapter 9 'Abd al-Muttalib ibn Hashim Chapter 10 'Abd al-Qadir, Amir Chapter 11 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani Chapter 12 'Abd ar-Rahman ibn 'Awf Chapter 13 'Abduh, Muhammad Chapter 14 Abjad Chapter 15 Ablutions Chapter 16 Abortion Chapter 17 Abrahah Chapter 18 Abraham Chapter 19 Abu Ayyub Chapter 20 Abu Bakr Chapter 21 Abu Hannifah al Nu'man ibn Thabit ibn Zuta Chapter 22 Abu Hurayrah Chapter 23 Abu Jahl Chapter 24 Abu Lahab Chapter 25 Abu Madyan, Shuayb ibn al-Husayn al-'Ansari Chapter 26 Abu Muslim Chapter 27 Abu Nuwas Chapter 28 Abu Sa'id Ahmad ibn Isa-l-Kharraz Chapter 29 Abu Sufyan Chapter 30 Abu Talib Chapter 31 Abyssinia Chapter 32 'Ad Chapter 33 Adab Chapter 34 Adam Chapter 35 Adat Chapter 36 Adhan Chapter 37 Adnan Chapter 38 al-Afghani, Jamal ad-Din Chapter 39 Afghanistan Chapter 40 Afsharids Chapter 41 Aga Khan Chapter 42 Agha Chapter 43 Aghlabids Chapter 44 Ahkam Chapter 45 Ahl al-Bayt Chapter 46 Ahl al-Hadith Chapter 47 Ahl-i Haqq Chapter 48 Ahl al-Kisa' Chapter 49 Ahl al-Kitab Chapter 50 Ahmad of Ra'e Bareli Chapter 51 Ahmadiyyah Chapter 52 'A'ishah Chapter 53 Akbar Chapter 54 Akhbaris Chapter 55 Akhund Chapter 56 'Alawi Chapter 57 al-'Alawi, Abu-'Abbas Ahmad ibn Mustafa Chapter 58 Albania Chapter 59 Alexander the Great Chapter 60 "Alexander's Wall" Chapter 61 Algerian Democratic Republic Chapter 62 Alhambra Chapter 63 'Ali ibn Abi Talib Chapter 64 'Ali Ilahis Chapter 65 'Alids Chapter 66 Aligarh Chapter 67 'Ali Shir Nava'i Chapter 68 Allah Chapter 69 Almagest Chapter 70 Almohads Chapter 71 Aloes, Fragrant Chapter 72 Alyasa' Chapter 73 Amal Chapter 74 Ammer 'Ali Chapter 75 Amin Chapter 76 al-Amin Chapter 77 Aminah Chapter 78 Amir Chapter 79 Amir Khusraw Dihlawi Chapter 80 al-Amr Chapter 81 'Amr ibn al'-Asi Chapter 82 Amulets Chapter 83 Anas ibn Malik Chapter 84 Andarun Chapter 85 Andarz Chapter 86 Angels Chapter 87 Ansar Chapter 88 al-Ansari, Abu Isma'il 'Abd Allah Chapter 89 Antinomianism Chapter 90 Apocatastasis Chapter 91 Apostasy Chapter 92 'Aqabah Chapter 93 'Aqiqah Chapter 94 al-'Aql Chapter 95 Aq Qoyunlu Chapter 96 al-Aqsa Chapter 97 Aqsaqalism Chapter 98 Arabic Chapter 99 Arabs Chapter 100 al-A'raf Chapter 101 'Arafat Chapter 102 al-Arba'ayn Chapter 103 'Arif Chapter 104 Arkan ad-din Chapter 105 Arqam Chapter 106 al-'Arsh Chapter 107 'Asabiyyah Chapter 108 Ashab as-Suffah Chapter 109 Asharah Mubasharah Chapter 110 al-Ash'ari, Abu-l Hasan Ali ibn Ismail