Encyclopedia of Islam
Infobase Publishing, 2009 - 750 sider
From the Publisher's Website: Encyclopedia of Islam provides high school and junior college students, as well as laypeople, with everything they need to know about this religion. In about 550 A-to-Z entries, this encyclopedic guide explores the terms, concepts, personalities, historical events, and institutions that helped shape the history of this religion and the way it is practiced today. An informative introduction provides readers with an overview of Islam, and a chronology, a detailed bibliography, an index, and approximately 80 black-and-white photographs complete this timely resource. Entries include: Abbasid Caliphate, Abraham, Adultery, Akbar, Almsgiving, Alphabet, Anti-Semitism, Arab League, Arabesque, Arabian Nights, Yasir Arafat, Archaeology, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Ayatollah, Baha'i faith, Bazaar, Bedouin, Birth control and family planning, Bosnia and Herzegovena, Calligraphy, Christianity and Islam, Cinema, Colonialism, Dhimmi, Evil eye, Fatwa, Five Pillars, Hajj, Hamas, Hanafi Legal School, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Ibn Battuta, Malcolm X, Names of God, Ottoman Dynasty, Politics and Islam, Jalal al-Din Rumi, Salman Rushdie, Slavery, Sufism, Ulama, Usama bin Ladin, Women, Zamzam.
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