Encyclopedia of Islam

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Facts On File, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 750 pages
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An inside look at the history, terms, and key players of this world religion.

In about 550 A-to-Z entries, Encyclopedia of Islam provides easy access to 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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About the author (2009)

Juan E. Campo is associate professor of religious studies at the University of California in Santa Barbara. Specializing in Islam, he holds a Ph.D. in the history of religions from the University of Chicago. His publications include the award-winning The Other Sides of Paradise: Explorations into the Religious Meanings of Domestic Space in Islam.