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    Pan-Islam, George Wyman Bury (1874-1920) was a British naturalist and explorer who spent 25 years in different parts of the Arab world, including Morocco, Aden, Somalia, and Egypt. He wrote several books, including The Land of Uz about the Arabian Peninsula, which he published in 1911 under the pseudonym Abdullah Mansur, and Arabia infelix, or, The Turks in Yamen, published in 1915. During World War...
    • Contributor: Bury, G. Wyman (George Wyman)
    • Date: 1919
    • Resource: - 210 pages

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    Las leyes del Islam. Las leyes del Islam (The laws of Islam) was published in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1926. The book's author, Constantino Melhem, a native Arabic speaker and a non-Muslim, sets himself the goal of translating directly from the Arabic and organizing and commenting on the body of Islamic law. His objective, as stated in the preface, is to explain to a Western audience the massive...
    • Contributor: Melhem, Constantino
    • Date: 1926
    • Resource: - 210 pages

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    L'Islam et les races. Pierre Jean Daniel André was a French military officer who studied Oriental languages in Paris before serving with the French Colonial Infantry in a number of parts of the French Empire, including Algeria and Morocco, and at posts along the African and Arabian coasts of the Indian Ocean. In 1919-20 André was governor of the sanjak (administrative district) of Djebel-i-Bereket in Cilicia, a region...
    • Contributor: André, Pierre Jean Daniel
    • Date: 1922
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    Arabia; the cradle of Islam; Samuel Zwemer (1867-1952) was an American Protestant missionary who lived for nine years in Bahrain and became a student of the Arab world and, especially, the Arabian Peninsula. Published in New York in 1900, Arabia: The Cradle of Islam contains detailed chapters on the geography of Arabia; the holy cities of Mecca and Medina; the Prophet Muhammad and the rise of Islam; the contemporary...
    • Contributor: Zwemer, Samuel Marinus
    • Date: 1900

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    al-Qaḍāʼ fī al-Islām. Al-Qaḍāʼ fī al-Islām (Administration of justice in Islam) contains the text of a lecture by judge, social reformer, and Arab nationalist ʻArif al-Nakadi (1887-1975). The lecture was delivered on July 29, 1921, to the club of the Arab Academy of Damascus, of which al-Nakadi was a member. It discusses the qada (administration of justice) in Islam, focusing on the development of the judicial process...
    • Contributor: Nakadī, ʻārif - Nakdī, ʻārif
    • Date: 1922
    • Resource: - 58 pages

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    Jiao kuan jie yao : yi juan
    教欵捷要 : 一卷 / | Chao ben jiao kuan jie yao
    Collection of essays about Muslim beliefs and rites, appearing in both Chinese and Arabic, translated and compiled by Muslim scholar Ma Boliang ca. 1678. This manuscript work in two volumes was translated and edited by Ma Boliang (1640-1711), an influential Islamic scholar from Jining, Shandong Province. It deals with the basics of Islam and instructs readers on how to identify unorthodox ideas and deeds....
    • Contributor: Ma, Boliang - Chinese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1797
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    Niẓām al-ṭalāq f-i al-Islām. ctl: lan-ara Romanized.
    • Contributor: Shākir, Aḥmad Muḥammad
    • Date: 1936
    • Resource: - 158 pages

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    The legal position of women in Isl̂am.
    • Contributor: Ali, Syed Ameer
    • Date: 1912
    • Resource: - 56 pages

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    Two Works on Islamic Beliefs and Practices. This codex comprises two works on Islamic beliefs and practices by the Ottoman writer Aḥmet bin Muḥammed Şemsī Pāşā, who died in 990 AH (1580 AD). These works are entitled Tercümet ül-Viḳāye (The translation of "Wiqāyat al-Riwāyah") and I'tiḳādiyāt (Beliefs), as inscribed in the headings on folios 2b and 29b, respectively. Both texts were copied in black Nasta'līq script in the 10th century AH...
    • Contributor: Şemsı̂ Paşa, Died 1580 - Maḥbūbī, ʻubayd Allāh Ibn Masʻūd, 1346
    • Date: 1500
    • Resource: - 85 pages

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    Islamic Civilization in the City of Peace. Hadharat al-Islam fi Dar al-Salam (Islamic civilization in the city of peace) is a work of historical imagination, written as a straightforward narrative free of stylistic adornments. The city referred to is Baghdad. The book straddles the transition in Arabic literature from baroque, poetic metaphor to a modern, economic prose style. Treatment of the subject is also innovative. Rather than an essay on glories...
    • Contributor: Mudawwar, Jamīl Nakhlah
    • Date: 1888
    • Resource: - 200 pages

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    Classical Islamic Education Institutions in Hindustan. This work covers the history of madrasah education in India, from its earliest foundations under Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi (979--1030), a patron of learning who ruled over an extensive empire that included most of present-day Afghanistan, eastern Iran, Pakistan, and northwestern India. Madrasahs, or Islamic religious schools, became widespread after the beginning of the Delhi sultanate in 1206, making them among the oldest active institutions...
    • Contributor: Nadvi, Abul Hasnat
    • Date: 1920
    • Resource: - 133 pages

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    The Golden Encyclopedia of Islamic Sciences. Born in Cairo and educated in Egypt, the United States, and Great Britain, Dr. Fatima Mahjoub is a historian, linguist, and author specializing in encyclopedias. Al-mawsoo'a al-thahabiya lil 'aloom al-Islamiya (The golden encyclopedia of Islamic sciences) is one of three encyclopedias she has written. Organized according to the Arabic alphabet and published in nine volumes, the work covers nine branches or fields of Islamic...
    • Contributor: Mahjoub, Fatima
    • Date: 1900
    • Resource: - 641 pages

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    Thirty-two Years with Islam (1832-1864).
    Trente-deux ans a travers l'Islam (1832-1864)
    Trente-deux ans a travers l'Islam (1832-1864) (Thirty-two years with Islam [1832-1864]) is a memoir by French soldier and diplomat Léon Roches (1809-1901), covering his career in North Africa and other parts of the Middle East, including a brief sojourn in Mecca. It is based on his diary and on correspondence that he reviewed following his retirement from government service. Beginning with his first arrival...
    • Contributor: Roches, Léon
    • Date: 1884
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    The preaching of Islam; a history of the propagation of the Muslim faith, The Preaching of Islam: A History of the Propagation of the Muslim Faith is an important early work by the British Orientalist and historian of Islamic art Sir Thomas Walker Arnold (1864-1930). Arnold was born in Devonport, Devon, England, and graduated from Magdalene College, Cambridge. In 1888 he moved to British India, where he taught philosophy at the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College (present-day Aligarh Muslim...
    • Contributor: Arnold, Thomas Walker
    • Date: 1913
    • Resource: - 482 pages

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    Kritische studien zur einführung in das recht des Islam.
    • Contributor: Hoogerwoerd, Selim Khan Keun De. - Keun De Hoogerwoerd, Selim Khan
    • Date: 1901
    • Resource: - 90 pages

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    The Keys to the Heavens: An Explanation of "Islamic Law". Mafâtîh al-Jinân: Šharh Šhir'at al-Islam (The keys to the heavens: An explanation of "Islamic law") is a commentary on the work Šhir'at al-Islam (Islamic law) by Mohammad ibn Abu Bakr al-Jughi (1098--1177). Al-Jughi was known as Imam Zadeh, a scholar and an imam in Bukhara (present-day Uzbekistan). The commentary, by Ya'kub ibn Sayyid ali al-Burssawi (died circa 1524), is an extensive book that discusses...
    • Contributor: Al-Burssawi, Ya'kub Ibn Sayyid Ali, Died 1524
    • Date: 1906
    • Resource: - 617 pages

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    Mohammedan history. In preparation for the peace conference that was expected to follow World War I, in the spring of 1917 the British Foreign Office established a special section responsible for preparing background information for use by British delegates to the conference. Mohammedan History is Number 57 in a series of more than 160 studies produced by the section, most of which were published in 1920,...
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920
    • Resource: - 166 pages

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    Le berceau de l'Islam; l'Arabie occidentale à la veille de l'hégire. Le berceau de l'Islam: l'Arabie occidentale à la veille de l'hégire (The cradle of Islam: Western Arabia on the eve of the hegira) is an environmental and social history of the Hejaz region of the western Arabian Peninsula, the area which the author, Henri Lammens (1862-1937), calls the "cradle of Islam." The book is a study of the climate, geography, topography, and anthropology of...
    • Contributor: Lammens, Henri
    • Date: 1914
    • Resource: - 398 pages

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    The Luminous Treasure with Acceptable Answers to Matters of Faith. Aḥmad ibn ʻAbd al-Laṭīf ibn Aḥmad al-Bashbīshī (1631--85) was an Islamic jurist of the Shāfiʻī school of jurisprudence. He was born and died in the village of Bashbīsh in the region of Al-Mahalla in the Nile delta of Egypt. He studied Islamic jurisprudence in Cairo and taught at the Cairo-based Al-Azhar Mosque, long considered the foremost institution in the Islamic world for the study...
    • Contributor: Bashbīshī, Aḥmad Ibn ʻabd Al-Laṭīf Ibn Aḥmad
    • Date: 1600
    • Resource: - 39 pages

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    Zum islamrecht. Josef Kohler (1849-1919) was a German jurist noted for his contribution to the philosophy of law and the advancement of the study of the comparative history of law. He was born in Offenburg, Baden, and educated at the universities of Freiburg and Heidelberg. Kohler was a judge in Mannheim and a law professor at the University of Berlin. This booklet, entitled Zum Islamrecht (On...
    • Contributor: Kohler, Josef
    • Date: 1904
    • Resource: - 24 pages

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    Discerning and Specifying the Circumstances of Revelation of the Noble Hadiīth. Al-Bayān wa-al-taʻrīf fī asbāb wurūd al-ḥadīth al-sharīf (Discerning and specifying the circumstances of revelation of the noble hadith) is a textual and contextual interpretation of the hadith (the statements and actions of the Prophet Muhammad), written by Ibrahim ibn Muhammad Kamal al-Din al-Husayni al-Dimashqi (1644 or 1645-1708). Hadith plays an important part in Islam, and the Prophet's utterances and activities are integral to its...
    • Contributor: Ibn Ḥamzah, Ibrāhīm Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 1911
    • Resource: - 333 pages

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    Notas de derecho musulman;
    • Contributor: Miquélez De Mendiluce Y Peciña, Constante
    • Date: 1907
    • Resource: - 148 pages

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    Initiation à la science du droit musulman; variétés juridiques,
    • Contributor: Cadoz, F. (François)
    • Date: 1868
    • Resource: - 116 pages

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