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There are two types of Sufism: authentic and pseudo, or theosophical, Sufism. Authentic, or orthodox, Sufism is a product of Islam alone, and hence must be studied primarily against the backdrop of the Islamic message as a criterion and standard.

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The Shi’ah Fatimids were a major Isma’ili Shi’ah dynasty. They founded their own caliphate, in rivalry with the ‘Abbasids, and ruled over different parts of the Islamic world, from North Africa and Sicily to Palestine and Syria.

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In this study, the origins, meaning and significance of the concept of ahl al-sunnah wa al-jama’ah1 will be discussed. The religious, socio-political and historical contexts of the concept’s evolution will be investigated.

Last Modified:  30 Oct 2013 09:50  GMT

There are two types of Sufism: authentic and pseudo, or theosophical, Sufism. Authentic Sufism is a product of Islam alone and is nothing else but the quintessence of orthodox Islam. Pseudo, or theosophical, Sufism, on the other hand, is an abominable innovation which was influenced by alien-to-Islam worldviews and traditions.

Last Modified:  30 Oct 2013 09:46  GMT

In this study, the origins of Shi’ism from the perspectives of politics, creed and extremism will be discussed. The study shows that Shi’ism originated as a sheer political faction which however almost immediately started to assume an ideological complexion as well, meant for its philosophical and actual buttressing and thus survival. In the process, unavoidably, as different schemes and ideas and their numerous protagonists came to the fore and departed, Shi’ism oscillated, often dramatic ...

Last Modified:  20 Mar 2010 11:30  GMT

While calling for a revival in contemporary Islamic housing, Muslims often cast a glance towards history.

Last Modified:  20 Feb 2010 12:07  GMT

An ideal Islamic city is the one whose layout, urban form, design and function are inspired primarily by Islam.

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In this paper, I will discuss the lessons of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in housing that he under the aegis of revelation has bequeathed to us.

Last Modified:  15 Feb 2010 03:18  GMT

In Islam, this fleeting terrestrial life is seen as a brief journey necessary before arriving in the world-to-come (al-akhirah).

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It is widely held that the first known mausoleum in Islam was built in Samarra, once the Abbasid capital in Iraq.

Last Modified:  15 Feb 2010 03:03  GMT

The Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) speak of the idea of decoration in diverse contexts.

Last Modified:  15 Feb 2010 03:00  GMT

The Prophet (PBUH) disclosed that he was not directed (ma umirtu) to erect (tashyid) monumental mosques.

Last Modified:  15 Feb 2010 02:45  GMT

The end of the first period of the Abbasid state has been pinpointed as the final phase in the evolution of the total identity of Islamic architecture as we know it today for several reasons.

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