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Author: Engseng Ho

Whether one feels comfortable or happy being in a place is affected by many things: the ability to make a living, how one gets along with kin, the colour of one's skin, the sensual experience of the place, even the sun. A_ place, experienced as a totality, determines one's well being in numerous ways

In: Hadhrami Traders, Scholars and Statesmen in the Indian Ocean, 1750s-1960s

traditional Jewish education in Bible and Talmud, the Arabic education of an adib or e failasuf. The polymath soon became an honoured figure in Andalusi Jewry. Hasday's Jewish circle joined the larger society by living as Arabicised a life as possible, within the limits imposed on the one hand by Islamic

In: The Legacy of Muslim Spain

blessing or mediation achieved through their ziyaras, the living primarily receive benefits in two ways. First, by simply visiting the dead all the problems of this life are put into their proper transi- tory context; second, as a pious work, the ziyara increases the reward of the living in the hereafter

In: In the Vicinity of the Righteous
Author: F. Rosenthal

evidence also is not unfavorable. The general setting of many stories is such that not even the most 'depraved' mind of a political propagandist in •Abbasid Baghdad could have dreamed up such 'horrors' as presented by the life of Medinese society depicted in the Ash <ab story, if there had been no

In: Humor in Early Islam
Author: Aharon Layish

amount of maintenance to her until her death. 81 A woman's almost automatic renunciation of her succession rights in return for assurance of protection by her kin, including maintenance for life, implements in effect, though not institutionally, the principle of maintenance out of the estate. This

In: Marriage, Divorce and Succession in the Druze Family

life and accom- plishments of Sidf 'Uqba, including a careful compilation of all hadith related on his authority. Why was it important to Ibn Abr Hajala to bury his son near the tomb of the Prophet's companion, and what prompted him to write his book? This study is, in large part, an attempt to answer

In: In the Vicinity of the Righteous
Author: F. Papan-Matin

more about the mystical life and death hear what Mu"!afā said in his prayers: “O God, I am alive through you and die through you.” He says: God, I am alive through you and die through you. Do you at all understand what living and dying through him is? Alas, this is a state that is known by those

In: Beyond Death
Author: Michael Abbell

Marwān I or Umar II, if indeed the sources in this regard are to be relied upon. In private life, social and commercial intercourse in Syro-Palestine and Egypt, heavily Greek- speaking until well after the end of the Umayyads, made translation a quotidian reality. Bilingual Greek and Arabic papyri

In: Food Culture and Health in Pre-Modern Muslim Societies

authority and prestige which one enjoyed in religious or political life: Abbott, Papyri, II, pp. 60f. 130 CHAPTER FOUR In acting as 'ulama', the 'Abbasid caliphs were probably also motivated by a concern to facilitate their dealings with the religious scholars. By presenting himself as one of them, the

In: Religion and Politics under the Early ‘Abbāsids
Author: L.P. Harvey

THE MUDEJARS L.P.HARVEY Introdu ction A Mudejar was a Muslim living permanently as a subject of one of the Christian kingdoms of the Iberian Peninsula . We first begin to find such sub- ject Muslim communities in the 5th/ll th century; in Castile, for example , as a consequence of the capture of

In: The Legacy of Muslim Spain