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Carter Vaughn Findley

equates the Arabic names of the three “parts” above with i‘tiqadat, ‘ibadat , and mu‘amelat . 27 The first term, i‘tiqadat , comes from the same Arabic root as al-Nasafi’s title, ‘Aqa’id , both terms signifying matters of faith and belief. ‘Ibadat is the normal term for the obligatory acts of

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Carter Vaughn Findley

the origins of the Quraysh, the tribe of Muhammad, and adding to his genealogy the succession to leadership in the Muslim community. As noted, the belief that Selim I acquired the caliphate upon the conquest of Cairo in 1517 is wrong as history. As Ottoman dynastic propaganda, however, the

Urmila Mohan

1976: 109). Hence the belief that a South Asian’s moral qualities are “altered by the changes in his body resulting from eating certain foods, engaging in certain kinds of sexual intercourse, taking part in certain ceremonies, or falling under certain other kinds of influence” (Marriott and Inden 1977

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Carter Vaughn Findley

state, and his themes follow accordingly. Islam is a rational religion. He began by defining Islamic belief from the authoritative source of al-Nasafi’s treatise on dogmatics. He then developed the requirements of ritual observance and behavioral ethics on the basis of al-Halabi’s Multaqa . D

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Carter Vaughn Findley

of the spectrum, it was true of the unruly, wandering dervishes ( kalender ) who took advantage of the credulity of the masses. Yet the brotherhoods also had supporters. Moreover, widespread belief held that there was always a hierarchy of 356 saints existing invisibly, the “help of the world

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Carter Vaughn Findley

actual lack of authoritative basis for the belief. 17 D’Ohsson began by explaining that the sultans were almost the only people who allowed themselves to be painted. Shortly after his accession, each sultan had his portrait painted in oil on card stock and added to the album containing his predecessors

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Carter Vaughn Findley

food and drink, to dress, and personal ethics. 50 As for Mouradgea’s reasons for structuring his “religious code” in this way, it would have matched what his ulema tutors understood as ilm-i hal . Literally, “knowledge of the situation,” the term referred to the basic religious beliefs, practices, and

Elizabeth Coatsworth and Gale R. Owen-Crocker

magnificent Sainte-Chapelle next to the royal palace in Paris as a shrine for them. His religious belief led him to go on two crusades. 16 The first of these, in 1248, is closely documented by his biographer Jean de Joinville, French, medieval chronicler most famous for his Life of St Louis (Louis IX) Jean

Kimerer L. LaMothe

, anecdotes, travelogues, and texts from around the world that depicted the beliefs and rituals of colonized peoples, European and American Christian intellectuals were faced with a quandary: people everywhere were dancing. Intellectuals needed a way to make sense of these expressions, while also affirming

Diane Apostolos-Cappadona

vision of the Sacred and a model to follow on the path to salvation. Perhaps best identified in this modality as visible religion, the arts communicate beliefs, customs, and values through the signs and symbols of an identifiable iconography and the presentation of the gestures and postures of the human