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The minaret is a tall, often slender tower attached to a mosque, ostensibly to provide an elevated place from which the muezzin (muʾaddhin) gives the call to prayer (adhān). Along with the dome, the minaret is the most visible marker of the presence of Islam in a place, giving a characteristic

In: Encyclopaedia of Islam Three Online

In the Balkan region of Herzegovina is found a series of Ottoman-period mosques distinguished by minarets of an atypical form: unlike standard Ottoman designs with cylindrical or polygonal minaret shafts, the square plan of these minarets makes them more reminiscent of bell towers. Despite this

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/187103208X347376 Religion and Human Rights 3 (2008) 135–153 www.brill.nl/rhrs Religion Human Rights Banning of Minarets: Addressing the Validity of a Controversial Swiss Popular Initiative Marcel Stüssi Researcher and Lecturer in Human Rights

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includes an interior courtyard with an ablution fountain, leading to the façade of the sanctuary; a minaret on the north and a garden on the south of the upper portion of the site; and a house for the imam and the Centro de Estudios Islámicos (Center for Islamic Studies) on the descending north slope (figs

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Mill; Peter Topping, Sources for Ottoman History in the Gennadeion; Stanford J. Shaw, Cairo's Archives and the History of Ottoman Egypt. G. J. LITERATUR Kenneth Cragg: The Call of the Minaret. New York : Ox- ford University Press, 1956. XV, 376 pp. $ 6.25. Christian-Muslim relations havc entered on a

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2012 DOI: 10.1163/221059512X622175 Journal of Sufiji Studies 1 (2012) 115–122 brill.nl/jss Book Reviews Laury Silvers. A Soaring Minaret: Abu Bakr al-Wasiti and the Rise of Baghdadi Sufijism . Albany: State University of New York Press, 2010. ix + 142 pages, notes

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