Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition

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Subject: Middle East and Islamic Studies

Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel and W.P. Heinrichs

The Encyclopaedia of Islam (Second Edition) Online sets out the present state of our knowledge of the Islamic World. It is a unique and invaluable reference tool, an essential key to understanding the world of Islam, and the authoritative source not only for the religion, but also for the believers and the countries in which they live. 

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Jacob

(7 words)

[see yaʿḳūb , isrāʾīl ].

Jaén

(5 words)

[see d̲j̲ayyān ].

Jaffa

(5 words)

[see yāfā ].

Jain

(5 words)

[see d̲j̲ayn ].

Jamia Millia Islamia

(846 words)

Author(s): Hasan, Mushirul
( al-d̲j̲āmiʿa al-milliyya al-islāmiyya ), a Muslim University, formerly in British India and now in the Indian Union. In September 1920, the Indian National Congress adopted the non-cooperation resolution against the British government. The Jamia Millia Islamia (National Muslim University) was the “lusty child of the non-cooperation days”, according to Jawaharlal Nehru, independent India’s first Prime Minister 1947-64. Mawlānā Maḥmūd Ḥasan (1851-1920), the ʿālim at the Dār-al-ʿulūm in Deoband, performed the opening ceremony on 29 October 1920. The Jamia’s pri…

Janissaries

(7 words)

[see devs̲h̲irme , yeñi-čeri ].

Japhet

(5 words)

[see yāfit̲h̲ ].

Jasmine

(5 words)

[see yāsamīn ].

Java

(5 words)

[see indonesia ].

Jawnpur

(5 words)

[see d̲j̲awnpur ].

Jeremiah

(5 words)

[see irmiyā ].

Jerusalem

(5 words)

[see al-ḳuds ].

Jesus

(5 words)

[see ʿīsā ].