All Sources -
Updated Media sources (1) About encyclopedia.com content Print Topic
Sīra. ‘Life’, in Islam of the Prophet Muḥammad. No connected biography of the Prophet was written, but ḥadīth (traditions) of what he said and did were already being collected during his lifetime. The earliest work on the biography of Muḥammad was by ʿUrwa b. al-Zubayr, but the dominant work became that of Muḥammad ibn Isḥāq whose Sīra survives in a recension by ibn Hishām. Also of importance are the works of al-Wāqidī, especially his Kitāb al-Maghāzī.
More From encyclopedia.com
Amru Al-kais , Amru al-Kais (äm´rōō äl-kīs), fl. 6th cent., Arabic poet. His verse, like much of the poetry of the pre-Islamic period, is intensely subjective and s… Salat , Ṣalāt. The ritual worship of the Muslim community. One of the five pillars of the faith, it is frequently mentioned in the Qurʾān as a duty. Believe… Umayyads , Umayyads UMAYYADS UMAYYADS , dynasty (660–750) under which the Arabs established their empire, extending from Central Asia and the Indian border to t… Muhammad Ibn Abd Al-wahhab , Ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb, Muḥammad IBN ʿABD AL-WAHHĀB, MUḤAMMAD (ah 1115–1206/1703–1792 ce), Islamic fundamentalist teacher who established the Wahhābi mov… Abd Al-mumin , The Berber Abd al-Mumin (ca. 1094-1163) was the founder of the Almohad dynasty in North Africa and Spain. Little is known of the background of Abd al… Babism , BABISM An ultra-Shī’ite sect founded in Shiraz, Persia, in 1844 by a dissenting theologian, Muḥammad‘Alī (1819–50), who assumed the title of al-Bāb (…
You Might Also Like