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Aa Gym

Aa Gym   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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Abdullah Gymnastiar (b.1962) is an Indonesianpreacher popularly known as Aa (elder brother) Gym. Despite minimal orthodox

Aaron

Aaron (1698)   Reference library

Eva Maria Siebert–Johnson

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity

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The first ordained Protestant Indian pastor, Aaron was the son of Chokkanathan, a well-to-do businessman. Aaron's Hindu name was

ʿAbbāsid Caliphate

ʿAbbāsid Caliphate   Reference library

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The rise of the ʿAbbāsid caliphate was the first fissure in Islamic culture; it would eventually result in the Shīʿī

ʿAbduh, Muḥammad

ʿAbduh, Muḥammad   Reference library

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Muḥammad ʿAbduh (1849–1905)was an Egyptianscholar and reformer and a leading architect of Islamic modernism. Muḥammad ʿAbduh was

Abdülhamid II

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Abdülhamid II (1842–1918) was the thirty-fourth Ottoman sultan (r. 1876–1909). A profound political and economic crisis

ʿAbdullah bin ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz al-Saʿūd

ʿAbdullah bin ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz al-Saʿūd   Reference library

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ʿAbdullah (b. 1924), the eleventh son of ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz bin ʿAbd al-Rahman al-Saʿūd, was born in Riyadh to

Abdurrahman Wahid

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Elected as Indonesia's fourth president in 1999, Abdurrahman Wahid (b. 1940) is an influential Muslim intellectual leader,

Aberly, John

Aberly, John (18 September 1867)   Reference library

M. Joseph Jaya Raj

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A missionary who made a pioneering contribution in the region of Andhra Pradesh* (AP) in India*, in

Abhishiktananda, Swami

Abhishiktananda, Swami (30 August 1910)   Reference library

George Gispert–sauch

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Born as Henri Le Saux, Swami Abhishiktananda was the first of seven children of a devout Catholic family in

ABIM

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Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (the Malaysian Islamic Youth Movement, ABIM) was officially registered on August 17, 1972, in Selangor state,

Ablutions

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A practice that consists of washing, which introduces the Muslim into the state of ritual purity (ṭuhr) and

Abortion

Abortion   Reference library

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Legal experts define abortion as the deliberate expulsion of the fetus from the womb prematurely and artificially without the presence

Abraham

Abraham   Reference library

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Abraham, one of the many Old Testament figures that appear in the Qurʿān as a prophet of the Biblical tradition,

Abraham, C.E.

Abraham, C.E. (7 January 1898)   Reference library

K.V. Matthew

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The first Indian Principal of the Serampore College* founded by William Carey*. C.E. Abraham had done his

Abraham, K.E.

Abraham, K.E. (1899)   Reference library

K.a. Ipe

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Pastor K.E. Abraham was a visionary and contributed tremendously towards raising the Pentecostal* presence in India to an international

Abraham, Samuel

Abraham, Samuel (1860)   Reference library

G.p.v. Somaratna

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A Sri Lanka-born Methodist minister in Malaya. Samuel was born to Hindu parents and embraced Christianity at the age of

Abrams, Minnie F.

Abrams, Minnie F. (1859)   Reference library

Darrin J. Rodgers

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An American-born Methodist* missionary to India*, Minnie Abrams became a leader in Pandita Ramabai's Mukti Mission

Abū Bakr

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The first caliph (khalīfah), or successor to the Prophet Muḥammad, ruled for only two years (632–634),

Abū Dharr al-Ghifārī

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Abū Dharr al-Ghifārī (d. 652), was a companion of the prophet Muḥammad and a focus of modern ideological

Abū Ḥanīfa

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Imam Abū Ḥanīfa (699–767) was the eponymous founder of the Sunnī Ḥanafī school of jurisprudence. He was born

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