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Ahl al-Sunnah wa'l-Jamaah

Ahl al-Sunnah wa'l-Jamaah  

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People of the Prophet's Way and the Community. Also known as Barelvis and Barelwis. Founded in northern India in 1880s, based on the writings of Mawlana Ahmad Reza Khan Barelwi. Believe themselves ...
Ahmadis

Ahmadis  

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Controversial messianic movement founded by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian, Punjab (British-controlled India), in 1889. Founder claimed to be a “nonlegislating” prophet (thus not in opposition to the ...
Azad Kashmir

Azad Kashmir  

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Azad Kashmir is the state of Jammu and Kashmir administered by Pakistan. Known as Azad (“free”) Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) by Pakistanis and its inhabitants and as “Pakistan-occupied Kashmir” (POK) ...
decolonization

decolonization  

This term, while not one of art in international law, is frequently employed in U.N. practice to connote the process whereby territories evolve from colonial status to full sovereign statehood. ...
Deobandis

Deobandis  

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Indo-Pakistani reformist ulama movement centered in the Dar al-Ulum of Deoband. The school was founded (1867) by scholars associated with the thought of Sayyid Ahmad Reza Khan Barelwi to preserve the ...
Diaspora and Exile

Diaspora and Exile  

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The terms diaspora and exile are sometimes used interchangeably to refer to people forced to leave traditional homelands or otherwise violently dispersed. Diaspora was used by Greeks to refer to ...
Eqbal Ahmad

Eqbal Ahmad  

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A critical thinker on world politics and the contemporary Arab-Islamic world, Eqbal Ahmad (1933–1999) wrote prolifically on a wide range of subjects. He addressed the rise of anticolonial movements, ...
International Islamic University, Islamabad

International Islamic University, Islamabad  

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Pakistani institution established to provide advanced courses in Islamic studies. Founded in 1980 with Saudi and Pakistani funding. Focal point for dissemination of Islamic thought in Pakistan and ...
Islam

Islam  

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The religion of the Muslims, a monotheistic faith regarded as revealed through Muhammad as the Prophet of Allah.Founded in the Arabian peninsula in the 7th century ad, Islam is now the professed ...
Jamāʿat-i Islāmī

Jamāʿat-i Islāmī  

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Pakistani Islamic revivalist party founded by Mawlana Abu al-Ala Mawdudi in 1941 in pre-partition India. The party encourages the reformation of society through education and conversion rather than ...
Jamiatul Ulama-i Hind

Jamiatul Ulama-i Hind  

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Association of Indian Ulama. Established in New Delhi at the Khilafat Movement conference (1919). Supported a united India and opposed partition into India and Pakistan. Many of its members were ...
Jamiatul Ulama-i Islam

Jamiatul Ulama-i Islam  

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Society of Muslim Ulama (JUI) of Pakistan. Origins lie in the Deoband movement in pre-partition India and with the Jamiatul Ulama-i Hind. Originally opposed to British imperialism, it supported the ...
Jamiatul Ulama-i Pakistan

Jamiatul Ulama-i Pakistan  

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Islamic political party in Pakistan; also known as JUP. Established in Karachi in 1948, the JUP follows the Barelwi school of Islamic thought, which emerged to counter the influences of the ...
Kashmir

Kashmir  

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A disputed territory between India and Pakistan. In 1941, 77 percent of the population was Muslim. Three major political forces dominated: the National Conference, which wanted to join India; the ...
Mawlānā Ashraf ʿAlī Thānvī

Mawlānā Ashraf ʿAlī Thānvī  

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Mawlānā Ashraf ʿAlī Thānvī, often referred to honorifically as Ḥakīm al-Ummat (ah 1280–1362/1863–1943 ce),was a central figure of Islamic religious, spiritual, and intellectual life in ...
Muhammad Iqbal

Muhammad Iqbal  

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(1876–1938)Indian philosopher, poet, and political leader. He took an active part in politics in the Punjab and was President of the Muslim League in 1930 when he advanced the idea of a separate ...
Pakistan

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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2009
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The Islamic Republic of Pakistan (Islāmī Jumhūrīya-e Pākistān), with a population of 164 million (2006 estimate), is the second

Pakistan

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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2009
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Islamic Republic of. Country in South Asia (see fig.) sharing its long eastern border with India and its western border

Pakistan Democratic Alliance

Pakistan Democratic Alliance  

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Political coalition consisting of the Pakistan People's Party and the Shii party Tahrik-i Nifaz-i Fiqh-i Jafariyyah; formed in 1990 to run in elections. Opposed by the Islamic Democratic Alliance, ...
Pakistan, Islam in

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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Second largest Muslim nation in the world and the only country established in the name of Islam. Founded in 1947

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