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Ah Sin

(1877), a play by Bret Harte, Mark Twain. [Fifth Avenue Theatre, 35 perf.] Broderick (Edmund K. Collier), a “knave through circumstances over which he ought to have control,” ...

Ah Sin

Ah Sin   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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... Sin , character in Plain Language from Truthful James , also the title character in a play by Harte and Twain , produced in 1877 , printed in 1961...

Ah Sin

Ah Sin (1877)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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2004
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168 words

... Sin ( 1877 ) , a play by Bret Harte , Mark Twain . [ Fifth Avenue Theatre , 35 perf.] Broderick ( Edmund K. Collier ), a “knave through circumstances over which he ought to have control,” attacks Uncle Billy Plunkett ( P. A. Anderson ), “the Champion Liar of Calaveras,” leaving him for dead and attributing the attack to mill owner York ( Henry Crisp ). Just as a lynch mob is about to hang York, the wily Chinaman Ah Sin (Charles T. Parsloe ) solves the crime by connecting an incriminating coat to Broderick. The Augustin Daly production, developed from a...

ah sin

ah sin n. (Aus.)   Reference library

Green's Dictionary of Slang

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2011
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... sin n. ( Aus. ) a generic term for a Chinese person. 1887 Bulletin (Sydney) 15 Oct. 8/3: But one doomed Ah Sin escaped his notice and went into the swamp to hunt for something – Confucius only knows what; fish, very likely; frogs, perhaps; probably crabs – and was...

Ah Sin

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(1877),a play by Bret Harte, Mark Twain. [Fifth Avenue Theatre, 35 perf.] Broderick (Edmund K. Collier), a “knave through circumstances over which he ought to have control,” attacks Uncle ...
The Islamic Veil (Hijab)

The Islamic Veil (Hijab)   Reference library

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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2022
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...in terms of Islamic Shari’ah, they are under the conditions of he who obligates them ( fî hukm al-mudtarr ) and they do not, therefore, bear the responsibility ( wizr ) for the situation. Sheikh Tantawi justified his opinion with the Qur'anic verse 173 , chapter 2, from the Sura of the Cow ( al-Baqarah ): “In truth regarding beasts it is forbidden to kill them, to have contact with their blood, eat pork, and that which is called by another name other than that of Allah. And he who is forced, without desire or intention, will not sin. Allah is forgiving and...

Join the Caravan

Join the Caravan   Reference library

Al-Azzam Abdullah

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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2022
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...Jihad is a certainty and the fear of interrogation by the Intelligence is a matter of doubt. In fact, even if he is certain that the Intelligence will interrogate him, this is not an excuse, which absolves him from the sin of sitting back from jihad. The excuse of coercion which is admissible in the shari‘ah and which would absolve him of the sin of abandoning an obligation is “direct coercion which threatens loss of life or limb,” that is, torture involving death or severance of a limb. Similarly, fear of police authorities in the country whose passport he holds...

Jihad in the Cause of God

Jihad in the Cause of God   Reference library

Sayyid Qutb

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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...month of Rajab, which was considered a sacred month. The following verse of Chapter Baqara refers to it: They ask you about fighting in the sacred months. Say: Fighting in them is a great sin, but to prevent people from the way of God, and to reject God, and to stop people from visiting the Sacred Mosque, and to expel people from their homes are a much greater sin, and oppression is worse than killing. ( 2:217 ) During Ramadan of the same year, the Battle of Badr took place, and in Chapter Anfal this battle was reviewed. If this stage of the Islamic movement...

Extremism

Extremism   Reference library

Yusuf Al-Qaradawi

Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook

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2022
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...slander of the extremists.Indeed, the whole history of the Muslim community after the fourth century a.h. , with its glorious legacy and unprecedented civilization, has been a target of unjustified criticism. It is considered by the extremists as being the source of contemporary evils, the roots of our malaise. To some extremists, it was a period of conflict and discord, of struggle for personal power; for others, a period of ignorance and even mortal sin. This destructive tendency is not new. Extremists existed even during the time of the Prophet...

Political Pluralism from an Islamic Perspective

Political Pluralism from an Islamic Perspective   Reference library

Salim Al-Awa Muhammad

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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2022
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...and what do they forbid them from doing? Has a specific method been outlined in order for the people to fulfil such obligations and avoid such prohibitions? Before answering this question, one must testify that what shari’ah obligates must be observed. All such obligations must strictly be obeyed and failing to do so constitutes a major sin that persists so long as the obligations continue to be neglected or ignored. To answer the above question, it is necessary to begin with emphasising that Islamic references do not outline a specific path for mankind to pursue...

The Forgotten Duty

The Forgotten Duty   Reference library

Salam Al-Farag Muhammad Abdel

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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...(a state of) jihād was proclaimed, everybody used to rush off for God's cause, even perpetrators of great sins and those who had (only) recently adopted Islam. It is reported that (once) a man embraced Islam during the fighting and fell in the battle, thus dying a martyr, and the Apostle—God's Peace be upon Him—said: “A small work, a great reward.” (§90) (There is also) the story about Abū Miḥjan al-Thaqafī (who was guilty of a great sin since he was) addicted to wine, while his bravery in the war against Persia was famous. Ibn al-Qayyim also made mention...

The Evolution and Devolution of Religious Knowledge

The Evolution and Devolution of Religious Knowledge   Reference library

Abdul-Karim Soroush

Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook

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...serve the purpose better. The commentator Tabataba’i, who is at the same time also a metaphysician of the first rank, tries laboriously to show that the principle of causality is endorsed by the Qur'an, whereas Jalal al-Din Rumi, the great Iranian mystic poet of the 7th century a.h , points exactly in the opposite direction, that is, that indeterminism is the lesson to be drawn from the Qur'an: The prophets came in order to cut the cord of causes: They flung their miracles at Saturn. The whole...

The Second Message of Islam

The Second Message of Islam   Reference library

Mahmoud Mohamed Taha

Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook

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2022
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10,854 words
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Oxford University Press

...to the Third Edition This is the introduction to the third edition of The Second Message of Islam . The first edition was published in January 1967 a.d ., in the revered month of Ramadan 1386 a.h ., The second edition was published in April 1968 a.d ., in the month of Muharram 1388 a.h . At the time of the second edition we were, however, preoccupied with other business and could not give that edition an introduction of its own. This book, The Second Message of Islam , is new in every respect. . . . Besides...

The Poverty of Fanaticism

The Poverty of Fanaticism   Reference library

T. J. Winter and Abdal Hakim Murad

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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2022
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5,714 words
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Oxford University Press

...we are born, this rūḥ is intact and pure. As we are initiated into the distractions of the world, however, it is covered over with the “rust” ( rān ) of which the Qur'ān speaks. This rust is made up of two things: sin and distraction. When these are banished through the process of self-discipline, so that the worshiper is preserved from sin and is focusing entirely on the immediate presence and reality of God, the rust is dissolved, and the rūḥ once again is free. The heart is sound; and salvation, and closeness to God are achieved. This sounds simple enough...

Into Exile: From the Assyrian Conquest of Israel to the Fall of Babylon

Into Exile: From the Assyrian Conquest of Israel to the Fall of Babylon   Reference library

Mordechai Cogan

Oxford History of the Biblical World

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...gains. Isaiah observed that a great rift had opened between Judah's influential wealthy and the neglected populace, whose cause he took up: Ah, you who join house to house, who add field to field, until there is room for no one but you.… Ah, you who call evil good and good evil… who acquit the guilty for a bribe, and deprive the innocent of their rights!… ...

Rights and Roles of Woman

Rights and Roles of Woman   Reference library

Amina Wadud

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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2022
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...is on the male's treatment of the female. The Qur'an never orders a woman to obey her husband. It never states that obedience to their husbands is a characteristic of the ‘better women’ ( 66:5 ), nor is it a prerequisite for women to enter the community of Islam (in the Bay‘ah of the women: 60:12 ). However, in marriages of subju-gation, wives did obey their husbands, usually because they believed that a husband who materially maintains his family, including the wife, deserves to be obeyed. Even in such cases, the norm at the time of the revelation, no...

Islam and the Challenge of the Modern World

Islam and the Challenge of the Modern World   Reference library

Shabbir Akhtar

Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook

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...difficult journey; and we have miles to go before we sleep. But I hope Muslims can improve on these admittedly rudimentary beginnings. It is a revealing feature of the Muslim mind that, though the Muslim calendar has put an end to it [in 1979], the 14th century [ a.h .] still lingers on. There is a curious kind of finality about this century in the voice of the simple believer as well as in that of the sophisticated religionist. There is a very keen sense of an impending crisis in this world, heightened by prophetic warnings of imminence of...

The Principle of Movement in the Structure of Islam

The Principle of Movement in the Structure of Islam   Reference library

Muhammad Iqbal

Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook

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...or limit the application of a Qur'anic rule of law, and not the power to repeal or supersede it by another rule of law. And even in the exercise of this power the legal theory, as [‘Ali ibn Abi ‘Ali] Amidi—a Shafi‘i doctor of law who died about the middle of the seventh century [ a.h ., or 1233 a.d .], and whose work is recently published in Egypt—tells us, is that the companions must have been in possession of a shari‘a value ( hukm ) entitling them to such a limitation or extension. But supposing the companions have unanimously decided...

Isaiah

Isaiah   Reference library

R. Coggins and R. Coggins

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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...) These verses make it clear that the unexpected condemnation of Israel is to be seen in the context of the trial, no doubt in order to stress that the community must not regard itself as free from blame. Now an assurance is given that past sins will not be held against the people, despite their constant proclivity to sin. The ‘first ancestor’ may be Jacob, also called ‘Israel’ and thus in a real sense the founder of the people. If, as some have supposed, this is a reference to Adam in the Garden of Eden it would be a rare example of such an allusion in the...

1 & 2 Kings

1 & 2 Kings   Reference library

Walter Dietrich, Walter Dietrich, and Walter Dietrich

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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...twenty-four years in Tirzah, a Manassite city which Jeroboam had already used as a residence ( 14:17 ) and which is generally identified as el-Far῾ah (about 10 km. north of Nablus). Despite his bloody slaughter of the previous dynasty, the editors regard Baasha as ‘walking in the way of Jeroboam’. The criteria for judgement are not political but religious. Baasha may have destroyed a sinful dynasty, but left its sin, the bull cult of Bethel (and Dan), untouched. Thus a prophet confronts him, as with Jeroboam, and gives him a warning and a scolding ( vv. 2–4 )...

Essay with Commentary on Post-Biblical Jewish Literature

Essay with Commentary on Post-Biblical Jewish Literature   Reference library

Philip S. Alexander

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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...face fallen? (7) If you have done your work well, your guilt will be forgiven you. But if you have not done your work well in this world, your sin will be kept for the great day of judgement. At the doors of your heart sin lies waiting, but in your hand I have given power over the evil inclination; towards you will be its desire, but you will have authority over it either to act righteously or to sin.’ (8) And Cain said to Abel his brother , ‘Come, let us both go out into the field.’ And it came to pass that when they had both gone out into the...

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