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The Mosques of Egypt /

: Less than ten years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, the new religion of Islam arrived in Egypt with the army of Amr ibn al-As in AD 639. Amr immediately established his capital at al-Fustat, just south of modern Cairo, and there he built Africa's first mosque, one still in regular use today. Since then, governors, caliphs, sultans, amirs, beys, pashas, among others, have built mosques, madrasas, and mausoleums throughout Egypt in a changing sequence of Fatimid, Ayyubid, Mamluk, Ottoman, and modern styles. Here, a leading historian of Islamic art and culture celebrates the great variety of Egypt's mosques and related religious buildings, from the early congregational mosques, through the medieval mausoleum--madrasas, to the neighborhood mosques of the Ottoman and modern periods. With outstanding architectural photography and authoritative descriptive texts, this book will be valued as the finest on the subject by scholars and general readers alike. Includes more that 80 of the country's most historic mosques, with more than 500 color photographs. -- Inside jacket flap.
: xxxix, 359 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm. : Includes bibliographical references ( pages 351-356) and index. : 9789774167324

Early Persian painting : Kalila and Dimna manuscripts of the late fourteenth century /

: "Dar el-Kutub number 7816/02" -- Title Page verso.
"This edition published by arrangement with I. B. Tauris and Co Ltd" -- Title pages verso. : 336 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiless ; 28 cm. : Includes bibliographical references (pages [324]-330) and index. : 977424754x

The iconography of Islamic art : studies in honour of Robert Hillenbrand /

: xiii, 336 pages, 32 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), plans ; 26 cm. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9774249224

The World of Islamic art /

: 224 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm. : Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-214) and index. : 9774161122

Creswell photographs re-examined : new perspectives on Islamic architecture /

: Includes photos from Creswell collection which was acquired by the American University in Cairo in 1956. : xxiii, 332 pages, [64] pages of plates : illustrations, plans ; 25 cm. : Includes bibliographical references and index.

Published 2012
The illustrated guide to the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo /

: "This guide is intended to complement the newly redesigned galleries of the Museum of Islamic Art, open to the public since late 2010"--Page vii. : viii, 379 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. : Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-362) and index. : 9774163389

Published 2000
The Exoteric Aḥmad Ibn Idrīs : A Sufi's Critique on the Madhāhib and the Wahhābīs /

: The Moroccan mystic and theologian Aḥmad b. Idrīs (1749-1837) was one of the most dynamic personalities in the Islamic world of the 19th century. Through his teachings and the activity of his students important Sufi orders were founded which exerted wide-ranging social and political influence, orders such as the Sanūsiyya in Libya and the Khatmiyya in the Sudan. To date, publications dealing with him have especially focused on his biography and particular aspects of his mystical doctrines. In the present work an Arabic edition and translation with commentary of two texts are made available which throw light on Ibn Idrīs' attitude towards the religious-dogmatic questions of his day and age. The first text, Risālat al-Radd 'alā ahl al-ra'y , provides information about Ibn Idrīs' relation to the Islamic schools of jurisprudence, in particular his position regarding the ijtihād-taqlīd debate which was so significant in the 18th and 19th centuries. Like many similarly minded scholars of his time, Aḥmad b. Idrīs categorically rejects the authority of the established schools of jurisprudence and favors instead the application of personal methods in deriving a legal judgement. The second text presented here is a vivid report by one of his students describing a debate which Ibn Idrīs, at an advanced age, entered into with a Wahhābī theologian in the Yemenite city of sabyā in 1832. The text makes clear with regard to which points Ibn Idrīs hoped to establish agreement with the Wahhābīs, and where it was not possible to reach any mutual understanding. The introduction of the present book examines the tumultuous political circumstances in which both Arabic texts were composed and sketches the larger cultural and intellectual context which shaped Ibn Idrīs' world of ideas.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004492004