Islam and Europe: Crises Are Challenges (Upl in Context)

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Muscat, 1961. (Episodes from the Tadhkirat alAwliya ). Jilani also claimed to have come into contact with the mysterious figure of al Khidr, meaning‎ “the Green One.” Though not mentioned by that name in the Quran, al Khidr is identified with a figure met by Moses. Chapter 4, "Jihaad in the cause of God", in Milestones, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, The Mother Mosque Foundation, 1993, pp. 53—76. [3]W. Not to be confused with them is the Mawlaniya order, which Turks have persecuted since 1925. Progressive lawyers with degrees from French universities had little understanding of, or sympathy with, its ideas or worldview.

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Publisher: Leuven University Press; 1 edition (August 6, 2010)

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