Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Glossary and Index of Terms

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Edited by: P.J. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel and W.P. Heinrichs
Assisted by C. Ott, under the patronage of the International Union of Acadamies

Glossary and Index of Terms treats the technical terms in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu and other languages or dialects of the Islamic world. As an index, it is of immeasurable importance, in particular for the many terms which are not given an entry but are discussed in the course of an article; and as glossary it is an invaluable source of information for both non-specialist, who is given an insight into the varied and rich vocabulary of Islam, and the specialist, who may discover surprising new contexts in which a term is used.

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(33 words)

taḍammun (A) : in literary criticism, ‘implication’, that is, ‘house’ denotes a ceiling, one of a th…


(10 words)

tadāwul (A) : a mode of transmission. S̲h̲iʿr


(27 words)

tadbīd̲j̲ (A) : ‘brocading’, in rhetoric, a subcategory of Ṭibāḳ ‘antithesis’, a separate figure bas…


(87 words)

tadbīr (A) : when used synonymously with Siyāsa, ~ means government, administration; in the phrase ~ al-manzil, ~ is…


(23 words)

taḍhiya (A) : the act of displaying; in the Qurʾānic story of the creation, the spreading out of the earth. K̲h̲alḳ


(93 words)

tad̲h̲kira (A, pl. tad̲h̲ākīr) : memorandum, or aide-mémoire. ʿAbd al-Muʾmin; Tadbīr In the science of diplomat…


(30 words)

tad̲h̲yīl (A) : in prosody, a deviation in the metre because of the addition of a quiescent consonant to the watid mad̲j…


(13 words)

taḍʿīf (A) : in mathematics, the term for duplation. ʿIlm al-Ḥisāb


(117 words)

taʿdīl (A) : in law, the attestation of the ʿAdāla of a witness; the procedure for substantiating the ʿadāla is also k…


(79 words)

tād̲j̲ (A, < P; pl. tīd̲j̲ān) : crown, an object, like the name, that came from old Persia. Tād̲j̲; durin…


(12 words)

tad̲j̲aʿfara (A) : to convert to Imāmism. Sayyid Ḥasan G̲h̲aznawī


(49 words)

tad̲j̲allī (A) : in mysticism, the manifestation of God to a person at the time of Judgement and the…


(9 words)

tad̲j̲ānus (A) : in rhetoric, paronomasia. al-Rummānī


(27 words)

tad̲j̲dīd (A) : renewal, both in terms of renewal of the religion and of the Arab Muslim world in it…


(73 words)

tād̲j̲īk (P) : term used to designate the Persians, as opposed to the Turks. By the 19th century, ~ …


(31 words)

tād̲j̲ir (A) : a merchant, trader; the cognomen of al-Tād̲j̲ir was known for merchants who traded outside the…


(15 words)

taʿd̲j̲īra (Tun) : a large embroidered shawl, worn by women in Tunisia. Libās
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