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This index of this book Speaking for Islam covers names of persons, locations, selected groups and institutions. The Arabic definite article (al-/-), the transliteration symbols for the Arabic letters hamza and ayn, and the distinction between different letters transliterated by the same Latin character are ignored for purpose of alphabetization. This book focuses on Middle Eastern Muslim majority societies in the period from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, and the individual papers offer case studies elucidating important aspects of the wider phenomenon. Individually and collectively, they highlight the scope and variety of religious authorities in past and present Muslim societies.

Keywords: Islam; Middle Eastern Muslims



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