Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE

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Subject: Middle East and Islamic Studies

Edited by Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas and Everett Rowson with a team of more than 20 section editors.

EI-Three is the third edition of Brill’s Encyclopaedia of Islam which sets out the present state of our knowledge of the Islamic World. It is a unique and invaluable reference tool, an essential key to understanding the world of Islam, and the authoritative source not only for the religion, but also for the believers and the countries in which they live.

The Third Edition of the Encyclopaedia of Islam is an entirely new work, with new articles reflecting the great diversity of current scholarship. It is published in five substantial segments each year, both online and in print. The new scope includes comprehensive coverage of Islam in the twentieth century and of Muslim minorities all over the world.



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Wahab Chasbullah

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Author(s): van Bruinessen, Martin
Wahab Chasbullah (ʿAbd al-Wahhāb b. Ḥasballāh, 1888?-1971), was an Indonesian ʿālim (religious scholar, pl. ʿulamāʾ) and politician. He rose to the highest position in the anti-reformist association Nahdlatul Ulama (Nahḍat al-ʿUlamāʾ, NU) and became one of President Sukarno’s most loyal supporters and collaborators. Wahab was born into a family of kiai (ʿulamāʾ) that claimed descent from early Muslim rulers of East Java and was related, through intermarriage, to other prominent scholarly families. He received his early education in the family pesantren (Islamic school) at T…
Date: 2017-06-22