A Biographical Survey
Selected Entries from Encyclopaedia of the World of Islam
Gholamali Haddad Adel
Mohammad Jafar Elmi
The current volume, similar to its predecessor, is a translation of a series of articles on Muslim religious scholars. The articles treat of their biographical accounts and their contributions to Islamic scholarship as well as their political, social, and cultural activities. This volume includes the articles devoted to the biographical accounts of Muslim Scolars, e.g. Ayatollah Abu al-Qasim Khu’i and Baha al-Din al-Amili, selected from 17 hitherto published volumes of the Encyclopaedia of the World of Islam (EWI) which was originally compiled in Persian.
Other entries from this encyclopaedia which are available in English include Hawza-yi ‘Ilmiyya, History and Historiography, Historians of the Islamic World, Education in the Islamic Civilisation, Hadith, Tafsir, Qur’anic Exegeses, Sufism, Muslim Organisations, Muslim Scholars (vol.1), and Periodicals of the Muslim World.