Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Islam Egypt 1986 Gerstner-Miller, Gail. "Down by the Nile " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 175. "'...The three assassins killed themselves after they were captures... They are now shad, martyrs for Allah at the instigation of that madman, Nur al-Allah, may he die a most painful and lingering death.' "
Islam Egypt 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 253. "Cairo, Egypt: addressing a rally of pilgrims bound Mecca-ward for the hajj, a government spokesman denounced the Yatakangi optimisation programme as quote a barefaced lie unquote. "
Islam Egypt 2200 Zelazny, Roger. This Immortal. New York: Ace Books (1966); pg. 50. "'Just as soon as we have something to eat.'

'Are you a Moslem?' interrupted Myshtigo. "

Islam Europe 865 C.E. Harrison, Harry. The Hammer and the Cross. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 24. "'...How many churches has this Ragnar burned? How many Christian men and women carried off to sell to the pagans and worse, to the followers of Mohammed? How many precious relics destroyed? And the gifts of the faithful stolen?' "
Islam Europe 867 C.E. Harrison, Harry & John Holm. One King's Way. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 17. "He did not see at once that the real danger, the real danger to the whole Church, lay not in the schisms of the East, or in the struggles of Pope against Emperor, or in the naval raids by the followers of Mahound [Mohammed], but in the little-known kingdoms of the poor province of Britannia. "
Islam Europe 867 C.E. Harrison, Harry & John Holm. One King's Way. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 87. "'And who are the buyers?' Shef could see, now, a group of dark men in strange clothing pressing forward to inspect the women more closely. They wore head-cloths of standing helmeted or bare-headed, an the curved daggers in their belts glittered with precious metal. Some of them at all times faced outward, as if expecting surprise attack.

'Men from the Southlands. They worship some god who is a rival to the Christ-god. Great buyers of women, and they pay in gold. Have to pay high this year.'

'Why is that?'

The guard looked at him curiously again. 'You speak Norse, but don't you know anything? The woman-price went up as son as the English market turned nasty. Used to get good girls from England.'

The Cordovan Arabs were asking questions now, through an interpreter. A bystander relayed them to the crowd.

'He wants to know if they're all virgins.' "

Islam Europe 1476 C.E. Gentle, Mary. Lost Burgundy. New York: HarperCollins (2000); pg. 225. Pg. 225: "'I am the Saracen champion...' "; Pg. 228: "Disarmed, the weaponless Saracen knight suddenly stared... " [Saracen = Muslim. Many other refs., not in DB, but the terms 'Muslim' and 'Islam' are never used. Instead, there are many refs. to Turks, and to Caliphs.]
Islam Europe 1976 Amis, Kingsley. The Alteration. New York: Viking Press (1976); pg. 39-40. "'The Turk announces his departure from Greece in 1980. This follows his sending his High Delegate to the obsequies of his late majesty.'

'An encouraging development, master,' said Father Lyall...

'Is it so, Father? Never forget that our adversary isn't bound by his word as Christians are. He means us to disarm ourselves to the point at which he may safely recross the Danube... You must have seen that the Papal and Patriarchal force along the north banks are to be reduced further... The argument's familiar enough: why should we English exert ourselves in that quarter when Naples and Venice and Hungary do so little?...I should very much like to know the number of secret Mahometan agents among our governors. Oh, this battle has continued for more than 600 years... Christendom will never be safe until the Turk is thrown back by force into Asia and the Imperial Patriarchate restored at Constantinople.' " [Muslims here are referred to as Mahometans and Turks.]

Islam Europe 1989 Wilson, Robert Charles. Gypsies. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 70. "...he chastises himself with a vision of the Islamic hordes overrunning civilized Europe. A muezzin calling from the cathedral at Orvieto, ulemas hacking off the limbs of honest Christians... Cardinal Palestrina had spent his first week out from Genoa in a condition of relentless, rolling nausea. I will go home, he thought, and there will be wild Moslems in the basilica of St. Peter's... "
Islam Europe 2002 Waldrop, Howard. Them Bones. New York: Ace Science Fiction (1984); pg. 141. [In an alternative timeline.] "'What of Europe? The Church?'


'The land north of the Mediterranean, west of the Bosporus. Uh, Dardenelles.'

'Oh, a land of barbarians. The True Religion of the Prophet took it wholly and easily. What parts the Northerners [Arabs] did not already hold.' "

Islam Europe 2005 Aldiss, Brian. Somewhere East of Life. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1994); pg. 92. "'Europe has long-standing fears of Muslim extremis. Possibly exaggerated...' "
Islam Europe 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 123. "But Alex persists in asking. Eventually, Darlajane B. lets him know that she has contacts with a cell of a radical Muslim group which is held to be responsible for sabotaging doll-associated enterprises all over Eastern Europe, including the firebombing of a hatchery in Budapest that killed the plant supervisor and four technicians as well as thousands of newborn and unborn dolls. This association makes Alex more than uneasy. There are thousands of liberationist groups, from political pressure groups to underground organizations with names like Daughters of Morlock or Blue Star Liner, when they have names at all. But the Muslims aren't interested in freeing dolls and making them over into fairies; instead, they want to destroy every trace of these blue-skinned devils... "
Islam Europe 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 124. "At last, Alex gets to meet with two of the Muslim group. One is a Moroccan student with a ferocious knowledge of molecular biology, the other a tall loose-limbed drummer in his fifties. Alex gets very high with them on harsh strong mountain hashish from Tunisia, smoked in a hookah over peppermint oil, and he learns that as a teenager the drummer once played with the Rolling Stones, and that the student's grandfather was working in the Hotel Minzah in Tangiers when Brian Jones stayed there.

...Later, when the Muslims have gone, Darlajane B. suddenly doesn't seem stoned at all. "

Islam Europe 2096 Sterling, Bruce. Holy Fire. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 202. "'...Over the years the quarter has become infested with mystics.'


'Yes, Catholic extremists of all sorts, but also many Submissionaries. Ecstatic Submissionaries, and Charismatic Submissionaries. Mohammed's disciples. Unfortunately the Ecstatics and Charismatics are intense rivals and bitterly hate one another.' "

Islam France 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 73. "'Tell the men these deaths are proof that we do battle with the forces of darkness. Tell them that, as Allah is good, justice will prevail.'

Yussif smiled as though he had been granted a generous and unforeseen absolution. 'Yes, Qasim. As Allah is my witness, we shall prevail.' " [Many other refs. to Islam throughout novel, in that Arabs are the significant military force advancing on Europe. All of the few refs. to 'Islam' or 'Muslims' by name are thought to be in DB.]

Islam galaxy 1992 Anthony, Piers and Philip Jose Farmer. The Caterpillar's Question. New York: Ace Books (1992); pg. 114. "The object was a huge tent that looked like one of those he'd seen in Arabian Nights movies. Caliph Haroun al-Rashid's or Aladdin's. "
Islam galaxy 2049 Blish, James. A Case of Conscience. New York: Ballantine (1979; c. 1958); pg. 71-72. "'Bear in mind that a Muslim who visited Lithia would find not such thing; though he would find a form of polygamy here, its purposes and methods would revolt him.' "
Islam galaxy 2050 Blish, James. A Case of Conscience. New York: Ballantine (1979; c. 1958); pg. 128. "The Catholic Church in 2050 was still fourth in rank in terms of number of adherents, with Islam, the Buddhists, and the Hindi sects commanding the greater number of worshippers, in that order... "
Islam galaxy 2050 Blish, James. A Case of Conscience. New York: Ballantine (1979; c. 1958); pg. 141. "...with a surprisingly small amount of glassware, Liu converted it into a liqueur that mounted to the head like a breeze from the Garden of Allah. "
Islam galaxy 2075 Anthony, Piers. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (10th printing 1986; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 75. "'There is little in your philosophy to which I take exception,' Brother Paul said. 'My sect [Holy Order of Vision] honors the Bible, but also respects the texts of other religions, such as the Buddhists and the Moslems and the Confucians...' "
Islam galaxy 2075 Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 225. "'I am Mahomet, Prophet of Allah... I was born in the city of Mecca--you mayknow of it as Mekkeh or some other variant--570 years after your own birth. That's approximate becaues of changes and errors in the calendar: My father died before my birth, and my mother passed on six years later, so I was raised by relatives.' " [Book has many other refs. to Islam, most not in DB.]
Islam galaxy 2075 Card, Orson Scott & Kathryn H. Kidd. Lovelock. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 50. [Year is estimated.] "Dividing communities by language [aboard the colony ship] made sense to me. But it was a typical human absurdity that, after language, the next most important set of divisions was religious. Muslims, Buddhists, Catholics, Jews, Hindus, Espiritistas: All had their own villages. "
Islam galaxy 2075 Card, Orson Scott & Kathryn H. Kidd. Lovelock. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 51. [Year is estimated.] "a man... was a Jew, and the Muslims would allow him only second-class citizenship at best. " [Referring to the reason for separating the colony ship into villages by faith group.]
Islam galaxy 2075 Card, Orson Scott & Kathryn H. Kidd. Lovelock. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 196. [Year is estimated.] "I wanted to laugh out loud. Carol Jeanne as social director? You mightt as well ask a Muslim to run a pig farm. "
Islam galaxy 2100 Bear, Greg. Anvil of Stars. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 204. "'You're so big and strong, a strapping theoretical fellow,' Hakim said with a smile. 'Catholic cannot take a dare from a Muslim?'

Giacomo squinted. 'Bolsh,' he said. 'My parents didn't even go to church. " [Hakim, one of the main characters, is Muslim. Not many refs. to Islam by name, but this character is referred to throughout novel.]

Islam galaxy 2100 Bear, Greg. Anvil of Stars. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 205. "'I hear the muezzins calling the faithful to prayer,' Hakim said. 'It's very beautiful. I wish you could hear it.'

'Are you still a Muslim, Hakim?' Martin asked.

'We are all of us Muslims,' Hakim said. 'It is our natural state. We must give ourselves to Allah at some point, become obedient. Allah is looking out for us, that I feel . . . And Muhammad is his prophet. But what shape Allah is, who can say? And it is no use bowing to Mecca.' [on a spaceship far from earth]

'I think that means you're a Muslim,' Martin said. "

Islam galaxy 2100 Bear, Greg. Anvil of Stars. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 229-230. "'Is Jesus Christ the son of the Most High?' Michael Vineyard asked.

'Yes,' Rosa said, her smile broadening. 'We are all its children. Christ must have felt the warmth like a fusion fire, even more strongly than I do. It glows from his words and deeds. The Buddha also felt the warmth, as did Muhammad . . .'

Hakim seemed displeased to hear the Prophet's name in Rosa's mouth.

' . . . And the many prophets and sages of Earth. They were mirrors to the sun.' " [See also pg. 315.]

Islam galaxy 2100 Pohl, Frederik. The World at the End of Time. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 60. [Traveling through space.] "Viktor pondered over the question at school. It wasn't just birthdays. Even worse was the question of holidays. Where in the Newmanhome calendar did you put Christmas, Ramadan, or Rosh Hashanah? "
Islam galaxy 2102 Heinlein, Robert A. Starship Troopers. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1959); pg. 7. "'Five minutes for the Padre,' he stated. Some of the boys dropped out of ranks, went over and knelt in front of Migliaccio [the Catholic chaplain], and not necessarily those of his creed, either--Moslems, Christians, Gnostics, Jews, however wanted a word with him before the drop, he was there. "
Islam galaxy 2150 Resnick, Mike. A Miracle of Rare Design. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 14. [Year is estimated.] "The spoken language wasn't much better. Simplistic and crude, and grating to the ear--but there was a certain poetry to it when translated into Terran. The Fireflies' name for Medina was Grotamana, which meant 'Touched by God,' while the city in which he found himself, Brakkanan, was literally, 'Gold at Day's End.' There were some fifty-odd dialects just in this hemisphere, but forunately the language he had learned from his cellmate as a bastard tongue that had become the lingua franca for thousands of miles in every direction. " [There are no actual references to Islam in this book (or refs. to any other Earthly religion), but the planet on which the story takes place has been named by humans 'Medina,' after the holy Muslim city, because of a monument.]
Islam galaxy 2200 Anderson, Poul. Starfarers. New York: Tor (1998); pg. 133. [Year is estimated, and based on subjective time for this crew on a time-dilated ship.] "She found Zeyd at prayer, prostrated toward a Mecca he could not face and that by now perhaps existed only in his heart. Respectful, she waited till he was done. "
Islam galaxy 2250 Dick, Philip K. A Maze of Death. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1970); pg. 205. "What did we make up? he asked himself blearily. The entire theology, he realized. They had fed into the ship's computer all the data they had in their possession concerning advanced religions. Into T.E.N.C.H. 889B had gone elaborate information dealing with Judaism, Christianity, Mohammedanism, Zoroastrianism, Tibetan Buddhism . . . a complex mass, out of which T.E.N.C.H. 889B was to distill a composite religion, a synthesis of every factor involved. "
Islam galaxy 2250 Longyear, Barry B. "Enemy Mine " in Nebula Winners Fifteen (Frank Herbert, ed.) New York: Harper & Row (1981); pg. 91. [Year is estimated.] "The Drac just stood there and I went over the phrase taught us in training--a phrase calculated to drive any Drac into a frenzy. 'Kiz da yuo-meen, Shizumaat!' Meaning: Shizumaat, the most revered Drac philosopher, eats kiz excrement. Something on the level of stuffing a Moslem full of pork. "
Islam galaxy 2266 Anderson, Poul. "Appendix A: Design for Two Worlds " in Murasaki (Robert Silverberg, ed.) New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 262. "...we need to explain why our human travelers are going to Murasaki's worlds in the first place... The only rational reason I can see for spending the resources necessary would be pure scientific inquiry. Nonrational reasons might include national prestige, or missionary fervor. Possibly Islam or the Catholic church could get up the money to send a missionary expedition out, and under certain circumstances might want to do so, assuming they supposed the Genjians and Chujoans had souls to save. "
Islam galaxy 2266 Kress, Nancy. "Birthing Pool " (chapter) in Murasaki (Robert Silverberg, ed.) New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 229. "The ship from Earth was bringing a mixed scientific and missionary team. The ship was called the Light of Allah, andmost of the people aboard, eleven years together, seemed to be engaged in blood feuds with each other... apparently, the shuttle on the Light of Allah had been damaged in some unspecified accident in transit. "
Islam galaxy 2267 Sargent, Pamela & George Zebrowski. Across the Universe (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 116. "Another man, a city councilman named Muhammad Alagbe, handed out hand phasers to each of the volunteers... " [More refs. to this character, referred to by his last name.]
Islam galaxy 2278 Bear, Greg. "Mandala " in The Wind from a Burning Woman. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House (1983; story copyright 1978); pg. 143. Pg. 143: "It had been a proud day when the first cities were opened. The Christians, Jews, and Moslems of God-Does-Battle could boast of cities more spectacular than any that Kahn had built elsewhere, and the builder's works could be found on a hundred worlds. "; Pg. 168: "At that communion, not only had Habiru and Catholic worshiped, but also the now separate Muslims... "
Islam galaxy 2350 Bear, Greg. Beyond Heaven's River. New York: Dell (1980); pg. 144. "God-Does-Battle was being terraformed; city builder Robert Kahn was designing palatial organic cities for the Judeo-Christians and Moslems who had contracted the world, determined to bring heaven down to solid ground, far from the unfaithful. "
Islam galaxy 2373 David, Peter. House of Cards in Star Trek: New Frontier (omnibus). New York: Pocket Books (1998; c. 1997); pg. 143. "'...And as for bringing him in, well . . . I think, in this instance, it might be easier for the mountain to go to Mohammed . . . if you catch my drift.' "
Islam galaxy 2373 Golden, Christie. Marooned (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 56. "Stepping onto the bridge, she raised an eyebrow to see the doctor frowning at her. 'When Mohammed will not come to the mountain, the mountain must come to Mohammed,' he quoted, 'and this mountain is annoyed that he had to come all the way from sickbay while Mohamed was relaxing with a cup of coffee in the mess.' "
Islam galaxy 2376 Martin, Michael A. & Andy Mangels. Cathedral (Star Trek: DS9; "Mission: Gamma " #3 of 4). New York: Pocket Books (2002); pg. 37. "Before him was something that could be the Gamma Quadrant's equivalent to the Bible or the Koran. Or an ancient municipal telephone directory. "
Islam galaxy 2425 Kato, Ken. Yamato: A Rage in Heaven. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 369. "Between two-ten and two-forty degrees Izlam; neighboring them, Hindostan... "
Islam galaxy 2450 Kato, Ken. Yamato II: The Way of the Warrior, Part 2. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 193. "'Yet it is the Shogun, a mere mortal, who does the controlling.'

'Unlike your President, who is, I believe, a woman.'

'Ah, yes, women. You have no legal powers over them as they do in the Sector of Izlam [Islam], instead all your women are bound to their stations in life by chains of tradition.' "

Islam galaxy 2500 Drake, David. The Tank Lords. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 280. Pg. 280: "...before Kabyles all over the planet rose against their Arabized central government in al-Madinah... But now ben Khedda was a loyal citizen again... Juma al-Habashi smiled back at the small man... "; Pg. 284: "'There are some Arab notions that never sat very well with Kabyles, you know. Many of the notions about women, veils and the like. Youssef ben Khedda's wife wore a veil until the revolt . . . then she took it off and walked around the streets like the other women of Ain Chelia. I suspect that since your troops swept in, she has her veil on again.' " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Islam galaxy 2500 Drake, David. The Tank Lords. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 298. "On his head was the green turban that marked him as a pilgrim to al-Meccah on Terra. He was as devoutedly Moslem as he was Kabyle, and he--like most of the villagers--saw no inconsistencies in the facts. To ben Cheriff it was no more necessary to become an Arab in order to accept Islam that it had seemed necessary to Saint Paul that converts to Christ first become Jews. "
Islam galaxy 2525 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 136. "...on Qom-Riyadh... the New Prophet chose to lead thirty million New Order Shi'ites against two continents of Sunni shiopkeepers... "
Islam galaxy 2525 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 136. "Two hours after he landed, Captain Kassad stepped out of his ship and broadcast a short announcement. He said that he had been raised as a Muslim. He also announced that interpretation of the Koran since the Shi'ites' seedship says had definitely shown that the God of Islam would neither condone nor allow the slaughter of the innocent, no matter how many jihads were proclaimed by tin-horn heretics like the New Prophet. " [Many other references to Islam, most not in DB.]
Islam galaxy 2555 Barton, William. Acts of Conscience. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 389. "When I imagine myself a dollie, I wonder how they feel about the way human hunters kill their gods with lightning called down from the sky. Perhaps, just the way Moloch's babies felt, with the coming of YHWH and his doppelganger, Allah. "
Islam galaxy 2732 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 44. "The whole thing made me think of some elegant High Muslim mosque on New Mecca irreverently garlanded with tinsel. "
Islam galaxy 2732 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 118. "'Benares... Hindu Free State. Part of the Second Asian Co-prosperity Sphere after the Third sino-Japanese War. Destroyed in the Indo-Soviet Muslim Republic Limited Exchange.' "
Islam galaxy 2733 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 199. "The Zen Gnostic Church was expanding exponentially and I became a true believer, appearing on HTV talk shows and searching for my Places of Power with all of the devoutness of a pre-Hegira Muslim pilgrimaging to Mecca. "
Islam galaxy 2780 Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 190. Pg. 190: "'...Hebron, one hundred hours from now;... Fuji, two hundred and four hours; New Mecca, two hundred and five hours...' "; Pg. 472: "'Would doom millions... Possibly billions. The economy would collapse. Worlds like TC2, Renaissance Vector, New Earth, the Denembs, New Mecca... scores more depend upon other worlds for their food. Urban planets cannot survive alone.' "; Pg. 482: "New Mecca went into spasms of martyrdom. "
Islam galaxy 2786 Clarke, Arthur C. The Songs of Distant Earth. New York: Ballantine (1986); pg. 115. "With tears in their eyes, the selection panels had thrown away the Veda, the Bible, the Tripitaka, the Qur'an, and all the immense body of literature--fiction and nonfiction--that was based upon them. Despite all the wealth of beauty and wisdom these works contained, they could not be allowed to reinfect virgin planets... "
Islam galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 130. "'...the participation of a revealed God in the workings of life and the universe . . . this dates back to Judaism--that's the forerunner of the old Christian religions that were the forerunners of both Mahmetism [Islam] and Deseretism... Here too God descended to the level of daily living, involving himself. This long tradition of deistic involvement did not start with the fusion of the neo-Mahmets--the so-called white Muslims--and the followers of the Prophet into the Revenant culture. Rather the Revenants affirm and believe that tradition. A daily living God is totally real to them . . . it permeates their entire culture and value system . . .' "
Islam galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 163. "Kimberly Willis had been... almost single-handedly responsible for destruction of the troid battlecruiser Mahmet. According to some battle analysts, the destruction of the Mahmet had ensured the success of the Coalition forces... "
Islam galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 186. "'...And that would have meant that the white neo-Mahmets [Muslims]... "
Islam galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 267. "...when the neo-Mahmets [white Muslims], the Revenants, the Eco-Techs, and the Argentis had united in their assaults on Newton and old Earth. "
Islam galaxy 2891 Barnes, John. Sin of Origin. New York: Congdon & Weed (1988); pg. 32. "'And you ran to the Christian worlds?'

'I didn't much want to wear five layers of blankets and walk behind a man the rest of my life which is what I'd be doing in the Islamics--and they're hard to get to anyway. And I couldn't stow away to another Communist planet because they'd extradite me back to Mars.' "; Pg. 30: "In fact, I'd love to hear about anything new from the Communist frontier, especially over toward your Islamic boundary...' "

Islam galaxy 2891 Barnes, John. Sin of Origin. New York: Congdon & Weed (1988); pg. 128. "'...The number of habitable worlds we know about is almost twice the number we [Christian/Catholic worlds] have settlers on. We have to keep our frontiers with the Islamics and the Communists...' "
Islam galaxy 3000 Freireich, Valerie J. Impostor. New York: Penguin Putnam (1997); pg. 19. Pg. 19: "Qadira... 'Sharif?' Nisa's voice was breathless and harsh. NO one else called Nisa's father, Sheik Radi Khalil Sharif, by that title. It was bragging, to make so much of the fact one was shorfa, a descendant of the Prophet, God's blessings and peace be upon him. Before he had been Blessed by his pilgrimage to paradise and marriage to a houri wife... "; Pg. 20: "Sheik Radi had explained that a thousand years earlier, back on old Earth, if one had money or power, it had been possible to obtain a decree that made one a sharif. After that, all descendants were shorfa, too... just arrived from the capital world, Qandahar... "; Pg. 65: "...poetry of Jabira, the water garden recently installed in a park in the Emirates capital city of Deka on Qandahar, the Sufist music revival, or any other thing particular to the culture of the United Emirates. " [Extensive Islamic refs., not in DB.]
Islam galaxy 3000 Freireich, Valerie J. Impostor. New York: Penguin Putnam (1997); pg. 96. "'They ran from their fathers and husbands to live among infidels, which is dishonorable, immodest, and forbidden. Did not the Prophet, God's blessings and peace be upon him, say that no believer should be permitted to bring dispute into the community of Islam?'

Sheik Radi murmured perfunctory agreement, but Adem startled them all by quietly asking, 'Is that what the women have done by running to the Harmony? Or have we men disgraced Islam by failing to protect women as the Qur'an requires?' "

Islam galaxy 3000 Freireich, Valerie J. Impostor. New York: Penguin Putnam (1997); pg. 115. Pg. 115: "'But I'm not a Jonist,' she protested, startling them.

'You're a religionist?' Ted Fields was shocked.

Religious belief had ceased to matter to the Supplicant; she believed in the threat of alien invasion. That was enough... 'I'm not Muslim, anymore. I don't understand Jonism. I'm just a woman.' " [Jonism is the dominant religion in the culture, so anybody who is not a Jonist is considered a 'religionist.'];

Pg. 194: "'Birth alone doesn't make a citizen. Infidels are sojourners; they can be deported. He would need to submit to Islam.' "

Islam galaxy 3000 Freireich, Valerie J. Impostor. New York: Penguin Putnam (1997); pg. 204. [1] "...picked up a thick, leather-bound book, which had lain on the bedside table. 'A Qur'an,' he said. 'Actually, a translation from Arabic into your own script. You'll read it.'

Ahman Kiku had accused Marcer of being a religionist. 'I'm Jonist.' He spoke softly, not eager to have the corrective used on him again.

'I know. And there can be no compulsion in religion.' "

Islam galaxy 3000 Freireich, Valerie J. Impostor. New York: Penguin Putnam (1997); pg. 204. [2] "The Khan walked several steps away... turned, looked at Marcer, then said, 'I'm not asking you to make the declaration of faith, the Shahadah, only to read. Paradise exists. It is a world men can visit. Houris originate there. Paradise has become a place where a man can get a wife without the burden of paying a bride-price and without the trouble of pleasing her family. Such men, we now say, are Blessed. Seventy-eight years ago Imam Khattab and Imam Maalouf agreed that this corporeal place was the Paradise of the Qur'an. They agreed, as others now have, that the women there are holy, that they are houris, the angels of Paradise. I want a Jonist biologist to tell me if he agrees.'

...'I can do that now. I don't agree.'

...'I don't agree, either,' the Khan said. He set the Qur'an back on the table, then kissed his fingers. "

Islam galaxy 3000 Freireich, Valerie J. Impostor. New York: Penguin Putnam (1997); pg. 204. [3] "'The pilgrimage commanded in the Qur'an is a pilgrimage to Makkah. The Paradise of the Qur'an is reached after death by the deserving, not a frontier world to be reached by any man with sufficient funds. If a man gets a wife on this worldly Paradise, a wife who will bear him sons, is such a man Blessed? Are his sons also Sons of the Prophet, God's blessings be upon him?'

'You're one of those Sons,' Marcer said.

'Exactly. You will tell me what I am.' "

Islam, continued


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