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Islam galaxy 3000 Freireich, Valerie J. Impostor. New York: Penguin Putnam (1997); pg. 122. "...the contract was in Arabic. He understood nothing. Idryis Khan a'Husain and the woman then stood in front of the congregation and made statements, fortunately in Ufazi.

Idryis Khan went first. 'In the Name of Allah, most gracious, most merciful, with His help and guidance, with all my trust put in Him, with my sound conscience and awareness of responsibility, with my free choice and goodwill, I, Idryis Khan a'Husain, marry Nisa Khalil Sharif, and take her as my wife according to Sharia, according to Allah and the teachings of the Holy Qur'an, in conformity with the inspired tradition of Mohammed, the Messenger of Allah.'

Nisa. She looked tiny beside the Khan and mysterious in the chador. There was something undeniably erotic about concealment. It gave sexual imagination free rein. To do so seemed improper... "

Islam galaxy 3000 Freireich, Valerie J. Impostor. New York: Penguin Putnam (1997); pg. 217. "The Khan nodded. 'It's said that the houris carry God's design for us, so men listen to their counsel. Also, houris make good wives. They give men sons, only sons. Never daughters. They are beautiful and welcoming to their husbands. Advice of the holy ones has no force of law, and they cannot make a new Qur'an, but the holy women are eagerly obeyed. If they are messengers from Allah, then it is good and right for men to submit to them. If men to not submit, they withdraw their favor; the wife will return to Paradise. Then a man is no longer Blessed. His opinions lose all authority. And houris' Sons are important men, although they themselves are not capable of having children.' "
Islam galaxy 3000 Freireich, Valerie J. Impostor. New York: Penguin Putnam (1997); pg. 323. "'...That's why I came here, to warn your wife. Idryis Khan is a traitor to Aleko Bei and an apostate from Islam! The governor should be called!'

'Not a word he says is true.' Idryis Khan turned... 'This man is a Jonist infidel and a liar...' "

Islam galaxy 3000 Gardner, James Alan. "The Children of Creche " in L. Ron Hubbard Presents The Best of Writers of the Future (Algis Budrys, ed.) Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (2000; c. 1990); pg. 174. "...perhaps you have recently heard Creche lionized in song and cinema as the Mecca of all artistic perfection. "
Islam galaxy 3017 Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. The Mote in God's Eye. New York: Simon and Schuster (1974); pg. 26-27. "Horace Hussein Chamoun al Shamlan Bury... Wine was officialy forbidden on Levant... Coffees were a different matter. He was a small man, as were most of the people of Levant, with dark features and a prominent nose, dark, burning eyes and sharp features, quick gestures, and a violent temper that only his intimate associates suspected... There was the usual hatred of the Navy for Imperial Traders, compounded, he thought, because some of the Navy staff were Jews, and all Jews hated Levantines... What would come would come, glory be to Allah . . .That kind of thinking came naturally... Let his father praise Allah for his accomplishments... " [Horace, who is not entirely devout, is a major character in the book, and other references to Islam are made, not all of which are recorded in Adherents.com.]
Islam galaxy 3017 Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. The Mote in God's Eye. New York: Simon and Schuster (1974); pg. 262-263. "Nabil had hidden the dummy tank in the nearest air lock. Praise to the glory of Allah that had been on the port side. "; Pg. 263: "Bury found himself holding his breath. Praise to Allah, I witness that Allah is One... "; Pg. 461: "In the Name of Allah. They are playing games with me, but to what end? "
Islam galaxy 3050 Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. The Gripping Hand. New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 19. "'...Do you care for more wine. Your Excellency?'

'Thank you, no.'

'Oh, that's right. Moslems don't drink,' Mrs. Muller said. 'I'd forgotten.'

'Probably most do not,' Bury said. 'Just as most Jews do not eat pork.' "

Islam galaxy 3050 Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. The Gripping Hand. New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 142. "A thin, reedy voice rang through the ship, first in Arabic, then in Anglic. 'Prayer is better than sleep! Come to prayer! I witness that the Lord our God is One God. I bear witness that there is no God but Allah, and Mohammad is the Prophet of Allah. Come to prayer. God is great! Prayer is better than sleep!'... 'Horace has visitors. Partners, or relatives, both maybe, from Levant on the supply ship. Bury has Nabil play muezzin when he wants to look like a conventional Moslem. Sorry I couldn't warn you, we only found out when we docked ships, and I was busy then.' " [Islamic places and cultures, and Muslim characters are features prominently in this book; not all references have been added to the Adherents.com database.]
Islam galaxy 3050 Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. The Gripping Hand. New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 143. "'Well, maybe not. At least it wasn't hard to figure the direction.'

'Kevin--'

'Point toward Earth and you're facing Jerusalem and Mecca both. No difference from here. Same qiblah.'

'What has this got to do with anything?'

'I read up on it once, Renner said. 'When Mohammed first went to Medina, he preached that the Jews and the Believers were one people, all descendents from Abraham, and they'd all have one Messiah. Maybe himself, but that wsn't established. One God, Allah, who was the same as the Jewish jehovah. Mohammed venerated the Torah. Prayed toward Jerusalem.'

'Jerusalem? Kevin, why are we discussing this?' "

Islam galaxy 3050 Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. The Gripping Hand. New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 261. "The Mosque was magnificent. Joyce held for a moment, then zoomed on Sinbad, its single minaret, the piece that made it an artistic whole... "
Islam galaxy 3050 Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. The Gripping Hand. New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 143-144. "'...for a couple years they faced Jerusalem, not Mecca, to do their prayers. But when the jews rejected his offer, Mohammed brooded about it. One morning, Mohammed was in the middle of his prayers, facing Jerusalem, and all of a sudden he swung round to face Mecca. Everybody else did, too, of course. And that's why Arabs and Jews fight.'

'I never heard that.'

'True, though... Good thing, too. Can you imagine what would have happened to Europe if the Jews and the Moslems had been on the same side? Anyway, that's the story of the Two Qiblahs...' "

Islam galaxy 3050 Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. The Gripping Hand. New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 372, 400. Pg. 372: "...funny chemicals. Borloi extract, no doubt: no prohibition in the Koran against borloi. "; Pg. 400: "'...Kevin, Allah has willed that you shall live in interesting times, and I do no more than abet His will...' "
Islam galaxy 3099 Simmons, Dan. Endymion. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 425. "'The Muslims were primarily desert people on Old Earth,' she said softly. 'Water and greenery was their idea of paradise. Masshad was a religion center. Maybe this was to give the faithful a glimpse of what was to come if the teachings of Allah in the Qur'an were obeyed.' "
Islam galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 96. "...our voyage had been through empty or abandoned landscapes via worlds such as Hebron, New Mecca, God's Grove, and unnamed worlds... "
Islam galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 251. "'In the past five years, these worlds have included Hebron, Qom-Riyadh, Fuji, Nevermore, Sol Draconi Septem, Parvati, Tsingtao-Hsishuang Panna, New Mecca, Mao Four, Ixion...'

'These are all non-Christian worlds,' "

Islam galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 544. "For what reason are these populations being kidnapped? The Jews, the Muslims, the Hindus, the atheists, the Marxists... Is the Pax intent on destroying all other faiths? "
Islam galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 578. "'God is great.' Even I know that 'Islam' means submission to the merciful will of Allah. "
Islam galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 635. "Oh, Jesus God, God of Moses, Allah, dear Buddha, Zeus, Muir, Elvis, Christ . . . if any of you exist or ever existed or retain a shred of power in your dead gray hands . . please let me die now. "
Islam galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 673. "'...And the Ousters have been busy since the Shared Moment reviving the billions of Jews and Muslims and others kidnapped by the Core...' " [Some other refs. not in DB.]
Islam galaxy 3200 Simak, Clifford D. Project Pope. New York: Ballantine (1981); pg. 231. "'Do you happen to be Christians?'

'That is a question we have discussed among ourselves.' said Jill. 'We are not certain exactly what we are. The two of us happen to have Christian roots. Which is no more than to say that our culture is not Jewish or Moslem or any of the many faiths developed by mankind.' "

Islam galaxy 3200 Simak, Clifford D. Project Pope. New York: Ballantine (1981); pg. 79-80. "'...Not all humans are Christians. I think only a small percentage of them are... Perhaps at one time our ancestors were--although they could as well have been Jewish or Moslem or--' "
Islam galaxy 3300 Brin, David. Heaven's Reach. New York: Bantam (1998); pg. 93. "'Uh, noble lineage?'...

'Of course. You are from Earth! Blessed home of Moses, Jesus, Buddha, Muhammed, Tipler, and Weimberg-Chang!...' "

Islam galaxy 3300 Brin, David. Heaven's Reach. New York: Bantam (1998); pg. 354. "'There is a reward that awaits the worthy,' the missionary continued, intoning with a remote, pontifical voice. 'It was alluded to by your own saints and prophets, long ago. By Jesus and Isaiah and Mohammed and Buddha . . . in fact, by all the great sages of your blessed-curse race...' "
Islam galaxy 3418 Panshin, Alexei. Star Well. New York: Ace Books (1978; c. 1968); pg. 1. "To history buffs, the year was 4171 A.U.C. To Christians, it was 3418. To Moslems, it was the middle of the year 2882. But by common reckoning, the year 1461. "
Islam galaxy 3500 Chalker, Jack L. The Demons at Rainbow Bridge. New York: Baen (1998; c. 1989); pg. 360. "'...Tall, bipedal creatures--the one looked to be two and a half meters easy, the other maybe two--with horns, blazing, fiery eyes, ugly expressions. Ugly as sin and twice as fearsome-looking. My old Islamic grandfather would have recognized them in an instant, as would your Catholic priest...'

'Demons,' the Durquist mused. 'Xotha, in my mother tongue...' "

Islam galaxy 4000 Card, Orson Scott. Speaker for the Dead. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 173. "He had bearded the Calvinist lion in its den, he had walked philosophically naked among the burning coals of Islam, and Shinto fanatics had sung death threats outside his window in Kyoto. " [Exact year is unknown, but sometime before the events in Speaker.]
Islam galaxy 4000 Harrison, Harry. Bill, the Galactic Hero. New York: Avon (1975; c. 1965); pg. 36. "'It's very lucky,' Bill said, 'that you are a Zoroastrian. It makes it easier to talk to you.'

'No luck involved, my son, just intelligent planning.' The chaplain dropped some powdered Haoma into the flame, and Bill's nose twitched as the drugged incense filled the room. 'By the grace of Ahura Mazdah I am an anointed priest of Zoroaster. By Allah's will a faithful muezzin of Islam, through Yahweh's intercession a circumcised rabbi, and so forth.' "

Islam galaxy 4500 Herbert, Brian & Kevin J. Anderson. Dune: House Atreides. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 241. Pg. 241: "The other Fremen now stared at Kynes with reverence. 'Look! God has shown us what to do,' one woman exclaimed. 'He has guided Uliet. He has spoken to Pardot Kynes.'

'Umma Kynes,' someone said. Prophet Kynes. ";

Pg. 251: "Though Ambassador Pilu stood two heads taller than he, Toor screamed at him, 'Jihad! Jihad!' "; Pg. 252: "'Violating the Butlerian Jihad is a most serious charge,' the Emperor said... " [Although Islam is never mentioned by name, there are Muslim influences in the novel, particularly related to the Fremen, who are based in part on Bedouin.]

Islam galaxy 4510 Herbert, Brian & Kevin J. Anderson. Dune: House Harkonnen. New York: Bantam (2000); pg. 18. Pg. 5: "...for the great Planetologist, whom the Fremen revered as their Umma, their prophet. "; Pg. 6: "...that promised food and shelter, under the respected al'amyah Travelers' Benediction rules. "; Pg. 18: "For luck, one of the hinges supporting a heavy ornamental door had been symbolically shaped as the hand of Fatimah, beloved daughter of an ancient prophet of Old Terra. ";

Pg. 278: "The Universe is a place inaccessible, unintelligible, completely absurd . . . from which life--especially rational life--is estranged. There is no place of safety, or basic principle upon which the Universe depends. There are only transitory, masked relationships, confined within limited dimensions, and bound for inevitable change.
--Meditations from Bifrost Eyrie, Buddislamic Text ";

Pg. 486: "All technology is suspect, and must be considered potentially dangerous.
--Butlerian Jihad " [Many refs. to Islam-derived concepts throughout novel.]

Islam galaxy 4600 Weber, David & Steve White. In Death Ground. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 485. Pg. 485: "Hafezi rejoining her, rubbing the tip of his hawklike nose. Sommers had a weakness for historical holodrama, and her mental image of her chief of staff always included a snowy burnoose and flowing white robes. Which was inaccurate, of course. Hafezi's ancestry was Iranian, not Arab, and it was an important part of him. The third son of a respected imam, the captain was proud of the role his family had played in rebuilding--and humanizing--Old Terra's Middle East after the carnage of the Great Eastern war. " [Some other refs. to this character, e.g., pg. 582-586.]; Pg. 586: "'Of course, Admiral. I'll give the necessary orders.' Hafezi turned to go, then paused and faced her, and a smile flashed in the beard he'd managed through everything to keep as precisely sculpted as ever. (She recalled the Prophet's admonition to the faithful to grow beards so as not to be mistaken for Romans but to trim them so as not to be mistaken for Jews.) "
Islam galaxy 5000 Le Guin, Ursula K. The Telling. New York: Harcourt (2000); pg. 110. "What was it they held sacred? She kept looking for the core of the matter, the words at the heard of the Telling, the holy books to study and memorize. She found them, but not it. No bible. No koran. Dozens of upanishads, a million sutras. Every maz gave her something else to read. "
Islam galaxy 5298 Card, Orson Scott. Xenocide. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 429. "'Even the martyrs of Christianity and Islam were willing to accept rewards in heaven for their sacrifice,' said Valentine. "
Islam galaxy 13500 Herbert, Frank. Dune. Philadelphia: Chilton Book Co. (1965); pg. 497. "...the religious beliefs dominant in the Imperium up to the time of Maud'Dib [include] The so-called Ancient Teachings--including those preserved by the Zensunni Wanderers from the first, second, and third Islamic movements;... the Buddislamic Variants of the types dominant at Lankiveil and Sikun,... the Muadh Quran with its pure Ilm and Fiqh preserved among the pundi rice farmers of Caladan... and finally, the Bulterian Jihad "
Islam galaxy 13500 Herbert, Frank. Dune. Philadelphia: Chilton Book Co. (1965); pg. 500. "The O.C. Bible... revisions leaned on accepted symbolisms (Cross, Crescent, Feather Rattle, the Twelve Saints, the thin Buddha, and the like)... "
Islam galaxy 13500 Herbert, Frank. Dune. Philadelphia: Chilton Book Co. (1965); pg. xxi. [Definitions in 'Terminology of the Imperium'] "ORANGE CATHOLIC BIBLE: the 'Accumulated Book,' the religious text produced by the Commission of Ecumenical Translators. It contains elements of most ancient religions, including the Maometh Saari, Mahayana Christianity, Zensunni Catholicism and Buddislamic traditions. " [bold added to emphasize applicable segments]; [There many references to Islam in this book, most not in DB.]
Islam galaxy 13500 Herbert, Frank. Dune. Philadelphia: Chilton Book Co. (1965); pg. xxiii. [Definitions in 'Terminology of the Imperium'] "RAMADHAN: ancient religious period marked by fasting and prayer; traditionally, the ninth month of the solar-lunar calendar. Fremen mark the observance according to the ninth meridian-crossing cycle of the first moon. "
Islam galaxy 13500 Herbert, Frank. Dune. Philadelphia: Chilton Book Co. (1965); pg. xxvii. [Definitions in 'Terminology of the Imperium'] "UMMA: one of the brotherhood of prophets (A term of scorn in the Imperium, meaning any 'wild' person given to fanatical prediction.) "
Islam galaxy 13500 Herbert, Frank. Dune. Philadelphia: Chilton Book Co. (1965); pg. xxx. [Definitions in 'Terminology of the Imperium'] "ZENSUNNI: followers of a schismatic sect that broke away from the teachings of Maometh (the so-called 'Third Muhammed') bout 1381 B.G. The Zensunni religion is noted chiefly for its emphasis on the mystical and a reversion to 'the ways of the fathers.' Most scholars name Ali Ben Ohashi as leader of the original schism but there is some evidence that Ohashi may have been merely the male spokesman for his second wife, Nisai. "
Islam galaxy 13560 Herbert, Frank. Dune Messiah. New York: Ace (1987; c. 1969); pg. 5. Pg. 5: "...what else did the Empire become? Your Jihad only took twelve years, but what a lesson it taught. "; Pg. 7: "Dedication in the Maud'dib Concordance as copied from The Tabla Memorium of the Mahdi Spirit Cult " ['Jihad', 'Mahdi' and other terms and concepts throughout novel borrowed from Islam.]
Islam galaxy 13575 Herbert, Frank. Children of Dune. New York: Berkley (1976); pg. 11. Pg. 11: "The ayat and burhan of Life held few mysteries for him. Once he'd been proud to think of himself as Fremen, to think of the desert as a friend, to name his planet Dune in his thoughts and not Arrakis, as if it was marked on all the Imperial star charts.

How simple things were when our Messiah was only a dream, he thought. By finding our Mahdi we loosed upon the universe countless messianic dreams. Every people subjugated by the jihad now have dreams of a leader to come. "; Pg. 49: "pilgrims of the Hajj " [Extensive Islamic-derived references throughout novel, not in DB.]

Islam Ganymede 2300 Benford, Gregory. Against Infinity. New York: Timescape Books (1983); pg. 205. "The man he had known so little would lie now in this place far beyond the moon of Islam and the cross of Rome and the hammer of Marx, in a territory open and without plan, beyond man and his encasing theories, his filters, beyond the closed rooms of the civilized mind. "
Islam Georgia (country) 2005 Aldiss, Brian. Somewhere East of Life. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1994); pg. 74. "He chuckled. 'The Georgians have long prided themselves on being the southernmost outpost of Christianity. Just a few miles south of Ghvtixmshobeli, it's Islam. So this little church is something of an outpost.' " [There are many other references to Islam in the book, not all of them recorded in the Adherents.com database.]
Islam Georgia (country) 2005 Aldiss, Brian. Somewhere East of Life. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1994); pg. 131. "King Zrze had granted the church many hectares of land. The Communists had curtailed the land to a mere hectares; the rest of the old church lands, cultivated for centuries by Christian and Muslim, had become wilderness. "
Islam Georgia, USA 2005 Gibson, William. Virtual Light. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 180. "...this hardshell Pentecostal Metal thing about abortion and ayatollahs and all the rest... "
Islam Georgia: Atlanta 2035 Bishop, Michael. Catacomb Years. New York: Berkley (1979); pg. 177. "There were simultaneous crackdowns on hand-operated duplicating machines, distributors of underground comix, wielders of portable video equipment, and uncharted 'fringe-riding' religious groups. Only the Hare-Krishna sect and Orthodox Muslims, with histories of influence in the city going back to pre-Evacuation times, secured legal exemptions from this last stricture of the Council/Conclave's sweeping decree. The year of these 'Retrenchment Edicts' had been 2035... "
Islam Georgia: Atlanta 2041 Bishop, Michael. Catacomb Years. New York: Berkley (1979); pg. 197. "She grinned at him as he finished talking. 'And that's not Shinto, or Muslim, or Ortho-Urbanism. That's my own formulation.' "
Islam Georgia: Atlanta 2047 Bishop, Michael. Catacomb Years. New York: Berkley (1979); pg. 208. "The catacomb years between 2047 and 2072... First councilor Lesser's sole abiding constant, unpredictableness aside, was her commitment to Ortho-Urbanism, the City's official faith. With two conspicuous exemptions ([ISKCON] and the Orthodox Muslims), nearly all other religious and pseudo-religious sects were outlawed and their devotees impartially but relentlessly persecuted. "
Islam God-Does-Battle 2113 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988) "The far-flung children of Abraham had their decade of unbridled fervor, and they paid for it. Marginally united by a world turning to other religions and against them, Jews, Christians and Moslems ratified the Pact of God in 2020. They desperately harked back to the ages past to find common ground. Having spoiled their holy lands, there was no place where they could unite geographically.

In the last years of the twenty-first century, they looked outward. The Heaven Migration began in 2113. After decades more of persecution and ridicule, they pooled their resources to buy a world of their own. That world was renamed God-Does-Battle, tamed by the wealth of the heirs of Christ, Rome, Abraham and OPEC.

They hired the greatest human architect to build their new cities for them. He tried to mediate between what they demanded, and what would work best for them.

He failed. "

Islam God-Does-Battle 3451 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 6. "With the help of the finest architect humanity had ever produced, Robert Kahn, Jeshua's ancestors had built the cities that made them as comfortable as possible... 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. " [Other refs. to Judaism, Islam and Christianity throughout novel, most not in DB.]
Islam God-Does-Battle 3451 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 32. "At that communion, not only had Habiru and Catholic worshipped, but also the now-separate Muslims and a few diverse creeds best left forgotten. "
Islam God-Does-Battle 3460 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 54. "Some villagers thought the water table had dropped below most of the town's wells; others thought it was punishment from Allah for a multitude of sins. Yet where could one direct his prayers for forgiveness? They had all forsaken the Earth over a thousand years ago. Under the hot blue skies of God-Does-Battle, none could remember which direction Mecca was. "
Islam God-Does-Battle 3460 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 57. "To the north lived the Habiru [Jews], more prosperous than the Muslims, but still cursed. "
Islam God-Does-Battle 3460 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 58. "That was before trade restrictions had tightened between Christians, Jews, and the few Moslem communities. " [Other refs. to Islam or Muslims by name include pg. 60, 62, 83, 87-88, 100, 118, 126, 129, 131, 133, 172, 182, 194-195.]
Islam God-Does-Battle 3562 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 167. "'...Fraternity's towers carried portraits of Christ, Aquinas and George Pearson.'

'Who was Pearson . . . and Aquinas?' Arthur asked.

'Aquinas was a philosopher on old Earth. Pearson was the man who negotiated for the purchase of God-Does-Battle.' Kahn remembered the monumental arguments they had had. Pearson had appointed himself shepherd to all the Jews, Christians and Moslems on God-Does-Battle. "

Islam God-Does-Battle 3562 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 172. "Reah's Temple... Next to the building was a pillar about twenty meters high, topped by a bronze statue of a woman in a straight dress.

'Do they worship her?'

'No, no!' Ascoria said. 'To the Habirus [Jews], she's a prophet, and the Moslems believe she's a saint, as do the Christians. The Moslems--some, anyway--use the pillar as a substitute for Mecca.'

'Don't they know where Mecca is?' Kahn asked.

'No, how could they?' Ascoria asked.

'The pole star is the Earth's sun,' Kahn said. 'Or at least, it is by now.'

'What?' Ascoria asked, incredulous.

'They haven't forgotten . . .' Kahn hesitated. Arthur shook his head slowly. 'That' what some of us think in New Canaan,' he finished. Old Records.'

'Moslems have accepted that Mecca's direction is lost,' Ascoria said. 'It would be pretty hard to change their minds now.' "

Islam God-Does-Battle 3562 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 194. "Kahn suspected--since he felt more than just a twinge of it himself--that the ruling figures had regarded the situation as fitting and just. Jews, Christians had not been looked upon with good will on Earth and elsewhere for some time. "
Islam God-Does-Battle 3562 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 195. "'I am Matthew, son of Reah! My mother was Moslem, raped by pagans, killed by an apostate Jew-Christian!...' "
Islam God-Does-Battle 3562 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 227. "'Earth. It goes around the pole star. So now al the Moslems know where Mecca is, and all the Christians and Jews know where Jerusalem is, and they can all point up there.' "
Islam Greece 1997 Preuss, Paul. Secret Passages. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 63. "The Catastrophe... In that Royalist adventure, Smyrna was burned to the ground, thirty thousand Greeks were slaughtered, and a quarter of a million swam for their lives. Six months later, the Great Exchange: a third of a million Greek Muslims were sent to Turkey; a million Turkish Christians arrived in Greece.' "
Islam Greece 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 272. "The people who own these farms are mostly Muslims. The rebels are Greek Orthodox, remember? That's why Glass converted to Orthodoxy. Try and keep it straight.'

'Glass was an American Muslim before that,' Spike says, as if that explains everything. "

Islam Groombridge Dyson D 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 321. "...cast to Groombridge Dyson D... its people--mostly Suni [sic] Muslim engineers from the failed Trans-African Genetic Reclamation Project--stubbornly refused to die during the Fall, and ended up terraforming Groombridge Dyson D into a Laplandic tundra world... "
Islam Haiti 2048 Bear, Greg. Queen of Angels. New York: Warner Books (1994; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 368. "'Pardon my curiosity, but I thought this was a florist's--'

''It is,' the woman said. 'But we get a call around here for santeria and vodoun goods, herbs, that sort of thing. We cater to oriental mystery patrons, Urantia, Rosicrucian, Rites of Hubbard Schismatics, Sisters of Islam Fatima. You name it, we can get it.' "

Islam Hegira 4000 Bear, Greg. Hegira. New York: Tor (1989; 1st printed 1979); pg. 10. "'What can you tell me about Kristians?'

'My country had a few, Bey. But I am of the Momad [Muslim] persuasion myself, as you understand, and we avoid intercourse with the unfaithful. Except for yourself, sir, who shines in the light.' " [Many other refs., not in DB.]

Islam Hegira 4000 Bear, Greg. Hegira. New York: Tor (1989; 1st printed 1979); pg. 11. "'Which is food for the argument that all Obelisks have the same words engrave don them.'

'Certainly. I believe that is part of Momad's divine doctrine, as his word is mentioned on all, the faithful must acknowledge that and --' "

Islam Hegira 4000 Bear, Greg. Hegira. New York: Tor (1989; 1st printed 1979); pg. 28. "Barthel was genuinely frightened. The Bey talked nonsense, believing a mad Kristian and thinking a fairy-tale coincidence could point like a bacon! Momad [Mohammed] save them all. " [The narrator speaks from a Muslim perspective.]


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