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Articles in the Encyclopaedia of Islam, 2nd Ed. (among other): "Malik," "Shacb," "al-Takfīr wa'l-Hidjra," "Tacrīb," "Thawra" and "Walī al-cAhd."
Article in the Encyclopaedia of Islam, 3rd Ed.: "al-Ahrām."