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  • A Brief Illustrated Guide To Understanding Islam(77 clicks)
    "This Islamic guide is for non-Muslims who would like to understand Islam, Muslims (Moslems), and the Holy Quran (Koran). It is rich in information, references, bibliography, and illustrations. It has been reviewed and edited by many professors and well-educated people. It is brief and simple to read, yet contains much scientific knowledge. It contains the whole book, A Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam, and more. "
  • Al Hajj and Umrah Information Portal(78 clicks)
    Information about Hajj, Umrah and Al Islam, Islamic religious requirements.
  • Al-Islam(96 clicks)
    Comprehensive site detailing the beliefs of Islam. Important for Islamic history.
  • Albert Kinross , Islam(107 clicks)
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1920.
  • Arab-Islamic History(85 clicks)
  • Carved in Stone(70 clicks)
    What Architecture Can Tell Us about the Sectarian History of Islam
  • Concept of Martydom in Islam, The(76 clicks)
    A. Ezzati, Tehran University, Al-Serat, Vol XII (1986)
  • Dying for God: Martyrdom in the Shii and Babi Religions(117 clicks)
    Jonah Winters. advisor Prof. Willard Oxtoby. Thesis submitted for Master of Arts, University of Toronto, September 19, 1997
  • Episode 62: Sunni and Shia in Medieval Syria(86 clicks)
  • Five Tenets of Islam(104 clicks)
    Saudi Arabia provides an explanation of Islam on its site.
  • Gallery of Art of the Muslim World(118 clicks)
    featuring fine examples from Iran, Syria, Egypt, Morocco, Al-Andalus, Turkey, Afghanistan, India and Indonesia and a few contemporary photographs Note: Please be patient while gallery images load. They are of high quality, ranging from 20-80K.
  • Hezbollah (a.k.a. Hizbollah, Hizbu'llah)(133 clicks)
    Analysis from the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Interactive Map: Sunni and Shia: The Worlds of Islam(108 clicks)
    Islam, as described by Muhammad, was a straightforward faith, demanding of its adherents only that they acknowledge a set of basic beliefs: that there is only one God, and that God is Allah; that believers must submit completely to God; that God is revealed in the Qur'an; that Muhammad is Allah's final prophet, and that all believers are equal before God. Beyond that, believers were called upon to observe "sharia" (the law as defined by the Qur'an), and to conform to the five "pillars" of the faith: public witnessing of one's faith, daily prayer, charity, fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, and making pilgrimage to Mecca.
  • Is Islam A Religion of the Sword?(109 clicks)
    Kabir Helminski and Hesham Hessaboula
  • Islam(112 clicks)
  • Islam and Islamic History in Arabia and the Middle East(76 clicks)
    Thorough site
  • Islam The Religion of Mankind(66 clicks)
    Presented by the AL-BALAGH FOUNDATION.
  • Islamic Contributions to Civilization(121 clicks)
    by Stanwood Cobb
  • Islamic Fundamentalisim in Kashmir(70 clicks)
    Ethnic Cleansing of Kashmiri Pandits
  • Islamic Fundamentalism(80 clicks)
    "John L. Esposito is Professor of Religion and International Affairs and Director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. He is the author of several books on Islam, including The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality? and Islam: The Straight Path."
  • Islamic History(99 clicks)
  • Islamic History(90 clicks)
    This sections deals with the issues of history as viewed by Muslims and some Orientalists. Some Orientalists known as revisionists in the scholarly circle have created doubts about the origin of the Qur'n and Islam. This is, of course, happily propagated by the Christian missionaries. Here we will be including the material on the methodology as well as a discussion in the future, insh'allah.
  • Islamic Manuscripts(69 clicks)
  • Islamic Philosophy, Scientific Thought, and History(114 clicks)
    From the University of Georgia
  • Islamic Studies, Islam, Arabic, and Religion(109 clicks)
    Islam literally means surrender, implying surrender to God. And a muslim, literally, is one who is surrendering, specifically, one who is surrendering to God. This website, the academic website of Dr. Alan Godlas, professor in the Dept. of Religion at the University of Georgia, provides a scholarly overview of Islam and related subjects.
  • Jihad Database, RAND Voices of(196 clicks)
    This online database is a compilation of speeches, interviews, statements, and publications of jihadist leaders, foot soldiers, and sympathizers. Nearly all content is in English translation, and has been collected from publicly-accessible websites. Original links are provided, along with excerpts and full-text content when available.
  • Journal of Islamic History(113 clicks)
  • Khomeinism: Essays on the Islamic Republic(97 clicks)
    Scholarly book by Ervand Abrahamian
  • Modernity and Islamic Fundamentalism(83 clicks)
    An excerpt from Mullahs on the Mainframe Islam and Modernity among the Daudi Bohras by Jonah Blank
  • Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet(107 clicks)
  • Muhammed: Legacy of a Prophet(106 clicks)
  • MuslimHeritage(121 clicks)
    Discover 1000 years of missing history and explore the fascinating Muslim contribution to present day Science, Technology, Arts and Civilisation.
  • Muslims(103 clicks)
    "Muslims account for one-fifth of the world's population, but most Americans know little about their faith, Islam, which continues to be one of the fastest growing religions in the United States and around the world."
  • Suicide, Martyrdom, and the Rules of War in the Koran(172 clicks)
    For twenty years, students in Temple University's Intellectual Heritage Program have acquired some knowledge of Islam and its key text, the Koran, spending 1-2 weeks on this text
  • Teaching the politics of Islamic fundamentalism(66 clicks)
    by Masoud Kazemzadeh. March, 1998
  • The Battle of Badr(71 clicks)
    " A very detailed history of the battle of Badr which is considered as a remarkable event in the Islamic History."
  • The Great Divide: How Westerners and Muslims View Each Other(117 clicks)
    Pew Global Attitudes Project
  • The Islamic World to 1600(98 clicks)
  • The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204-1760(163 clicks)
    Scholarly book by Richard M. Eaton
  • The Sword and The Camera: Becoming ISIS(67 clicks)
  • What Does Fundamentalism Really Mean?(65 clicks)
    An explanation of fundamentalism by Macksood Aftab, Managing Editor of The Islamic Herald.