Islamic or Muslim Traditions

  • Introductions
  • Converts to Islam
    [Resources for recent converts and those who are considering conversion to Islam.]
  • Discover Islam
    [An online representation of a commerically available series of posters accompanied by brief essays that together comprise a thematic introduction to the tradition at a basic level.]
  • Glossary of Islam - Wikipedia
    [A short dictionary of terms relevant to Islam. See also the Wikipedia entry on Islamic culture.]

    General Directory and Index Sites for Muslims and Islam
  • Al Islam Org
    [" is a work of the Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project (DILP), which is a non profit private Internet based group of people operating from throughout the world. Our objectives are to digitise and present on the Internet quality Islamic resources, related to the history, law, practice, and society of the Islamic religion and the Muslim peoples with particular emphasis on Twelver Shia Islamic school of thought."]
  • Al Shia
    [Available in several languages, follows the contemporary leadership from Iran in the Shi'a world.]
  • Heritage Society
    [Ismailis are a sub-group of Muslims prominent in South Asia, East Africa, and elsewhere in the world. For internal differences among South Asian Muslims, see also the Progressive Dawoodi Bohra site. "The Heritage Society is a non-profit organization, whose aim is to encourage preservation of manuscripts and rare documents, ismaili history and research and publication in the field of religion."]
  • Islam and Islamic Studies Resources
    [A very well-maintained selection of topically-organized linked resources on Islam provided by Dr. Alan Godlas of the University of Georgia.]
  • IslamiCity
    [A Yahoo-style entry portal for Muslim advocacy and information. Commercial products, too. From a company in California, USA.]
  • Salaam
    [A British Muslim internet portal.]

  • Religious Texts and Leading Thinkers
  • Holy Qu'ran
    [A searchable version of an English translation by M.H. Shakir.]
  • Islamic Philosophy Online
    [A Dictionary of Islamic Philosophy and other resources are available here.]

    Sites of Regional or International Importance
  • Al-Aqsa Mosque
    [A mosque of historical importance in Jerusalem.]

    Local and Regional Muslim Organizations
  • Muslim Student Association at U. of Southern California
    [Information for Muslims students and others provided by the MSA at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, USA.]
  • National Muslim Students Association
    [Information and links to several local student associations.]

  • Subtraditions and Public Service Sites
  • Ahmadiyya Muslim Students Organization - U. of Washington
    [Useful site for understanding Islam from the standpoint of the sectarian movement established by Gulam Ahmad in northern India in the nineteenth century.]
  • Muslim Public Affairs Council
    [A North American service, public interest, and Muslim lobbying organization.]
  • Nation of Islam Online
    [Site sponsored by the Chicago-based movement among African-Americans, with information on Elijah Muhammad and Louis Farrakhan.]
  • Shiite Encyclopedia
    [Online reference work from Shi'a perspectives. Keyword searchable.]

    Also see
  • Mysticisms from Middle East
    [Links to sites representing Muslim or Islamic mysticism.]

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