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Islamic Studies: Web Sites

Selected resources for studying Islam and the diverse perspectives of Muslims.


Web Sites on Islam, the Middle East, and North Africa

Resources for Studying Islam and the Mideast

Chatham House Research on the Middle East and North Africa
Chatam House is an independent research institute in Great Britain that produces papers and reports on a wide variety of political and policy issues in the contemporary Middle East and Mediterranean worlds.

Digital Islam: Research on the Middle East, Islam, and Digital Media
Supported by the Charles University in Prague, this side provides resources on contemporary issues in the Mideast and Islam.

Digital Librarian: Middle East
Provides a very extensive list of online resources on all aspects of the the Middle East, including sites in numerous languages.  The list is worth a close look.  Similar to, but more extensive than, the WWW Virtual Library: Middle East (see below).

Directory of Islamic Studies Internet Resources This noncommercial site includes useful links to media, Institutes of Islamic Studies in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. It also lists cultural institutions related to Islamic Studies.

Islamweb: Islamic Studies Internet Guide
Its resources include texts, music, videos, and periodicals.  Also has a calendar converter.

MENALIB: Middle East Virtual Library
Over six international libraries, coordinated by the University and State library Saxony-Anhalt-Halle in Germany, provide this virtual library of materials on the Middle East and north Africa.

Middle East North Africa Internet Resource Guide
This comprehensive guide to online resources on the Middle East and North Africa has a convenient table of contents that will help you find relevant sites.  It is produced by Prof. Joseph W. Roberts, a political scientist at the University of Utah.

Outside the Middle East
An excellent resource for online researchers of Islam in Western Europe.  Provides country and city profiles, reviews and summaries of recent publications, upcoming events, Internet links, and links to recent news articles.

Islam in Southeast Asia
Contains a wide variety of sources covering the history of Islam in Southeast Asia as well as contemporary affairs.  Produced by the Asia Society of New York City

Islam in South Asia Bibliography  Useful information prepared and maintained by the University of Wisconsin.

Global Voices Online

Global Voices is an international, volunteer-led project that collects, summarizes, and gives context to some of the best self-published content found on blogs, podcasts, photo sharing sites, and videoblogs from around the world, with a particular emphasis on countries outside of Europe and North America.

The following regions are of particular interest to students of Islam:

Within each region, you can also choose individual countries. In addition, there is  a general topic of Religion.

Good General Websites

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