Ziauddin Sardar explores the development of critical thought throughout Islamic history, from the Prophet's farewell sermon to the works of Ibn Rushd to modern intellectual platforms, including Sardar's new journal, Critical Muslim...Read More
The rise of Salafist political parties in the wake of the Arab Spring has raised many questions about their ability to function in a democracy. Who are the Salafists, and how significant are their numbers and impact on their societies?...
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The Arab Spring
In this new series of scholarly and journalistic articles, guest contributors explore the major issues surrounding the Arab Spring, from religious discourse to political developments to cultural and artistic expressions. In the latest edition, Allen Fromherz (Georgia State University) discusses the role that tiny Qatar has played in some of the most important developments of this new era of revolution and democratic reform...Read more
An Interview with Zainah Anwar
In the latest of OISO's new interview series, Chrystie Swiney (The College of William and Mary) discusses human rights with Zainah Anwar, a Malaysian feminist and cofounder of the Muslim women's group Sisters in Islam...Read more
What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam, Second Edition
Here is a fast, centralized path to John Esposito's updated guide to Muslim faith, customs, and political beliefs, based on questions Esposito has been asked by a diverse range of audiences...Read more
Nearly 6000 entries from esteemed Oxford works, including the recently published Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, and more
Primary Source documents with editorial commentary provide historical context for important events and major figures in the history of Islam.
Learning Resources include thematic guides, lesson plans, bibliographies, a glossary, and other useful tools.
Images and Maps provide visual perspectives on global Islam and its historical development.