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Internet Resources

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Current Events

Produced by the halalfire media network, the site offers stories and commentary on current events, arts, culture, and politics worldwide to create a wide-ranging, interactive discussion forum for issues concerning the Muslim community.
American Muslim Perspective
Online monthly magazine that aspires to encourage an open dialogue and discussion among the leaders, activists, and friends of the Muslim community in America.
The Muslim News
Independent monthly Muslim newspaper based in the UK reporting on domestic and international issues involving Muslims.
The Muslim Weekly
A weekly Muslim newspaper from England reporting on Islamic-related current events, politics, and religious issues worldwide.
Muslim World Today
Daily Pakistani newspaper.
Britain's leading Muslim magazine is issued on a monthly basis. It presents current issues while taking an Islamic political stance.

Culture and Society

The Amana Media Initiative
A monthly publication covering Asian Muslim communities, it is produced by Amana Media Initiative, a broad media-based project that promotes international cooperation through encouraging a greater understanding of the many positive initiatives and changing attitudes currently occurring within Muslim communities in Asia.
Arab Media & Society
A journal that serves as a reference for understanding the role media plays in shaping Arab societies and the broader Muslim world.
Islamic Voice
Indian monthly newsletter featuring general interest essays on subjects such as women in Islam, community developments, and Qur'an and hadith commentary.
Muslim-West Facts Project
A joint effort of The Gallup Organization and the Coexist Foundation, this site regularly reports on findings from the World Poll, which gathers data from the Muslim world and the West regarding people's beliefs about education, religion, culture, and democracy.
Saudi Aramco World
Bi-monthly magazine whose goal is to broaden knowledge of the cultures, history, and geography of the Arab and Muslim worlds and their connections with the West.
Produced by Junta Islamica of Spain, this Spanish-language site serves as a clearinghouse for news articles covering events in the Islamic world, with a focus on freedom of conscience and expression, dialogue and critical reflection, and solidarity and justice.

Faith and Theology

Pakistani site discussing specific aspects of Islam and Islamic practice in daily life, with questions and answers on behavior during prayer, business and workplace issues, marriage, and acceptable attire.
A collection of Islamic resources related to the history, law, and society of Muslims, with particular emphasis on Twelver Shia Islamic school of thought.
Sponsored by the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, this site features the original Arabic texts of over 100 books of Quranic commentary, interpretation and explanation, recitation tutorials, and hadith collections, and other fields pertaining to the study of Quranic exegesis. Fully operational in Arabic and English.
Published quarterly in Iran by The Foundation of Islamic Thought, Al-Tawhid features articles on Islamic thought and culture.


Art & Islam
Concerned mainly with the arts in modern-day Islamic communities, Art and Islam's goal is to raise awareness and understanding of the arts within Englands diverse Muslim communities. This site features downloads of text and presentations, images and video clips, a database of Islamic artists, articles and interviews, press coverage, and information on upcoming events.
The Detroit Institute of Arts
A collection of Islamic art featuring images and detailed information.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Online exhibit of highlights from the Met's Islamic art collection.
The Spirit of Islam
An exploration of calligraphy and the role it plays in Islam, this site illustrates and examines the various styles used throughout history.


The Gulf/2000 Project
This site was developed by the Gulf/2000 Project at the School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University in New York City. It is designed to make available in a single location a wealth of information on the eight countries of the Persian Gulf region--Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Perry-Castaeda Library Map Collection
A collection of maps, both historical and modern, made available by the University of Texas at Austin.


International Muslim Association of Scientists and Engineers
This site features a variety of articles on issues in the scientific community relating to the Islamic faith, from discussions of the lunar calendar to global warming.
Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences
From tentative beginnings in the mid 1980's, IFEES has established itself as an internationally recognized body articulating the Islamic position on the environment and attempting to mobilize the Muslim community to respond to the climate crisis.


Islamic Philosophy Online
Dedicated to the study of the philosophical output of the Muslim world, this site contains hundreds of full-length books and articles on Islamic philosophy, ranging from the classical texts in the canon of Islamic philosophy to modern works of Muslim philosophy.

Text Collections

Internet Islamic History Sourcebook
A large database of primary and secondary source material on the Islamic world hosted by Fordham University.
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