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Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World
"Looks at Islam's role in the modern world...in the context of the religion's history and
development over the last 13 centuries...thematic articles, biographies of key figures,
definitions, illustrations, maps..." Good place to start!
Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thought
"Reflects the variety of trends, voices, and opinions in the contemporary Muslim intellectual
scene...[and]...challenges Western misconceptions about the modern Muslim world."
Blackwell Companion to the Qur'an
"The ideal resource for anyone who wishes to read and understand the Qur’ān as a text and
as a vital piece of Muslim life."
Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology
"This series of critical reflections on the evolution and major themes of pre-modern Muslim
theology begins with the revelation of the Koran, and extends to the beginnings of modernity
in the eighteenth century."
Encyclopaedia of Islam
The authoritative reference source for Islam. Tricky to use, however. If you have trouble
finding an concept or topic, find the Arabic name in one of the other reference sources and
then look for it in the eTable of Contents.
Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an
"Encyclopedic dictionary of qur'anic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural
history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects
within qur'anic studies."
Cambridge Companion to the Qur'an
"The Cambridge Companion to the Qur'ān provides a fascinating entrée to a text that has
shaped the lives of millions for centuries."
Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy
"Essays by leading scholars provides an introduction to Arabic philosophy by way of
chapters devoted to individual thinkers (such as al-Farabi, Avicenna and Averroes) or
groups, especially during the 'classical' period from the 9th to the 12th centuries."
Index Islamicus
The premier disciplinary database for the discipline of Islamic studies. Novices should start
with search boxes above, however.
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