Links to other web pages in Islamic studies
and Religious Studies
Web pages of other professors teaching Islamic Studies:
* Alan Godlas, University of Georgia: http://www.arches.uga.edu/~godlas/
(The above web page is widely considered the best, most extensive, and most up to date resource for Islam on the web.)
Jerome W. Clinton's "Al-Khazina: The Treasury", Princeton University: http://www.princeton.edu./~humcomp/alkhaz.html
Jamal Elias, Amherst College: http://www.amherst.edu/~jjelias/menu.html
[Shahzad Bashir's former page, at Holy Cross is being updated to reflect his new (mabruk!) position at Carelton College].
Barbara Von Schlegell, University of Pennsylvania: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~brvs/
Taffy Bodman's massive filmography at UNC of the Middle East and Islamic World: http://www.lib.unc.edu/cdd/crs/foreign/meiw/films.html
Useful web pages for Religious Studies:
Gene Thursby's tremendous web-page for study of various world religious traditions: http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/gthursby/rel/
Web-page for discussion of theoretical issues in study of mysticism: http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/gthursby/mys/resource.htm
The AAR syllabi project: http://www.wlu.ca/~wwwaar/course_syllabi.html
Academic Institutions focusing on study of Islam and Religious Studies:
Middle East Studies Association: http://w3fp.arizona.edu/mesassoc/
American Academy of Religion: http://www.aarweb.org
American Oriental Society: http://www.umich.edu/~aos/
Islamic Texts (Qur'an, Hadith, etc.) available on-line:
Search Engine for the Qur'an: http://mama.stg.brown.edu/webs/quran_browser/pqform.shtml
Another Word Search Engine for the Qur'an: http://www.orst.edu/groups/msa/quran/search
Introduction to Hadith, and collections of Sunni Hadiths: http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/fundamentals/hadithsunnah/
Useful web page for downloading Arabic fonts for Macintosh:
The Arabic Macintosh, developed by Knut Vikor: http://www.hf.uib.no/smi/ksv/
Sources for books and audio/video material
dealing with Islamic Studies
The state of available material dealing with Islamic studies has indeed improved drastically in the past few years, although there is still room for improvement.
The following list is not intended to include academic presses, which are naturally more well known and available more easily:
Fons Vitae (formerly Islamic Texts Society): Based in Kentucky, they publish many good books dealing with Islamic Studies and Sufism. They are a great source for material from the "Traditionalist" authors such as Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Martin Lings, Titus Burckhardt, Charles Le Gai Eaton, Rene Guenon, etc.
Sufi Books: Located in New York City. Affiliated with the Turkish Sufi order. A tremendous range of books on Sufism and Islamic studies. Also have impressive collection of audio material. They also do sponsor weekly lectures on various aspects of Sufism and spirituality from other religious traditions.
Kazi publication: The largest on-line Muslim bookstore in North America. Based in Chicago.
Oneworld Publication: Based in England. Publisher (and bringing back into print) on many works dealing with Sufism and spirituality, including the recent book of Frank Lewis on Rumi, Roy Mottahedeh's Mantle of the Prophet, and the three volumes of Hertiage of Persian Sufism, edited by Leonard Lewisohn.
Joppa: A fantastic collection of hard to find books dealing with Islamic studies, Middle East, and Near East. They often do have material that can not be found elsewhere, although at times it is a bit pricey!
Bookfinder: The premier used book finding on-line service. It often saves you the separate searches on Abebooks, Alibris, Bilbiofind, etc. Very good, and reliable.
Massive list of publishers on the Middle East: This list is compiled by folks at Columbia University. Some of the links are no longer active, but many good sources here.
Jahan books: Located in Washington, D.C. The best East Coast option for obtaining books in Pesian. Far superior in terms of prices to the other Persian bookstore in D.C. They can also easily obtain books recently published in Iran.
Ketab Books (Sherkat-e Ketab): Located in "Tehr angeles", a.k.a. Westwood. One of five or so bookstores in that area of Los Angeles. Good selection, very friendly service.
Mage books: Publisher of high quality books on Iran, featuring some works of Dick Davis, "Art of Persian Music", Jerome W. Clinton, etc.
Mazda Books: Also publish many good books on various aspects of Iranian history, culture, literatures.
Whitecloud Press: Publisher of many good books on spirituality and Sufism. They have published Michael Sells' masterful translation of the Meccan suras of the Qur'an, titled Approaching the Qur'an, which includes a beautiful CD of 33 tracks of Qur'anic recitations by men and women! (do check out the 33rd track, to which we are particularly attached...)
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