A weekly list introducing two online resources of Islamic law, ranging from e-archives to e-libraries, from digitized personal collections to online depositories of first and secondary sources on Islamic law
Mamluk Bibliography Online: Primary Sources is part of an ongoing project at the University of Chicago, compiling legal opinions issued under the Mamlūk era. Mamluk Bibliography Online: Secondary Sources is part of an ongoing project at the University of Chicago, compiling secondary literature on the Mamlūk era.
Al-Tafsir is “a completely free, non-profit website providing access to the largest and greatest online collection of Qur’anic Commentary (tafsir or tafseer), translation, recitation and essential resources in the world.” Al-Bab is an online repository of commentary on recent developments in the Arab world.
General Sources on Islam, prepared by Aslihan Bulut, is a research guide maintained by the Arthur W. Diamond Law Library at Columbia University that includes a list of encyclopedias, periodicals, and research guides on Islam and Islamic law. The Tanzil Project is “a Quranic project launched in 2007 to produce a highly verified Unicode Quran… CONTINUE READING
Islamic Family Law is a “website [that] remains accessible for archival purposes, and for whatever value or resources viewers may find in it. Please bear in mind that Prof. An-Na‘im is no longer able to continue updating, revising, or changing the content of this site. Enjoy your journey through!” Finding the Law: Islamic Law (Sharia)… CONTINUE READING
Islamic Law: Main is a “[g]uide to Islamic law resources in the C J Koh Law Library [at the National University of Singaporte] as well as open access resources. Islamic Law : Treatises and Research Guides “is a brief guide to selected University of Wisconsin campus and electronic resources for research in Islamic law.”
The Quranic Arabic Corpus is “an annotated linguistic resource which shows the Arabic grammar, syntax and morphology for each word in the Holy Quran. The corpus provides three levels of analysis: morphological annotation, a syntactic treebank and a semantic ontology.” The Koran “is an electronic version of The Holy Qur’an, an English translation published in 1983 by Tahrike Tarsile… CONTINUE READING
World Legal Information Institute (WLII) has a dedicated “Islamic countries” webpage with links to laws and caselaw of Muslim-majority countries across the world. The D’Angelo Law Library at the University of Chicago Law School has a dedicated webpage with a list of some of the most well-known English-language “Islamic Law [s]tudy [a]ids.”
MagIran is and index to Persian language newspapers and periodicals. The Arab Center for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Education (ACIHL) maintains a website with links to different texts produced by ACIHL. The texts are in English, Arabic, and French.
Global Press Archive is “a program that embraces an unprecedented variety of global news publications, presented in full-image and full-text format optimized for scholarly use.” KotobArabia is “the first online e-bookstore that specializes exclusively in Arabic content. [Its] mission is to create a single web-based source for Arabic literature, knowledge and wisdom, and to make… CONTINUE READING
Dar al-Mandumah, an access-required compilation of Arabic-language secondary literature, “provides access to a series of databases with full-text content of Arabic scientific conferences, dissertations, and academic journals from 1921 to present day.” Cambridge Archive Editions “(formerly published by Cambridge University Press and now an imprint of East View Press) presents a wealth of historical reference materials… CONTINUE READING