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mutūn: “The mutūn project looks to empower non-technical users by facilitating access both to thousands of digitized Arabic texts and to natural language processing tools specifically designed for Arabic. Building off of the pioneering work of the Open Islamic Texts Initiative (OpenITI) and the KITAB project in collecting and curating a meta-corpus of over 13,000… CONTINUE READING

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CLJ: “The CLJ Legal Network Sdn Bhd (199001000794) (192353-V) is an independent, fully Malaysian-owned, legal publishing company employing the Internet as its medium of delivery.”

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Islamic Theology is a library reference page prepared by Chris Strauber (Boston College Libraries) that compiles primary and secondary sources relating to Islamic theology and law.

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Lane’s Arabic-English Lexicon “is a major Arabic-English dictionary based on 112 sources, mostly medieval ones, along with al-Zabidi’s Taj al-Aroos.”

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LexiQamus is a subscription-based “dictionary that gives you a list of Ottoman words through a special software, based on the letters you enter in different parts of the word and the parts you cannot read, and gives you a list of results that meet these conditions.”

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Al-Waqāʾiʿ al-Miṣriyya online: “The ‘Digital Cairo’ sub-project of La fabrique du Caire moderne program is happy to announce that it financed the digitization of early issues of the Egyptian official gazette, held in the French National Library (Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF). Starting with n. 3 (Jumādā al-Ākhar 1244 – January 1829), these early issues… CONTINUE READING

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Arabic Romanization ALA-LC  “achieves 90% accuracy (ignoring capitalization errors) and 84% exact match accuracy” in Romanizing Arabic texts.

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Salaam Gateway Infograhpics is “[t]he leading source of information on Halal Industries, Islamic Finance & Lifestyle.”

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Keeping the Faith: An Index of State Prison Policies on Religion “is an interactive database of prison policies for common Islamic religious practices. Muslim Advocates built this database by obtaining, often through open records requests, data relating to religious practice in state prisons across the country.”

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The Sharia and Islamic Law: An Introduction, published by the the University of Edinburgh, and available on Future Learn, is a regularly-offered online course on “Sharia and Islamic law, and […] the diverse roles they play in Muslim life.”