Oxford Islamic Studies Online provides nearly 6000 entries from esteemed Oxford works, including the recently published Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, and more; primary source documents with editorial commentary provide historical context for important events and major figures in the history of Islam; learning resources include thematic guides, lesson plans, bibliographies, a glossary, and other useful tools; and images and maps provide visual perspectives on global Islam and its historical development.
The site contains some 1,000 biographies of the men and women who have made an impact on the Islamic world over the centuries.
The Qur’an is made accessible by means of numerous tools, with references to Qur’anic chapters and verses linked to the Qur’an; a verse look-up tool, and for in-depth study, two interpretations: The Qur’an, a modern prose version from M.A.S. Abdel Haleem, and the classic verse edition from A.J. Arberry, The Koran Interpreted. Either text can be studied alone, side by side, or in combination with the first electronic version of Hanna Kassis' A Concordance of the Qur’an, a unique and valuable reference that links English words and their corresponding transliterated Arabic terms to passages, chapters and verses in the Qur'an.
There are two timelines to provide reference and context on the history of Islam and its role in global affairs. The primary timeline documents over 1,000 historic moments in Islamic history—births, deaths, reigns, wars—with links to related content within the site. The timeline of Islamic history can be viewed alone, or side-by-side with a timeline of general world history events at corresponding periods.
September 9, 2013