General resources on Islamic religion and culture

Web sites from Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World, by Carl W. Ernst (University of North Carolina Press, 2003)

Upcoming Events on the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations in the NC Triangle area

Islamopedia Online, a public web-based resource on contemporary Islamic thought and religious opinion

Sources on Islam (Internet Medieval Sourcebook)

Middle East History (University of Chicago Library)

The Middle East North Africa Internet Resource Guide (University of Utah)


Islamic dynasties (Islamic Arts and Architecture Organization)

Reading suggestions on Islam

Calendar converters from Muslim hijri to Gregorian dates

Special topics

Arabic, Persian, and Urdu books and language resources

Arabic and Persian: Scripts and Manuscripts

Architecture: Panoramic views of Ottoman architecture

Hadith literature

Islamic Coins Group and Islamic Coin Cabinet

Islamophobia

Music of Sufism: a brief discography

Music and poetry of Islamic Spain

Novels from largely Muslim countries

Regional Islamic Cultures: South and Southeast Asia

Ritual Islam: Audiovisual resources

Academic study of Islam

Information for Graduate Applicants in Islamic Studies at UNC

Islamic studies in Ph.D. Programs in Religious Studies

"The Study of Religion and the Study of Islam" by Carl Ernst

"Changing Approaches to Islamic Studies in the U.S."
(PowerPoint with Arabic subtitles; Turkish version)

American Academy of Religion

Middle East Studies Association

Religious Freedom Education Project at the Newseum

The Qur'an

The Qur'an: Resources for Study

UNC Qur'an controversy (Summer Reading Program 2002)

UNC resources

The Ellen-Fairbanks D. Bodman Collection of Middle Eastern and IslamicWorld Films (UNC Library Media Resource Center)

Islamic Art and Architecture (UNC's Sloane Art Library)

Related web sites

Interviews, op-ed, and other articles by Carl Ernst

"Interpreting the Song of Songs: The Paradox of Spiritual and Sensual Love"

Song of Songs: Erotic Love Poetry, by Judith Ernst

Recommended Academic Blogs on Religion, Islam, and the Middle East

Religion dispatches - Gary Laderman (Emory University), Linell Cady (Arizona State University)

Virtually Islamic: Research and News about Islam in the Digital Age
 - Gary Bunt (University of Wales - Lampeter)

Informed Comment - Juan Cole (University of Michigan)

History News Network - Mark Levine (University of California-Irvine) 

Tabsir: Insight on Islam and the Middle East - Daniel Varisco (Hofstra University) and other contributors

Qifa Nabki, A Lebanese Political Blog - Elias Muhanna (Brown University)

Windows on Iran - Fatemeh Keshavarz (Washington University - St. Louis)

Syria Comment - Joshua Landis (University of Oklahoma)

The Immanent Frame: Secularism, Religion and the Public Sphere (Social Science Research Council)





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