Tag: Islamic Texts

Source for Arabic pdfs

Here is a very useful source for downloading pdfs of Arabic texts on a wide range of subjects. Check it out here: https://ebook.univeyes.com/disciplines

Researching Islamic Manuscripts

Mahmoud Zaki has assembled a major resource on sources for the study of Islamic manuscripts, including links to major digital collections and publications. It can be accessed here….

New Studies on History of Yemen

Practising Community in Urban and Rural Eurasia (1000–1600): Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, eds. Fabian Kümmeler, Judit Majorossy, and Eirik Hovden (Brill Publishing, November 20…

H-Egypt Network

There is a new resource regarding the study of Egypt from the start of the Islamic era until the present at H-Egypt.

Online Books in Halle

At least 337 Books published in Germany on Islam and history of the Middle East are available to read online or download. Most are in German but a…

al-Qazwini Manuscript

check it out here…

Hanbali Resource

This is a useful source with pdfs of books from and about the Hanbali school. including a number by Ibn al-Jawzi.

Varisco on the Baghdadi Ratl

On Thursday, July 8 , 2021 (4 pm Berlin time, 10 am New York time) I will be giving an online presentation on my search for the metric…

Apostasy and the Prophet

There is an excellent discussion of the origins and extent of apostasy laws in Islamic contexts by Dr. Ahmet Kuru,  Porteous Professor of Political Science at San Diego…

Muslim Women Hadith Scholars

The image of an Islamic scholar engaged in memorization, collection or engagement with the many traditions (hadith, singular) of the Prophet Muhammad is invariably that of a male….

Handbook of Sufi Studies

Brill has recently published a Handbook of Sufi Studies. One of the editors, Alexander Knysh, discusses the new volume here.

Marvels and Wonders: Al-Qazwini and Beyond

There is a fascinating talk on Youtube by Travis Zadeh on marvels and wonders in Islamic texts, especially the many versions of al-Qazwini.

The Al-Khalidi Library in Jerusalem

There is a recent article in the Arab News on the Al-Khalidi library in Jerusalem. You can also visit the website of the library here. I attach the…

David King on Islamic Astronomy

The historian of Islamic astronomy and mathematics, Dr. David King, recently gave a fascinating lecture at the Furqan Foundation in London. Here is the Youtube video of the…

al-Juwayni on Islamic Law

David R. Vishanoff has recently published online A Critical Edition, English Translation, and New Commentary on Imām al‑Ḥaramayn al-Juwaynī’s Leaflet on the Sources of Law (Kitāb al‑Waraqāt fī…

Al-Nuwayri on the Pleasures of Life

A post about the famous 14th century Mamluk text of al-Nuwayri, with a new English translation of excerpts from this classic compendium now available.

Advanced Course in Arabic Manuscript Studies

Scholars, Scribes, and Readers: An Advanced Course in Arabic Manuscript Studies6-10 June 2016, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK The Islamic Manuscript Association, in cooperation with Camb…

Arabic Papyrology Database

Andreas Kaplony, H-Mideast-Medieval, Saturday, January 2, 2016 The Arabic Papyrology Database (APD) team wishes you a happy New Year. Our present: new, handy features implemented in the APD…

MenaLib Site

MENALib is a major resource for find e-texts, manuscripts, etc.

Digital Islamic Humanities Project

The Digital Islamic Humanities Project at Brown University is pleased to announce its third annual conference, titled “Distant Reading and the Islamic Archive,” which will be held on…

Conference on Qisas al-Anbiya

For details on the conference, click here.

Jinn and Toxic

Rustam fighting a Jinn from a medieval Islamic manuscript Anyone who has read about Aladdin knows about the genie in a lamp. The English term “genie” stems from…

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