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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 …


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. …


Hanbali Resource

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


Googling Ibn Majid

One of the most famous Arab navigators is the Omani Ahmad b. Majid, who flourished in the latter half of the 15th …


Handbook of Sufi Studies

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


Arabic Dictionaries Online

In 1981, while visiting Egypt for a consulting assignment with USAID, I purchased the old Cairo edition of the massive dictionary Tāj …


Pierre Cachia 1921-2017

Pierre Cachia 1921-2017 Pierre Cachia slipped away peacefully on 1st April, a few days shy of his 96 th birthday, surrounded by …


Sadiq al-Azm (1934-2016)

The loss of a true intellectual. May he rest in peace as the world he loved continues to spiral in conflict.

Onomasticon Arabicum

Onomasticon Arabicum (OA) is a long-living database project. This new online-version informs on more than 15000 scholars and celebrities from the first …