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Sunni & Shi'a

Al-Fiqh al-Akbar: An Accurate Translation

Translation of jurist Abu Hanifa's classic (1st c. AH) statement of Sunni beliefs.

Foundations of Islamic Belief

Translation of 12th c. CE masterpiece of Sunni philosopher-theologian al-Ghazali on the principles of Sunni faith.

Sermons, Letters & Sayings of Ali ibn Talib

Collected works of the first Shi'ite Imam.

Shiite Anthology

Translation of introduction to Shi'a thought by noted authority M. H. Tabatabai.

The Sunni-Shi'a Divide

White paper on the history of friction between the dominant movements in Islam & its significance for modern international affairs (posted by Council on Foreign Relations).



International Association of Sufism

California based forum founded by Seyedeh Nahid Angha to foster dialog among Sufis & spread knowledge of its principles & values posts informative articles on Sufism & supports the Institute for Sufi Studies.

International Mevlana Foundation

Official website of the Mevlevi order of whirling dervishes, descendants of the 13th c. Anatolian mystic, Mevlana Celaddin-i Rumi, posts a brief biography & introduction to his works & analysis of the sema (dervishes' whirling dance).

Nimatullahi Sufi Order

14th century order's introduction to Sufi principles, practices & music.

Sufi Traditions

Zos Imos' overview of the history, tenets & practices of the Sufi orders (posted by The Gnosis Archive).

Sufism, an Inquiry

Quarterly journal maintains archives of on-line articles relating to the principles, practice, history, psychology, art & literature of Sufism as well a the relation of Sufi philosophy to science [published by International Association of Sufism].

Sufism's Many Paths

Alan Godlas' hypertext essay on sufism, notable sufis, sufi orders & their shaykhs provides the most detailed, up-to-date introduction to the Sufi way on the internet. Recommended as a gateway for serious academic research.

Uwaiysi Tarighat

Website devoted to the way of legendary Yemeni sufi master maintains archive of articles.


Modern Movements

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community 

Official international website of controversial Pakistani reform movement presents a biography of its founder (Hadhrat Ahmad), a brief history, on-line library & replies to Ahmadiyyat opponents. 

Analysis Wahhabism

Interviews with Muslims & scholars about the history & teaching of the reactionary movement founded by the 18th c. Arabian,  Mohammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab Najdi (posted by PBS Frontline).

Islam Denounces Anti-Semitism

Turkish author Harun Yahya's articles against ethnic hatred & racism.

Islam Denounces Terrorism

Turkish author Harun Yahya's contribution to the war on terrorism includes a free download of his book.

Muslim Coalition Against Terrorism

 American Muslim organization founded in the wake of the events of 9/11/01 to counter violence with education.

Muslims Condemn Terrorist Attacks

Catalog of links to Muslim webpages rejecting terrorist tactics.

Who Are the Taliban?

Laura Hayes surveys the political history, cultural roots, & religious agenda of the reactionary militant movement that controlled Afghanistan from 1996-2002. Includes a detailed time-line of major events from 1979-2004 & background information on movement's founder & ties to Saudi Arabia's conservative Wahhabis (posted by InfoPlease)

The Islamic Traditions of Wahhabism and Salafiyya

2008 white paper on the history & principles of the ultra-conservative Saudi reform movement (posted by the Congressional Research Service).

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