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- An interactive database for the study of Islamic Culture, particularly in the early centuries. Includes maps, articles, biographies and a timeline.
Gregorian -- Hijri Date Converter
- Online conversion tool to convert between western and Muslim calendars; includes background information on the Hijri system.
Internet Islamic History Sourcebook
- A categorized listing of links to aspects of the history of Islam; also includes translations of source texts, and articles.
- An article on the history of Islam, from the early community, to the 20th century resurgence. Taken from the Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion, ed. Robert Wuthnow (1998).
Islam, 622 AD - present
- A susbstantial and detailed perspective on the history of Islam, by Kelley L Ross, Los Angeles Valley College, California.
- Historical review of the Muslim contribution to humanity and Islamic Civilization. Gives biographies of scientists and describes their contributions and influence on European thought and discoveries.
Islamic History in Arabia and Middle East
- An extended essay on the history of Middle Eastern Islam, from the time of Mohammed to the 20th century.
- An interactive presentation by the Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation (UK) explores Islamic achievements and contributions to science, technology and civilisation.
Muslims and Medical History
- Articles about the history of Islamic medicine and the contributions of Muslim physicians (including Avicenna, Al-Razi, Al-Zahrawi, and Ibn Al-Nafis); also includes some primary sources.
PBS : Islam, Empire of Faith
- A companion site to the PBS television series "Islam: Empire of Faith", which presented the history of Islam from the time of Muhammad to the Ottoman sultans. Includes educational resources, interactive timeline, and articles on Islam and Muslim culture.
What is Islam?
- A brief history of Islam, and of the development of Muslim culture.
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