Please consider carefully whether there is an appropriate category for your website. In particular, we will not consider greetings cards, clip-art, or screen-savers in this group of categories.For websites about the Arts in Islam.
Please note that greeting cards sites are not accepted in these categories.For informational websites about Muslim feasts and festivals, and about calculating dates by the lunar Islamic calendar.
Please submit only sites selling Islamic related products.There is currently no description created for this category.
This category contains sites which, because of their content, language, terminology, or depth, are more suitable for users who already have a relatively advanced understanding or knowledge of Islam.
Sites submitted to this category should present Islam in a way to inform and welcome those who are unfamiliar with Islam. Sites should not be specific for one sect or devoted to the teachings of one scholar. They should have sufficient information to be of value to someone seeking a broad view of the religion and have some depth in its history, beliefs and/or requirements. This is not the place for personal pages, "why I am a Muslim" pages, or pages aimed at one nationality.Invitation to Islam, or Dawah, refers to introducing the faith to those who are not familiar with it. Islam is a universal religion, all are welcome in it and all are equal in the sight of God.
A key concept in understanding Liberal Islam is ijtihad (from the root jahada, to struggle, endeavour, strive, take pains; the same root as "jihad"). The term has developed to mean the use of independent judgement on legal or theological questions.
Understanding of the term is coloured by history and theology.
The Islam: Meditation category consists of websites regarding the topic and a link to the subcategory of Sufi Tradition. If your site relates specifically to a particular religious style of meditation (other than that of Islam), please use that category''s submission link. Only sites containing information regarding meditation as it pertains to Islam and is practiced therein should be submitted here.Meditation is a practice with wide reaching roots in many religions. In Islam, meditation is most widely in the form of the five daily prayes. But, meditation is enjoined in the night hours in prayer as well. Meditation for the Muslim provides means to forming a link with the spiritual self as one seeks a deeper connection with Allah. As this connection deepens and becomes more permanent, we become better acquainted with our inner selves and motivations.
Please consider whether your site might be better placed in an appropriate linked category.
In particular, please note that only organizations with an international focus will be listed here. Local and national organizations may be considered for listing in Islam/By Region, and/or in a locality in a Regional category.
Over the centuries, a number of distinctive expressions of Muslim faith and practice have emerged, within both the Sunni and Shia traditions. Some have grown to have a clear and separate identity, others have remained more or less within the Sunni/Shia traditions.
- Please help the ODP represent fairly and positively the wealth of experience and belief which has developed over the centuries. We recognize and seek to represent (but make no judgement on) the diversity of the Muslim community, and their different interpretations of faith and practice.
- If you wish to submit a website critical of/hostile of a particular group, may we suggest that a more appropriate category may be found within the directory for your own religious tradition, or in one of the Opposing Views categories.
This category is for sites about these diverse groups.
Please ensure sites submitted present information which is informative and educational on the topic of Sufism. Sites which are most relevent to subcategory of "Chats and Forums," or, "Sufism/Meditation," or, " Sufism/Organizations," or, "Sufism/Shopping," or, "Sufism/Teachers" should be submitted under those sub categories.Sufism is Love based Islamic mysticism. It is an intrinsic part of Religion stressing the relation between God and His creations.