An authoritative online resource, Oxford Islamic Studies Online brings together the best current scholarship in the field and promotes accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. This fully integrated resource features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics and culture, and will be regularly updated as new content is commissioned and approved under the guidance of the editor in chief, John L Esposito.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online offers:

  • over 6,000 articles from major Oxford reference works covering all aspects of the Islamic world, including The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, The Islamic World: Past and Present, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World and more
  • Qur’anic studies resources, including two major English translations of the Qur’an alongside the first and only electronic version of Hannis Kassis' Concordance of the Qur’an which links English words and their corresponding transliterated Arabic terms to the Qur’an texts 
  • detailed topical scholarly articles from The Oxford History of Islam and question-and-answers from What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam 
  • biographies – hundreds of entries on the men and women who have made an impact on the Islamic world over the centuries 
  • visual, geographic and social perspectives on global Islam, including maps, illustrations, dynastic tables and demographic charts 
  • more than 250 primary source documents including speeches, statements and key perspectives from scholars, with editorial commentaries 
  • timelines documenting major events in Islamic history and general world history in context 
  • glossary of Islamic terms and concepts to aid research 
  • editorially selected links to authoritative websites 

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