Record Number : 37931 of 13452

Title : al-Meshkat

Description :
The al-Meshkat website is an Islamic portal with an important collection of electronic copies of Islamic books in Arabic, including many classical texts in the traditional Islamic branches of learning. The main page provides links to the discussion forum; collections of fatwas organised by topic; the virtual library; articles on Islamic principles, education and the family; essays and research in the traditional Islamic sciences; and a search function that allows users to search all sections of the website. The interface and content are in Arabic.

Of most interest to researchers will be the virtual library, which is a repository of over 3,000 Islamic texts available as word or zipped files. Users can navigate the library by subject or through an author or title search. The record for each book includes a brief summary. Major subjects include: biographies of the Prophet; tafsir (Qur'anic exegesis); Qur'anic recitation; the Hadith and Sunna (traditions of the Prophet); Islamic jurisprudence; fatwas; Islamic history; Arabic language; and the writings of figures like Ibn Taymiyyah and Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abd-al-Wahhab. There is a small selection of books in English and other languages, including two collections of Hadith. The site has a definite traditionalist Sunni slant to it, but is useful for the large collection of primary and secondary sources that will be of interest to advanced students and researchers in Islamic studies.


Uncontrolled Keywords : Islamic texts; Islamic law; Sunnism; Qur'an; Quran; Hadith; tafsir; fiqh

Controlled Keywords : Islam; Koran; Sunni ;

Language : ara;

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