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Islamic thought & science

Welcome - Merhaba - أهلا وسهلا - Hoşgeldiniz - خوش آمدید ! This guide focuses on useful sources for the study of theology, philosophy, sciences and mysticism in the Islamic World. It is tailored to the courses offered by the McGill Institute of Islamic S


Online -- A very detailed article by Annemarie Schimmel on history of Sufism, its doctrine and formation of Sufi Orders.

Online -- A comprehensive article on Taawwuf by Leonard Lewisohn, William Chittick,  J.O. Hunwick, Jong, F. de. , and  Radtke, B.

Online -- Encompassing over 5,000 A–Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines, Oxford Islamic Studies Online offers a multi-layered reference experience designed to provide a first stop for anyone needing information and context on Islam.


The Society's Journal is published twice a year, and is sent free to all Members and Fellows. New members receive the Journals for the year in which they join. Libraries and Institutions interested in subscribing to the Journal are welcome to apply for a sample copy to the secretary in the UK. 

On Line -- The Journal of Sufi Studies furnishes an international scholarly forum for research on Sufism. Taking an expansive view of the subject, the journal brings together all disciplinary perspectives. It publishes peer-reviewed articles and book reviews on the historical, cultural, social, philosophical, political, anthropological, literary, artistic and other aspects of Sufism in all times and places. By promoting an understanding of the richly variegated Sufi tradition in both thought and practice and in its cultural and social contexts, the Journal of Sufi Studies makes a distinctive contribution to current scholarship on Sufism and its integration into the broader field of Islamic studies.

The Mawlana Rumi Review publishes articles, reports, review articles and book reviews in English and French. It includes articles on Rumi’s art of story-telling, poetic imagery, theology, spiritual psychology, ecumenism, erotic spirituality, pedagogy, hermeneutics, ethics, epistemology, prophetology, metaphysics, and cosmology, as well as on the heritage of Rumi’s thought in modern and medieval literary history and interpretation and commentary on his works such as the Mathnawi and Divan-i Shams-i Tabriz.


Allama Iqbal Poetry/Shayari in Urdu, Roman Urdu & English Translations. Largest Poems & Ghazals Collection of Kalam-e-Iqbal. is the activity of the American Institute of Masnavi Studies (AIMS) on the Internet. It is run by Dr. Ibrahim Gamard. It is a comprehensive site on Rumi's Mathnawi.

This web site passes on news and announcements of events, and provides information about publications on Ibn 'Arabi. It has over 150 translations and articles republished from the Society's Journal and other sources.

Dr. Alan Godlas's website on Sufism.



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