Current; the Encyclopaedia of the Qur??n Online is an encyclopaedic dictionary of Qur??nic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within Qur??nic studies. The Encyclopaedia of the Qur??n Online is the first comprehensive, multivolume reference work on the Qur??n to appear in a western language, and includes direct access to 62 early printed western Qur??ns online and the Electronic Qur??n Concordance.
Current; the Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online comprehensively covers all aspects of Arabic languages and linguistics. It is interdisciplinary in scope and represents different schools and approaches in order to be as objective and versatile as possible. The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online is cross-searchable and cross-referenced, and is equipped with a browsable index. All relevant fields in Arabic linguistics, both general and language specific are covered and the Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online includes topics from interdisciplinary fields, such as anthropology, psychology, sociology, philosophy, and computer science.
Current; Oxford Islamic Studies Online is a comprehensive reference center with a global perspective and is a source of timely, reliable, and accessible information on the history, peoples, beliefs, individuals, and cultures that constitute the world of Islam. The site includes two essential English-language interpretations of the Qur'an, the first electronic version of the standard Concordance used by English-speaking scholars around the world, and primary source documents. Special features and tools include timelines, Qur'an Verse Look-up, a Date Converter for Western and Islamic calendar dates, and more.
The Masnavi is the great masterpiece of Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi, who lived in the 13th century. The Masnavi consists of mainly of sufi teaching stories with profound mystical interpretations. This site also has information about the Whirling Prayer Ceremony (Sema) and the International Mevlana Foundation led by the hereditary leader of all Mevlevi sufis, the 22nd generation direct descendent of Mawlana Rumi and the 33rd Maqâm-i Chelebi. Below is a photo of Mevlana Rumi's tomb in Konya, Turkey.