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Islam: The Caliphate     View
Introduction to "the political and military succession to Muhammad" after his death in 632. Features a brief description of the system of government ruled by patriarchal caliphs (relatives and followers of Muhammad), Abu Bakr, 'Umar, and 'U ...

Muslim Americans: Middle Class and Mostly Mainstream     View
Results, released in May 2007, of the "first-ever nationwide random survey of American Muslims ... [which] probed religious practices, political views and demographic background." Features key findings from the survey of about 1,000 Muslim ...

The Partisans of Ali: A History of Shia Faith and Politics     View
This five-part series looks "at the origins of the Sunni-Shia split in Islam, the religious and historical differences, how Iran became Shiite, and how conflicts involving Shiism have made an impact beyond the Middle East." Discusses origin ...

What Is Ashura?     View
Provides an explanation of the "day of Ashura [which] is marked by Muslims as a whole, but for Shia Muslims it is a major religious festival which commemorates the martyrdom at Karbala of Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammad. It falls on ...

Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet     View
Companion to a 2002 Public Broadcasting System (PBS) program about the legacy of Muhammad, "the merchant, husband, father, statesman and warrior whom [Muslims] consider the final prophet." Includes a timeline, material about the Hajj ( ...

CBC News InDepth: Islam     View
Collection of background articles and FAQs on Islam, covering questions about the history of Islam, Ramadan, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca known as hajj, the Sunni and Shia belief groups, Wahhabi Islam, the fatwa ("an opinion delivered by a le ...

Encyclopaedia of the Orient     View
A reference tool allowing searches on anything concerning the Arabic World, "built on the idea that improved knowledge between the Muslim world and the countries of Europe and North America was extremely important both for the people suffering from m ...

Understanding Islam     View
At this site they "present the explanation of Islam only in the light of the Qur'an and the Sunnah of the Prophet" This site also posts discussions, articles, links to other sites and a translation of the Qur'an.

Turkey's Tigers     View
Companion website to a 2006 documentary about developments in Turkey, a country that historically "has been run by a stridently secular business and political elite struggling to align itself with the Western world, while its pious Muslims have ...

Can Secular Democracy Survive in Turkey?     View
This May 2007 article examines "growing doubts among Turks that democracy can thrive in their country and increasing worries that Islam is playing a larger, and possibly harmful, role in politics." Accompanying survey data covers opinions a ...



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