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All inclusive website that includes a Virtual Mosque, a Center for Islamic Arts, a Media & News Center, an Al-Islam CyberTV Network, a Chat & Discussion Center, an Islamic Organizations Database (US), an Ask the Imam section, a Muslim World Journey resource center, and an Information Booth among many other resources and links.
The site describes itself as "An open door to the Arab world". From the "about" page: "Al-Bab aims to introduce non-Arabs to the Arabs and their culture. Western explorers of the 18th and 19th centuries portrayed the Arab world as a strange, exotic and sometimes terrifying place. Al-Bab seeks to portray the Arab world neither as an object of fear nor as a cultural curiosity – fascinating though it may be. It tries to look beyond the strange or exotic, to show the Arab world as it is and to explain, as simply as possible, how it has become what it is. It tries to seek out the points of interaction with other cultures rather than the differences; the ways in which the Arab world has influenced other cultures or been influenced by them. It tries, too, to celebrate the achievements of Arab culture and to discuss its failings openly. Al-Bab consists mainly of links to other sites and pages on the internet but also contains some original material. The links are presented in an organized, structured way which is intended to make information easy to find.
This is an electronic version of The Holy Qur'an, translated by M.H. Shakir and published by Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an, Inc., in 1983. The text was provided by the Online Book Initiative and subsequently marked up at the HTI in SGML. Like all the versions of this text derived from the Online Book Initiative, it is not free from errors. We will strive to correct any errors pointed out to us.
From the website: "The Encyclopaedia of the Orient is a one-stop online resource which covers all countries and cultures between Mauritania in the west and Iran in the east, Turkey in the north and Sudan in the south. It is exactly what the name indicates, an encyclopaedia. And even better, you will never come to a page that suddenly tells you that you can't get any further unless you pay for a subscription. Everything is free. This time, and the next time you come back! The only change is that the next time you visit us, you will find more information. The Encyclopaedia of the Orient grows all the time.
The Encyclopaedia contains original material. What you read here is written for this publication, only. The content is updated on a weekly basis, and as long as the world does not change too quickly for our small staff, you will always find the freshest information here. The Encyclopaedia of the Orient has articles that aim at both the high school and university level student.