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Subject: Islam FAQ (Part 12/15): Other Islamic Resource Guides on Internet

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Copyright 1993,1994,1995 Asim Mughal (mughal@caltech.edu) Redistribution for profit, or in altered content/format prohibited without explicit written permission of the author. Any other redistribution must include this copyright notice and attribution. Frequently Asked Questions: Part 12 ___________________________________ This message is automatically posted to 'soc.religion.islam' every month and when updated. This lists answers to most commonly asked questions on the forum. Contributions & changes are requested and should be directed to: mughal@caltech.edu OVERVIEW: The Frequently Asked Questions document for Islam has been divided in parts. Below is the index. Part 1 - Welcome & Index Part 2 - Info on Islamic News Groups Part 3 - Introduction to Islam Part 4 - God & Worship Part 5 - Islam, Quran & Muhammad (PBUH) Part 6 - Marriage Laws in Islam Part 7 - Women In Islam Part 8 - Life after Death, Moral System & Human rights in Islam Part 9 - Islam: Prophethood, Jesus & Trinity Part 10 - Islam: Farrakhism & Malcom X Part 11 - Islamic Internet Guide: Islamic Resources on Internet Part 12 - Other Islamic Resource Guides on Internet Part 13 - Islamic Literature: Books & Video Part 14 - Islamic Calendar & Prayer Time Table for 1994 Part 15 - Misc: List of Halal Foods ________________________________________________________ PART 12: Other Islamic Resource Guides on Internet Contents --Articles-- 1. Introduction .............................................................. 2. Cyber Muslim 2.0 .......................................................... 3. Islamic Resource Guide .................................................... --Announcements-- 4. Archive Info .............................................................. 5. Credits ................................................................... Articles ..................................................................... 1. Introduction .............................................................. AssalaamOalaikum, It is a pleasure to note that there are other brothers who have also done an excellent job of making information pertaining to Islam & Muslims available on voluntary basis. Each internet guide compiled has its own unique flavor. Specifically, CyberMuslim informs us of Muslim forums and organizations on internet while Islamic Resource guide emphasizes on the quran, hadith, prayer and miscellaneous software packages available. In this section of FAQ, both CyberMuslim & Islamic Resource Guide have been included verbatim with permission from the authors. Both guides are also available independently on Caltech MSA FTP Site-1- (ftp.cco.caltech.edu dir:/pub/calmsa). Jazakallah Khairun. 2. Cyber Muslim 2.0 .......................................................... #*-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=* #* (* * #* Mas'ood Cajee's * #* CYBERMUSLIM 2.0 * #* >>>The Guide to Islamic Resources on the Internet<<< * #* * #* AS LISTED IN ED KROL'S "WHOLE INTERNET CATALOG" * #* AND OTHER FINE RESOURCE GUIDES TO THE INTERNET! * #*-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=* Compiled by Mas'ood Cajee [mcajee@aardvark.ucs.uoknor.edu], 7 April 94. Additions/comments welcome. Copyleft (c) Mas'ood Cajee 1994. Permission to reprint & distribute granted only if this heading included, and maintainer notified. This list is available via: gopher://latif.com:70/ >ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/mcgee/african/islam/cybermuslim.guide >mail://mcajee@aardvark.ucs.uoknor.edu >http://www.uoknor.edu/www/ou_info/mc_info.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------ PURPOSE: to list resources available on the Internet that contain a significant amount of information related to Islam & Muslims. AUDIENCE: this file is useful for educators, scholars, and students of the Muslim World. ASSUMPTIONS: to access the information sources listed here you must have access to and know how to use anonymous ftp,telnet, e-mail, gopher, usenet, and www. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<TABLE OF CONTENTS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Section =1= INTERNET/BITNET MAILING LISTS Listservs, Publications, and Discussion Groups Section =2= ANONYMOUS FTP SITES Quran Sites Sites for Software, Graphics, etc. Section =3= TELNET/GOPHER/WWW SITES Section =4= USENET GROUPS Section =5= ORGANIZATIONS ON-LINE Section =6= INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIVITY Internet Links in CyberMuslimLand Section =7= BIBLIOGRAPHY ------------------------------------------------------------------------ <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<Section 1: INTERNET/BITNET MAILING LISTS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------ (The Internet has revolutionised the way people can communicate and discuss Muslim, Arab, and Third World issues. Using e-mail, anyone can tap into the wealth of information that exists. This section includes lists or services that require only e-mail.) //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: AFRICAN NEWS & INFO SERVICE Content: Daily News about and from Africa. Maintainer: Faraz Rabbani (frabbani@epas.utoronto.edu) How to Subscribe: send this one line message to LISTSERV@UTORONTO.BITNET SUBSCRIBE AFRICA-N Your_Full_Name //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: ALGERIA-NET Content: News and discussion of Algeria. How to Subscribe: send this one line message to algeria-net-request@monte.svec.uh.edu SUBSCRIBE ALGERIA-N Your_Full_Name //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: ALGERIA NEWS LIST Content: News about Algeria in French and some English. How to Subscribe: send this one line message to listserv@gwuvm.gwu.edu SUBSCRIBE ALGNEWS Your_Full_Name //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of service: ALJAZIRAH-LIST@CS.WASHINGTON.EDU Content: Discuss issues of interest to students from Saudi Arabia, and Arab Gulf countries in general, studying in the US and Europe. The issues to be discussed include (but are not limited to) problems pertaining to one's studies and one's life in a different society, student and community activities, etc. Maintainer: badr@cs.washington.edu How to Subscribe: send a message to Aljazirah-list-request@cs.washington.edu //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: ARABIC LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE TEACHING Content: Discussion and resources for linguists and teachers of Arabic. How to Subscribe: send e-mail to MAILSERV@vtvm2.cc.vt.edu with the message subscribe ARABIC-L your_full_name //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: AR-RASSED Content: A news and analysis weekly with biting commentary from a Muslim perspective. How to subscribe: send e-mail to EABDELR@UOFT02.UTOLEDO.EDU //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: AWAIR Educator's Network Content: Quarterly on-line newsletter MIDDLE EAST RESOURCES, as well as other informational mailings for pre-collegiate educators from AWAIR, or Arab World and Islamic Resources, Berkeley, California. How to subscribe: send e-mail to awair@igc.apc.org //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: AZERBAIJAN NEWS SERVICE Content: News from Turan News Agency in Baku, Azerbaijan. This list is run by the Azerbaijan Aydinlig Association, Berkeley, California. Maintainer: F. H. Miandoab (farid@mem.odu.edu) How to Subscribe: send e-mail to farid@mem.odu.edu //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: BERITA (MALAYSIAN ISLAMIC LISTSERV) Content: Malay/Islamic issues and topics discussed in Malay & English. Queries: berita-l@vmd.cso.uiuc.edu How to subscribe: send e-mail to LISTSERV@vmd.cso.uiuc.edu with the message: subscribe berita-l your_full_name to receive only islamic topics include the following line: set berita-l topics=IS //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: BOSNET (BOSNIA NETWORK) Content: Bosnet provides an opportunity to exchange ideas & connect members of the Bosnian and Hercegovinian community, as well as all others interested in the current events in RB&H. Features daily news, exchange of relevant information, and calls for action. Back issues and documents are available via FTP at (math.mcgill.ca). Moderators: Nermin Zukic (zukicn@wu2.ul.aecd.ca) Adnan Dzinic (adzinic@sun14.ulsi.uwaterloo.ca) How to Subscribe: send e-mail to zukicn@wu2.ul.aecd.ca //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: EGYPT-NET Content: Lively discussion and news about and from Egypt. How to Subscribe: send a message either to egypt-net-request@das.harvard.edu or egypt-net-request@das.harvard.bitnet with the following subject: EGYPT-NET-REQUEST(ADD) and a message body of >>> (LastName, FirstName) your_e-mail_address //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: HAFTALIK GUNCEL YORUM DERGISI Content: A weekly Net Zine in Turkish. How to Subscribe: send e-mail to LISTSERV@TREARN.BITNET with the message subscribe SENFONI your_full_name //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: HELWA Content: HELWA-L is a list for Malaysian women in the U.S. and Canada. How to Subscribe: send e-mail to LISTSERV@PSUVM.BITNET with the message subscribe HELWA-L your_full_name //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: HISTORY OF ISLAM LISTSERV Content: A mailing list that discusses Islamic history. Queries: ISLAM-L@ULKYVM.BITNET How to Subscribe: send e-mail to LISTSERV@ULKYVM.BITNET with the message subscribe ISLAM-L your_full_name //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: ISLAM BBS Content: A bulletin board accessible by modem only in Chicago area. Archive of Islamic software with mail link to Internet. Sysop: Mohammad Khan (mkhan@nyx.cs.du.edu) (system@islam.chi.il.us) //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: ISLAMIC INFORMATION & NEWS NETWORK Content: A weekly Muslim news service featuring news, essays, and opinion. Owners: Asim Mughal (mughal@iago.caltech.edu) Nauman Mysorewala How to Subscribe: send e-mail to listserv@asuvm.inre.asu.edu, listserv@psuvm.psu.edu, or listserv@asuacad.bitnet with a blank subject and the message subscribe MUSLIMS your_full_name //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: ISLAM-NEWS Content: News related to Islam. Ames, Iowa. Submissions: islam-news@iastate.edu How to subscribe: send e-mail to spectre@iastate.edu //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: ISLAMIC WORLD NEWS Content: World News Updates, Analysis, Book Reviews, Essays, and Readers' Opinions. Issued twice-a-week. A publication of the International Muslim Students Union, Seattle, Washington, USA. Editor: Ahmed E. Souaiaia How to subscribe: send e-mail to imnet2@max.u.washington.edu //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: ITISLAT Content: "It is Arabic Language and Technology". How to Subscribe: send e-mail to LISTSERV@GUVM.BITNET with the message subscribe ITISLAT your_full_name //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: KITAPLAR UZERINE TARTISMA LISTESI Content: Discussion on books in Turkish. How to Subscribe: send e-mail to LISTSERV@GUVM.BITNET with the message subscribe KITAP-L your_full_name //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: LEBANON-NET Content: Discussion and news related to Lebanon. Maintainer: boudi@cumesa.mech.columbia.edu How to Subscribe: send e-mail to leb-net-request@cumesa.mech.columbia.edu //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: MACEDONIAN INFO LIAISON SERVICE Content: News and information about Macedonia. How to Subscribe: send e-mail to mils@gnu.ai.mit.edu //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: MAGHREBIAN SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTE Content: Discussion on science and technology in the Arab World. How to Subscribe: send e-mail to LISTSERV@UIUCVMD.BITNET with the message subscribe MIAST your_full_name //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of service : MSM-NET Content : Majlis Syura Muslimun is a forum for discussion to enhance our knowledge about Islam, to increase our awareness on the current issues that affect our lives, and to share news on Malaysia, its region, and the world. Maintainer and queries: Ainul Lotfi (Abu Umayr) es2047@eng.warwick.ac.uk How to subscribe : send e-mail to msm-net-request@warwick.ac.uk (include your name, institution, and level of study) //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: MALAYSIAN ISLAMIC STUDY GROUP LISTSERV Content: A Malay language mailing list discussing Islamic research. Queries: MISG-L@PSUVM.BITNET How to Subscribe: send e-mail to LISTSERV@PSUVM.BITNET with the message SUBSCRIBE MISG-L your_full_name //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: MIDDLE EAST LIBRARIANS LIST Content: Discussion and forum for Middle East librarians. How to Subscribe: send e-mail to LISTSERV@CORNELL.EDU with the message SUBSCRIBE MELANET your_full_name //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: MIDDLE EAST MUSIC LIST Content: Discussion and information about all aspects of Mideast music. How to subscribe: send e-mail to middle-eastern-music-request@nic.funet.fi //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: MIDDLE EAST WATER LIST Content: Discussion and forum for information and research related to Middle East water resource issues emanating from Israel. How to Subscribe: send e-mail to LISTSERV@TAUNIVM.TAU.AC.IL with the message SUBSCRIBE MEH2O your_full_name //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: MSA LISTSERV Content: Muslim Students Association. How to Subscribe: send e-mail to LISTSERV@psuvm.psu.edu with the message subscribe MSA-L your_full_name //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: MSA NET Content: A moderated list providing a means for MSA chapters to organize at a national level, exchange ideas and information about activities, publicize events, seek help, and advise. Queries: (msa-request@htm3.ee.queensu.ca) How to subscribe: send e-mail to msa-request@htm3.ee.queensu.ca //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: MSA-NEWS Content: News about Islam, Muslims, and the Muslim World. This is a very good list to be on. You will automatically receive many of the other services listed plus more. Maintainer: Rached Zantout (rzantout@magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu) How to Subscribe: send e-mail to msanews-request@magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: MUSLIM BAY NET Content: A list for Muslims in the San Francisco Bay Area to exchange information about activities, events, and other issues. Maintainer: Munes Tomeh (tomeh@ocf.berkeley.edu) How to Subscribe: send e-mail to muslimbaynet-request@ocf.berkeley.edu //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: NEW LIBERATION NEWS SERVICE (NLNS) Content: A grass-roots news service based in Cambridge, Mass. that collects articles from the radical press, and distributes them to more than 100 subscribing papers and also individuals who just like to read the best of the grassroots press every three to four weeks. Some form of financial contribution is urged. Maintainer: (nlns@igc.apc.org) How to Subscribe: send e-mail to nlns@igc.apc.org //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: PAKISTAN NEWS SERVICE Content: News Updates about Pakistan. Queries: Pakistan@asuvm.inre.asu.edu How to Subscribe: send this one line message to listserv@asuvm.inre.asu.edu or listserv@asuacad.BITNET SUB PAKISTAN Your_Full_Name //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: RFE/RL DAILY REPORT Content: A digest of the latest developments in Russia, Transcaucasia and Central Asia, and Central and Eastern Europe. Published Monday through Friday (except German holidays) by RFE/RL Research Institute, a division of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Munich, Germany. Queries: Brian Reed (RI-DC@RFERL.ORG) How to Subscribe: e-mail above address or send this one message to RFERL-L@UBVM.VM.cc.buffalo.edu SUBSCRIBE RFERL-L Your_Full_Name //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: SANAT UZERINE TARTISMA LISTESI Content: The arts in Turkey. 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Maintainer: antbh@strix.udac.uu.se How to subscribe: send e-mail to above address; back-issues available via FTP at ftp.uu.net in doc/politics/umich-poli/SNU //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: SOUTH ASIAN WOMENS NET Content: SOUTH ASIAN WOMENS NET is a discussion group for women from the South Asian countries as well as women from other parts of the world interested in the concerns of South Asian women. This forum is open only to women. How to Subscribe: send e-mail to SAWNET@QICLAB.SCN.RAIN.COM //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: THE TEHRAN NEWS LIST Content: A news list out of Tehran, Iran. How to Subscribe: send this one line message to listserv@irearn.bitnet subscribe IPM-L your_full_name //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: TUNISIA INFORMATION Content: Official news from the Tunisian Information Office in French. 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How to Subscribe: send this one line message to listserv@trmetu.BITNET subscribe INET-TR your_full_name //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: UNIVERSITY MISSION OF TUNISIA NEWS Content: Information and discussion related to academics in Tunisia. How to Subscribe: send this one line message to listserv@gwuvm.BITNET subscribe UMTNEWS your_full_name //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Name of Service: YUNUS, TURKISH TEX USERS GROUP Content: A List for Turkish TeX Users. How to Subscribe: send this one line message to listserv@trmetu.BITNET subscribe YUNUS your_full_name //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ------------------------------------------------------------------------ <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<SECTION 2: ANONYMOUS FTP SITES>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [The Holy QUR'AAN can be downloaded from numerous sites via FTP. Be aware, however, of the translation you are getting. While a majority of sites carry the M.H. Shakir translation, the more accepted Yusuf Ali and M.M. Pickthall translations can be had at <ftp.mcs.kent.edu> and at <cs.bu.edu>. Islamic and Arabic SOFTWARE, along with sounds, graphics, and documents, are also available via FTP. The above-mentioned sites for the Qur'aan are also the best sites for software. An excellent for Islamic and Arab GIFS is <liasun3.epfl.ch>. Resources are listed by Uniform Resource Locater: (protocol://site_name:port/directory/file). THE QUR'AN: UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATERS (URLs) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ftp://ariel.unm.edu/pub/misc ftp://cs.bu.edu/amass/quran ftp://cs.ubc.ca/mirror1/next/Literature/working/ ftp://etlport.etl.go.jp/pub/NeXT/Literature/working/ ftp://ftp.mcs.kent.edu/pub/islam/ ftp://ftp.uu.net/doc/literary/obi/Religion ftp://gatekeeper.dec.com/.8/misc/scripture/quran ftp://nova.cc.purdue.edu/pub/next/Literature/working/ ftp://ocf.berkeley.edu/pub/religion/quran ftp://phoenix.oulu.fi/pub/quran ftp://pinus.slu.se/pub/etext/misc/ ftp://princeton.edu/pub/quran.tar.Z ftp://roxette.mty.itesm.mx/pub/next/Literature/working/ ftp://slopoke.mlb.semi.harris.com/pub/doc/quran ftp://sonata.cc.purdue.edu/pub/next/Literature/working/ ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/docs/books/religious/ ftp://unix.hensa.ac.uk/pub/uunet/doc/literary/obi/Religion/ ftp://uxc.cso.uiuc.edu/pub/quran.tar.Z ISLAMIC & ARABIC SOFTWARE URLs ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ftp://cs.arizona.edu/pub/icon/ QuranRef ftp://cs.bu.edu/amass/ Mac software, sounds, Amer-Arab Scientific Society newsletter ftp://cs.dal.ca/comp.archives/ USENET docs: ftp://cs.ubc.ca/pub/local/arabtex ArabTeX 2.07: ftp://csd4.csd.uwm.edu/pub/bashar/ Arabic&Islamic software,GIFs: ftp://ftp.cse.psu.edu/pub/jamoussi/TSS Tunisian Scientific Society info and documents ftp://ftp.mcs.kent.edu ArabTeX,Kateb,music,GIFs,poetry,software 3. Islamic Resource Guide .................................................... ************************************************************************ The Islamic Computing Resource Guide Release 2.0 December 1992 A Software and Network Resources Directory ************************************************************************ by Basil Hashem <hashem@netcom.com> R E L E A S E N O T E S 2.0 12/10/92 Developed the new format, updated Internet information, added QuranBase Mac, Al-Munad, Alim 1.5, IslamicTimer and re-ordered the sections. 1.1c 7/16/92 Fixed some information regarding the Islamic School. 1.1b 7/12/92 Spell-checked, corrected some miscellaneous information, found a home. 1.1a 6/24/92 Made a couple of corrections on network services, no new entries. 1.1 6/2/92 Added several new software packages and some Internet resources. 1.0a 5/22/92 Fixed a few typographical mistakes. 1.0 5/15/92 Initial release. P R E F A C E After attending the Second International Conference on Computer Technology in Service of Islam in San Jose, CA (April 1992), I decided that there was a need to compile a list of various computing resources available to the Muslim community. This resource guide will serve as a listing for software and major network resources such as electronic mailing lists, forums and newsgroups related to discussion of Islamic topics. I have limited the scope of the guide to software published in the English language in order to maintain a focus and keep the guide at a manageable size. I realize that there are many Arabic language software packages available. I have consciously omitted them. Perhaps someone else will pick up the slack in this area. This guide is provided as a free service to the Muslim community, I did my best to secure its accuracy but in no way do I guarantee its authenticity. Please do not hold me liable for anything. I would also like to thank the many individuals that provided me with much of the information listed here, may Allah reward their efforts. You may distribute this guide electronically as you wish, but if you wish to publish it in any print media, e.g. newsletters or magazines, please contact me first. I will most certainly grant you permission; I simply would like to keep track of how and where this guide is used. Please send any additions, corrections or comments to me via e-mail at hashem@netcom.com. The latest copy of this guide is available via file transfer (FTP) from the AMASS Software Library at Boston University. Thanks go to Abdelsalam Heddaya. Inshallah, you will find this guide useful. S O F T W A R E A. ON-LINE DATABASES - QURAN Al-Quran Database ----------------- A program which displays side-by-side text of the Quran in Arabic and English. Yusuf Ali and M. Pickthall translations. Searchable English text by keyword and subject with Boolean operators. Includes background information about the suras. Complements Al-Hadith Database. Requires: IBM PC or compatible with 512K RAM and 10MB free on a hard disk Price: $99 Islamic Computing Centre Islamic Book Service 73, St. Thomas's Road 10900 W. Washington Street London N4 2QJ U.K Indianapolis, IN 46231-2080 A.K. Barkatulla (317)839-8150/7669 <barkatulla@lampeter.ac.uk> The Alim 1.5 ------------ An Islamic study toolkit which includes: the Quran in Arabic, Yusuf Ali and M. Pickthall Translations and Concordances, Yusuf Ali Commentary, a Transliteration, Sahih Bukhari Hadith, Hadith Qudsi database, Islamic Subjects database, Maududi Sura Information, Chronological History of Islam, Biographies of the Companions of the Prophet, and Islamic Terms Dictionary. Every database is searchable via keywords (with Boolean operators) or by subject, regular expressions, and word series. Background searching and "save search" features. Multiple window operations and GUI menus and dialog boxes. Some of the enhancements in Version 1.5 include support for faster searches and searching in Arabic, sound support (English only) via speech synthesis (with a sound board), a new Sahih Bukhari subjects database, and miscellaneous bug fixes. Requires: IBM PC or compatible with 512K RAM, 1.5MB to 15MB free on a hard disk and EGA or better display for Arabic Price: $99 (less for upgrades from Version 1.0) Speech Synthesis Module - $24.95 ISL Software Corp. IQRA Bookcenter (800)397-5561/(512)690-5973 (800)521-4272 Holy Quran (English) -------------------- A program to display the Yusuf Ali translation of the Quran. Keyword search capability with Boolean operators. Thesaurus and theme index. Ability to display Arabic script as well. This is one of a series of programs (mostly Arabic) which run under the Sakhr DOS system. Databases of the Quran, Al-Bukhary hadith, and Al-Mawarith (inheritance) expert system also available. The system requires a DOS Arabization package. Price: Holy Quran (English) - Unknown DOS Arabization - $40 Requires: IBM PC or compatible with Sakhr DOS Arabization, VGA display and 20MB free on a hard disk Available: June 1992 Al Alamiah Electronics Company Heliopolis, Cairo P.O. Box: 5189 H. West Code 11771 EGYPT IslamicWare: The Holy Koran & Explanation v7.0 ---------------------------------------------- "Koran: Contemporary Text" displays searchable text of a new English translation of the Quran by Ahmad Darwish. Subject index and concordance (word index) also available. "Explanation Koran: Contemporary Text", a commentary on the above translation. Also available "Koran: Academic Text", "Quran: Yusuf Ali text translation", "Koran: Yusuf Ali revised text", and "Koran: Muhammad Pickthall text revised", each available with index and concordance. Koran CD and the first electronic Islamic encyclopedia are due in December 1992. Requires: IBM PC or compatible, 10MB free on a hard disk (for text), 4MB free on a hard disk (for concordance) Price: Suras 1 & 2 available for free "Koran: Contemporary Text" - $80, with Index - $180, with Concord - $280 "Explanation Koran: Contemporary Text" - $80, with Index - $180, with Concord-$280. Other programs follow the same pricing structure. Ahmad Darwish & M. K. P.O. Box 8279 Fremont, CA 94537-8279 (510)794-9363 QuranBase --------- A database program of the Yusuf Ali translation of the Quran. Fully searchable by keyword, chapter, verse and subject. Requires: IBM PC or compatible with 256K RAM, mono, CGA, EGA or VGA display and 1.5MB free on a hard disk Price: $179 Sound Vision 843 W. Van Buren, Suite 411 Chicago, IL 60607 (800)432-4262 QuranBase Mac ------------- A database program of the Yusuf Ali translation of the Quran. Fully searchable by keyword, chapter, verse, and subject. Requires: Macintosh SE or higher (min. 2 MB RAM), 2.5MB free on a hard disk and Hypercard software Price: $179 Sound Vision 843 W. Van Buren, Suite 411 Chicago, IL 60607 (800)432-4262 Quranic Text ------------ Text of the M. H. Shakir English translation of the Quran as published by Tahrike Tarsile Quran, Inc. Price: Free Requires: Any text editor or word processor Access: The filename is "Quran.tar.Z" and is available via file transfer (FTP) from the following locations on the Internet. Host Directory ariel.unm.edu /pub/misc cs.ubc.ca /mirror1/next/Literature/working etlport.etl.go.jp /pub/NeXT/Literature/working ftp.uu.net /doc/literary/obi/Religion gatekeeper.dec.com /.0/data hp5.mcs.kent.edu /pub nova.cc.purdue.edu /pub/next/Literature/working pinus.slu.se /pub/etext/misc princeton.edu /pub roxette.mty.itesm.mx /pub/next/Literature/working slopoke.mlb.semi.harris.com /pub/doc snake.mcs.kent.edu /pub and /pub/quran sonata.cc.purdue.edu /pub/next/Literature/working sunsite.unc.edu /pub/docs/books/religious unix.hensa.ac.uk /pub/uunet/doc/literary/obi/Religion B. ON-LINE DATABASES - HADITH Al-Hadith Database ------------------ A program to search the Sahih al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Al-Muwatta, Tirmidhy and Nasa'i hadith sources in English. Cross-referencing between the Al-Quran Database & Islamic LawBase. Requires: IBM PC or compatible with 512K RAM and 20MB free on a hard disk Price: $199 Islamic Computing Centre Islamic Book Service 73, St. Thomas's Road 10900 W. Washington Street London N4 2QJ U.K Indianapolis, IN 46231-2080 A.K. Barkatulla (317)839-8150/7669 <barkatulla@lampeter.ac.uk> Hadith on CD ------------ Collections of hadith databases on CD ROM. Over 15 languages supported. Requires: IBM PC or compatible with CD-ROM drive Price: Unknown M.M. Al-Azami & Aqil M. Azmi Center for Hadith Analysis 805 29th Street, #552-N Boulder, Colorado 80303 (303)938-1211 HadithBase ---------- A database program of Sahih al-Bukhari hadiths. Fully searchable by keyword and subject with Boolean operators. Requires: IBM PC or compatible with 512K RAM, mono, CGA, EGA or VGA display and 3 MB free on a hard disk Price: $195 Sound Vision 843 W. Van Buren, Suite 411 Chicago, IL 60607 (800)432-4262 C. ON-LINE DATABASES - OTHER Islamic LawBase --------------- A program to search the following legal literature: Fiqh al-Sunnah, Majellah al-ahkam, Hedaya al-Marghinani, Fatawa-e-Qazi Khan, Al Halal Wal Haram, Muwatta of Imam Malik, al Risala al-Qairawaniya, Criminal Law of Islam, and Kitab-ul-Kharaj in English. Requires: IBM PC or compatible with 512K RAM and 20MB free on a hard disk Price: $199 Islamic Computing Centre Islamic Book Service 73, St. Thomas's Road 10900 W. Washington Street London N4 2QJ U.K Indianapolis, IN 46231-2080 A.K. Barkatulla (317)839-8150/7669 <barkatulla@lampeter.ac.uk> Nahjul Balaagha Version 2.0 --------------------------- A database program of the sayings and letters of Imaam Ali. Provides the ability to search, display and print sayings by keyword. Requires: IBM PC or compatible Price: Unknown Al-Mahdi Islamic Software Centre (MISC) P.O. Box 45844 Nairobi, Kenya D. EDUCATIONAL/GAMES Al-Qari ------- A program designed to teach children and adults to recite the Quran in Arabic. Uses sounds and text in Arabic and English. Requires: Macintosh Price: Unknown Sound Vision 843 W. Van Buren, Suite 411 Chicago, IL 60607 (800)432-4262 Hijrah ------ Small game written in BASIC which quizzes the player regarding the flight of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) from Mecca to Medina. Requires: IBM PC or compatible with BASIC interpreter (such as BASICA) Price: $5 (Shareware) Available: AmNet BBS (see entry) Islamic Scholar I ----------------- Written in an artificial intelligence language, this menu-driven educational program covers more than 60 topics in fiqh and aqeedah; basics of Islam; and "how to"s - the basic duties of Muslims. The English meaning and transliteration of small chapters from the Quran is also included. Requires: IBM PC or compatible Price: $39 Sound Vision 843 W. Van Buren, Suite 411 Chicago, IL 60607 (800)432-4262 pcIQ ---- A "trivia type" quiz game on topics such as the Qur'an, seerah, the ummah, events and fiqh. Multiple choice answers. Also includes a facility to learn to read the last hizb of the Quran in Arabic and display color Islamic art. Requires: IBM PC or compatible with 512K RAM, EGA or VGA display Price: $69 Islamic Computing Centre Islamic Book Service 73, St. Thomas's Road 10900 W. Washington Street London N4 2QJ U.K Indianapolis, IN 46231-2080 A.K. Barkatulla (317)839-8150/7669 <barkatulla@lampeter.ac.uk> E. PRAYER TIME CALCULATION An-Nida' 2.1 ------------ Calculates prayer time schedules for any month of any year (up to 2050); for any location in the world. Comes preset for more than 550 locations world wide. Other locations may be used as well. Options include printing in Arabic or English, calculation using Hijrah or Christian calendars, Shafi'i or Hanafi prayer times, Qibla direction and more. Requires: Macintosh and Hypercard software Price: $39 Sound Vision 843 W. Van Buren, Suite 411 Chicago, IL 60607 (800)432-4262 calendrical.l ------------- A Common Lisp program to calculate the Hijri, Gregorian and Julian calendars. Includes definitions of some important events. Requires: LISP interpreter Price: Free Author(s): Nachum Dershowitz and Edward Reingold <reingold@cs.uiuc.edu> Available: On the Internet, via file transfer (FTP) from the AMASS Software Library (see entry) IslamicTimer ------------ A software package for calculating Islamic (Hijri) Calendar, prayer time schedules and the direction of the Qiblah. Requires: UNIX C Compiler Price: Free with suggested donation to a worthy cause Author: Waleed Muhanna <wmuhanna@magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu> Available: On the Internet. Minaret 1.3 ----------- A menu-driven program to calculate prayer times for many cities in the world. New cities can be added by providing location and timing data. Shows the direction of the Qibla, and various data related to the Hijri calendar (date conversion). Produces text and TeX output of prayer schedules. Requires: Macintosh Price: $10 (Shareware) Kamal Abdali <abdali@udel.edu> P.O. Box 65207 Washington, DC 20035 Available: On the Internet, via file transfer (FTP) from the AMASS Software Library (see entry) and sumex-aim.stanford.edu Praytimer --------- A C language computer program to calculate prayer schedules given selected parameters. A program based on Minaret 1.3 but can operate in batch mode. Requires: C compiler Price: Free Kamal Abdali <abdali@udel.edu> P.O. Box 65207 Washington, DC 20035 Available: On the Internet, via file transfer (FTP) from the AMASS Software Library (see entry) Prayer Time Table ----------------- FORTRAN-language computer routines to calculate prayer times and moon sighting data given selected parameters. Requires: FORTRAN compiler Price: Free T. Djamaluddin Department of Astronomy, Kyoto University Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606, Japan Available: On the Internet Prayer Time Table (1988) ------------------------ FORTRAN-language computer routines to calculate prayer times and moon sighting data given selected parameters. Requires: FORTRAN compiler Price: Free Moustafa Baraka Available: On the Internet Prayer Timing Ver 1.1 --------------------- FORTRAN-language computer routines to calculate prayer times and moon sighting data given selected parameters. Requires: FORTRAN compiler Price: "Free" with a request for donation to MSA-UMR MSA-UMR 202 Rolla Building Rolla, MO 65401 Available: On the Internet Taqwim 3.0 ---------- A program which converts dates from the Gregorian calendar to the Islamic calendar. Requires: IBM PC or compatible Price: $20 Mark Woodworth & John Woods University of Chicago Department of Middle Eastern Studies F. MISCELLANEOUS Al-Munad -------- Calculates prayer times for any day of any year (up to 2050); or any location in the world. Comes preset for more than 800 locations world wide. Other locations may be used as well. System Extension reminds you when prayer times are due. Also allows you to tell it to remind you after some time has passed. Calculation using Shafi'i or Hanafi prayer times, astronomical times, Qibla direction, and more. Requires: Macintosh Price: $39 Sound Vision 843 W. Van Buren, Suite 411 Chicago, IL 60607 (800)432-4262 Clip Art Collection #1: Calligraphic Designs -------------------------------------------- Thirty calligraphic images in Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) format. Requires: Macintosh with an application to read EPS formatted files and a Postscript printer or imagesetter Price: $54.95 Sakkal Design 1523 175th Place SE Bothell, WA 98012 (206)484-8830 Daily Ayat ---------- A program to automatically display an ayat of the Quran each time you start your computer. Requires: IBM PC or compatible Price: $19.95 ISL Software Corp. San Antonio, TX (800)397-5561/(512)690-5973 Daily Hadith ------------ A program to automatically display a short hadith each time you start your computer. Requires: IBM PC or compatible Price: $19.95 ISL Software Corp. San Antonio, TX (800)397-5561/(512)690-5973 Miscellaneous Sounds -------------------- Macintosh sound samples of the Athan (call to prayer) and the first sura of the Quran. Requires: Macintosh and a sound utility (e.g. SoundEdit or SoundMaster) or System 7 Price: Free Available: Via file transfer (FTP) from the AMASS Software Library (see entry) PrayerMinder ------------ Allows for the creation and saving of prayer time tables. A memory- resident program with a five-alarm clock which reminds you of the times to pray. Requires: IBM PC or compatible Price: $29.95 ISL Software Corp. San Antonio, TX (800)397-5561/(512)690-5973 Quranref -------- A word/reference/pattern lookup program based on the Icon programming language (probably only runs on UNIX systems). It uses the Quranic text of the M. H. Shakir English translation of the Quran (see entry). Requires: Icon version 8 (A programming language), Icon Program Library, and a C compiler Price: Free Available: On the Internet. Icon available via file transfer (FTP) from cs.arizona.edu N E T W O R K R E S O U R C E S A. NEWSGROUPS AND MAILING LISTS History of Islam Mailing List ----------------------------- A mailing list to discuss the history of Islam. Requires: A connection to the Internet and an e-mail package Price: Free Subscriptions: Send a message to LISTSERV@ULKYVM.BITNET with the line SUBSCRIBE ISLAM-L Submissions: ISLAM-L@ULKYVM.BITNET Malaysian Islamic Study Group Mailing List ------------------------------------------ A mailing list to discuss Islamic research in the Malay language Requires: A connection to the Internet and an e-mail package Price: Free Subscriptions: Send a message to LISTSERV@PSUVM.BITNET with the line SUBSCRIBE MISG-L Submissions: MISG-L@PSUVM.BITNET MSA-NET Mailing List -------------------- A mailing list to discuss Muslim Student Association (MSA) issues. Requires: A connection to the Internet and an e-mail package Price: Free Subscriptions: msa-request@eleceng.ee.queensu.ca Submissions: msa@eleceng.ee.queensu.ca Muslim News Network Mailing List -------------------------------- MNN is a moderated forum dedicated to educate the network communities on issues relating to the Muslims in an academic & non-political environment. Submissions are compiled in the form of a newsletter and mailed to the subscribers. Requires: A connection to the Internet and an e-mail package Price: Free Subscriptions: Send a message to LISTSERV@ASUACAD.BITNET with the line SUB MUSLIMS Submissions: MUSLIMS@ASUACAD.BITNET Muslim Student Association Mailing List --------------------------------------- A mailing list to discuss Muslim Student Association (MSA) issues. Requires: A connection to the Internet and an e-mail package Price: Free Subscriptions: Send a message to LISTSERV@PSUVM.BITNET with the line SUBSCRIBE MSA-L Submissions: MSA-L@PSUVM.BITNET Usenet - soc.religion.islam --------------------------- A moderated newsgroup discussing Islamic topics. Price: Free Requires: A connection to the Internet and a Usenet newsreader such as rn or nn Other Usenet news groups which may discuss Islam peripherally are the following: soc.culture.afghanistan soc.culture.indian soc.culture.pakistan soc.culture.arabic soc.culture.iranian soc.culture.turkish soc.culture.bangladesh soc.culture.malaysia soc.culture.yugoslavia talk.politics.mideast B. ARCHIVES AND REMOTE SITES American Arab Scientific Society (AMASS) Software Library --------------------------------------------------------- An archive site with a collection of software including this resource guide, Minaret 1.3, calendrical.l, praytimer, and other items. Host: cs.bu.edu (128.197.2.1) Username: ftp Password: <your e-mail address> Requires: A connection to the Internet and file transfer (FTP) software Price: Free Questions: Abdelsalam Heddaya <heddaya@cs.bu.edu> AMnet Bulletin Board System --------------------------- A bulletin board system setup by the American Muslim Council (AMC), a lobby group for American Muslims. News reports, electronic mail, and miscellaneous files are available. Access Number: (202)789-2527 Parameters: 2400 Baud, No Parity, 8 Bit, 1 Stop Location: Bethesda, Maryland Requires: Macintosh or IBM PC or compatible and terminal emulation software Price: Free Contact: Ammad-Ad-Dean Ahmed Phone: (301)951-0539 (voice) CalTech Muslims Group Archive ----------------------------- The on-line text of the Quran was made available but is temporarily being corrected. Miscellaneous documents, FORTRAN and C programs for prayer time calculations and this guide. Host: ftp.ugcs.caltech.edu (131.215.128.6) Username: ftp Password: <your e-mail address> Directory: /pub/cms Requires: A connection to the Internet and file transfer (FTP) software Price: Free Questions: Waqar Malik <waqar@cco.caltech.edu> Asim Mughal <mughal@iago.caltech.edu> CompuServe - Religion forum - Islam subject area ------------------------------------------------ On CompuServe, there is a subject area within the Religion forum which discusses Islamic topics It has a file archive area as well. Access: "Islam" Subject Area in the Religion Forum (GO RELIGION). Requires: A subscription to CompuServe and CompuServe Information Manager or terminal emulation software Price: CompuServe on-line charges The Islamic School ------------------ An Islamic subject area at the Cleveland Free-Net Community Computer System. Introductory information on Islam, many of the areas are under development including frequently asked questions and information about the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Hosts: free-net-a.cwru.edu (29.22.8.82) free-net-b.cwru.edu (129.22.8.75) free-net-c.cwru.edu (129.22.8.76) Requires: A connection to the Internet and virtual terminal software such as telnet Price: Free Questions: Eusat Mercan (Sysop) (aa755) Sukru Gultop (Co-sysop) (sxg12) Mesut Sahin (Co-sysop) (mxs44) All addresses are on Cleveland Free-net. Access: Upon connecting you will be asked whether you are a registered user or a visitor. Select 2 to indicate a visitor. Then, select 2 to "Explore the system". Upon being presented with the main menu, type "go islam" to access the Islamic School. <=========================== CUT HERE ==============================> Announcements ................................................................ 4. Archive Info .............................................................. This FAQ is archived at several sites and is available for public retrieval thru anonymous FTP, E-MAIL, Gopher & World Wide Web. -- Anonymous FTP -- Login: anonymous Password: Your e-mail address Site: rtfm.mit.edu Dir: /pub/usenet/news.answers/islam-faq/ Site: ftp.uu.net Dir: /pub/usenet/news.answers/islam-faq/ Site: ftp.cco.caltech.edu Dir: /pub/calmsa/islam-faq/ -- E-MAIL -- Send E-mail to: mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu Text of E-mail Message: send usenet/news.answers/islam-faq/part12 quit -- GOPHER -- Site: gopher.caltech.edu 70 Path: Computing Information/ CCO anonymous ftp archive/ pub/ calmsa/ islam-faq/ Site: latif.com 70 Path: Resources relating to Islam/ Soc.Religion.Islam -- World-Wide-Web (WWW) -- One recommended interface is 'mosaic,' below are mosaic 'home pages.' URL at USENET Archive site: http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/islam-faq/faq.html URL at Caltech MSA site: http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~calmsa/links.html 5. Credits ................................................................... The author wishes to thank all those who contributed in any capacity for the original one part FAQ or this multi-part FAQ. -- FORMAT -- The format of the FAQ series has been done by utilizing resources of Islamic Information & News Network (IINN). A custom program, Nebula, written by editors of IINN for generating newsletters has been used. What is IINN? Islamic Information & News Network is a forum dedicated to educate the network community on issues relating to Islam and Muslims in an academic & non-political environment. Weekly digest is available on internet by subscribing to MUSLIMS@ASUACAD.BITnet (A Bitnet listserv list) and on USENET: bit.listserv.muslims. -- Permissions -- Permission to post this multi-part FAQ has been obtained by the following: o Institute of Islamic Information & Education (III&E) o Islamic Information & News Network (Muslims@PSUVM.bitnet) o Moderator(s) of News.Answers (Thomas Khoenig & P.Huang) Permission to include CyberMuslim V2.0 was obtained from its author Br.Mas'ood Cajee. Permission to include Islamic Resource Guide was obtained from its author Br.Basil Hashem. # End of Islam FAQ Part 12 #