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Islamic Studies: Literature

Selected resources for studying Islam and the diverse perspectives of Muslims.

World Digital Library

International fiction by Muslim authors

Islamic Heritage Project at Harvard

Islamic Heritage Project at Harvard
Harvard's Library has digitized hundreds of Islamic manuscripts, maps, and published texts from its vast holdings.  The items date from the 13th to the 20th centuries and cover subjects including rhetoric, logic, philosophy, calligraphy, medicine, and law.  Most materials are in languages other than English.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online

Subject Guide

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Curt LeMay
Library Director / Theological Librarian
The Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library
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  • Arabic Poems  
    Non academic site providing a number of poems in Arabic along with short biographies of the cited poets. Selected biographies and lyrics translated into English.
    NOTE: long loading time !
  • Jihat al-Shi’r/ Jehat al Shear  
    Good source for modern Arabic poetry. In Arabic. English, French, Italian, and Spanish.
  • Turkish Poetry  
    Turkish poetry with translations into English. Limited biographical data.
  • The Sufi Literature Archive  
    Maintained by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.