Encyclopaedia of Islam Online
Authoritative source of the Islamic world, covering religion and history to politics and culture. Contains biographies of distinguished Muslims of every age and land, as well as articles on tribes and dynasties, crafts and sciences, political and religious institutions, geography, ethnography, and flora and fauna of various countries. Also includes content on the history, topography, and monuments of major towns and cities.
Geographical and historical scope encompasses the old Arab-Islamic Empire, the Islamic countries of Iran, Central Asia, the Indian sub-continent and Indonesia, the Ottoman Empire, and all modern Islamic states.
Includes the complete second edition, as well as the in-progress third edition. Automatically searches both editions, and provides most recent results. Searchable in Arabic transcription and English.