Use the basic or advanced search options, or just browse individual regions, time periods, and biographies. You can find such varied information as:
- A description of how British colonial rule unwittingly aided the growth of Islam in the Gambia in the 19th century.
- The Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech of Yemeni Arab Spring activist Tawokkol Karman.
- A map of the Silk Road showing major stops all the way from the Syrian coast to the Shaanxi province in China.
- All the occurrences of the word "jihad" in the Qur'an.
- A quote from Nobel physicist Abdus Salam: "There truly is no [disparity] between Islam and modern science.”
- Find out how one of the world's most independent news sources - al-Jazeera - came to broadcast from an area where most governments either own or strictly control the media.
- A bibliography of materials by and about Malcolm X.
Also included are time lines depicting major events in the Islamic lands side-by-side with world events, an English-language Qur'an verse looker-upper, and a date converter. We invite all of our patrons to explore this database and expand their knowledge of the Islamic world!