Pages/Sites About Islam

Altmuslimah.com is a site for American Muslim women concerned about gender issues and equality in Islam.

Beliefnet has this section of information on Islam.

Blessed Islam, the eCommunity of Peace, “is an Islamic website aiming to highlight and promote positive news stories, features and writings about Islam and Muslims, providing a platform in which the Muslim eCommunity can raise their voices together in harmony and peace.”  We find many of the articles informative and demystifying for non-Muslims too.

Faith Communities Today provides this page of resources on the Muslim Faith group.

The Gallup Center for Muslim Studies has conducted a Poll of the Muslim World in more than 40 countries.  This page has five concise, informative, myth-dispelling, and perhaps surprising documents (downloadable) on their findings: Who Are the Muslims?  Democracy or Theocracy?  What Makes a Radical?  What Do Women Want? and Clash or Coexistence?  See also the Muslim Studies, Muslim World, and Muslim-West Relations for other reports.

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) is an independent, nonpartisan think tank and research organization committed to conducting objective, empirical research and analysis about American Muslims and Muslim communities around the world on issues including U.S. foreign policy, national security, the economy, and public health.

Islamic Networks Group (ING) is a non-profit organization that counters prejudice and discrimination against American Muslims by teaching about their traditions and contributions in the context of America’s history and cultural diversity, while building relations between American Muslims and other groups.  Note their Speakers’ Bureau.

The Islam Project “is a multimedia effort aimed at schools, communities, and individuals who want a clearer understanding of this institution: complex, diverse, historically and spiritually rich, and–to many–mysterious and even forbidding.”

Muslim Student Association has affiliates on some college campuses nationwide.  They also have other resources on their site, including video, webinars, and a speakers bureau.

Muslim Advocates “is a national legal advocacy and educational organization that works on the frontlines of civil rights to guarantee freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths.”

Muslim Voices–Voices and Visions of Islam from a Global Perspective is a richly informative blog with podcasts, videos, and other helpful resources.

MyJihad.org: “Taking back Islam from Muslim and anti-Muslim extremists alike,”  “MyJihad is a public education campaign that seeks to share the proper meaning of Jihad as believed and practiced by the majority of Muslims.  Jihad is a central tenet of the Islamic creed which means “struggling in the way of God“. The way of God, being goodness, justice, passion, compassion, etc. (not forcible conversion as wrongly claimed by some).”

ReligiousTolerance.org has this informative page on Islam.

Here is a list of many Sufi orders.

Unity Productions - “working for peace through the media” – offers films on Islam with discussion guides.