A wonderful lady reached out to me on TikTok saying she wanted to study Islam, but didn’t know Arabic. Not knowing a language should not be something that stops you from learning. So, I’m creating this post to provide some resources in English, for others, why might be having the same problem.
Because I believe in, and am very vocal about a UNITED Ummah, I am including both Sunni and Shia resources in on this list.
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The first listing is for WhyIslam.org. From their website:
The project’s foremost aim is to provide accurate information about Islam, the fastest growing religion in the world which is practiced by over 1.6 billion people across the globe. In doing so, it hopes to dispel popular stereotypes and persistent misconceptions about Islam and Muslims.www.WhyIslam.org
Islam Question & Answer is a site that aims to provide intelligent, authoritative responses to anyone’s question about Islam
Islam Q&A has a large database of questions and answers. From their website:
Islam Q&A is an academic, educational, da‘wah website which aims to offer advice and academic answers based on evidence from religious texts in an adequate and easy-to-understand manner. These answers are supervised by Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid (may Allah preserve him).Islam Q&A
ISNA has been providing services for the Muslim community for the last 57 years through its Annual Convention, Conferences, Youth Programs, Interfaith Programs, Chaplaincy Services, Masjid Services, Scholarships, Islamic Horizons Magazine, Matrimonials, Webinars and more.
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To foster the development of the Muslim community, interfaith relations, civic engagement, and better understanding of Islam.ISNA
Pleasant to Read, Easy to Understand, Noted for its clarity, accuracy, eloquence, and flow. Approved by Al-Azhar, Endorsed by Al-Furqaan Foundation and The Canadian Council of Imams. About the Translation For a translation to do justice to the Quran and capture its elegance and vigor, it has to be accurate, smooth, eloquent, and accessible.
The above link is for a free Quran. They have versions that are in English or have an English translation.
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Islamic Books for Free is another great resource.
The database below contains information on all the Masjids, Mosques and Islamic Centers we have been able to locate in the United States. We continually make changes this list and always welcome corrections and additions.
- Discover Islam
- The American Muslim
- Islamic Finder
- Moon Sighting
- SuhaibWebb.com – Your Virtual Mosque
- zabihah.com – your guide to halal eating
- Imaan.net – An excellent collection of articles.
Short printable Fact Sheets in over 30 languages and across many topics about Islam and Shi’ism as taught by the Prophet (s) and his Family (a).
Al-Islam.org has a great many resources. Keep in mind, it might take a bit of time to load.
Praise is due to Allah whose worth cannot be described by speakers, whose bounties cannot be counted by calculators and whose claim (to obedience) cannot be satisfied by those who attempt to do so, whom the height of intellectual courage cannot appreciate, and the divings of understanding cannot reach; He for whose description no limit has been laid down, no eulogy exists, no time is ordained and no duration is fixed.”
From the Al-Islam.org website:
Al-Islam.org is created and maintained by the Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project (DILP), a registered Non Profit Organisation that operates through the collaborative effort of volunteers based in many countries around the world. Our objectives are to digitize and present on the Internet quality Islamic resources, related to the history, law, practice, and society of the Islamic religion and the Muslim peoples, with particular emphasis on Twelver Shia Islamic school of thought.Al-Islam.org
The Saba Islamic Center has a great resource page for those who follow the Jafari school of thought.
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The Imam Al-Khoei Islamic Center has many resources, including an online bookstore. From their website:
HEADQUARTERED IN JAMAICA, N.Y., IMAM AL-KHOEI BENEVOLENT FOUNDATION IS AN INTERNATIONAL, RELIGIOUS, CHARITABLE INSTITUTION ESTABLISHED IN 1989. THE CENTER CONDUCTS VARIOUS RELIGIOUS PROGRAMS IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, INCLUDING ARABIC, URDU, PERSIAN AND ENGLISH. IT HAS A WELL-STOCKED REFERENCE AND LENDING LIBRARY, A CONFERENCE ROOM, A PRAYER HALL AND A FUNERAL BATH FACILITY. (Source for the quote was in all caps).Al-Khoei Foundation, New York.