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Library For Tracing Broken Links

Library For Tracing Broken Links

web sites linked to for Qur’an & hadith citations have
down or made drastic changes resulting in broken links.
Explorer, CMJE and the King Fahd Complex are no longer working.
 Links to those sites are broken and there are too many to
replace. The example links immediately below go to 9.29.

In each of these example  Qur’an  urls, the target is
The surah is highlighted in purple, the ayat in yellow.

In most cases, I include the Surah/Ayat numbers or (volue).book.numer
for hadith. Sometimes I use a pure text link. In those cases, hover
your mouse over the link and get the numbers from the old url.
 The printed books use a different numbering system. You will
need to open the relevant title in, then search for the
book & number. Volume numbers are highlighted blue, books
purple and numbers yellow in these broken link examples.  


displays 50 parallel translations with navigation links at the top of
the page to advance to other verses. You can also search  it
 find a driect link to 

    Corpus Quran is an Arabic/English
translation with dictionary &\ concordance with a word by word
breakdown of each verse.

The Internet Archive seems to be a fairly stable source for most texts,
but some, notably Mishkat Ul-Masabih, have been removed. Hilali * Khan’s translation of the Qur’an
is one of the best, fairly explicit in all but a few verses.

    If you really need deeper exegesis, you
wnt the Mariful Qur’an and you need
index volume!

    The King of Jordan has kindly provided
with several Qur’an and tafsir translations. Click the English button
in the top frame, select the tafsir you want; three of them work, and
see the translation with exegesis.  

    Tafsir Ibn Kathir
links to Islam-Universe should still work.  You can search by
chapte & verse by using the navigation link at the top of the
 I have not found another way in to that data base, but is accessible and has
a search windo and surrah/ayat buttons

The streaming pdf version which you can easily download is large but
useful for reading off line as well as on.  This page has 114
surahs as streams:
 with a download link below for the library.  6610
pages in one handy volume of Tafsir Ibn kathir!

    Tafsir al-Jalalayn is less
detailed and much shorter.  I have not tried this translation,
I use Aisha Bewley’s.

The hadith sites I have been linking to are derived from the USC-MSA
database which, claiming to be complete, really was not. The Sahih
Bukhari version they uploaded was Bowdlerized, at least one hadith was
deleted and  a crucial word changed in another that I know of.
 Unortunately, the printed book uses a different numbering
as does Aisha Bewley’s translation.  

    Fortunately, Sunnah
has the six sittah with citations to the books and the on line
ddatabase for cross referencing. But it, too, has been Bowdlerized: the
hadith in which Moe said his provision was under the shade of his spear
is present in Arabic but not the English translation.  There
some things the Muslims do not want us to know!  Check it out,
linked to the Bowdlerized saying. will let you read the streaming texts and download the pdf
files. It is easier to download the complete sets.  Sahih
is considered to be the most authentic, followedy Sahih Muslim.
 Those are the two I use most. Sunan Abu Dawud comes in a
third.  Jamih Tirmidhi is large but contains
 citations to
other collections which make it  useful. That is where you
need to
go to track down the 72 virgins trope and learn that 70 are women taken
from the fire, not specially created Houris.  The Jihad
chapter of
Riyad Us-Salaheen  combines relevant ayat and ahadith,
should read it!  I can not find Mishkat, but I found a small
anthology which does contain the Islamic Creation Myth which exposes
Allah as a callous, capricious, uncaring racist.  if memory
it is on or close to page 47. Allah created the Black race
the fire”.

A study of Islam is incomplete without Sira: biographies of the Profit.
 I have only read one of them completely, having searched the
others and read parts.  The Sealed Nectar is as close as you
get to an officialy recognized Sira.  Ibn Ishaq’s is the
somewhat Bowdlerized by Ibn Hisham and translated by A. Guillaume.
 Ibn Kathir’s Sira seems to be based on Ishaq’s, with added
from his tafsir, of cuss, in 4 volumes. Page 31 of vol. 4 combined with
9.29 and Sahih Bukhari  vol. 4, pages 108 & 140 form
smoking gun required to condemn Islam.

you know that Moe dictated and dispatched extortion letters, following
up with his army?  Read about it in Ibn Sa’d.  Did
you know
his shit did not stink, drinking his piss saves you from gutache and
drinking his blood saves you from the fire?  Did you know he
suborned numerous murders and approved of others after the fact?
 If not, you need to read Ash-Shifa.

Islamic law aka sharia, can not be neglected! They keep tearing down
Reliance Of The Traveller as soon as they find it, here is the current
file, English text only.   Risala is the shortest and easiest
read. Hedaya is in two dense, volumes with archaic type face and
vocabulary but containing vital information in the second volume,
beginning on page 139.  [Al-Sayir-The Institutes]

Can  understanding of Islam be complete without some Islamic
history?  Until recently,  Tabari was not to be found
on the
web, now it is. The juicy stuff is in volumes 6-13, I have only read
vol. 8.

  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 1: General Introduction and From the Creation to the
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 2: Prophets and Patriarchs
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 3: The Children of Israel
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 4: The Ancient Kingdoms
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 5: The Sasanids, the Byzantines, the Lakhmids, and Yemen
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 6: Muhammad at Mecca
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 7: The Foundation of the Community: Muhammad At
    Al-Madina A.D. 622-626/Hijrah-4 A.H.
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 8: The Victory of Islam: Muhammad at Medina A.D.
    626-630/A.H. 5-8
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 9: The Last Years of the Prophet: The Formation of the
    State A.D. 630-632/A.H. 8-11
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 10: The Conquest of Arabia: The Riddah Wars A.D.
    632-633/A.H. 11
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 11: The Challenge to the Empires A.D. 633-635/A.H. 12-13
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 12: The Battle of al-Qadisiyyah and the Conquest of
    Syria and Palestine A.D. 635-637/A.H. 14-15
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 13: The Conquest of Iraq, Southwestern Persia, and
    Egypt: The Middle Years of ‘Umar’s Caliphate A.D. 636-642/A.H. 15-21
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 14: The Conquest of Iran A.D. 641-643/A.H. 21-23
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 15: The Crisis of the Early Caliphate: The Reign of
    ‘Uthman A.D. 644-656/A.H. 24-35
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 16: The Community Divided: The Caliphate of ‘Ali I A.D.
    656-657/A.H. 35-36
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 17: The First Civil War: From the Battle of Siffin to
    the Death of ‘Ali A.D. 656-661/A.H. 36-40
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 18: Between Civil Wars: The Caliphate of Mu’awiyah A.D.
    661-680/A.H. 40-60
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 19: The Caliphate of Yazid b. Mu’awiyah A.D.
    680-683/A.H. 60-64
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 20: The Collapse of Sufyanid Authority and the Coming of
    the Marwanids: The Caliphates of Mu’awiyah II and Marwan I and the
    Beginning of The Caliphate of ‘Abd al-Malik A.D. 683-685/A.H. 64-66
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 21: The Victory of the Marwanids A.D. 685-693/A.H. 66-73
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 22: The Marwanid Restoration: The Caliphate of ‘Abd
    al-Malik A.D. 693-701/A.H. 74-81
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 23: The Zenith of the Marwanid House: The Last Years of
    ‘Abd al-Malik and The Caliphate of al-Walid A.D. 700-715/A.H. 81-96
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 24: The Empire in Transition: The Caliphates of
    Sulayman, ‘Umar, and Yazid A.D. 715-724/A.H. 97-105
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 25: The End of Expansion: The Caliphate of Hisham A.D.
    724-738/A.H. 105-120
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 26: The Waning of the Umayyad Caliphate: Prelude to
    Revolution A.D. 738-745/A.H. 121-127
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 27: The ‘Abbasid Revolution A.D. 743-750/A.H. 126-132
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 28: ‘Abbasid Authority Affirmed: The Early Years of
    al-Mansur A.D. 753-763/A.H. 136-145
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 29: Al-Mansur and al-Mahdi A.D. 763-786/A.H. 146-169
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 30: The ‘Abbasid Caliphate in Equilibrium: The
    Caliphates of Musa al-Hadi and Harun al-Rashid A.D. 785-809/A.H. 169-193
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 31: The War between Brothers: The Caliphate of Muhammad
    al-Amin A.D. 809-813/A.H. 193-198
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 32: The Reunification of the ‘Abbasid Caliphate: The
    Caliphate of al-Ma’mun A.D. 813-833/A.H. 198-218
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 33: Storm and Stress along the Northern Frontiers of the
    ‘Abbasid Caliphate: The Caliphate of al-Mu’tasim A.D. 833-842/A.H.
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 34: Incipient Decline: The Caliphates of al-Wathiq,
    al-Mutawakkil, and al-Muntasir A.D. 841-863/A.H. 227-248
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 35: The Crisis of the ‘Abbasid Caliphate: The Caliphates
    of al-Musta’in and al-Mu’tazz A.D. 862-869/A.H. 248-255
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 36: The Revolt of the Zanj A.D. 869-879/A.H. 255-265
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 37: The ‘Abbasid Recovery: The War Against the Zanj Ends
    A.D. 879-893/A.H. 266-279
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 38: The Return of the Caliphate to Baghdad: The
    Caliphates of al-Mu’tadid, al-Muktafi and al-Muqtadir A.D. 892-915/A.H.
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 39: Biographies of the Prophet’s Companions and Their
    Successors: al-Tabari’s Supplement to His History
  • The History of
    al-Tabari Vol. 40: Index
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