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1. Adherents.com: Largest Hindu Communities - Features statistics on countries with the largest proportion and percentages
of Hindus with respect to the total population.
2. Encyclopedia of Authentic Hinduism Based on the book "The True History and the Religion of India", this site is a concise
encyclopedia of articles on Hinduism. It "gives complete information about the Hindu (Bhartiya) religion, scripture,
history, and their Divinity."
3. Advaita Vedânta - An introduction to the philosophy of advaita vedanta, as taught by Sankaracharya and his followers.
Includes articles on the different systems of Hindu philosophy, upanishads and history of Vedanta.
4. Amarnath Yatra - History and religious significance of the Amarnath cave in Jammu and Kashmir. Includes details of the
trek, registration and useful tips and a photo gallery.
5. Amba House - Lives and sayings of saints. Jataka stories. Offer home study courses in different scriptures.
6. Aspects of Hinduism - Articles on different aspects of Hinduism by Dr. Gautam Chatterjee.
7. BBC Religion and Ethics: Hinduism - Features an overview, history, beliefs, list of holy days, and customs.
8. Elements of Hinduism - Hinduism, its beliefs and customs from the American Museum of Natural history.
9. Encyclopedic Dictionary of Indian Philosophy - Basic terms and ideas in Indian Metaphysics, Epistemology, Logic, and
10. Erowid Hinduism Vault - Translations of four Upanishads and Baghavad Gita. Includes links to other sources on Hinduism.
11. God Mandir - Chronological history, rituals, and scriptures of Hinduism. Includes information on Hindu marriage and
12. Hindu Kids Universe - Contains prayers, festivals, customs and culture through pictorial descriptions, and a forum for kids
13. Hindu Philosophy - About the history, pre suppositions, epistemic concerns, language and schools of Hindu philosophy.
14. Hinduism Potpourri - Articles on Hindu culture, philosophy, sacred texts, and customs. Includes pictures of deities and
holy men; and discussions of such topics as death, initiation, and weddings.
15. Hinduism and Daily life - Articles about religious practices in Tamil Nadu, India. Includes information on gods Aiyanar and
16. Hinduism: A to Z - Prayers, festivals and their significance. Includes articles on Hinduism and Sanskrit dictionary.
17. Hinduism: Religion or A Way of Life? - Articles on the scope of Hinduism from the traditional Aarti 'Om Jay Jagdish Hare' to
18. Hinduism: The main religion of India - A brief introduction to Hinduism, Ramayana, and Hindu reformers.
19. Hinduwebsite - Articles on the history, symbolism, Upanishads, and Hindu way of life. Includes links to resources on
20. IndiaDivine.org - Articles on Hinduism, translations of ancient texts, lessons in yoga and meditation, forums, audio
lectures, videos on Hinduism, FAQs, scriptures, MP3 Bhajans, picture gallery, and briefs on deities.
21. Interfaith Online: Hinduism - The basic tenets of the religion. Includes on line English translations of the Vedas,
Upanishads, and Bhagavad Gita.
22. Introduction to Hinduism - Contains information about the birth of the religion, the Vedas, reform movements, major
gurus, and intermingling with Buddhist philosophies.
23. Jain for You: Hinduism - About the fundamentals and symbolism of Hinduism. Includes an image gallery and FAQ.
24. Meeting God: Elements of Hindu Devotion - Companion site to accompany an exhibit at the American Museum of Natural
History. Features an overview of various aspects of Hinduism, including worship in the home, community, and temple.
25. Modern Day Hinduism - Information and discussions about different aspects of Hinduism. Features links to other religious
26. Mythological Origins of Sangeet - Describes the traditional Hindu origins of Indian music and dance including a historical
account of its development.
27. ReligiousTolerance.org: Hinduism - Features an overview, and briefs on chief deities, sacred texts, beliefs, and the caste
28. Sadhus - Information about the wandering holy men of India.
29. Sanatana Dharma - Sadhana, prayers, rituals and concepts of Hindu religion.
30. Sanskrit Texts and Stotras - Formatted Sanskrit texts and stotras in pdf format, plus learning tools, audio recordings, and
31. Satya Sanatana Dharma - Hinduism as Sanatana Dharma, worship of Sadhasiva and the unity of Kali and Krishna.
32. Self Realization - Essays on Spirituality, Hinduism, Self Realization, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga, Upanishads, and Mysticism by
33. Smithsonian Institution: Puja - Online guide for educators offers background information, activities, a bibliography and a
resource list about Puja.
34. Sri Devasthanam - Information on Vedas, samskaras, temples, Sanskrit language, and saints.
35. The Hindu Universe - Hindu portal. Includes an overview, complete text of scriptures, history, festivals, forums, deities,
temples, activism, shopping, and newsgroup archives.
36. Understanding Hinduism - Includes articles and resources on the religion pertaining to the Vedantas, spirituality, the soul,
deities, and quotations from the scriptures.
37. University of Wyoming: Hinduism - Hindu cosmology, organization, religious life, worship, sacred literature, with a
glossary, timeline and maps.
38. Vedanta - Articles on different aspects of Hinduism especially Vedanta.
39. Vedic Philosophy - A small collection of articles on Vedic thought, Baghavad Gita, and Hindu philosophy.
40. Vivaaha - Information about rituals, prayers, issues, and customs pertaining to Hindu marriages.
1. Glossary of Islamic Terms and Concepts "This glossary had its beginnings from the information contained in the booklet
<cite>Introducing Islam to Non-Muslims</cite> by Hussein Khalid Al-Hussein and Ahmad Hussein Sakr. Other terms not in
that booklet are continually being added to this list now.
2. Talk Islam An annotated guide to Internet resources on Islamic religion. Clicking on each link takes you to a summary of
the web site's content, helping readers decide which links will be most helpful. Includes links to organizations, mosques
on the web, articles on the Islamic world, comparative religion studies, online texts and more.
3. A Brief Chronology of Muslim History - Important dates in Muslim history, organised by century.
4. Alkhazina - An interactive database for the study of Islamic Culture, particularly in the early centuries. Includes maps,
articles, biographies and a timeline.
5. Encyclopedia of Islam (Overview of World Religions)
6. Ethical Democracy Journal views on Islam, other ethical systems and democracy
7. Gregorian -- Hijri Date Converter - Online conversion tool to convert between western and Muslim calendars; includes
background information on the Hijri system.
8. Internet Islamic History Sourcebook - A categorized listing of links to aspects of the history of Islam; also includes
translations of source texts, and articles.
9. Islam - A multimedia presentation of the history of Islam, from pre-Islamic society to the decline of the Caliphate.
10. Islam - An article on the history of Islam, from the early community, to the 20th century resurgence. Taken from the
Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion, ed. Robert Wuthnow (1998).
11. Islam (Bookshelf) at Project Gutenberg
12. Islam and Islamic Studies Resources from Dr. Alan Godlas, Professor, University of Georgia
13. Islam at the Open Directory Project
14. Islam from UCB Libraries GovPubs
15. Islam in the World - A collection of articles presenting the history and development of Islam in Africa, America, the Balkan
states, China, Japan, Malaysia, and the USSR.
16. Islam, 622 AD - present - A substantial and detailed perspective on the history of Islam, by Kelley L Ross, Los Angeles
Valley College, California.
17. Islamic Civilization - Historical review of the Muslim contribution to humanity and Islamic Civilization. Gives biographies of
scientists and describes their contributions and influence on European thought and discoveries.
18. Islamic History in Arabia and Middle East - An extended essay on the history of Middle Eastern Islam, from the time of
Mohammed to the 20th century.
19. Muslimheritage.com - An interactive presentation by the Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation (UK) explores
Islamic achievements and contributions to science, technology and civilisation.
20. Muslims and Medical History - Articles about the history of Islamic medicine and the contributions of Muslim physicians
(including Avicenna, Al-Razi, Al-Zahrawi, and Ibn Al-Nafis); also includes some primary sources.
21. Patheos Library – Islam
22. PBS : Islam, Empire of Faith - A companion site to the PBS television series "Islam: Empire of Faith", which presented the
history of Islam from the time of Muhammad to the Ottoman sultans. Includes educational resources, interactive
timeline, and articles on Islam and Muslim culture.
23. The Islamic World to 1600 - Covers the 7th to the 17th centuries, including information about Islamic art; bibliography.
24. University of Southern California Compendium of Muslim Texts
25. What is Islam? - A brief history of Islam, and of the development of Muslim culture.
1. "BBC—Religion & Ethics—Christianity". British Broadcasting Corporation.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/index.shtml. Retrieved 2008-01-03. A number of introductory articles
2. "CBC Montreal—Religion—Christianity". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
http://www.cbc.ca/montreal/features/religion/christianity.html. Retrieved 2008-01-03. An overview of Christianity.
3. "Netzarim". - Click at 'History Museum' in the left menu. http://www.netzarim.co.il. Retrieved 2008-10-21. The origin of
4. Ad Hoc - Resources for teaching and research relating to the history of Christianity, compiled by Yale University.
5. American Religion Data Archive
6. Ancient History Sourcebook: Christian Origins - Takes a look through the history of the Church from the first century to
present-day as well as links to other faiths such as Islamic and Jewish.
7. Christian History - Includes recent articles from Christianity Today magazine.
8. Christian History Institute - Christian history educational resources.
9. Church History and Historical Theology - Annotated directory. Patristics, New Testament era to 1200, 1200-1600, links.
10. ChurchRodent: Glossary of Christian History - By R. A. Tatum, partly based on Bruce Shelley's "Christian History in Plain
11. Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature - A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth
Century A.D., with an Account of the Principal Sects and Heresies. By Henry Wace.
12. Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Christianity in History
13. Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Church as an Institution
14. Ecole Initiative - Hypertext encyclopedia of early Christian Church history.
15. From Jesus to Christ: the First Christians
"This site is anchored by the testimony of New Testament theologians, archaeologists and historians who serve as both
critics and storytellers. They address dozens of key issues, disagreements and critical problems relating to Jesus' life and
the evolution of Christianity. Throughout the site, maps, charts (for example, the fortress of Masada), etc.
16. Historical Christianity, A time line with references to the descendants of the early church.
17. History of Christianity in China - A small encyclopedia, including information on Chinese culture.
18. History of Christianity Reading Room: Extensive online resources for the study of global church history (Tyndale
19. Overview of Late Antiquity - Includes several articles on Christianity in the 4th-7th centuries; many articles on the
historical and religious background.
20. Reformation Timeline, A short timeline of the Protestant Reformation.
21. Sketches of Church History - The history of the Christian Church from the Apostolic Age through the Inquisition, in 29
22. Story of the Church - Overview of church history through the reformation: notes from classes taught at Community Bible
Chapel, Richardson, Texas.
23. The Christian Catacombs of Rome - History and description of the underground cemeteries used from the 2nd to the 5th
centuries. Includes a section on the symbols used, but no images.
24. The Tredways: Church History Timelines - Major events shown in two timelines: ancient and medieval, reformation and
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