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View Resource Al Mashriq: Lebanon

Part of the Al-Mashriq online Web resource for countries located in the Levant, this site is devoted to providing a host of materials, thematically organized, about the country of Lebanon. Persons seeking to read a bit about Lebanon's early history will want to read the first chapter of Kamal Salibi's "A House of Many Mansions-The History of Lebanon," which is provided here. For those looking for...

http://almashriq.hiof.no/lebanon/index.html
View Resource The Spirit of Islam: Experiencing Islam Through Calligraphy

Designed as a collaboration between members of local Muslim communities in the lower mainland of British Columbia and staff members of the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, this site was "conceived through the spirit of calligraphy, to frame the aesthetics, spirituality and principals of education relating to the world of Islam." Visitors will want to start by viewing...

http://www2.moa.ubc.ca/spiritofislam/
View Resource Muslims Around the World Celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Beginning this Tuesday, Muslims throughout the world celebrated Eid al-Fitr, which marks the conclusion of Ramadan. For Muslims, Ramadan is an important holy month, marked by fasting and other important practices and commemorations. Because the start of Islamic holidays depends on when the new moon is sighted, there is sometimes some debate about when exactly Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr begin. In...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2003/1126
View Resource ArchNet: Islamic Architecture Community

The rise of the Internet has allowed many professional and scholarly communities to communicate with each other across great distances, and the field of architecture and urban planning is no exception. Developed at MIT and the University of Texas at Austin, ArchNet is one such international online community that deals specifically with providing new perspectives on the built environment and...

https://archnet.org/
View Resource Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys Screenshot

Created by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Muslim Journeys project "presents to the American public resources representing diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs, practices, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world." The cornerstone of this ambitious project is a carefully curated collection of resources recommended and reviewed...

http://bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys/