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The most complete list of websites related to Islam
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Money Jihad
"This blog is dedicated to exposing how the enemies of America finance themselves. Here we shine a light on: Terrorist funding, The economies & military expenses of Middle Eastern countries, Sharia finance, Islamic taxation"

Not all of these sites fall under the "alternative view" banner. Many are pro-Islamic and/or used by Muslims

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1000 Mistakes
1000+ Mistakes (errors, contradictions etc.) in the Qur'an and facts about Muhammad. Also 1000+ comments on Jihad in Islam - "Holy War"
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All about Muhammad
"This site is a chronological review of the life of Muhammad, with commentary and relevant Quran quote. Each page covers a major event in a level of detail that should be sufficient to understand the roles of Muhammad, the Muslims and his opponents"
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Answering Islam
A site that analyzes and refutes Islamic claims, doctrines, history, and the Qur'an. It is one of the most accurate, thoroughly referenced, and comprehensive sites on the net
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Citizen Warrior
A site which focuses on motivating the public and educating them about why Islam poses a unique threat to free society. Detailed site which is also good for those who are new to Islam and want to start from the very basics. Articles have been featured on sites such as
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Comparative Digests: Arab and European Racism Compared
"Almost every key aspect of European racism has its Arab/Islamic counterpart—or worse! Unfortunately, Edward Blyden and Malcolm X endorsed the conventional but false picture that Islamic society was without racism... In the light of the evidence, Black Africans cannot use their authority to cling to the false picture"
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Much Ado about Nothing
"Embryology in the Quran: Much Ado about Nothing" is an indepth refutation of Hamza Tzortzis' Embryology in the Qur'an: A Scientific-Linguistic Analysis of Chapter 23, "Many other Muslim apologists and websites make similar claims and arguments and thus most of this analysis will have a wider applicability"
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Everything you need to know about Islam
"Everything you ever wanted to know about Islam but were too politically correct to ask." A massive collection of links organised alphabetically in categories. Covers a wide range of Islam-related topics
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E. W Lane's Lexicon
Online edition of the most revered and scholarly dictionary of the Arabic language available
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Ibn Sa'd's Kitab Al-Tabaqat Al-Kabir
Ibn Sa'd is "one of the greatest authorities on Islamic biographical literature", and the Kitab al-Tabaqát al-Kabir is "one of the earliest works on the biographical literature of Islam and a valuable source of information for the students of Islamic history as well as scholars engaged in research"
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iKnowledge Literal Qur'an
Muslim website which provides the English literal translation of the Qur'an. Also shows that Allah is the "best deceiver" in verses 3:54, 7:99, 8:30, 10:21, and 13:42
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In the Name of Allah
Contains a section with "an analysis/definition of every important word, phrase and concept used in the Quran"
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Investigative Project on Terrorism
The IPT is "recognized as the world's most comprehensive data center on radical Islamic terrorist groups... It has become a principal source of critical evidence to a wide variety of government offices and law enforcement agencies, as well as the U.S. Congress and numerous public policy forums"
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Islamic Expansion and Decline
"This paper is a historical survey examining the nature of Islamic civilization and the factors underlying its expansion, peak and decline... Understanding history objectively is essential if the civilization-killing bias infecting the education establishment is to end"
A blog created by a WikiIslam editor focusing on the critique of Islam. Also includes news, commentary, responses to criticism of WikiIslam and much more. All views expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the views of WikiIslam
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Islam: Question and Answer
Fatwa site run by Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid, a respected and well-known cleric. "This site aims to provide intelligent, authoritative responses to anyones question about Islam, whether it be from a Muslim or a non-Muslim, and to help solve general and personal social problems"
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Jewish Virtual Library
Jewish Virtual Library articles providing a critical analysis of Islam and the Muslim world. Views of Jewish scholars, used as reference in many universities.
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Mark Durie Blog
"Dr. Mark Durie is a theologian, human rights activist and pastor of an Anglican church. He has published many articles and books on the language and culture of the Acehnese, Christian-Muslim relations and religious freedom"
Master Ayat (Verse) Index
From the people at Islam Awakened. Roman transliteration of the Arabic Qur’an and a massive 34 compared English translations
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MEMRI's TV monitoring center focuses on political, cultural, religious, and other developments and debates in the Arab and Muslim world and in Iran. Website of the TV channel of the Middle East Media Research Institute with original video clips translated into English.
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Mohammed Image Archive
Website containing many images of Muhammad. "The Mohammed Image Archive is a compendium of images that depict Mohammed (the 7th-century founder of Islam), spanning all historical periods, cultures and genres." (Other mirror sites: [1])
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Muslim Hope
"The varied Muslim reactions to this [9/11] attack... have shown how fractured the Muslim world today is. A common question is: "Is Islam really a religion of peace?" and Muslim answers, in word and deed, seem very contradictory. Perhaps this web site will show about the original that Mohammed taught and practiced"
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Muslim Statistics
"This site intends to keep updated on international government statistics from media, reports or reviews related to Muslim immigration and Muslim issues in Western society"
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Palestinian Media Watch
An Israeli research institute that studies Palestinian society from a broad range of perspectives by monitoring and analyzing the Palestinian Authority through its media and schoolbooks. Also reports regularly on how foreign aid is misused by the PA for terror promotion
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Planet War
Taken from a Feb. 22, 2010 piece by K. Farzaneh, A. Swift and P. Williams for Foreign Policy. "From the bloody civil wars in Africa to the rag-tag insurgiences in Southeast Asia, 33 conflicts are raging around the world today, and it’s often innocent civilians who suffer the most." 31 of these conflicts involve Islam
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Political Islam
Site by Bill Warner. "Political Islam is Islam's ideology about unbelievers, kafirs... The Islamic political system is contained in the Koran, the Hadith (the traditions of Mohammed) and his biography, the Sira... Our mission is to educate the world about political Islam, its founder Mohammed, his political doctrine and his god, Allah"
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Project Root List
Download tool to find occurrences of root Arabic words, with links to entries for the word in scans of Lane’s Arabic-English Lexicon
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Quoting Islam
"To help people assess Islam, this site presents core Islamic texts. So readers can verify that we are correctly presenting these, each text includes reference links... When citing Hadith, we cite only the canonical collections, whose reports most Muslim scholars of Islam deem authentic"
"These are original research articles on topics relating to the often claimed scientific accuracy and mathematical miracles in the Qur’an ... I’ve created this website for people who want to make an informed decision for themselves"
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Reliance of the Traveller
Online version of "Reliance of the Traveller: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law according to Shafi'i School" by Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri. English text, commentary, and appendices. Edited and dishonestly translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller
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Resources on "A Common Word Between Us and You"
Blog by Dr. Mark Durie. "This site contains resources for Christians to help them understand, evaluate and respond to the 2007 letter 'A Common Word Between Us and You', which was sent by 138 key Muslim leaders to the Christian leaders of the world"
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Sirat Rasoul Allah
An abridged version of the earliest and most accurate biography of Muhammad, by ibn Ishaq. It is composed of a collection of hadith that is arranged in chronological order.
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Skeptics Annotated Quran
Categorizes the whole Qur'an in a very easy to read format with helpful visual tools to aid you in your studies
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Sources of Islam
"This remarkable book has been written by the Rev. W. St. Clair-Tisdall, Missionary, C.M.S., Julfa, Persia. It takes up a subject never as yet brought properly under discussion either by Muslims or Christians - namely, the origin of the Koran, and the Sources from which both it and Tradition have been derived"
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Statistical Islam
From the Center For The Study Of Political Islam. "Islam has three sacred texts: Koran, Sira and Hadith. These texts have been analyzed using simple statistics." Includes; anti-Jew text in trilogy, percentage of trilogy text devoted to jihad, amount of text devoted to the kafir, etc.
Sunnah and Hadith
The four most acknowledged collections of hadith (Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abu-Dawud, and Malik's Muwatta). In addition, you can read a collection of 40 hadith qudsi and use a search engine.
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Sura Like It
Contains many 'fake' surahs, in response to Surah 2:23; "And if you are in doubt as to which We have revealed to Our servant, then produce a sura like it, and call on your helper, besides Allah, if you are truthful"
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Tafhim al-Qur'an
"Towards Understanding the Quran" is the English translation of Tafhim al-Qur'an, a contemporary tafsir (commentary on the Qur'an) by Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi
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Tafsir Ibn Kathir
Online abridged edition of the most respected and widely used tafsir (commentary on the Qur'an) by Ibn Kathir, arranged in an easy-to-read table indicating the ayat being discussed on each page
"At the you can: Examine many of the historical variant readings of the Quran. Read The Quran more clearly and accurately. See abrogated verses alongside explanations within the text. Learn more about the history of the Quran... and much more"
The Religion of Peace
Source of news links and statistics about Islamic terrorism. The list of Islamic terror attacks makes the site a unique and important resource, documenting over 9,000 deaths caused by Islamic terrorism in 2011 alone
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The Risala
Online version of "The Risala of 'Abdullah ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani (310/922 - 386/996) A Treatise on Maliki Fiqh". Including commentary from ath-Thamr ad-Dani by al-Azhari
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The Scourge of Slavery
The number of innocent Africans who were taken (or died in the process of being taken) as slaves over the last fourteen centuries of Islamic slavery is estimated to be higher than 140 million, dwarfing the 11 million Africans who were transported across the Atlantic by Westerners
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Translating Jihad
Arabic-to-English translations of fatwās, press articles, and other sources from the Islamic world. Site run by Al Mutarjim, who "has experience working full-time as an Arabic translator, and possesses a Master's Degree with a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies"
Your Daily Muslim
May be useful for researching individual Muslims. "A semi-satirical blog chronicling the mischief of the religion of peace. I research individual Muslims who serve their religion in horrific ways and present their stories in a humorous manner"