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The Koran Interpreted Translation by A.J. Arberry
The Qurʾan Translation by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem
"The Qur'an is the primary religious text for one-fifth of the world's population and has been an object of reverence and of intense study for centuries. Drawing upon a rich scholarly heritage, Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an contains alphabetically arranged articles about the contents of the Qur'an. It is an encyclopedic dictionary of qur'anic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history, and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within qur'anic studies. With over 750 entries, the EQ is the first comprehensive, multivolume reference work on the Qur'an to appear in Western languages."
An authoritative encyclopaedia which sets out the state of knowledge of the Islamic world from religion and history to politics and culture. The Encyclopaedia of Islam contains articles on the lives of distinguished Muslims; tribes and dynasties; crafts and sciences; political and religious institutions; geography, ethnography, flora and fauna of various countries; and history, topography and monuments of major towns and cities. Geographical and historical scope encompasses the Arabo-Islamic empire, Iran, central Asia, India, Indonesia, Ottoman empire, and modern Islamic states.
An authoritative encyclopedia on Islam and the Muslim world. The third edition of the Encyclopaedia of Islam covers religious, historical, cultural, social, political, and artistic aspects of the Muslim presence worldwide from the eighth to the twentieth century. EI3 is being published online and in print simultaneously by Brill, and will take approximately 15 years to complete. if the topic you need is not available, check the previous edition listed above
Call Number: PRINT VERSION ALSO AVAILABLE UTM Reference BQ128 .E53 2007
"The Encyclopedia is characterized by its wide range of contents, primary sources, and both the depth and quality of its entries.
It covers the study of Buddhism, Buddhist canons and literature, Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, Nikaya Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism, Buddhist meditational systems, sacred places in Buddhism, practices and rituals, biographies of famous Buddhists (including ideal types), Buddhist ethics, Buddhist art(s), engaged Buddhism, Buddhism and technology, women in Buddhism, Buddhism in India, South and Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, Japan, and Buddhism in the Western World."
Call Number: UTM Reference BL1105 .B75 2009 ONLY IN PRINT
It presents the regional traditions of Hinduism with articles on the Indian states and main regions of India and on regions outside India that are significant in the history of Hinduism. In addition, it has entries on sacred space and pilgrimage traditions, and sacred time and festival traditions. Second, it has entries on the various gods, goddesses and divine powers of Hinduism past and present.