Sources for the Middle East have traditionally not been collected by TCU. I’m trying to change that, but it is slow going. TCU recently won a grant and as a part of the grant, we received a subscription to Oxford Islamic Studies for one year.
This database contains biographies, chapters from Muslim & non-Muslim scholars, as well as primary sources. Here’s a description of those primary sources from Oxford:
Over 150 influential primary sources are currently available. Including excerpts from seminal books, transcripts of speeches, fatwas, statements posted on Arabic internet sites and other sources, these texts cover perspectives from leaders in the Islamic world, activists and respected Muslim scholars representing a variety of schools of thought. Materials range from Qasim Amin’s revolutionary late 19th-century writings on “The Emancipation of Woman” to Osama bin Laden’s 1998 fatwa against the United States. The currently available documents have been drawn from three of Oxford’s most respected primary source collections on Islam: Islam in Transition, Modern Islam, and Liberal Islam.
This is a wonderful collection. I hope you enjoy it.