Reviewed Resources for Students and Teachers
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provided here are for the purpose of having online material where you
can learn what each faith has to say about itself. While these
links are not about "religious anthropology" itself, having a
knowledge of what each faith believes can be an important tool in many
studies of the anthropology of religion.
In the review annotations, I will let the site speak for itself as much as possible.
al-imam.net __ A huge online encyclopedia, Duaa section (text/audio), poetry, Islamic calendar, Flash animations, and much more. - illustrated - From al-imam.net - http://www.al-imam.net/index-en.php
Iran - Shia Islam __ "Although Shias have lived in Iran since the earliest days of Islam, and there was one Shia dynasty in part of Iran during the tenth and eleventh centuries, it is believed that most Iranians were Sunnis until the seventeenth century. The Safavid dynasty made Shia Islam the official state religion in the sixteenth century and aggressively proselytized on its behalf. It is also believed that by the mid-seventeenth century most people in what is now Iran had become Shias, an affiliation that has continued." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/iran/55.htm
Shia __ You will find a glossary, a gallery of Shia shrines, and much more. - illustrated - From Richard Hooker - http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/SHIA/SHIA.HTM
The Shi'a Homepage __ Here you will find an introduction and several articles about Shi'a Islam including history and teachings. - From Shia.org - http://www.shia.org/
Shi'i Islam __ "The largest non-Sunni branch of Islam, the Shi`i, in their various forms represent some 10-15 percent of Muslims." You will find a general overview, population statistics by country, and a breakdown of the various sects. - illustrated - From encyclopedia of the Orient - http://www.lexicorient.com/cgi-bin/eo-direct-frame.pl?
Shiites __ You will find a general overview of the second largest branch of Islam and links to additional information. - From Infoplease.com - http://tinyurl.com/9w2ex
Welcome to A Shi'ite Encyclopedia __ An online Islamic encyclopedia of religion which presents views from both Shi'ite and Sunni perspectives. - From Al-islam.org - http://www.al-islam.org/encyclopedia/