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Arabic, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies

Arabic, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies InfoGuide

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Welcome to the Arabic, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies InfoGuide. 

Use this guide to discover Arabic, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies resources available to you at Mason.

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The following guides may be useful for doing research in Arabic, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies.

  • AHDR Arab Human Development Report 2009  
    In producing the first series of the Arab Human Development Reports (AHDRs), UNDP-Regional Bureau for Arab States sought, in cooperation with governments and civil society of the region, to make a positive contribution to the region's development dialogue. The catalyst for the founding series was a sense of urgency among Arab thinkers about the precipitous situation of Arab countries at the start of a new millennium.
  • Alwaraq  Rating
    Alwaraq is an excellent source for Arabic resources. provides a collection of Arab cultural information, books, islamic resources and more.
  • American Associatin of Teachers of Arabic  Rating
    American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA) aims to facilitate communication and cooperation between teachers of Arabic and to promote study, criticism, research and instruction in the field of Arabic language pedagogy, Arabic linguistics and Arabic literature. The information available here is a sampling of the materials available to AATA members. For information on joining, please see the “Membership” link on the right.
  • AMIDEAST, Brining Cultures and Building Understanding  Rating
    America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST) is a private, nonprofit organization that strengthens mutual understanding and cooperation between Americans and the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa. Every year, AMIDEAST provides English language and professional skills training, educational advising, and testing services to hundreds of thousands of students and professionals in the Middle East and North Africa; supports numerous institutional development projects .
  • Arabic Middle East News  Rating Your News Desk @ Your Desk. Daily News. Weekly News. Monthly News. Radio & TV
  • Babylon. Arabic Translation  Rating
    Free Online Translation is completed by the Full Text Translation service. This service is tailored to help you to gain basic understanding of texts in a language you are hardly familiar with. Automated translation (aka machine translation) means that a top-notch, state-of-the-art computer is doing the entire translation task you request.
  • Carnegie Middle East Center  Rating
    This English/Arabic website offers fully translated versions of all pages and articles. Focusing on the challenges facing political and economic development and reform in the Arab region, this website is a good resource for any translation student looking to compare English and Arabic versions of the same text.
  • Glossary of Islamic terms in Arabic  Rating
    it is a list that consists of notable concepts that are derived from both Islamic and Arab tradition, which are expressed as words in the Arabic language. The main purpose of this list is to disambiguate multiple spellings, to make note of spellings no longer in use for these concepts, to define the concept in one or two lines, to make it easy for one to find and pin down specific concepts, and to provide a guide to unique concepts of Islam all in one place.
  • Neel wa Furat  Rating
    Biggest Arabic Bookstore, Arabic Books, music, films and softwares.
  • The Arabian Nights and The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam  Rating
    Two translations of The Arabian Nights (Burton and Lang), and two of the Rubaiyat (Whinfield and Fitzgerald). Presented by the Electronic Literature Foundation.
  • المكتبة الوقفية