Library For Tracing Broken Links

Library For Tracing Broken Links Several web sites linked to for Qur'an & hadith citations have  gone down or made drastic changes resulting in broken links.
Quran Explorer, CMJE and the King Fahd Complex are no longer working.  Links to those sites are broken and there are too many to replace. The example links immediately below go to 9.29.

    In each of these example  Qur'an  urls, the target is 9.29. The surah is highlighted in purple, the ayat in yellow.
  • http://www.usc.edu/org/cmje/religious-texts/quran/verses/009-qmt.php#009.029
  • http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora= 9&l=eng&nAya= 29# 9_ 29
       In most cases, I include the Surah/Ayat numbers or (volue).book.numer for hadith. Sometimes I use a pure text link. In those cases, hover your mouse over the link and get the numbers from the old url.  The printed books use a different numbering system. You will need to open the relevant title in Sunnah.com/, then search for the book & number. Volume numbers are highlighted blue, books purple and numbers yellow in these broken link examples.  
  • http://www.usc.edu/org/cmje/religious-texts/hadith/bukhari/052-sbt.php#004.052.220
  • http://www.quranexplorer.com/Hadith/English/Hadith/bukhari/004.052.220.html
  • http://www.usc.edu/org/cmje/religious-texts/hadith/muwatta/001-mmt.php#001.001.1.1
  • http://www.quranexplorer.com/Hadith/English/Hadith/malik/004.004.001.1.1..html
  • http://www.usc.edu/org/cmje/religious-texts/hadith/abudawud/024-sat.php#024.3654 
  • http://www.quranexplorer.com/Hadith/English/Hadith/dawud/024.3654.html
  • http://www.usc.edu/org/cmje/religious-texts/hadith/muslim/019-smt.php#019.4294
  • http://www.quranexplorer.com/Hadith/English/Hadith/muslim/019.4294.html


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    Islam Awakened.com/ displays 50 parallel translations with navigation links at the top of the page to advance to other verses. You can also search  it amd  find a driect link to  CorpusQuran.com. 

    Corpus Quran is an Arabic/English translation with dictionary &\ concordance with a word by word breakdown of each verse.

    The Internet Archive seems to be a fairly stable source for most texts, but some, notably Mishkat Ul-Masabih, have been removed. Hilali * Khan's translation of the Qur'an is one of the best, fairly explicit in all but a few verses.

    If you really need deeper exegesis, you wnt the Mariful Qur'an and you need  the index volume!

    The King of Jordan has kindly provided  Altafsir, with several Qur'an and tafsir translations. Click the English button in the top frame, select the tafsir you want; three of them work, and see the translation with exegesis.  
    Tafsir Ibn Kathir links to Islam-Universe should still work.  You can search by chapte & verse by using the navigation link at the top of the page.  I have not found another way in to that data base, but Qtafsir.com/ is accessible and has a search windo and surrah/ayat buttons

    The streaming pdf version which you can easily download is large but useful for reading off line as well as on.  This page has 114 surahs as streams: https://archive.org/details/TafseerIbnKathirenglish114SurahsComplete  with a download link below for the library.  6610 pages in one handy volume of Tafsir Ibn kathir!

    Tafsir al-Jalalayn is less detailed and much shorter.  I have not tried this translation, I use Aisha Bewley's.

    The hadith sites I have been linking to are derived from the USC-MSA database which, claiming to be complete, really was not. The Sahih Bukhari version they uploaded was Bowdlerized, at least one hadith was deleted and  a crucial word changed in another that I know of.  Unortunately, the printed book uses a different numbering system as does Aisha Bewley's translation.  

    Fortunately, Sunnah has the six sittah with citations to the books and the on line ddatabase for cross referencing. But it, too, has been Bowdlerized: the hadith in which Moe said his provision was under the shade of his spear is present in Arabic but not the English translation.  There are some things the Muslims do not want us to know!  Check it out, I linked to the Bowdlerized saying.

    Archive.org will let you read the streaming texts and download the pdf files. It is easier to download the complete sets.  Sahih Bukhari is considered to be the most authentic, followedy Sahih Muslim.  Those are the two I use most. Sunan Abu Dawud comes in a close third.  Jamih Tirmidhi is large but contains  citations to other collections which make it  useful. That is where you need to go to track down the 72 virgins trope and learn that 70 are women taken from the fire, not specially created Houris.  The Jihad chapter of Riyad Us-Salaheen  combines relevant ayat and ahadith, everyone should read it!  I can not find Mishkat, but I found a small anthology which does contain the Islamic Creation Myth which exposes Allah as a callous, capricious, uncaring racist.  if memory serves it is on or close to page 47. Allah created the Black race  "for the fire".

    A study of Islam is incomplete without Sira: biographies of the Profit.  I have only read one of them completely, having searched the others and read parts.  The Sealed Nectar is as close as you will get to an officialy recognized Sira.  Ibn Ishaq's is the oldest, somewhat Bowdlerized by Ibn Hisham and translated by A. Guillaume.  Ibn Kathir's Sira seems to be based on Ishaq's, with added detail from his tafsir, of cuss, in 4 volumes. Page 31 of vol. 4 combined with 9.29 and Sahih Bukhari  vol. 4, pages 108 & 140 form the smoking gun required to condemn Islam.

    Did you know that Moe dictated and dispatched extortion letters, following up with his army?  Read about it in Ibn Sa'd.  Did you know his shit did not stink, drinking his piss saves you from gutache and drinking his blood saves you from the fire?  Did you know he suborned numerous murders and approved of others after the fact?  If not, you need to read Ash-Shifa.


    Islamic law aka sharia, can not be neglected! They keep tearing down Reliance Of The Traveller as soon as they find it, here is the current file, English text only.   Risala is the shortest and easiest to read. Hedaya is in two dense, volumes with archaic type face and vocabulary but containing vital information in the second volume, beginning on page 139.  [Al-Sayir-The Institutes]


    Can  understanding of Islam be complete without some Islamic history?  Until recently,  Tabari was not to be found on the web, now it is. The juicy stuff is in volumes 6-13, I have only read vol. 8.

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 1: General Introduction and From the Creation to the Flood

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 2: Prophets and Patriarchs

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 3: The Children of Israel

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 4: The Ancient Kingdoms

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 5: The Sasanids, the Byzantines, the Lakhmids, and Yemen

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 6: Muhammad at Mecca

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 7: The Foundation of the Community: Muhammad At Al-Madina A.D. 622-626/Hijrah-4 A.H.

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 8: The Victory of Islam: Muhammad at Medina A.D. 626-630/A.H. 5-8

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 9: The Last Years of the Prophet: The Formation of the State A.D. 630-632/A.H. 8-11

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 10: The Conquest of Arabia: The Riddah Wars A.D. 632-633/A.H. 11

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 11: The Challenge to the Empires A.D. 633-635/A.H. 12-13

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 12: The Battle of al-Qadisiyyah and the Conquest of Syria and Palestine A.D. 635-637/A.H. 14-15

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 13: The Conquest of Iraq, Southwestern Persia, and Egypt: The Middle Years of 'Umar's Caliphate A.D. 636-642/A.H. 15-21

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 14: The Conquest of Iran A.D. 641-643/A.H. 21-23

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 15: The Crisis of the Early Caliphate: The Reign of 'Uthman A.D. 644-656/A.H. 24-35

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 16: The Community Divided: The Caliphate of 'Ali I A.D. 656-657/A.H. 35-36

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 17: The First Civil War: From the Battle of Siffin to the Death of 'Ali A.D. 656-661/A.H. 36-40

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 18: Between Civil Wars: The Caliphate of Mu'awiyah A.D. 661-680/A.H. 40-60

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 19: The Caliphate of Yazid b. Mu'awiyah A.D. 680-683/A.H. 60-64

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 20: The Collapse of Sufyanid Authority and the Coming of the Marwanids: The Caliphates of Mu'awiyah II and Marwan I and the Beginning of The Caliphate of 'Abd al-Malik A.D. 683-685/A.H. 64-66

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 21: The Victory of the Marwanids A.D. 685-693/A.H. 66-73

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 22: The Marwanid Restoration: The Caliphate of 'Abd al-Malik A.D. 693-701/A.H. 74-81

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 23: The Zenith of the Marwanid House: The Last Years of 'Abd al-Malik and The Caliphate of al-Walid A.D. 700-715/A.H. 81-96

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 24: The Empire in Transition: The Caliphates of Sulayman, 'Umar, and Yazid A.D. 715-724/A.H. 97-105

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 25: The End of Expansion: The Caliphate of Hisham A.D. 724-738/A.H. 105-120

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 26: The Waning of the Umayyad Caliphate: Prelude to Revolution A.D. 738-745/A.H. 121-127

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 27: The 'Abbasid Revolution A.D. 743-750/A.H. 126-132

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 28: 'Abbasid Authority Affirmed: The Early Years of al-Mansur A.D. 753-763/A.H. 136-145

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 29: Al-Mansur and al-Mahdi A.D. 763-786/A.H. 146-169

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 30: The 'Abbasid Caliphate in Equilibrium: The Caliphates of Musa al-Hadi and Harun al-Rashid A.D. 785-809/A.H. 169-193

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 31: The War between Brothers: The Caliphate of Muhammad al-Amin A.D. 809-813/A.H. 193-198

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 32: The Reunification of the 'Abbasid Caliphate: The Caliphate of al-Ma'mun A.D. 813-833/A.H. 198-218

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 33: Storm and Stress along the Northern Frontiers of the 'Abbasid Caliphate: The Caliphate of al-Mu'tasim A.D. 833-842/A.H. 218-227

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 34: Incipient Decline: The Caliphates of al-Wathiq, al-Mutawakkil, and al-Muntasir A.D. 841-863/A.H. 227-248

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 35: The Crisis of the 'Abbasid Caliphate: The Caliphates of al-Musta'in and al-Mu'tazz A.D. 862-869/A.H. 248-255

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 36: The Revolt of the Zanj A.D. 869-879/A.H. 255-265

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 37: The 'Abbasid Recovery: The War Against the Zanj Ends A.D. 879-893/A.H. 266-279

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 38: The Return of the Caliphate to Baghdad: The Caliphates of al-Mu'tadid, al-Muktafi and al-Muqtadir A.D. 892-915/A.H. 279-302

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 39: Biographies of the Prophet's Companions and Their Successors: al-Tabari's Supplement to His History

  • The History of al-Tabari Vol. 40: Index
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