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Islam FAQ (Part 11/15): Islamic Internet Guide: Islamic Resources on Internet

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Archive-name: islam-faq/part11
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Last-modified: 1995/3/27
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        Copyright 1993,1994,1995 Asim Mughal (mughal@caltech.edu) 

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                      Frequently Asked Questions: Part 11
                      ___________________________________
        
        This message  is  automatically  posted  to 'soc.religion.islam'
        every  month  and  when  updated.  This  lists  answers  to most
        commonly asked questions on  the  forum. Contributions & changes
        are requested and should be directed to: mughal@caltech.edu 



        OVERVIEW:  The   Frequently   Asked   Questions   document   for
        Islam  has  been  divided  in  parts.  Below is the index. 


        Part 1 - Welcome & Index
        Part 2 - Info on Islamic News Groups
        Part 3 - Introduction to Islam
        Part 4 - God & Worship
        Part 5 - Islam, Quran & Muhammad (PBUH)
        Part 6 - Marriage Laws in Islam
        Part 7 - Women In Islam
        Part 8 - Life after Death, Moral System & Human rights in Islam
        Part 9 - Islam: Prophethood, Jesus & Trinity
        Part 10 - Islam: Farrakhism & Malcom X
        Part 11 - Islamic Internet Guide: Islamic Resources on Internet
        Part 12 - Other Islamic Resource Guides on Internet
        Part 13 - Islamic Literature: Books & Video
        Part 14 - Islamic Calendar & Prayer Time Table for 1994
        Part 15 - Misc: List of Halal Foods


         _____________________________________________________________

         PART 11: Islamic Internet Guide: Islamic Resources on Internet



				    Contents				    

				 --Articles--
 1. Introduction .............................................................. 
 2. Retrieving files using FTP ................................................ 
 3. Major FTP Sites for Islamic Material on Internet .......................... 
 4. FTP Sites for Holy Quran .................................................. 
 5. FTP Sites for Hadith ...................................................... 
 6. FTP Sites for Islamic Literature .......................................... 
 7. Using Gopher .............................................................. 
 8. Gopher Sites with Islamic Literature ...................................... 
 9. Holy Quran & Hadith Available Thru Gopher ................................. 
10. About World-Wide-Web ...................................................... 
11. Web Servers with Islamic Material ......................................... 
12. LISTSERV Lists on Islam ................................................... 
13. Islamic Newsgroups on USENET .............................................. 
14. Software: Islamic Prayer Timers ........................................... 
				--Announcements--
15. Archive Info .............................................................. 
16. Credits ................................................................... 



 Articles .....................................................................


 1. Introduction .............................................................. 


    The Islamic resources available on the network have increased many folds
    and continue to increase. This document attempts to cover almost all the
    know resources. 

    The  listing  is  sorted  by  protocols.  An  information  site  may  be
    accessible by several  protocols  and  provide  pointers to other sites.
    Hence, there may be some duplication. 

    In addition, all resources listed  were  verified as of August 25, 1994.
    and Jan 10, 1995. 

    Holy Quran & Hadith: Please use  the  translations  on your own risk. No
    claim on authencity  of  the  text  is   guaranteed.   Caltech  MSA  has
    undertaken the task  verifying  the  text  of  Holy  Quran  translations
    against  the  published  &  authenticated  translations.  This  task  is
    expected to take several months, starting August 1994. 

    Any additions/changes to the resources cited are welcome. 




 2. Retrieving files using FTP ................................................ 


    Anonymous File Transfer Protocol: 

    This is a standard setup  on  internet.  It  allows  a user to use 'ftp'
    command to connect to a site and  download  files.  The following may be
    help to the new users. 

	How to down load files using FTP:
	________________________________

		% ftp  _name_of_the_site

		Login:	  anonymous
		Password: _your_email_address_
		
		Dir: 	From the listing provided. 


	File Extensions: .Z  or .zip or .tar
	____________________________________

    The files may be  in  different  formats.  A  file  maybe  an executable
    program or just a text file. Most files  are compressed to save the disk
    storage space. Here is a list to identify the files. 

    .zip DOS compression 
    .Z UNIX compression 
    .tar UNIX file bundle 
    .gz GNU zip 

    File Transfer Mode: 
    __________________ 

    it is a good idea to use 'binary'  transfer,  especially for .tar files.
    To set the 'binary' mode at 'ftp' prompt type: "binary" 

    ftp> binary 


    To Retrieve a File:  ftp> get _file_name_ 
    To Change Directory: ftp> cd _directory_path_ 


 3. Major FTP Sites for Islamic Material on Internet .......................... 


    This index is by site name, index by subject follows later. 


	A-  Name: 	Caltech MSA  Site -1-
    	    Site: 	ftp.cco.caltech.edu
    	    Directory:  /pub/calmsa

	B-  Name: 	Caltech MSA  Site -2-
    	    Site:	ftp.ugcs.caltech.edu 
    	    Directory:  /pub/calmsa

	C-  Name:	Boston University
    	    Site: 	cs-ftp.bu.edu      
    	    Directory:  /amass/Islam/Quran/

	D-  Name: 	Islam Net (on Rahut.net)
    	    Site:	ftp.rahul.net
    	    Direcotry:  /pub/islamnet 




 4. FTP Sites for Holy Quran .................................................. 


	MAJOR SITES: Hosting Several Translations of Holy Quran.


          ___________________________________________________________

                           Boston University FTP Site
          ___________________________________________________________
SITE:cs-ftp.bu.edu	DIRECTORY: /amass/Islam/Quran/

README                    arabic-by-eyler.hqx       trans-pickthal.text.gz
and-translations.text.Z   arabic-by-eyler.text      trans-yousufali.text.gz


          ___________________________________________________________

              Caltech UGCS FTP Site (Caltech MSA/IINN FTP Site-2-)
          ___________________________________________________________
SITE:ftp.ugcs.caltech.edu 	DIRECTORY: /pub/cms/Quran/

Quran-Picthall.Z                  System-7.01-&-Arabic.sea.#1.hqx
Quran-Shakir.tar.Z                System-7.01-&-Arabic.sea.#2.hqx
Quran-and-trans.sea.#1.hqx        pickthal.txt.sea.hqx
Quran-and-trans.sea.#2.hqx        yusufali.txt.sea.hqx
Quran.sea.hqx


          ___________________________________________________________

              Caltech CCO FTP Site (Caltech MSA/IINN FTP Site-1-)
          ___________________________________________________________
SITE:ftp.cco.caltech.edu 	DIRECTORY: /pub/cms/Quran/

Quran-Picthall.Z        Quran-Shakir.tar.Z      Quran.readme


          ___________________________________________________________

    			FILE: Quran.tar.Z 


etlport.etl.go.jp	       /pub/NeXT/Literature/working/Quran.tar.Z
nova.cc.purdue.edu	       /pub/next/Literature/working/Quran.tar.Z
roxette.mty.itesm.mx	       /pub/next/Literature/working/Quran.tar.Z
sonata.cc.purdue.edu	       /pub/next/Literature/working/Quran.tar.Z
ftp.uu.net		       /doc/literary/obi/Religion/Quran.tar.Z
unix.hensa.ac.uk	       /pub/uunet/doc/literary/obi/Religion/Quran.tar.Z
ftp.princeton.edu	       /pub/Quran.tar.Z



    OTHER FORMAT: 

gatekeeper.dec.com	       /.8/misc/scripture/quran/
phoenix.oulu.fi		       /pub/quran/quran.tar
slopoke.mlb.semi.harris.com    /pub/doc/quran.tar.Z
ftp.rahul.net		       /pub/islamnet/quran/trans-pickthal.text.Z



    Courtesy:  Islamic  Information  &    News   Network  (IINN)  Muslims  @
    Asuacad.BITnet 


 5. FTP Sites for Hadith ...................................................... 


          ___________________________________________________________

              Caltech UGCS FTP Site (Caltech MSA/IINN FTP Site-2-)
          ___________________________________________________________
SITE:ftp.ugcs.caltech.edu 	DIRECTORY: /pub/cms/Hadith/

Bukhari.Z          hadith.2.Z         hadith.qudsi.2.Z
hadith.1.Z         hadith.Z           hadith.qudsi.Z

          ___________________________________________________________

              Caltech CCO FTP Site (Caltech MSA/IINN FTP Site-1-)
          ___________________________________________________________
SITE:ftp.cco.caltech.edu 	DIRECTORY: /pub/cms/Quran/

Bukhari                 hadith.1.Z              hadith.qudsi.2.Z
Hadith.2.cr.Z           hadith.2.Z              hadith.qudsi.Z


          ___________________________________________________________

                               IslamNet FTP Site
          ___________________________________________________________
SITE: ftp.rahul.net		DIRECTORY: /pub/islamnet/hadith

hadith.1.Z              hadith.qudsi.2.Z
Bukhari.Z               hadith.2.Z              hadith.qudsi.Z




    Courtesy:  Islamic  Information  &    News   Network  (IINN)  Muslims  @
    Asuacad.BITnet 


 6. FTP Sites for Islamic Literature .......................................... 


          ___________________________________________________________

                           Boston University FTP Site
          ___________________________________________________________
SITE: cs-ftp.bu.edu        DIRECTORY: /amass/Islam

Contact Person(s): Mohammad Jamil Sawar (sawar@cbl.leeds.ac.uk)

Images/                  crescent-93.text         ramadan-boston94.ps
Prayer-scheds/           crescent-sighting.text   ramadan-boston94.tex
Praytimer/               fatiha-stack.doc         takbyr.dvi
Quran/                   fatiha-stack.hqx         takbyr.ps
Sounds/                  praytimer.tar.Z
crescent-92.text         ramadan-boston94.dvi



          ___________________________________________________________

              Caltech CCO FTP Site (Caltech MSA/IINN FTP Site-1-)
          ___________________________________________________________
SITE: ftp.cco.caltech.edu 	DIRECTORY: /pub/calmsa

Contact Person(s): Asim Mughal & Asif Khaliq (calmsa@cco.caltech.edu)

33windows.creator       emaan                   islamic.centers
DSS_ascii.1QH.txt       environment             istiqamat
Hadith/                 faq.ari                 kashmir.pns94
ITimer21.README         faq.bit.muslims         knowledge
ITimer21.exe            faq.iinn                last.sermon
ITimer21.shar           faq.iinn.muslims        mercy.ayat
IslamicTimer-2.0.shar   faq.sri.2.3             miracles
Muhammad.prophet        finality.1              mosque.why
Quran/                  finality.2              muhammed.bible
README.FIRST            finality.3              perseverance.job
README.OLD              finality.4              political.order
README.OLD.2            fundamentals            prayer.f
README.calmsa           hijab.protect           praytime.zip
README.cms              humanrights             quotron/
README.instruct         iiie/                   ramadan.meaning
arafat.day              iinn.survey94           resurrection
belief.unbelief         ijtihad                 revelation
books                   index.quran             ritual.prayers
booksellers.list        index.surah             sahaba
bosnia/                 info.amana              status.women
bosnia.aid.info         introtoislam            tawhid
cfv.bosnia              islam-faq/              treatise.nature
cfv.scm                 islam-rc.92             treatise.quran
cfv.tri                 islam-rc.old            way.to.quran
christ.islam            islam.focus             wedding.in.islam
consequences            islam.glance            worldly.gain
cybermuslim.v2.0        islam.is.future
educators               islam.west



          ___________________________________________________________

              Caltech UGCS FTP Site (Caltech MSA/IINN FTP Site-2-)
          ___________________________________________________________
SITE:ftp.ugcs.caltech.edu       DIRECTORY: /pub/cms

Contact Person(s): Asim Mughal (calmsa@cco.caltech.edu)

CMS.README                README.calmsa             emaan.Z
CMS.README.OLD            README.cms                forums.Z
Hadith/                   Shakir-suras/             ijtihad.Z
ITimer21.README           bonsia.Z                  islam-rc.1.1.Z
ITimer21.exe              books.Z                   islam-rc.1.1a.Z
ITimer21.shar             books.list.2.Z            marriage.Z
Islam.introduction.Z      bosnia.Z                  prayer.f.Z
IslamicTimer-2.0.shar.Z   bosnia.video.Z            think.Z
Quran/                    cms.readme.Z              treatise.Z
README.FILES              educators.Z



          ___________________________________________________________

                               IslamNet FTP site
          ___________________________________________________________
SITE:ftp.rahul.net		DIRECTORY: /pub/islamnet/articles

intro.islam.txt.Z       resurrec.txt.Z
christ.islam.Z          islamic.centers.txt.Z   ritual.prayers.Z
cybermuslim.guide.Z     last.sermon.Z           sahaba.Z
emaan.Z                 marriage.Z              science.Z
food.halal.Z            muhammed.bible.Z        status.women.Z
fundamen.txt.Z          praytime.zip            tawhid.Z
humanrig.txt.Z          ramadan.meaning.Z       way.to.quran.Z


    Courtesy:  Islamic  Information  &    News   Network  (IINN)  Muslims  @
    Asuacad.BITnet 


 7. Using Gopher .............................................................. 


    The "Gopher" is a client/server based information delivery setup. Gopher
    clients connect to a Gopher  Server  loaded  with  information. A Gopher
    Server may be  connected  to  hundreds  of  other  Gopher  servers. This
    connection is transparent to the user. 

    To use the gopher system, you should  have 'Gopher client' on your local
    system. 

    TO Access Gopher with Gopher Client: 

    Type: % gopher server_name 70 

    To Access Gopher without  Gopher  Client:  You  may wish to use a public
    telnet gopher site. You may use any of the following: 



     Hostname                  Login   Area
     ------------------------- -------------
     consultant.micro.umn.edu  gopher  North America
     ux1.cso.uiuc.edu          gopher  North America
     gopher.msu.edu            gopher  North America
     gopher.ebone.net          gopher  Europe




 8. Gopher Sites with Islamic Literature ...................................... 


A- GOPHER LATIF.COM 70

	As of December 01, '93 Islamic material is available thru 
	gopher services as well. To access:

	%  gopher latif.com 70

	Contact Name: Br. Yaakob Abdullah (yaakob@latif.com)


B- GOPHER GOPHER.CALTECH.EDU 70 

	The ftp site maintained by Caltech MSA carrying files archived
	by Islamic Information & News Network (muslims@asuacad.bitnet)
	is now accessible thru gopher. 

	The gopher server is:	gopher.caltech.edu

				\Computing Information
				\CCO anonymous FTP site
				\pub
				\calmsa

	For Quick Access: % gopher gopher.caltech.edu 70

	gopher.caltech.edu is linked to world-wide network of gophers.

	Contact Name: (Asim Mughal) calmsa@cco.caltech.edu [MSA Acct]
				    mughal@alumni.caltech.edu   

C- GOPHER WINGS.BUFFALO.EDU 70

	The gopher server is: wings.buffalo.edu

	and choose #10 from the first menu (Student Life and Services/)
           	   #12 from the second (Undergraduate Student Association/)
           	   #2  from the third (The Muslim Student Association/)

	Contact Name: hkhalak@ren.hwi.buffalo.edu (Hanif Khalak)

COURTESY: Islamic Information & News Network (MUSLIMS@PSUVM.BITnet)




 9. Holy Quran & Hadith Available Thru Gopher ................................. 


    HADITH AVAILABLE THRU GOPHER: 

    TO ACCESS: % gopher 

    This will connect to your root  gopher.  If  gopher is NOT setup on your
    site, go to the  end  of  the  document  for  'Public  Telnet  Sites for
    Gopher.' 


SITE-1- % gopher cwis.usc.edu

	Please select the following in sequence:

 -->  4.  Campus Life/
 -->  5.  Student Organizations/
 -->  3.  Muslim Students Association/


SITE-2- % gopher umicc.umich.edu 

 -->  2.  UMCC FTP archives and user's gopher entries/
 -->  6.  users/
 -->  4.  Abdullah Haydar's Stuff/   or  -->  7.  Omar Haydar, MSA/


SITE-3- % gopher gopher.caltech.edu

 -->  4.  Computing Information/
 -->  1.  CCO anonymous ftp archive/
 -->  6.  pub/
 -->  12. calmsa/

SITE-4- % gopher wings.buffalo.edu

-->  10. Student Life and Services/
-->  12. Undergraduate Student Association/
-->  2.  The Muslim Student Association/





10. About World-Wide-Web ...................................................... 


    World-Wide-Web (WWW) makes  it  possible  to  browse  thru resources and
    fetch documents using hypertext.  Hypertext  is  a text with pointers to
    other text. Selecting hypertext opens up the text listed in the pointer. 

    With a WWW  browser,  one  may  browse   thru   information  in  several
    protocols, e.g. FTP, gopher, telnet. etc. This is achieved by calling up
    information using 'Unified Resource Locators' (URL). 

    Breakdown of URL: 

    protocol://machinename:port:/path/filename 

	e.g. http://info.cern.ch:80/default.html
	     ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/

    WWW provides 'integrated services.'  Common WWW interface is 'Mosaic.' A
    new WWW interface is 'Netscape.' 


11. Web Servers with Islamic Material ......................................... 


    SITE-1: http://latif.com/welcome.html
    Maintainer: yakkob@latif.com
    

    SITE-2: http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~calmsa
    Maintainer: calmsa@cco.caltech.edu
    

    SITE-3: http://www.clark.net/pub/murple/home.html
    

    SITE-4: gopher://wings.buffalo.edu/hh/student-life/sa/muslim
    Maintainer: MSA Buffalo,NY




12. LISTSERV Lists on Islam ................................................... 


    LIST-1: MUSLIMS@ASUACAD & MUSLIMS@PSUVM
    
    Name: Islamic Information & News Network (IINN)
    Info: Weekly or Bi-weekly Digest containing news, info and articles on
          Islam.
    Subscription: 800+
    OWNER: pakowner@asuacad.bitnet (Nauman Mysorewala).
    


    LIST-2: ISLAM-L@ULKYVM
    
    Name: History of Islam
    Info: A discussion list.
    Subscription: 380+
    OWNER: jacock01@ulkyvm (Jim Cocks)
    


    LIST-3: ISLAMIAT@SAKAAU03

    Name: Islamic Information and Issues Discussion Group.
    Info: A discussion list.
    Subscription: unknown
    OWNERS: ENF3006@SAKAAU03 (Abu baker Essahak & Muhammad Moula)
    


    LIST-4: NAHIA-L@MSU.EDU

    Name: North American Historians of Islamic Art
    Info: A discussion list.
    Subscription: 101
    OWNERS: alan@ah2.cal.msu.edu (Alan Fisher)
    


13. Islamic Newsgroups on USENET .............................................. 


    NEWSGROUP-1: Soc.Religion.Islam (moderated)

    Contact Addresses: religion-islam-request@ncar.ncar.edu
    		       sri@gnu.ai.mit.edu
    

    NEWGROUP-2: Bit.Listserv.Muslims (moderated)
    

    Islamic Information & News Network gatewayed from MUSLIMS@PSUVM.BITnet
    Contact Address: Muslims@Psuvm.Bitnet
    


    NEWSGROUP-3: Alt.Religion.Islam (un-moderated)
    

    -No contact address-


    Courtesy: Islamic Information & News Network (MUSLIMS@PSUVM.BITNET) 




14. Software: Islamic Prayer Timers ........................................... 


    A number of software programs have  been  written  by Muslims to make it
    easier for others to calculate the  prayer  timings in their areas. This
    is a brief listing of  prayer  software  availale  thru Caltech MSA/IINN
    anonymous FTP sites: 



                 _____________________________________________

                    Islamic Timer 2.1 (Released August 1994)
                 _____________________________________________

	Location: ftp.cco.caltech.edu
	Dir:	/home/pub/calmsa

	ITimer21.shar, ITimer21.exe, ITimer.README 
	Runs on DOS and UNIX Machines. 
	
	Provided by: <wmuhanna@magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu>



                 _____________________________________________

                      Prayer Timer (Released August 1994)
                 _____________________________________________

	Location: ftp.cco.caltech.edu
	Dir:	/home/pub/calmsa

	praytime.zip            
	Prayer Timer for DOS machines



                 _____________________________________________

                       Prayer Time Table (Released 1991)
                 _____________________________________________

	Location: ftp.cco.caltech.edu
	Dir:	/home/pub/calmsa

	prayer.f                Runs on UNIX machines


	Provided by: t. djamaluddin



                 _____________________________________________

                       Prayer Time Table (Released 1991)
                 _____________________________________________

	Location: ftp.ugcs.caltech.edu
	Dir:	/home/pub/cms

	prayer.c         Runs on UNIX machines  

	Provide by: Waqar Malik (Caltech MSA)
		    calmsa@cco.caltech.edu

    Courtesy: Islamic Information & News Network (Muslims@Asuacad.BItnet) 


 Announcements ................................................................


15. Archive Info .............................................................. 


    This FAQ is archived  at  several  sites  and  is  available  for public
    retrieval thru anonymous FTP, E-MAIL, Gopher & World Wide Web. 


                              -- Anonymous FTP --
    


	Login: anonymous
	Password: Your e-mail address


	Site: rtfm.mit.edu 
	Dir: /pub/usenet/news.answers/islam-faq/

	Site: ftp.uu.net
	Dir: /pub/usenet/news.answers/islam-faq/
	
	Site: ftp.cco.caltech.edu
	Dir: /pub/calmsa/islam-faq/


                                  -- E-MAIL --
    

    Send E-mail to: mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu 

    Text of E-mail Message: 


    send usenet/news.answers/islam-faq/part11
    quit


                                  -- GOPHER --


        Site:         gopher.caltech.edu 70
        Path:                 Computing Information/
                              CCO anonymous ftp archive/
                              pub/
                              calmsa/
			      islam-faq/


        Site:          latif.com 70
        Path:                 Resources relating to Islam/
                                Soc.Religion.Islam



                           -- World-Wide-Web (WWW) --
    
    One recommended interface is 'mosaic,' below are mosaic 'home pages.' 


URL at USENET Archive site:
http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/islam-faq/faq.html


URL at Caltech MSA site:
http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~calmsa/links.html



16. Credits ................................................................... 


    The author wishes to thank all those who contributed in any capacity for
    the original one part FAQ or this multi-part FAQ. 



                                  -- FORMAT --
    

    The format of the FAQ series  has  been  done  by utilizing resources of
    Islamic Information & News  Network  (IINN).  A  custom program, Nebula,
    written by editors of IINN for generating newsletters has been used. 

    What is IINN? 

    Islamic Information & News Network  is  a forum dedicated to educate the
    network community on issues relating to Islam and Muslims in an academic
    & non-political environment.  Weekly  digest is available on internet by
    subscribing to  MUSLIMS@ASUACAD.BITnet  (A  Bitnet listserv list) and on
    USENET: bit.listserv.muslims. 



                               -- Permissions --
    

    Permission to  post  this  multi-part  FAQ  has  been  obtained  by  the
    following: 

	o	Institute of Islamic Information & Education (III&E)
	o 	Islamic Information & News Network (Muslims@PSUVM.bitnet) 
	o 	Moderator(s) of News.Answers (Thomas Khoenig & P.Huang)


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