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Prof. Abdolkarim SoroushAbdolkarim Soroush
The official site of Iranian scholar and intellectual, Prof. Abdolkarim Soroush. Contains articles, lectures and interviews.
Dr. Abdulaziz SachedinaAbdulaziz Sachedina
Contains articles by Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina, Professor of Islamic
Studies at the University of Virginia.
Prof. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'imAbdullah Saeed
Abdullah Saeed is Sultan of Oman Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies, and Director of Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include:
(a) approaches to the interpretation of the Qur'an today; (b) reform of classical Islamic law; (c) Islam and human rights; (d) Islam and Muslims in the West; and (e) modern Islamic thought.
Prof. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'imAbdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im
Downloadable publications by Sudanese scholar, Prof. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory Law School.

Gus DurAbdurrahman Wahid (Gus Dur)
Official website of ex-Indonesian President, Nahdatul Ulama (NU) leader and Muslim intellectual, Abdurrahman Wahid, or more
affectionately known as Gus Dur. Contains some of his opinion pieces.

Al-GhazaliAbu Hamid Al-Ghazali
A virtual online library that stores extensive materials on one of the greatest Muslim philosopher, mystic and jurist, Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazali. Contains e-texts of his famous works, including Ihya' 'Ulum al-din (Revivification of the Religious Sciences), al-Munqidh min al-dalal (Deliverance from Error) and Tahafut al-Falasifa (Incoherence of the Philosophers).
Ibn RushdAbu'l Walid Ibn Rushd (Averroes)
Contains extensive resources on Averroes, one of the greatest Muslim
rationalist, philosopher and thinker, including e-texts of his important
works, Tahafut at-Tahafut (Incoherence of the Incoherence) and Kitab
Fasal al-Maql
(On the Harmony of Religion and Philosophy).
Dr. Ali ShariatiAli Shariati
The official site of Iranian scholar-activist, Dr. Ali Shariati. Contains
online writings, speeches and lectures.
Dr. Ali ShariatiAnwar Fazal
Malaysia's leading international civil society advocate and activist in
the area of consumer rights, health environment, human rights and
social ethics. Founder and prime mover of many local and global
movements and served in UN Advisory Commitee on Nutrition.
Winner of Right Livelihood Award (the 'alternative' Nobel Prize) in
Dr. Asghar Ali EngineerAsghar Ali Engineer
Articles by Muslim scholar, Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer, founder of Institute of Islamic Studies and Center for Study of Society and Secularism, Mumbai, India.
Prof. Asma BarlasAsma Barlas
Contains conference papers, editorials and essays by Prof. Asma
Barlas, Professor of Politics, Ithaca College, New York.
Prof. Azyumardi AzraAzyumardi Azra
Prof. Azyumardi Azra is considered as one of the leading Muslim intellectual and historian in Southeast Asia. He is Rector of State Islamic University (UIN), Jakarta. This site contains some of his
articles and conference papers.
Christopher DawsonChristopher Dawson
Contains articles by Christopher Henry Dawson. He was regarded as
one of the greatest Catholic historian of the twentieth century.
Cornel WestCornel West
Contains articles, speeches and interviews by Prof. Cornel West. Prof. West is an American scholar, theologian, social critic and public intellectual. He is a Professor of Religion and African-American Studies at Princeton University, USA.
Douglas KellnerDouglas Kellner
One of the most important “third generation” critical theorists in the tradition of the Frankfurt School, Kellner was an early theorist of the field of critical media literacy and has been a leading theorist of media culture generally. This site contains the full texts of many of his previous books and essays, as well as a number of streaming audio and video files.
Edward SaidEdward Said
Extensive archive of articles by and about Edward Said, published in
various columns and journals.
Dr. Eqbal AhmedEqbal Ahmed
Contains archive articles on global politics and religion by the late
Dr. Eqbal Ahmed who was a journalist and widely respected political
observer and critic.
Dr. Erich FrommErich Fromm
Contains some articles by German humanist, Dr. Erich Fromm.
He was a prominent psychologist, psychoanalyst, psychotherapist and
sociologist. The site is hosted by The International Erich Fromm
Prof. Farid EsackFarid Esack
Contains articles by South African scholar, Prof. Farid Esack, Besl Chair
in Ethics, Religion and Society at Xavier University.
Dr. Farish A. NoorFarish A. Noor
Dr. Farish Noor is a Malaysian scholar-activist and social commentator.
He is a political scientist and currently based at the Center for Modern
Orient Studies, Berlin. The Other Malaysia site contains some of his
social critiques on various issues.
Fathi Aris OmarFathi Aris Omar
One of Malaysia's leading public intellectual who pioneered For his role in advocating press freedom and democratic public sphere, Fathi Aris Omar received the Press Freedom Award from Reporter sans Frontieres (RSF) in 2000. He now leads a group of young activists who gathered under the network of Komunite Seni Jalan Telawi (KsJT). This site contains articles written for, commenting on issues on Islam and society.
Frank FurediFrank Furedi
Professor of Sociology at University of Kent, and author of Politics of Fear, Where Have All the Intellectuals Gone?, Therapy Culture, Paranoid Parenting and Culture of Fear. Furedi’s research is oriented towards the study of the workings of precautionary culture and risk aversion in Western societies. Furedi’s books and articles offer an authoritative yet lively account of key developments in contemporary cultural life.
Goenawan MohamadGoenawan Mohamad
Goenawan Mohamad is one of Indonesia's most prominent journalist, public intellectual and culturalist. His blog is an archive of his weekly column, Catatan Piggir, in Tempo magazine.
Hamid DabashiHamid Dabashi
A postcolonial thinker, cultural critic and Hagop Kevorkian Professor
of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University
in New York. His work deals with culture, politics, medieval and
modern Islam, comparative literature, world cinema, and the
philosophy of art.
Dr. Henry Armand GirouxHenry A. Giroux
Online articles by Dr. Henry Armand Giroux, Global Television Network Chair in Communications Studies, McMaster University.
Howard ZinnHoward Zinn
Official site of prominent American historian and social critic, Dr. Howard Zinn. Contains his commentaries, articles and interviews on
various social and geo-political issues.
Jonathan KozolJonathan Kozol
Contains excerpts from the book Savage Inequalities and other articles
by Jonathan Kozol, an American educationist, writer and social critic.
Juliet B. SchorJuliet B. Schor
One of the leading American critics of the consumer culture, Juliet B. Schor is a Professor of Sociology at Boston College and had been consultant at the World Institute for Development Economics Research and the United Nations Development Program.
Dr. Kassim AhmadKassim Ahmad
A blog archiving some of Kassim Ahmad's essays and commentaries. Kassim Ahmad is one of Malaysia's foremost public intellectual whose views cover a range of issues from socio-politics to religion.
Prof. Khaled Abou El FadlKhaled Abou El Fadl
Academic articles by Muslim jurist and scholar, Prof. Khaled Abou El
Fadl, Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Distinguished Fellow in Islamic Law at
the UCLA School of Law.
Leo TolstoyLeo Tolstoy
Contains e-texts of some of Leo Tolstoy's writings, including his
important work, The Kingdom of God is Within You. Tolstoy was a
Christian humanist and one of Russia's great writers and thinkers.
Prof. Leonard SwidlerLeonard Swidler
Contains e-books of Prof. Leonard Swidler, Professor of Catholic
Thought and Interreligious Dialogue in Temple University. He is also
the co-founder and co-director of the Global Dialogue Institute.
Dr. Lily ZakiyahLily Zakiyah Munir
Contains articles by Indonesian human rights and gender studies scholar, Dr. Lily Zakiyah. She is the Director of Center for Pesantren and Democracy Studies in Jombang, East Java.
Dr. LuthfiLuthfi Assyaukanie
An emerging Indonesian intellectual who lectures in Paramadina University. Dr. Luthfi is co-founder of Indonesia's Liberal Islam
Network (JIL). This site contains some of his articles, essays and interviews.

Al-Ustaadh MahmoudMahmoud Muhammad Taha
Site dedicated to the life and thought of reformist Muslim thinker and leader of The Republican Party in Sudan, al-Ustaadh Mahmoud Muhammad Taha. Al-Ustaadh Mahmoud was executed in 1985 on the charge of apostasy in a politically-motivated move by ex-President Numeiri of Sudan.

Masdar F. Mas'udiMasdar F. Mas'udi
Official site of Indonesia's leading progressive traditionalist
scholar-activist. Kiyai Masdar is widely regarded as instrumental to the emergence of a progressive, liberal tradition within Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) organization - Indonesia's biggest Muslim group.
Max WeberMax Weber
Contains some of Max Weber's important works, including The
Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
and The Sociology of
. Max Weber is regarded as a founder of modern sociology.
Mohsen KadivarMohsen Kadivar
Interviews and writings by Iranian scholar-cleric, Mohsen Kadivar,
faculty member in Department of Philosophy at Tarbiat Modares
Muhammad IqbalMuhammad Iqbal
The official site of Pakistani Muslim thinker and a poet-philosopher, Allama Muhammad Iqbal. Site hosted by the Iqbal Academy of Pakistan. Contains complete text of his magnum opus, The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam and some of his famous poems.
Mohammed 'Abed al-JabriMohammed 'Abed al-Jabri
Al-Jabri is an important contemporary Moroccan thinker-philosopher
who called for a re-examination of Arab heritage (al-turath) and
Reason. He is a proponent of Averroism and believes that Muslims
should recapture the rationalism of Ibn Rushd (Averroes). Official site
is in Arabic, with a few French and English articles.
Muqtedar KhanMuqtedar Khan
Dr. Muqtedar Khan is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Chair
of Political Science Department, Adrian College, Michigan. This site
hosts some of his writings on Islam and global affairs.
Nadia YassineNadia Yassine
Site dedicated to political and human rights activist, Nadia Yassine,
who is also daughter of the founder of the Moroccan movement,
Justice and Spirituality Association. Contains her lectures, interviews
and articles.

Nikolai Alexandrovich BerdyaevNikolai A. Berdyaev
Online translated works and articles of Russian thinker, Nikolai
Alexandrovich Berdyaev.

Prof. Noam Chomsky Noam Chomsky
The official site of Prof. Noam Chomsky, American critic and Institute
Professor Emeritus of Lingustics at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology. Contains extensive archive of articles, audio and video
files, debates and letters.
Peter McLarenPeter McLaren
This website is developed as a resource for students of critical pedagogy. Contains the Journal of Education Policy Studies, a list of his recent and forthcoming books, as well as several online articles.
Stanley AronowitzStanley Aronowitz
Stanley Aronowitz has taught at the Graduate Center of the City
University of New York since 1983. He studies labor, social movements, science and technology, education, social theory and cultural studies and is director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Technology and Work at the Graduate Center. This site contains several of his recent articles.
Sulak SivaraksaSulak Sivaraksa
Sulak Sivaraksa is a prominent Thai intellectual and social critic, as well as a proponent of 'engaged Buddhism', a social justice movement based on the principles of Buddhism. This site contains his writings and speeches.
Prof. Tariq RamadanTariq Ramadan
Site dedicated to Swiss-born academic and scholar-activist, Prof. Tariq
Ramadan, currently Visiting Professor at Saint Anthony's College,
University of Oxford.
Father Thomas MichelFr. Thomas Michel
Contains articles written by Father Thomas Michel, SJ, a Jesuit priest and proponent of interreligious dialogue. He is a Secretary of Jesuit Secretariat for Interreligious Dialogue in Rome.
Prof. Timur KuranTimur Kuran
Downloadable articles and essays by Prof. Timur Kuran, Professor of
Economics and Law, and King Faisal Professor of Islamic Thought and
Culture at the University of Southern California.
Prof. Timur KuranMaulana Waris Mazhari
Collection of writings by New Delhi-based Maulana Waris Mazhari, editor of Urdu monthly magazine, 'Tarjuman Dar ul-Uloom', the official organ of Deoband Madrasa's Graduates' Association.

Dr. William JamesWilliam James
Contains extensive resources on psychologist, Dr. William James,
including full-text of his major work, The Varieties of Religious

Asian Muslim Action NetworkAsian Muslim Action Network
AMAN is a network of progressive Muslims across Asia who seek responses to various challenges facing society, such as corruption, consumerism, ethnic tensions, violence against women and children and environmental degradation. It is founded and chaired by Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer.

Center for Global NonviolenceCenter for Global Nonviolence
Based in Honolulu, Hawaii, this Center aims to assist discovery and expression of nonviolent human potentials through small, creative, catalytic and responsive acts of peace. Contains downloadable articles and publications.

Center for Moderate Muslim IndonesiaCenter for Moderate Muslim Indonesia
CMM is an Indonesian-based organization that has connections with individuals across ASEAN. It calls for regional networking on issues of humanity, social justice and democracy.

Center for Pesantren and DemocracyCenter for Pesantren and Democracy
An Indonesian NGO that promotes a progressive, open and tolerant society based on Islamic values that support democracy, freedom, justice, equality and civicness.
Citizens InternationalCitizens International
A Penang-based global initiative focusing on fostering awareness, activism and advocacy in issues of stability and well-being of humanity in the 21st century. It seeks to promote, protect and project universal values and rule of law against the diktat of a powerful few.

A Washington-based Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID). Contains several conference papers, commentaries and articles. Includes online CSID newsletter, Muslim Democrat.

Contains articles published in Secular Perspective from Center for Study of Society and Secularism.
Fahmina InstituteFahmina Institute
The Fahmina Institute, founded by progressive young kiyais, seeks to promote critical discourses on Islam that will lead to the strengthening of civil society and social empowerment, particularly within the pesantrens.

Freedom InstituteFreedom Institute
A Jakarta-based that promotes intellectual engagements, research and writing on issues of democracy, nationalism and market economy. Led by Executive Director, Rizal Mallarangeng.

Indonesian-based International Centre for Islam and Pluralism (ICIP) that promotes progressive and pluralist vision of Islam. Contains articles, commentaries and interviews.

The International Conference on Religion and Peace (ICRP) is a Jakarta-based multifaith non-profit and non-governmental organization that promotes interfaith and inter-religious dialogues. It aims at socializing religious pluralism and humanistic appreciation of religious teachings and life.

Downloadable publications by International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World, Leiden.
The Indonesian Society for Social Transformation (INSIST), established in Yogyakarta in 1997, is an organization that seeks to develop critical discourse, build networks and offer alternative perspectives on development issues, and targets structural issues in the process of Indonesian social transformation.
DIANInstitut DIAN / Interfidei
An institute for inter-faith dialogue in Indonesia, with the vision to establish a civil society which is rooted in humanitarian and democratic values.
IISInstitute of Islamic Studies, Mumbai
An Indian-based institute with reformist ends. Contains articles of Muslim scholar, Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer, published in Islam and Modern Age.
ICIFInternational Congress on Islamic Feminism
A Congress held in Barcelona and led by Catalan Islamic Board, Spain to further the cause of women's rights and emancipation in Islam. Contains articles by Muslim women's rights' scholars such as Amina Wadud, Asma Barlas, Lily Zakiyah, Riffat Hassan and Zainah Anwar.
Jalan TelawiJalan
A project by Malaysian research center, Institut Kajian Dasar (IKD) and German foundation, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, to promote enlightened discussions on issues in society.
P3MJaringan Islam Emansipatoris
An Indonesian-based network by Perhimpunan Pengembangan Pesantren dan Masyarakat (P3M) that promotes social reforms through public participation. Led by pesantren-trained scholar-activist, Masdar
F. Mas'udi, Director, P3M.
JILJaringan Islam Liberal
An Indonesian-based network that promotes liberal and pluralist discourses on Islam. Led by Ulil-Abshar Abdalla, Coordinator for JIL.
Contains essays by Malaysian activist and public intellectual, Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, founder of International Movement for a Just World (JUST).
Contains articles on gender-related issues of human rights for Muslims. Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights is led by founder-president, Dr. Azizah Y. al-Hibri.

Komunitas Utan KayuKomunitas Utan Kayu
A collaborative effort by several Jakarta-based organizations: arts groups Teater Utan Kayu and Galeri Lontar, cultural journal Kalam, Institut Studi Arus Informasi (ISAI) led by Goenawan Mohamed, Liberal Islam Network (JIL) and Radio 68-H. The KUK network shares a common principle: freedom of thought and expression. KUK believes that experimentation and sophistication in various fields is a sign of a society that is democratic, open and progressive.


KsJTKomunite Seni Jalan Telawi (KSJT)
A Malaysian-based informal group that engages young activists on critical ideas and cultural-social issues, via discussions and writings.

LibforAll FoundationLibforAll Foundation
A Jakarta-based organization spearheaded by Abdurrahman Wahid (Gus Dur), CEO Holland Taylor and Ahmad Dhani (Dewa singer/songwriter). The organization seeks to eliminate underlying causes of terrorism, promote liberty, pluralism and peace through cultural and educational programmes.

Maarif InstituteMaarif Institute
A Jakarta-based organization that promotes the vision of Indonesian intellectual, Ahmad Syafii Maarif. Maarif Institute conducts programmes and research in cross-cultural issues. It also promotes the strengthening of civil society through expanding the democratic vision and dialogue.

An initiative to rid Eurocentric biases in university studies. Contains critical articles that challenge dominant perspectives on issues of education, politics and culture in today's world.
Open Dialogue Centre Open Dialogue Centre
A think tank based in Kuala Lumpur that focuses on youth empowerment and the promotion of freedom and democracy. The Centre runs Ide Quarterly Journal that provides a forum for youth to present their views, discuss, and debate creative and critical ideas on important social, economic, political and cultural issues.

A German-based portal that promotes dialogue with the Muslim world. A collaboration between Federal Center for Political Education, the Goethe Institut and the Institute for Foreign Relations.

Rahima (Center for the Education and Information on Islam and
Women's Rights Issues) is a Jakarta-based non-governmental
organization that seeks the empowerment of women within an Islamic framework. Its activities are aimed at raising awareness through
public campaigns, networking and discoursing.

Sisters in IslamSisters in Islam
A Malaysian-based organization advocating gender justice, human rights, democracy and freedom. Led by Zainah Anwar, who is SIS Executive Director, prominent Malaysian social critic and human rights activist.

The Wahid InstituteThe Wahid Institute
An Indonesian institute that seeks to socialize Abddurahman Wahid's
vision, that is, a progressive, inclusive, tolerant and democratic approach to Islam. The institute works in the field of education and social development; seeking cooperation across religious, ethnic and social boundaries.
Third World NetworkThird World Network
The Third World Network is an international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to environment, development and the Third World and North-South issues. Its flagship magazine, Third World Resurgence, covers a wide range of topics including environment, economics and biotechnology.
A progressive Jewish-initiated group that seeks to heal and transform the world through spreading messages of social justice, ecological sanity, peace, love, generosity and trust across various spiritual communities. Tikkun is led by Rabbi Michael Lerner and runs a bi-monthly magazine that calls for social and spiritual transformation through analyzing sociopolitical issues and current affairs.

Yayasan Wakaf Paramadina
The Paramadina Foundation was established along the vision of its founder, Nurcholish Madjid. It promotes the development of a modern Indonesian Islamic intellectual tradition that is inclusive, pluralistic and universal.

Arab-Islamic Philosophy: A Contemporary Critique

Full text of Mohammed 'Abed al-Jabri's important collection of essays that re-examine classical and contemporary Arab-Islamic thought.

Deschooling Society
Complete text of Ivan Illich's seminal work on effects of modern education on society.

The Revolt of the Masses
Encyclopedia Iranica

A comprehensive research tool, dedicated to the study of Iranian civilisation in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.

Hayy ibn Yaqzan
Complete translated text of Abu Bakr ibn Tufail's philosophical classic that narrates the story of a child who was nurtured by a gazelle and grew up totally isolated from other humans, yet achieved profound insights on God and religion through the mere reliance of his human faculties.

A History of Muslim Philosophy
Complete text of M.M. Sharif (ed.), A History of Muslim Philosophy , 2 Vols. A classic introductory survey of Muslim philosophical thought and development.

Contains excerpts of classical works of various world traditions, including Muslim poets (al-Ma'aari, Sa'di, Hafiz) and historians (Ibn Khallikan, Ibn Khaldun).

Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Three out of four chapters of Paulo Freire's seminal work is available here. The book is considered one of the most important work on critical pedagogy to appear in modern philosophy of education of 20th century.


The Revolt of the Masses
The Revolt of the Masses

E-text of Jose Ortega Y. Gasset's classic study of the"mass man" in modern society, The Revolt of the Masses.

Marxists Internet Archive
Extensive references and documents on Leftist, Socialist and Marxist thinkers and ideas.

The Muqaddimah

Complete text of Franz Rosenthal's translation of Ibn Khaldun's famous treatise, Muqaddimah. Ibn Khaldun's Muqaddimah is considered as one of the greatest early historical text that inquires into the nature of human civilization.


Electronic access to some important writings by scholars offering critical perspectives originating from the South (Third World). Includes Edward Said's Orientalism and Syed Hussein Alatas' Myth of the Lazy Native. Other works available inlclude those by Ali Shariati, Eqbal Ahmed, Ashis Nandy, Ngungi wa Thiong'o, Chinua Achebe, Gustavo Esteva, Ivan Illich, Mohammed Khatami and Ziauddin Sardar.

On the Harmony of Religion and Philosophy
E-text of George F. Hourani's translation of Ibn Rushd's famous treatise Kitab Fasl al-Maqal.

Provocations: Spiritual Writings of Soren Kierkegaard

Edited by Charles E. Moore, this book is a comprehensive collection of Kierkegaard's sayings and aphorisms extracted from his various writings. Kierkegaard was a Danish existentialist philosopher and Christian thinker in 19th Century Europe.

Thinkers on Education

An extensive collection of introductory articles on various influential figures in educational thought and issues. By International Bureau of
Education, UNESCO.


Acma Books

Gerakbudaya Books

GerakBudaya Books

ISEAS Library Catalogue

Kinokuniya Books

Qur'an Search


National Library Catalogue


NIE Library Catalogue


NUS Library Catalogue


OpenTrolley Bookstore



Select Books


TTC Library Catalogue


Wardah Books

The Straits Times


Berita Harian


The Online Citizen






Malaysian Insider
The Malaysian Insider








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