OpenIslampedia: The Open Encyclopedia of Islam

OpenislamlogoIt needs no elaborate definition: OpenIslampedia is the Wikipedia of Islamic knowledge. But where is all the content, you might ask? Because it is a wiki, the whole point is to allow a community of users to write and co-edit the articles. This might sound like a recipe for chaos, but as other wikis have demonstrated, the ability to collaborate on the production of knowledge can yield surprisingly effective results. The point is not to create a definitive encyclopedia, but a live document that reflects the dynamism of the religion. Furthermore, OpenIslampedia is founded on the belief that the online negotiation of religious meaning can have a positive impact on the onsite practice of Islam.


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