TDV Encyclopedia of Islam

A valuable reference for us and the world.

A to Z all entries related to the Islamic sciences as well as Islamic culture and civilization.

Distinguished personalities trained in the Muslim world in science, politics, art, and literature.

Significant works that have made lasting contributions to scientific and cultural life in the Islamic societies.

From Morocco to Indonesia, all Islamic countries and major cities.

Observing Islam and Muslim minorities in various countries, ranging from America to Russia and from England to Australia.

Between 1901 and 1939, The Encyclopedia of Islam was published by the Brill Academic Publishers in Leiden, the Netherlands in three European languages. It consisted of five volumes in total, four main volumes plus one supplementary volume. This encyclopedia with 6,176 entries was translated into Turkish at Istanbul Universitesi Edebiyat Fakultesi, or the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Istanbul University and published by Milli Egitim Bakanligi, or the Ministry of Education in a total of fifteen volumes from 1940 to 1987. In order to complete omissions and to correct mistakes in the articles concerning the Turkish world, one third of the encyclopedic entries had to be rewritten. This one third, however, corresponds to two thirds of the entire volume of the encyclopedia. Most mistakes and omissions contained in the articles regarding the religion of Islam, however, remained intact. Publication of the second edition of The Encyclopedia of Islam started in 1954 and was completed in 2002. This edition contains ten volumes and nearly 10,000 entries.

Besides being inadequate in general, the articles related to Islamic culture and religion in both editions of The Encyclopedia of Islam, as well as the Turkish translation of the first edition, contained unsubstantiated claims and erroneous evaluations. Because of these reasons, the Turkish Religious Foundation (TDV) came to the conclusion that publishing a new encyclopedia of Islam was of critical importance and started the necessary preparations to do so in 1983.

The first volume of the TDV Encyclopedia of Islam was published in 1988. It is a completely original publication with newly organized entries, covering such areas as Islamic sciences, and history, geography, culture, and civilization of the Muslim countries. The final list of 15,441 entries is determined by the academic boards at ISAM as a result of sifting through nearly 500 fundamental references. This increases to 16,915 when the numbers of subsections in the entries that are written under more than one field of inquiry are added to the final list of entries. The number of cross-references is 6,539. The TDV Encyclopedia of Islam is planned to have a total of 40 volumes. Until now, more than 2,300 authors, each a well-known specialist in their own fields in Turkey or abroad, have contributed articles to the TDV Encyclopedia of Islam.

The list of entries in the encyclopedia includes concepts related to Islamic science and Turkish/Islamic civilization; great masters with important works of art and science; Islamic states of the past and their administrators; important historical events, influential movements in religious and social life; historical, scientific, and cultural institutions; important centers of settlement; other great religions; prominent non-Muslim individuals who are seriously involved in Islamic religion, culture and civilization.

The TDV Encyclopedia of Islam is not only a source of specialized information of interest to academic researchers nor is it only a source of generalized information for the public at large. The main operational principal the encyclopedia maintains is that its articles are based on dependable sources and contain accurate information. Without compromising his fundamental principle and trying to meet the basic expectations of academic specialists in terms of both the contents and the bibliographical sources of the articles, the specific needs of people at different levels of education to obtain reliable information were also taken into consideration during the preparation of the encyclopedia.

The TDV Encyclopedia of Islam is a serious, in-depth, and comprehensive reference work that aims at satisfying both societal needs and scholarly requirements, especially with respect to major topics in religious and social sciences.

Published Volumes

Starting in 1988, publication of the first volume of the TDV Encyclopedia of Islam was completed in 12 months, the second volume in nine months, and the third in seven months. Following this initial experience, preparation efforts at ISAM achieved a certain momentum and finally stabilized at six months for each new volume.

The first and last entries of the volumes that have been published so far are as follows:

VOL NO

FIRST ENTRY

LAST ETRY

1

 ÂB-ı HAYAT

 el-AHKÂMÜ'ş-ŞER'İYYE

2

 AHLÂK

 AMARİ

3

 AMASYA

 ÂŞIK MÛSİKİSİ

4

 ÂŞIK ÖMER

 BÂLÂ KÜLLİYESİ

5

 BALABAN 

 BEŞİR AĞA

6

 BEŞİR AĞA CAMİİ 

 CÂFER PAŞA TEKKESİ

7

 CA'FER es-SÂDIK

 CİLTÇİLİK

8

 CİLVE

 DÂRÜNNEDVE 

9

 DÂRÜSAÂDE 

 DULKADİROĞULLARI

10

 DÛMETÜLCENDEL 

 ELBİSE

11

 ELBİSTAN

 EYMİR

12

 EYS

 FIKHÜ'l-HADÎS 

13

 FIKIH 

 GELENEK 

14

 GELİBOLU 

 HADDESEN 

15

 HADES 

 HANEFÎ MEHMED 

16

 HANEFÎ MEZHEBİ

 HAYÂ

17

 HAYAL 

 HİLÂFİYAT 

18

 HİLÂL 

 HÜSEYİN LÂMEKÂNΠ

19

 HÜSEYİN MİRZA 

 İBN HALDÛN 

20

 İBN HALDÛN 

 İBNÜ'l-CEZERΠ

21

 İBNÜ'l-CEZZÂR 

 İHVÂN-ı MÜSLİMÎN 

22

 İHVÂN-ı SAF 

  İSKİT

23

 İSLÂM 

 KAADE 

24

 KÂÂNÎ-i ŞÎRÂZΠ

 KASTAMONU 

25

 KASTİLYA 

 KİLE 

26

 KİLİ 

 KÜTAHYA 

27

 KÜTAHYA MEVLEVÎHÂNESİ 

MANİSA 

28

 MANİSA MEVLEVÎHÂNESİ 

MEKS 

29

 MEKTEB 

MISIR MEVLEVÎHÂNESİ 

30

 MISRA 

MUHAMMEDİYYE 

31

 MUHAMMEDİYYE 

MÜNÂZARA 

32

 el-MÜNCİD

NASİH

33

 NESİH OSMANLILAR

34

 OSMANPAZARI RESULDAR

35

 RESÛLÎLER SAK

36

 SAKAL SEVM

37

 SEVR ANTLAŞMASI SUVEYLİH

38

SUYOLCU ŞERİF en-NÎSÂBÛRÎ

39

ŞERİF PAŞA TANZANYA

40

TANZİMAT TEVECCÜH

41

TEVEKKÜL TÜSTERÎ

42

TÜTÜN VEHRAN

43

VEKÂLET YÛSÎ

44

YÛSUF ZWEMER

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