A note on the site's future

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحمد لله رب العالمين الذي لا إله إلا هو رب العرش العظيم وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم

Google has announced the planned retirement of its classic sites platform, which tashayyu.org is run on, in favor of their new sites platform.  See here for more details.  At this time, the site will not be getting converted to the latter and will instead remain static for the foreseeable future with no future planned edits or additions to it.  At some point, the tashayyu.org domain may become retired as well.

Future work is now being directed to a new site to house translated content.  Unlike tashayyu.org whose focus had originally been on Twelver Shiism (and later other Shiʿi sects), the new site will focus predominantly on the early Islamic period, primarily of the first 2-3 centuries which predates much of today’s sectarian affiliations, and where individual sectarian allegiances can be blurred.  It comprises the content that had been housed in the “Early Islam” section of this site (which now redirects to the new site), with primary focus being given to the two major early Muṣannaf compilations, those of ʿAbd al-Razzāq al-Ṣanʿānī and of Ibn Abī Shayba al-Kūfī, along with the Āmālī of Aḥmad b. ʿĪsā, a key early Kufan Zaydi work of ḥadīth.  In addition to these, other works of interest and relevance may be included (e.g. selected translations from the Tafsir of Muqātil b. Sulaymān, which is the earliest surviving complete tafsir in our possession).

At this time, the new site can be found at www.earlyislam.org or https://sites.google.com/tashayyu.org/early-islam (the URL home is subject to change, but will updated here if need be, in shā Allāh).  The “Recent Site Activity” page is not yet present for the new sites platform, though Google has said some sort of site update notifications is a planned upcoming feature as the platform continues its development.  In this meantime, this page may be used in place of it.  Questions may be directed to admin@tashayyu.org.

وما توفيقي إلا بالله