This encyclopaedia proposes to give its readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Islamic interests, actions and doctrines. It differs from previous works as it is not limited to the geographic and historic knowledge of Islam. It records all that Islam has done, not only in the field of religion but in the intellectual and artistic development of humankind. It chronicles what Islamic artists, teachers poets and scientists have achieve in their several areas. A relative newcomer, Islam began 14 centuries ago which makes it the most modern of religious faith. Today there are millions of Muslims throughout the world. The living interest of Islamic people demand that they should have a mean of informing themselves and the adherents of other religions about their institution. The present work is an attempt to meet the need for an Islamic encyclopaedia which is reliable and compact and easily available to the general readers and scholars alike.