Religious Studies

General Sacred Texts

Discovering Sacred Texts (British Library)
Discovering Sacred Texts provides access to the richness and diversity of the texts from some of the world’s greatest faiths. Discover more about the sacred texts from Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism and the Baha’i Faith, Jainism and Zoroastrianism.

Internet Sacred Text Archive
This site is a freely available archive of electronic texts about religion, mythology, legends and folklore, and occult and esoteric topics. Texts are presented in English translation and, where possible, in the original language.

Major World Religions: Baha'i to Islam


  • Bahá'í Reference Library | The Bahá'í Faith
    The Bahá’í Reference Library is the authoritative online source of Bahá’í writings. It contains selected works of Bahá’u’lláh, the Báb, ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá, Shoghi Effendi, and the Universal House of Justice, as well as other Bahá’í texts. 

  • Baha'i Sacred Texts - The British Library (Published:23 Sep 2019)
    The Baha’i Faith is a scriptural religion. Dr Moojan Momen explains the Baha’i beliefs about sacred texts and prophets, the transmission and distribution of their scripture and its role in the community.

  • Internet Sacred Text Archive - Baha'i 





  • Clear Quran
    The translation is clear, pure, and easy to understand. The meaning is highly accurate, the sentence structure is simple, the flow is smooth. The translation has no interpretations, no explanations, and no footnotes. It is purely a translation, from the Arabic language, to contemporary English.

  • Hadith Collection
    Site was started by a group of Muslims living in different parts of the world. 

    The Noble Quran is the central religious text of Islam. Muslims believe the Qur’an is the book of Divine guidance and direction for mankind, and consider the original Arabic text the final revelation of Allah (God). All translations of the original Arabic text are thus interpretations of the original meanings and should be embraced as such. 
    Hadith are the transmitted narrations concerning the speech, actions, appearance, and approvals of the Messenger of Allah, the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). Hundreds of thousands of these narrations have been carefully preserved, studied, and passed down through the centuries, with many of them having undergone a strict procedure to verify an authentic chain of transmission up to the Prophet (pbuh). Hadith form the textual core of the Sunnah, an important source for the derivation of Islamic jurisprudence second only to the Qur'an. Hadith specialists have compiled hadith in various collections with differing criteria for inclusion, and not all hadith in all collections are necessarily authentic.

  • The Quranic Arabic Corpus
    An annotated linguistic resource which shows the Arabic grammar, syntax and morphology for each word in the Holy Quran.

Major World Religions: Jainism to Zoroastrianism






  • Avesta - Zoroastrian Archives
    We provide the complete text of the extant Avesta, the most ancient scriptures of Zoroastrianism, as well as many Pahlavi scriptures. It also includes information about the Avestan language, and other useful information for students of Zoroastrian religion. Most of the texts in these archives are extremely rare
  • Internet Sacred Text Archive - Zoroastrianism 
  • Discovering Sacred Texts - Zoroastrianism
    With its roots in central Asia 3,500 years ago, Zoroastrianism has a rich history of interaction with the Abrahamic faiths, and of migration around the world. Learn more about this ancient religion, and the sacred texts that inform its beliefs.