arabic-read-calligraphyReading and seeking knowledge is the command of Allah for the faithful, which removes ignorance, enlightens the mind, purifies the soul and transform the individual.

Knowledge excites, reinforces beliefs and convictions as well as challenges mindsets and paradigms. Therefore having a zeal to study is essential for the development of the individual and society.

Below is a list of books from different fields that should interest Muslims and non-Muslim alike.

 

 

3256528622ARABIC:

  • A New Arabic Grammar of the Written Language, J.A. Heywood & H.M. Nahmad
  • Al-Faraid Arabic-English Dictionary, J.G. Hava
  • Arabic English Dictionary, Hans Wehr (translates from Arabic to English)
  • Arabic English Lexicon, E.W. Lane
  • Arabic for English Speaking Sudents, Muhammad Abdul-Rauf
  • Arabic Language: Its Role in History, Anwar Chejne
  • Arabic Made Easy, Abul Hashim
  • Arabic Through the Qur’an, Alan Jones
  • Al Mawrid, Munir Ba’labakki (translates from English to Arabic)
  • Introduction to Classical and Koranic Arabic, Wheeler Thackston

 

1209173458ARTS – CALLIGRAPHY, POETRY, LITERATURE

  • Arabic Geometrical Pattern and Design, J. Bourgoin
  • Arabic Islamic Cities: Building and Planning Principles, Besim Selim Hakim
  • Architecture of the Islamic World, Grube, Dickey, Grabar & Sims
  • Art and Architecture of Islam, Blair & Bloom
  • Art of Islam, Language and Meaning, Titus Burckhardt
  • Art of the Islamic Garden, Emma Clark
  • Awake As Never Before, Daniel Abd al-Hayy Moore
  • Beyond a thousand and one Nights: A Sampler of Literature From Muslim Civilization, C.I.E., Susan Douglass
  • Calligraphy of Islam, Mohamed Zakariya
  • Calligraphy in the Arts of the Muslim World, Anthony Welch
  • Chronicles of Akhira, Abd al-Hayy Moore
  • Contemporary Art From the Islamic World, Wijdan Ali
  • Desert Is the Only Way Out, Abd al-Hayy Moore
  • The Drop That Became the Sea: Lyric Poems, byKabir Helminski
  • Islamic Architecture, Robert Hillenbrand
  • Islamic Art and Architecture, Thomas Arnold
  • Islamic Art and Spirituality, Seyyed H. Nasr
  • Islamic Patterns, I. Critchlow
  • Laughing Buddha, Weeping Sufi, Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore
  • Modern Arabic Poetry: an Anthology, ed. Salma K. Juyusil
  • Modern Poetry of the Arab World, tr. Abdullah al-Udhari
  • The Mosque: History, Architectural Development & Regional Diversity, Martin Frishman
  • Pashtun Tales, Aisha Ahmed, Roger Boase
  • Poems from Iqbal (Allama Muhammad Iqbal)
  • Poems of Arab Andalusia, Cola Franzen
  • Poems of Iqbal, Muhammad Iqbal
  • Qur’anic Art of Calligraphy and Illumination, Martin Lings
  • Ramadan Sonnets, Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore
  • Rumi, Shems Friedlander
  • Rumi Collection, tr. Kabir Helminski
  • Rumi: Daylight, tr. Kabir & Camille Helminski
  • Rumi: Essential Rumi, Kabir Helminski
  • Rumi: All the Kings Falcons, John Renard
  • Rumi: the hidden treasure, Shems Friedlander
  • Rumi’s World, Annemarie Schimmel
  • Sacred Art of the East and West, Titus Burckhardt
  • Sacred Trusts, Hilmi Aydn
  • Salt Prayers, Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore
  • Sense of Unity: the Sufi Tradition in Persian Architecture, Nader Ardalan & laleh Bakhtiar
  • Signs of the Unseen: Discourses of Jalaluddin Rumi, tr. W.M. Thackston
  • The Soul of Rumi, Coleman Barks
  • Splendours of Qur’an Calligraphy and Illumination, Martin Lings
  • Story of Layla & Majnun, Nizami
  • Sufi Poems, Martin Lings
  • Tulip in the Desert, Muhammad Iqbal, tr. Mustansir Mir

 

2933247031BIOGRAPHIES – PERSONAL JOURNEYS

  • A Border Passage: From Cairo to America, Leila Ahmed
  • Adhan Over Anatolia, Marian Kazi
  • American Islam: Growing Up Muslim in America, Richard Wormser
  • American Jihad, Steven Barboza
  • As the Light Shineth From the East, W. D. Muhammad
  • Autobiography of Malcolm X, Alex Haley
  • Avicenna, Tony Street
  • Believing As ourselves, J. Lynn Jones
  • Biography of Abdullah Yusuf Ali
  • The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman’s Journey to Love and Islam by G. Willow Wilson
  • Daughters of Another Path, Carole Anway
  • Even Angels Dare to Ask, Jeffrey Lang
  • Finding Fran, Lois Banner
  • Focus on Al-Islam: A series of interviews with Imam W. Deen Mohammad
  • Girl in the Tangerine Scarf, Mohja Kahf
  • Helen of Tus, Laleh Bakhtiar
  • Ibn Arabi: The Voyage of No Return, Claude Addas
  • Islam, Our Choice, ed. Debra Dirks
  • Losing My Religion, Jeffrey Lang
  • Makers of Contemporary Islam, John L. Esposito, John Voll
  • Me and Rumi: the Autobiography of Shams i Tabrisi, tr. William Chittick
  • Mulla Sadra: Philosopher of the Mystics, Sajjad Rizvi & Seyed Safavi
  • Non-Violent Soldier of Islam – Badshah Khan, Easwaran
  • Makers of Contemporary Islam, John Esposito
  • Mulla Sadra, Rizvi & Safavi
  • Notable Muslims: Profiles of Muslim Builders of the World Civilization and Culture by Natana Delong Bas
  • Revolution By the Book, Imam Jamil Al-Amin
  • Road to Mecca, Muhammad Asad
  • Saladin: Sultan and Uniter of Islam, Lane-Poole
  • Standing Alone: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam (Plus) by Asra Nomani
  • Sufi Sage of Arabia, Mostafa al-Badawi
  • Windows of Faith: Muslim Women Scholar Activists in North America, Gisella Webb
  • Writing on the Water, Muhyi Shakoor

 

muhammad-four-khalifahsBIOGRAPHIES OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD

  • And Muhammad Is His Messenger, Annemarie Schimmel
  • In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Muhammad, Tariq Ramadan
  • In the Footsteps of Muhammad, John Renard
  • Life of Muhammad, M.H. Haykal
  • Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters, Omid Safi
  • Muhammad, His Life Based on the Earliest Sources, Martin Lings
  • Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet, Karen Armstrong
  • Muhammad: Man of God, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
  • Seven Phases of Prophet Muhammad’s Life, Javeed Akhter
  • War and Peace in the Life of the Prophet Muhammad, Zakaria Bashier

 

koran-43ECONOMICS

  • Economic Concepts of Ibn Taymiyyah, A.A. Islahi
  • Islamic Banking and Interest: A Study of the Prohibition of Riba and Its Contemporary Interpretation, Saeed, Abdullah
  • Islamic Economics: Theory and Practice, M.A. Mannan
  • Islamic Finance in the Global Economy, Warde, Ibrahim
  • Partnership and Profit-Sharing in Islamic Law, M. Siddiqui
  • Unlawful Gain & legitimate Profit in Islamic Law, Nabil Saleh

 

duaaEDUCATION

  • Concept of an Islamic University, H.H. Bilgrami & S.A. Ashraf
  • Crisis in Muslim Education, S.A. Ashraf, S.S. Husain
  • Rise of Colleges: Institutions of Learning in Islam & the West, George Makdisi

 

 

 

subhanallah-and-la-ilaha-illaallah-on-a-nature-backgroundENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGY

  • Animals in Islam, Al-Hafiz B.A. Masri
  • Animals Lawsuit Against Humanity, Ikhwan al-Safa
  • The Book of Nature: A Sourcebook of Spiritual Perspectives on Nature and the Environment (The Education Project series) by Camille Helminski
  • Environmental Dimension of Islam, Mawil Izzi Dien
  • Green Deen: What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet by Ibrahim Abdul-Matin and Keith Ellison
  • Islam and Ecology: A Bestowed Trust, Richard Foltz
  • Man and Nature: the Spiritual Crisis of Modern Man, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
  • Religion and the Order of Nature, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
  • Water: Its Spiritual Significance, Edited by Gray Henry-Blakemore & Elena Lloyd-Sidle
  • Water Management in Islam (Water Resources Management and Policy Series) by Naser Faruqui, Asit K. Biswas and Murad Bino

 

2183840245ETHICS

  • Ethical Theories in Islam, Majid Fakhry
  • Ethics of Al-Ghazali, M.A. Quasem
  • Ibn Taymiyyah’s Ethics, Victor Maar
  • In Pursuit of Virtue: the Moral Theology & Psychology of Ibn Hasm, tr. Muhammad Abu Layla
  • Islamic Conception of Justice, M. khadduri
  • Muslim Character, Muhammad al-Ghazali

 

 

3435483028GENDER & WOMEN’S STUDIES

  • American Muslim Women: Negotiating Race, Class, and Gender within the Ummah (Religion, Race, and Ethnicity) by Jamillah Ashira Karim
  • Believing Women in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur’an, Asma Barlas
  • Beyond the Veil, Fatima Mernissi
  • Encyclopedia of Muhammad’s Women Companions by Muhammad Hisham Kabbani and Laleh Bakhtiar
  • Gendering the Spirit, Durre Ahmed
  • The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf, Mohja Kahf
  • Inside the gender jihad: women’s reform in Islam, Amina Wadud
  • Islam, Women, and the Challenges of Today, Farzana Hassan 
  • Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak, ed. Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur
  • My Soul is a Woman: The Feminine in Islam by Annemarie Schimmel
  • One Woman’s Jihad: Nana Asma’u, Scholar and Scribe by Beverly B. Mack and Jean Boyd
  • Qur’an and Woman: Rereading the Sacred Texts From A Woman’s Perspective, Amina Wadud Muhsin
  • Rights of Women in Islam by Asgharali Engineer
  • Tao of Islam, Sachiko Murata
  • The Forgotten Queens of Islam, by Fatima Mernissi, Mary Jo Lakeland
  • Muslim Women in America: The Challenge of Islamic Identity Today by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, Jane I. Smith, and Kathleen M. Moore
  • My Soul is a Woman: The Feminine in Islam by Annemarie Schimmel
  • One Woman’s Jihad: Nana Asma’u, Scholar and Scribe by Beverly B. Mack and Jean Boyd
  • Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender and Pluralism,Omid Safi
  • Qur’an and Women, Dr. Amina Wadud
  • Rethinking Muslim Women and the Veil: Challenging Historical & Modern Stereotypes by Katherine Bullock
  • Shattering The Stereotypes: Muslim Women Speak Out, Nawal El Saadawi
  • Veil and the Male Elite, Fatima Mernissi
  • Voices of Resistance: Muslim Women on War, Faith and Sexuality, Sarah Husain
  • Woman in Islam, Aiaha Lemu
  • Woman in Shari’ah, Abdur Rahman I. Doi
  • Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate, Leila Ahmed
  • Women, Islamic Society and Islam, Lamya al-Faruqi
  • Women in Islam, Aisha Lemu
  • Women and Islam: An Historical and Theological Enquiry, Fatima Mernissi
  • Women in Shar’iah, Abdur Rahman Doi
  • Women, Muslim Society, and Islam, Lamya Al-Faruqi
  • Windows of Faith (Muslim Women Scholar-Activists in North America, Gisela Webb
  • Women of Sufism, Camille helminski

 

surat-dhuha-93-5-doorway-mountainGEOGRAPHY

  • Atlas of the Islamic World Since 1500, Francis Robinson
  • Cambridge Atlas of the Middle East
  • Muslim Contribution to Geography, Nafis Ahmad & M. Ashraf
  • Travels in Asia and Africa of Ibn Battuta, tr. Routledge

 

 

 

subhanallah-wa-bihamdihi1HADITH

  • Al-Nawawi’s 40 Hadith
  • Authority and Authenticity of Hadith As a Source of Islamic Law, Mohammad Shabbir
  • Divine Sayings: 101 Hadith Qudsi: The Mishkat al-Anwar of Ibn ‘Arabi, Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi
  • The Encyclopedia of Hadith, 19 vol., Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation
  • Hadith, An Introduction, A. Rahman Doi
  • Hadith: a Re-evaluation, Kassim Ahmad
  • Hadith Literature: Its Origin, Development, and Special Features, Muhammad Zubayr Siddiqui
  • Literature on Hadith in European Languages: a Bibliography, Ahmad Von Denffer
  • Meaning and Message of the Traditions (3 vol) M. Manzoor Nomni
  • Sahih Al Bukhari, Muhammad Ibn Ismail Bukhri, tr. M. Muhsin Khan
  • Sahih Muslim
  • Studies in Hadith Methodology & Literature, M.M. Azami
  • Traditions of Islam: An Introduction to the Study of Hadith Literature, Alfred Guillaume
  • Wisdom of the Prophet, Sayings of Muhammad, Thomas Cleary

 

dua-for-sickness1HEALTH & MEDICINE

  • Book of Sufi Healing, G.M. Chishti
  • Health and Medicine in the Islamic Tradition, Fazlur Rahman
  • Health Sciences in early Islam (2 vol), Sami Hamarneh
  • Islamic Medical Ethics in the Twentieth Century, Vardit Rispler-Chaim
  • Islamic Perspectives in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Hassan Hathout
  • Traditional Healer’s Handbook, G.M. Chishti

 

 

mustafa-mahmud1HISTORY OF ISLAM & MUSLIMS

  • A History of the Arab People, Albert Hourani
  • History of Islam, Laleh Bakhtiar
  • A History of Islamic Societies, Ira Lapidus
  • A history of the Muslim world to 1405: the making of a civilization, Vernon Egger
  • A History of Muslim Civilization, Abiva & Durkee
  • Age of the Caliphs: History of the Muslim World, Spuler
  • Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World, Lapidus & Robinson
  • Concise History of the Middle East, Goldschmidt
  • Crusades – Islamic Perspectives, Carole Hillenbrand
  • Crusades Through Arab Eyes, Amin Maalouf
  • Decisive Moments in the History of Islam, M. Abdullah Enan
  • Discovering Islam: Making Sense of Muslim History and Society, Akbar Ahmed
  • Encyclopedia of Islam & the Muslim World by Richard C. Martin, Said Amir Arjomand, Marcia Hermansen and Abdulkader Tayob
  • Falcon of Spain, T.B. Irving
  • Genius of Arab Civilization, John R. Hayes
  • The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust by Karen Gray Ruelle and Deborah Durland DeSaix
  • Historical Atlas of Islam, Malise Ruthven
  • History of Islam, Laleh Bakhtiar
  • History of Medieval Islam, Saunders
  • History of Al Tabari
  • Holy War: the Crusades and Their Impact on Today’s World, Karen Armstrong
  • Holy Wars, Crusades, Jihad (Jalal Abuairab)
  • The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization, Jonathan Lyons
  • How Islam Created the Modern World, Mark Graham
  • Islam: A Short History, Karen Armstrong
  • Islam: 1000 Years of Faith and Power, Bloom & Blair
  • Islam: Its History, Teaching and Practices, Nigosian
  • Islam and the problem of black suffering, Sherman A. Jackson
  • Journey Through Persian History and Culture, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
  • Mecca: From Before Genesis Until Now, Martin Lings
  • Moorish Culture in Spain, Titus Burkhardt
  • Moorish Spain, Richard Fletcher
  • Muhammad’s People: An Anthology of Muslim Civilization, Eric Schroeder
  • Muslim Contribution to Civilization, Haidar Bammate
  • Muslim Contribution to Science, Muhammad Mirza
  • Muslim Contributions to World Civilization, ed. by M. Basheer Ahmed; Syed A. Ahsani; Dilnawaz A. Siddiqui and M. Basheer Ahmed; Syed A. Ahsani; Dilnawaz A. Siddiqui
  • Muslim Rulers and Rebels, Thomas McKenna
  • Muslims of Chechnya, Muhammad Iqbal Khan
  • No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, Reza Aslan
  • Oxford History of Islam, John Esposito
  • Preaching of Islam: A History of the Propagation of the Muslim Faith, T.W. Arnold
  • Science in Medieval Islam, Howard Turner
  • Spain Under the Crescent Moon, Angus McNab
  • Traveling Man: the Journey of Ibn Battuta, James Rumford
  • Venture of Islam, Marshall Hodgson

 

smile-charityHUMOUR

  • Square the Circle, American Muslim Comedy, Azhar Usman

 

 

 

 

quran-pink-prayer-matINTERFAITH – RELIGIOUS PLURALISM

  • 1000 Faces of God, Rebecca Hind
  • A Bridge Betrayed, Religion and Genocide in Bosnia, Michael Sells
  • A Common Word: Muslims and Christians on Loving God and Neighbor by Miroslav Volf, Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad Bin Talal and Melissa Yarrington
  • Abraham: A journey to the Heart of Three Faiths, Bruce Feiler
  • A Vanished World: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Spain, Chris Lowney
  • Advocate of Dialogue, M. Fethullah Gulen
  • The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture, Jerrilynn D. Dodds, Maria Rosa Menocal, Abigail Krasner Balbale
  • Battle for God, Karen Armstrong
  • Call of the Minaret, kenneth Cragg
  • Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization, Richard Bulliet
  • Christian and Islamic Spirituality, MariaJaoudi
  • Christians and Muslims Together: An Exploration by Presbyterians, B. Haines, F. Cooley
  • Christianity and the World Religions, Hans Kung
  • Common Ground Between Islam and Buddhism: Spiritual and Ethical Affinities, Reza Shah Kazemi, H. H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Hamza Yusuf Hanson and H. R. H. Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad
  • Common Prayer: A Muslim-Christian Spiritual Anthology, Kenneth Cragg
  • Concepts of God, Keith Ward
  • Cross and the Crescent, Jerald Dirks
  • Dawn of Religious Pluralism, Richard Seager
  • Dignity of Difference, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
  • The Faith Club, Idliby, Warner & Oliver
  • Freedom Journeys: The Tale of Exodus and Wilderness Across Millennia by Rabbi Arthur O. Waskow and Rabbi Phyllis O. Berman
  • Fullness of God: Schuon on Christianity
  • Getting to the Heart of Interfaith: The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi & a Sheikh by Ted Falcon, Don Mackenzie and Jamal Rahman
  • Global Civilization: a Buddhist-Islamic Dialogue Tehranian & Ikeda
  • God: A Guide for the Perplexed, Keith Ward
  • God Is One: The Way of islam, Marston Speight
  • History of God, Karen Armstrong
  • Human Rights and Responsibility in the World Religions, ed. Joseph Runzo
  • Interfaith Dialogue and Peacebuilding, David Smock
  • Interfaith Theology – A Reader, Dan Cohn-Sherbok
  • Is Religion Killing Us?, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
  • Islam, Fazlur Rahman
  • Islam and Global Dialogue, ed. Roger Boase
  • Islam and Other Faiths, Ismail al Faruqi
  • Islam, Christianity and African Identity, suleyman Nyang
  • Jerusalem: one City, Three Faiths, Karen Armstrong
  • Jesus and the Muslim, Kenneth Cragg
  • Jewish Muslim Encounters, Charles Selengut
  • Jews, Christians, Muslims: A Comparative Introduction, John Corrigan, Frederick M. Denny
  • Mary, Blessed Virgin of Islam, Alia Schleiffer
  • Meditations for InterSpiritual Wisdom: Practices and Readings drawn from the World?s Spiritual Traditions , Netanel Miles-Yepez
  • Monks of Tibhirine, John Kiser
  • Muhammad and the Christian, Kenneth Cragg
  • Muslims and Christians Face to Face, Kate Zaberi
  • Muslims and Jews in America: Commonalities, Contentions, and Complexities, ed. Reza Aslan
  • Muslims, Christians, and the Challenge of Interfaith Dialogue by Jane I. Smith
  • One God, Shared Hope, Shannon
  • Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews & christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain, Maria Rosa Menocal
  • The Other in the Light of the One ; The Universality of the Qur’an and Interfaith Dialogue, Reza Shah-Kazemi
  • Power in the Portrayal: Representations of Jews & Muslims in Islamic Spain, Ross Brann
  • Progressive & Religious: How Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Buddhist Leaders are Moving Beyond the Culture Wars and Transforming American Public Life by Robert P. Jones
  • Religion and Immigration, ed. Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad
  • Roots of the Human Condition, Frithjof Scuon
  • Sin and Salvation in the World’s Religions, Harold Coward
  • Sourcebook of the World’s Religions, Joel Beversluis
  • Talking to the Other, Rabbi Jonathan Magonet
  • Tent of Abraham: Stories of Hope and Peace, Chittister, Chishti & Waskow
  • Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence, Mark Jurgensmeyer
  • The Three Faces of Monotheism: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, George Frankl
  • The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas that Have Shaped Our World View, Richard Tarnas
  • To Heal a Fractured World, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
  • Transcendent Unity of Religions, Frithjof Schuon
  • Trialogue of the Abrahamic Faiths, Ismail al-Faruqi
  • Understanding Islam: A Guide for the Judaeo Christian Reader, Jerald Dirks
  • Unity in Diversity: Interfaith Dialogue in the Middle East by Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Emily Welty and Amal I. Khoury
  • Unveiling Islam, Roger du Pasquier
  • When Religion Becomes Evil, Charles Kimball
  • World Scripture: a Comparative Anthology, ed. Andrew Wilson

 

arabesqueISLAM IN AMERICA AND THE WEST

  • A Muslim in Victorian America, Umar Abd-Allah
  • Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation, Eboo Patel
  • African American Islam, Aminah McCloud
  • Agenda to Change Our Condition, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf & Imam Zaid Shakir
  • American Islam: Growing up Muslim in America by Richard Wormser
  • American Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion, Paul M. Barrett
  • American Crescent: A Muslim Cleric on the Power of His Faith, the Struggle Against Prejudice, and the Future of Islam and America by Hassan Qazwini and Brad Crawford
  • The American Muslim Teenager’s Handbook, Dilara Hafiz
  • American Muslims: Bridging Faith and Freedom, M. a. Muqtedar Khan
  • American Muslims: the New Generation, Asma Gull Hasan
  • The American Muslim Teenager’s Handbook by Dilara Hafiz, Imran Hafiz, and Yasmine Hafiz
  • Blue-Eyed Devil: A Road Odyssey Through Islamic America by Michael Muhammad Knight
  • The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman’s Journey to Love and Islam, Willow Wilson
  • Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-fattah
  • The Domestic Crusaders (a play), Wajahat Ali and Ishmael Reed
  • Even Angels Ask: A Journey to Islam in America by Jeffrey Lang
  • Everyday Struggles: The Stories of Muslim Teens by Sumaiya Beshir
  • God’s Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215 by David Levering Lewis
  • I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim by Maria M Ebrahimji and Zahra T Suratwala
  • The Influence of Islam on Medieval Europe (Islamic Surveys) by WM Watt
  • Islam in America and Other Writings, Muhammad Alexander Russell Webb
  • Islam in Black America, Edward E. Curtis
  • Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking toward the Third Resurrection, Sherman A. Jackson
  • Islam, Black Nationalism and Slavery: A Detailed History by Adib Rashad and Sulayman S. Nyang
  • Islam in America by Jane I. Smith
  • Islam in Europe: Diversity, Identity and Influence by Aziz Al-Azmeh and Effie Fokas
  • Islam in the United States of America, Sulayman Nyang
  • Journey into America: The Challenge of Islam, Akbar S. Ahmed
  • Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak by Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur
  • Losing My Religion: A Call For Help by Jeffrey Lang
  • Mecca and Main Street: Muslim Life in America after 9/11, Genevieve Abdo
  • Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post–Islamist Turn, By Asef Bayat
  • Muslim Next Door, Sumbul Ali-Karamali
  • Muslim Teens: Today’s Worry, Tomorrow’s Hope by Ekram Beshir
  • Muslims in America, Edward E. Curtis
  • Progressive Muslim Identities: Personal Stories from the U.S. & Canada, ed. Karam, Samad, Zonneveld
  • Scattered Pictures…Reflections of an American Muslim, Imam Zaid Shakir
  • Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas, Sylvianne Diouf
  • Standing Alone in Mecca : An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam, Asra Nomani
  • Struggling to Surrender, Jeffrey Lang
  • Taking Back Islam: American Muslims Reclaim Their Faith by Producers of Beliefnet and Michael Wolfe
  • The Taqwacores by Michael Muhammad Knight
  • To Be a European Muslim by Tariq Ramadan
  • Transnational Muslims in American Society by Aminah Beverly McCloud
  • Voices Of American Muslims: 23 Profiles by Linda Cateura and Omid Safi
  • War on Error: Real Stories of American Muslims by Melody Moezzi and Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im
  • What’s Right with Islam: is What’s Right with America by Feisal Abdul Rauf
  • Western Muslims and the Future of Islam by Tariq Ramadan
  • Zeitoun, Dave Eggers

 

arabesque-designISLAM IN AMERICA AND THE WEST – HISTORY

  • A Muslim in Victorian America, Umar Abd-Allah
  • A Prince Among Slaves, Alford
  • African American Islam, Aminah McCloud
  • African Muslims in Antebellum America, Allan Austin
  • Al’ America: Travels Through America’s Arab and Islamic Roots, Jonathan Curiel
  • American Crescent: A Muslim Cleric on the Power of His Faith, the Struggle Against Prejudice, and the Future of Islam and America by Hassan Qazwini and Brad Crawford
  • American Islam: Growing Up Muslim in America, Richard Wormser
  • American Jihad: Islam After Malcolm X, Steven Barboza
  • Black Crescent: Experience and Legacy of African Muslims in the Americas, Michael Gomez
  • Bridging The Divide Between Immigrant and African American Muslims by Utilizing the Concept of Tawheed as the Catalyst by Salahuddin M Muhammad
  • Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History, 2-Volume Set (Library of American History) by Edward E. Curtis
  • From Plantation to Muslim, Terris Muhammad
  • Heavy Metal Islam: Rock, Resistance, and the Struggle for the Soul of Islam, Mark Levine
  • Islam and the Blackamerican, Sherman Jackson
  • Islam in the African American Experience, Richard Brent Turner
  • Islam in the United States of America, Sulayman Nyang
  • Islam in America, Jane I. Smith
  • Journey Into America: the Challenge of Islam, Akbar S. Ahmed
  • Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak by Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur
  • Mecca to Main Street, Muslim Life in America After 9/11, Genevieve Abdo
  • Muslims in American History: A Forgotten Legacy, Jerald F. Dirk
  • Muslims in America: Seven Centuries of History
  • Muslims in America: A Short History, Edward E. Curtis IV
  • Muslims’ Place in the American Public Square: Hopes, Fears, and Aspirations by Zahid H. Bukhari, Sulayman S. Nyang, Mumtaz Ahmad and John L. Esposito
  • Rock and Roll Jihad, Salman Ahmed
  • Scattered Pictures: Reflections Of An American Muslim by Zaid Shakir
  • Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas, Sylviane Diouf
  • Transnational Muslims in American Society by Aminah Beverly McCloud
  • Voices Of American Muslims: 23 Profiles by Linda Cateura
  • War on Error: Real Stories of American Muslims by Melody Moezzi and Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im
  • Young, British and Muslim by Philip Lewis

 

1258968713ISLAM: INTRODUCTORY BOOKS

  • Islam Today: A Short Introduction to the Muslim World, Akbar S. Ahmed
  • 99 Names of Allah, Shems Friedlander
  • 99 Names of God: The Name and the Named, Shaykh Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi al-Halveti
  • 101 Questions and Answers on Islam, John Renard
  • Absolute Essentials of Islam According to the Hanafi School, Faraz Rabbani
  • Adhan Over Anatolia, Marian Kazi
  • Becoming Muslim, Nuh Ha Mim Keller
  • Beliefnet Guide to Islam, Hesham Hassaballa, Kabir Helminski
  • Believing as Ourselves, J. Lynn Jones
  • Essentials of the Islamic Faith, M. Fethullah Gulen
  • Hadj: An American’s Pilgrimage to Mecca, Michael Wolfe
  • Hajj: Reflections on Its Ritual, Ali Shariati
  • Hajj, Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
  • Illuminated Prayer, Coleman Barks, Michael Green (beautiful introduction to the spiritual dimension of prayer)
  • In the Footsteps of Muhammad, John Renard
  • Instructions of the Student: The Method of Learning, Hamza Yusuf
  • Introduction to Islam, Frederick Mathews Denny
  • Islam, Fazlur Rahman
  • Islam: A Search for Meaning, Feisal Abdul Rauf
  • Islam: A Short History, Karen Armstrong
  • Islam: Beliefs and Teachings, Ghulam Sarwar (one of the best introductions to practice, prayer, etc.)
  • Islam in Focus, Hamouda Abdalati (one of the best introductions to practice, prayer, etc.)
  • Islam: the Straight Path, John L. Esposito
  • Islam: Religion, History, and Civilization, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
  • King of the Castle, Charles le Gai Eaon
  • Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam, Yusuf al Qaradawi (one of the best introductions to Sharia)
  • Most Beautiful Names, Tosun Bayrak al Jerrahi al-Halveti
  • Muslim Prayer Encyclopaedia, Ruquaiyyah Waris Maqsood
  • One Thousand Roads to Mecca, Michael Wolfe
  • Remembering God: Reflections on Islam, Charles Le Gai Eaton
  • Seven Doors to Islam, John Renard
  • Thoughtful Guide to Islam, Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri
  • Understanding Islam and the Muslims, T.J. Winter, J.A. Williams
  • What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam, John Esposito
  • What Everyone Should Know About Islam and Muslims, Suzanne Haneef
  • What’s Right With Islam, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
  • Windows on Islam, John Renard
  • World of Islam, John Alden Williams

 

arabic-calligraphy-85ISLAM: ADVANCED

  • A Faith For All Seasons, Shabbir Akhtar
  • After Death, Life, Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood
  • The Conclusive Argument from God: Shah Wali Allah of Delhi’s Hujjat Allah Al-Baligha by Marcia K. Hermansen and Wali Allah Al-Dihlawi
  • Conference of the Books, Khaled Abou El Fadl
  • Deciphering Signs of God: A Phenomenological Approach to Islam, Annemarie Schimmel
  • Eleventh Hour: the Spiritual Crisis of the Modern World, Martin Lings
  • Excellence and Precedence: Medieval Islamic Discourse on legitimate Leadership, Asma Afsaruddin
  • Freedom, Modernity and Islam, Ziauddin Sardar
  • God’s Will Be Done, Laleh Bakhtiar
  • Islam, Hans Kung
  • Islam Between East and West, Alija Ali Izetbegovic
  • Islam at the Crossroads, Muhammad Asad
  • Islam: Religion, History and Civilization, SeyyedHossein Nasr
  • Islam: A Mosaic, Not a Monolith, by Vartan Gregorian
  • Islam To the Modern Mind, Fazlur Rahman Ansari
  • Islamic Awakening Between Rejection and Extremism, Yusuf al Qaradawi
  • Living Islam: East and West, Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri
  • Makkan Crucible, Zakaria Bashier
  • Mecca the Blessed, Medina the Radiant, Ali K. Nomachi
  • No God But God, Reza Aslan
  • On Being a Muslim, Farid Esack
  • On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam: Abu Hamid al Ghazali’s Faysal al Tafriqa, Sherman Jackson
  • Princeton Readings in Islamist Thought: Texts and Contexts from al-Banna to Bin Laden (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics), Ed. by Roxanne L. Euben, Muhammad Qasim Zaman
  • Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism, Omid Safi
  • Reading the Muslim Mind, Hassan Hathout
  • Spread of Islam: the Contributing Factors, Abul Fazl Ezzati
  • Submission, Shems Friedlander
  • Sunshine at Madina, Zakariah Bashir
  • Understanding Islam, Frithjof Schuon
  • Vision of Islam, Murata & Chittick
  • Voices of Resurgent Islam, John Esposito
  • What Is To Be Done, Ali Shariati

 

quran-harvard-law-school-libraryLAW/ SHARIAH/ FIQH/IJTIHAD

  • A History of Islamic Law, N.J. Coulson
  • Al-Shafi’s Risala: Treatise on the Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence, Majid Khadduri
  • Al-Muwatta (Imam Malik ibn Anas): the First Formulation of Islamic Law (Maliki fiqh), tr. Aishah Bewley
  • An Ocean Without Shore: Ibn al-Arabi, the Book, and the Law, Michael Chodkiewicz
  • And God Knows the Soldiers: The Authoritative and Authoritarian in Islamic Discourses, Khaled Abou El Fadl
  • Authority, Continuity and Change in Islamic Law, Wael B. Hallaq
  • Broken Chain: Reflections on the Neglect of Tradition, Aftab Ahmad Malik
  • Conference of the Books, Khaled Abou El Fadl
  • Contemporary Ijtihad: Limits and Controversies, L. Ali Khan
  • Contingency in Sacred Law: Legal and Ethical Norms in Muslim Fiqh, Baber Johansen
  • Dignity of Man: an Islamic Perspective, Mohammed Hashim Kamali
  • Differences of the Imams, Kandhlawi
  • Encyclopedia of Islamic Doctrine (7 vol.) by Muhammad Hisham Kabbani
  • Encyclopedia of Islamic Law, Laleh Bakhtiar, Kevin Reinhart
  • Equity and Fairness in Islam, M. Hashim Kamali
  • Fate and Predestination, Shaikh al-Shahrawi
  • Forbidding Wrong in Islam: An Introduction, Michael Cook, Patricia Crone
  • The Foundations of Islam, Qadi ‘Iyad (Maliki Fiqh) tr. by Aisha Bewley
  • Freedom, Equality and Justice in Islam, Mohammed Hashim Kamali
  • Freedom of Expression In Islam, Mohammad Hashim Kamali
  • Freedom of Expression in Islam, M. Hashim Kamali
  • Freedom of Religion, Apostasy and Islam, Abdullah Saeed
  • Great Theft: Wrestling Islam From the Extremists, Khaled Abou El Fadl
  • A History of Islamic Legal Theories: An Introduction to Sunni Usul al-Fiqh, Wael B. Hallaq
  • Ideals and Realities in Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
  • Illuminations: Compiled Lectures on Shariah and Tasawwuf by Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani
  • Islam: A Sacred Law – What Every Muslim Should Know About Shariah, Feisal Abdul Rauf
  • Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition, Joseph E.B. Lumbard
  • Islam and Modernity, Fazlur Rahman
  • Islam and the Destiny of Man, Charles LeGai Eaton
  • Islamic Criminal Justice System, Cherif Bassiouni
  • Islamic Law Reform and Human Rights, Tore Lindholm & Karl Vogt eds.
  • Islamic Legal Interpretation: Muftis and Their Fatwas, Muhammad K. Masud, Messick Brinkley & Davis S. Powers, eds.
  • Islamic Tradition: An Introduction, Victor Danner
  • Jihad in Classical and Modern Islam, Rudolph Peters
  • Language and the Interpretation of Islamic Law, Sukri H. Rami
  • Law and Legal Theory in Classical and Medieval Islam, Wael B. Hallaq
  • Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam, Yusuf al-Qaradawi
  • Legal Reform in the Muslim World: the Anatomy of a Scholarly Dispute in the 19th & Early 20th Centuries on the Usage of Ijtihad as a Legal Tool, Muneer G. Fareed
  • On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam, Sherman Jackson
  • Orientations: Islamic Thought in a World Civilization, James Winston Morris
  • Origins of Islamic Law, Yassin Dutton
  • Place of Tolerance in Islam, Khaled Abou El Fadl
  • Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence, M. Hashim Kamali
  • Rebellion and Violence in Islamic Law, Khaled Abou El Fadl
  • Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam, Muhammad Iqbal
  • Reliance of the Traveler: Umdat al-Salik (Shafi fiqh), tr. Nuh Ha Meem Keller
  • Religion, Law and Learning in Classical Islam, George Makdisi
  • Rethinking Islam and Modernity, Abdelwahab El Affendi
  • Rethinking Tradition in Modern Islamic Thought, Daniel W. Brown
  • Revival and Reform in Islam, Fazlur Rahman
  • Revival and Reform in Islam: The Legacy of Muhammad al-Shawkani (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization) by Bernard Haykel
  • Schools of Islamic Jurisprudence, M. Hameedullah Khan
  • Shah Wali Allah of Delhi’s Treatise on Juristic Disagreement Ikhtilaf, Ijtihad, and Taqlid, Marcia Hermansen
  • Sharia the Islamic Law, Abdur Rahman Doi
  • Shari’ah Law: An Introduction by Mohammad Hashim Kamali
  • Shiite Islam, Muhammad Husayn Al-Taba-Tabai
  • Social Justice in Islam, Sayyid Qutb
  • Speaking in God’s Name, Khaled Abou El Fadl
  • State of Our Souls: Revival in Islamic Thought and Activism, M. Fethullah Gulen
  • State, Society, and Law in Islam: Ottoman Law in Comparative Perspective, Haim Gerber
  • The State We Are In: Identity, Terror, and the Law of Jihad, Yahya Birt, Aftab Ahmad Malik, Hamza Yusuf Hanson and David Dakake
  • This Law of Ours, Muhammad Asad
  • Treatise on Juristic Disagreement by Shah Wali Allah of Delhi: Ikhtilaf, Ijtihad, and Taqlid, tr. by Marcia Hermansen
  • Understanding the Four Madhabs: the Facts About Ijtihad and Taqlid, Abdal Hakim Murad

 

la-ghaliba-illa-allahORIENTALISM & ISLAMOPHOBIA

  • A Suitable Enemy: Racism, Migration and Islamophobia in Europe by Liz Fekete and A. Sivanandan
  • Challenging the New Orientalism: Dissenting Essays n the ‘War Against Islam’, M. Shahid Alam
  • Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World, Edward W. Said
  • Eurocentirsm, Samir Amin
  • Europe and the Mystique of Islam, Maxime Rodinson
  • Islamophobia and Anti-Americanism: Causes and Remedies by Mohamed Nimer
  • Islamophobia and Anti-semitism by Hillel Schenker and Abu Zayyad Ziad
  • Islamophobia and the Question of Muslim Identity: The Politics of Difference and Solidarity by Evelyn Leslie Hamdon
  • Islamophobia: The Challenge of Pluralism in the 21st Century by John L. Esposito and Ibrahim Kalin
  • Islamophobia: Making Muslims the Enemy by Peter Gottschalk and Gabriel Greenberg
  • Islamophobia/Islamophilia: Beyond the Politics of Enemy and Friend (Indiana Series in Middle East Studies), Andrew Shryock
  • The New Crusades: Constructing the Muslim Enemy, Emran Qureshi, Michael Sells
  • Orientalism, Edward W. Said
  • Orientalism, Islam & Islamists, Hussain, Olson & Qureshi
  • Thinking Through Islamophobia: Global Perspectives (Columbia/Hurst) by S. Sayyid and AbdoolKarim Vakil
  • Why They Don’t Hate Us: Lifting the Veil on the Axis of Evil, Mark LeVine

 

363479915PERIODICALS

  • American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences
  • Azizah Magazine
  • Emel
  • The Invitation
  • Islamic Horizons
  • Islamica (no longer in print)

 

 

3295683276POLITICAL

  • A Bridge Betrayed, Religion and Genocide in Bosnia, Michael Sells
  • After Terror: Promoting Dialogue among Civilizations, Akbar Ahmed, Brian Forst
  • American Muslims: Bridging Faith and Freedom, M.A. Muqtedar Khan
  • American Public Policy and American Muslim Politics, Sherman Jackson, Aminah McCloud
  • Arab Mind, Raphael Petai
  • Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us and Why It Matters, James Zogby
  • Arrogance of Power, J. William Fulbright
  • The Challenge of Fundamentalism: Political Islam and the New World Disorder by Bassam Tibi
  • Challenge of Modernity, Louay Safi
  • Clash of Fundamentalisms, Tariq Ali
  • Culture and Imperialism, Edward Said
  • Empire and the Crescent, Malik, Hanson & Shakir
  • Engaging the Muslim World, Juan Cole
  • Essays on Bosnia, Karic
  • Europe and the Mystique of Islam, Maxime Robinson
  • The Failure of Political Islam by Olivier Roy and Carol Volk
  • Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World, Carl Ernst
  • The Future of Political Islam by Graham E. Fuller 
  • Good Muslim, Bad Muslim, Mahmood Mamdani
  • Growth of Islamic Thought in North America, Muhammad Shafiq
  • Healing the Wounds of September 11, 2001, Shahid Athar
  • Holy War, Crusade, Jihad, Jalal Abuairab
  • Holy War: the Crusades and Their Impact on Todays World, Karen Armstrong
  • Homeland Insecurity: The Arab American and Muslim American Experience After 9/11 by Louise Cainkar
  • In the Land of the Ayatollahs Tupac Shakur is King: Reflections from Iran and the Arab World, Shahzad Aziz
  • Islam and America by Akbar S. Ahmed
  • Islam and the Challenge of Democracy: A “Boston Review” Book by Khaled Abou El Fadl, Joshua Cohen and Deborah Chasman
  • Islam and Democracy: Fear of the Modern World, Fatima Mernissi
  • Islam and Democracy, Esposito & Voll
  • Islam and Revolution, Imam Khomeini
  • Islam and the West, Norman Daniel
  • Islam and World Peace, Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
  • Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition: Essays by Western Muslim Scholars (Perennial Philosophy Series) by Joseph Lumbard and Seyyed Hossein Nasr
  • Islam, Liberty and Development, Muhammed Khatemi
  • Islam, Secularism, and Liberal Democracy: Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies by Nader Hashemi
  • Islam, the West and the Challenges of Modernity by Tariq Ramadan
  • Islam Today: A Short Introduction to the Muslim World by Akbar S. Ahmed
  • Islam Under Siege, Akbar S. Ahmed
  • Islamic Threat, John Esposito
  • Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralism, Sachedina & Montville
  • Jesus and Empire: The Kingdom of God and the New World Disorder, Richard A. Horsley
  • Jihad vs. McWorld: How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping the World, Benjamin Barber
  • Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam by Professor Gilles Kepel and Anthony F. Roberts
  • Journey into Islam: The Crisis of Globalization by Akbar S. Ahmed
  • Just Ruler in Shi’ite Islam, A.A. Sachedina
  • Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country From the Religious Right, Rabbi Michael Lerner
  • Milestones, Sayyid Qutb
  • Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, Jimmy Carter
  • The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, Barack Obama
  • The Passionate Attachment: America’s Involvement With Israel, 1947 to the Present, George W. Ball, Douglas B. Ball
  • They Dare to Speak Out: People and Institutions Confront Israel’s Lobby, Paul Findley
  • Malady of Islam, Abdelwahhab Meddeb
  • Modern Islamic Political Thought, Hamid Enayat
  • Modernization, Democracy, and Islam by Shireen T. Hunter and Huma Malik
  • Multiculturalism, Muslims and Citizenship: A European Approach by Tariq Modood, Ricard Zapate-Barrero and Anna Triandafyllidou
  • [url=http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/book_announcement_multicultural_politics_racism_ethnicity_and_muslims_in_br/]Multicultural Politics, Racism, Ethnicity and
  • Muslims in Britain, Tariq Modood[/url]
  • Muslims of Europe: The “Other” Europeans by H. A. Hellyer
  • Muslims’ Place in the American Public Square, Zahid Bukhari
  • New Crusades: Constructing the Muslim Enemy, Emran Qureshi, Michael Sells
  • Nonviolence and Peace Building in Islam: Theory and Practice, Mohammed Abu-Nimer
  • Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis, Jimmy Carter
  • Out of the Ashes, Alexander cockburn
  • Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, Jimmy Carter
  • Peace and the Limits of War: Transcending Classical Conception of Jihad, Louay Safi
  • Political Islam: Revolution, Radicalism, or Reform by John L. Esposito
  • Principles of State and Government in Islam, Muhammad Asad
  • The Prophet of Non-Violence: Spirit of Peace, Compassion & Universality in Islam by Asghar Ali Engineer
  • The Quest for Meaning: Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism
  • Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation by Tariq Ramadan
  • Reason, Freedom, and Democracy in Islam, Abdolkarim Soroush
  • Religion in International Relations, Fabio Petito
  • Religion, Terrorism And Globalization Nonviolence: A New Agenda by K. K. Kuriakose, Joseph Chuman, Vincent J. Cornell and Charlotte Cote
  • Revival and Reform in Islam, Fazlur Rahman
  • Scattered Pictures: Reflections of An American Muslim, Imam Zaid Shakir
  • September 11: Religious Perspectives on the Causes and Consequences, ed. Ian markham
  • Shade of Swords: Jihad and the Conflict Between Islam and Christianity, M.J. Akbar
  • Shaping the Future: Challenge and Response, Dr. Robert D. Crane
  • Shattered Illusions: Analyzing the War on Terrorism, Aftab Ahmed Malik
  • State We Are In: Identity, Terror, and the law of Jihad, Aftab Malik, Hamza Yusuf
  • Taking Back Islam, Michael Wolfe
  • Terror in the Mind of God: the Global Rise of Religious Violence, Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Terror in the Name of God, Jessica Stern
  • Theology of Discontent, Hamid Dabashi
  • To Be a European Muslim, Tariq Ramadan
  • The True Jihad, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan
  • Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam, John Esposito
  • Voices of American Muslims, Linda Cateura
  • Wahhabism: A Critical Essay, Hamid Algar
  • Western Muslims and the Future of Islam, Tariq Ramadan
  • With God on Our Side: Politics & Theology of the War on Terrorism, Aftab Ahmad Malik, John L. Esposito, Zaid Shakir
  • Who Speaks For Islam?: What a Billion Muslims Really Think by John L. Esposito and Dalia Mogahed

 

enter-here-in-peaceQUR’AN COMMENTARY

  • Approaching the Qur’an, Michael Sells
  • Approaches to the Qur’an, G.R. Hawting & A.K. Shareef
  • Art of Reciting the Qur’an, Kristina Nelson
  • Bible, Qur’an and Science, Maurice Bucaille
  • Book of Revelations, Kabir Helminski
  • The Cambridge Companion to the Qur’an, Jane Dammen McAuliffe
  • Concordance of the Qur’an, Gustave Flugel
  • Concordance of the Qur’an, Hanna Kassis
  • Dictionary of the holy Quran, Abdul Omar Mannon
  • Easy Tajwid, Kaleemullah Husaini
  • Essential Koran, Thomas Cleary
  • Ethico Religious Concepts in the Qur’an, Izutsu
  • Four Basic Qur’anic Terms, Abul A’la Maududi
  • Geographical History of the Qur’an, Nadvi
  • God and Man in the Qur’an, Toshihiko Izutsu
  • The Immense Ocean: Al-Bahr al-Madid, tr. by by Mohamed Fouad Aresmouk and Michael Abdurrahman Fitzgerald
  • [url=http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/heart_of_the_koran_lex_hixon/]The Heart of the Qur’an:
  • An Introduction to Islamic Spirituality[/url] by Lex Hixon and Neil Douglas-Klotz
  • The Light of Dawn: Daily Readings from the Holy Qur’an, Camille Helminski
  • Major Themes of the Qur’an, Fazlur Rahman
  • Pen and the Faith: Eight Modern Muslim Writers and the Qur’an, Kenneth Cragg
  • Qur’an and Woman, Amina Wadud Muhsin
  • Qur’an and Its Impact on Human Histoy, A.K. Brohi
  • Qur’an and Its Interpreters (2 vol), Mahmoud Ayoub
  • Qur’an, Liberation and Pluralism, Farid Esack
  • The Qur’anic Narrative: The Journey of Life as Told in the Qur’an, Louay Safi
  • Qur’anic Phenomenon, M. Bennabi
  • Qur’anic Sciences, Afzalur Rahman
  • Reflections on the Quran, Irfan Ahmad Khan
  • The Story of the Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life, Ingrid Mattson
  • Subject Index of the Qur’an, Afzalur Rahman
  • Sufi Commentaries on the Qur’an in Classical Islam (Routledge Studies in the Quran) by Kristin Zahra Sands
  • Tafsir ibn Kathir (Qur’anic commentary) – 10 vol.
  • Tarjuman al Qur’an, Mawlana Abul Kalam Ayad
  • Ulum al Qur’an, Ahmed Von Denffer
  • Way to the Qur’an, Khurram Murad

 

quran-photo-beautiful-kahfQURAN TRANSLATIONS

  • Qur’an – Message of the Qur’an, Muhammad Asad
  • Qur’an – Majestic Quran, Abdal hakim Murad, Uthman Hutchinson
  • Qur’an – Thomas Cleary
  • Qur’an – Noble Qur’an, Abdal Haqq & Aisha Bewley
  • Qur’an – Thomas B. Irving
  • Qur’an – Abdullah Yusuf Ali (original version)
  • Qur’an – Sublime Qur’an, Laleh Bakhtiar

 

old-reference-books-transp-bg-copyREFERENCE

  • Atlas of the Islamic World, Francis Robinson
  • Concise Encyclopedia of Islam, Cyril Glasse
  • Concise Encyclopedia of Islam, Gordon Newby
  • Concordance of the Qur’an, Gustave Flugel
  • Concordance of the Qur’an, Kassis
  • Cultural Atlas of Islam, Ismail Al Faruqi
  • Dictionary and Glossary of the Koran, John Penrice
  • Dictionary of the Holy Quran, Abdul Omar Mannan
  • Encyclopedia of Islamic Law, Laleh Bakhtiar, Kevin Reinhart
  • Encyclopedia ofthe Modern Islamic World, ed. John Esposito
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, John L. Esposito
  • Oxford History of Islam, John Esposito

 

ibn-al-qayyim1SCIENCE

  • Aristotle’s Children: How Christians, Muslims, and Jews Rediscovered Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated the Middle Ages by Richard E. Rubenstein
  • Classification of Knowledge in Islam, Osman Bakar
  • The Genius of Islam: How Muslims Made the Modern World by Bryn Barnard
  • History and Philosophy of Islamic Science, Osman Bakar
  • The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance by Jim Al-Khalili
  • How Islam Created the Modern World, Mark Graham
  • Islamic Science: An Illustrated Study, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
  • Islamic Science and Engineering, Donald Hill
  • Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance , George Saliba
  • Light From the East: How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World by John Freely
  • Lost History: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers, and Artists, Michael H. Morgan
  • Modern Man at the Crossroads: Encounter of Modern Science and Islam, John Ahmed Herlihy
  • Need for a Sacred Science, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
  • Organ Transplantation, Cloning, Euthanasia, and Animal Experimentation, A.F. Ebrahim
  • Rise of Early Modern Science in Islam, China, and the West, Toby Huff
  • Science and Civilization in Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
  • Science and God, Saiyed Shamim Ahmed
  • Science & Islam: A History, Ehsan Masood
  • Science and Medicine in Islam, Franz Rosenthal
  • Science in Medieval Islam, Howard Turner
  • Tawhid and Science, Osman Bakar
  • Unity of Science and Religion, Mohammad Ilyas

 

1966037950SHIA

  • An Introduction to Shi’i Islam: The History and Doctrines of Twelver Shi’ism, Moojan Momen
  • Islamic Messianism: The Idea of the Mahdi in Twelver Shi’ism, Abdulaziz A. Sachedina
  • The Origins and Early Development of Shi’a Islam, S. Husain M. Jafri
  • Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence: According to Shi’i Law by Muhammad al-Baqir al-Sadr, Hamid Algar, Sa’eed Bahmanpour, and Arif Abdul Hussain
  • Shi’ite Islam, Allama Tabatabai, Seyyed Hossein Nasr trans. and ed.
  • Shi’ism: Doctrines, Thought and Spirituality, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Hamid Dabashi & Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
  • The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future, Vali Nasr

 

arabic-calligraphy-133SOCIOLOGY

  • Crime and Correction: an Islamic Perspective, sidney R. Sharif
  • Crisis of the Modern World, Rene Guenon
  • Islamic Sociology: an Introduction, Ilyas Ba-Yunus
  • On the Sociology of Islam : Lectures of Ali Shariati

 

 

 

koran-24SPIRITUALITY – SUFISM

  • A Return to the Spirit, Martin Lings
  • Adornment of Hearts, Sheikh Muzaffer al-Jerrahi
  • After Death – Life, Ruquaiyyah Waris Maqsood
  • Alone With the Alone, J. M. Tresflin
  • Among the Dervishes, O.M. Burke
  • Ancient Beliefs and Modern Superstitions, Martin Lings
  • Angels Unveiled, A Sufi Perspective by Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, Tonette Sazonoff and Sachiko Murata
  • Atom From the Sun of Knowledge, Lex Hixon
  • Bezels of Wisdom, Ibn al Arabi, tr. William Chittick
  • Book of Certainty: The Sufi Doctrine of Faith, Vision and Gnosis, Abu Bakr Siraj ad-Din
  • The Book of Language: A Deep Glossary of Islamic and English Spiritual Terms (The Education Project series) by Kabir Helminski and Prince Ghazi Bin Muhammad
  • Book of Strangers, Ian Dallas
  • Caravan of Dreams, Idries Shah
  • Come to the Secret Garden, Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
  • Classical Islam and the Naqshbandi Sufi Tradition by Muhammad Hisham Kabbani
  • Conference of the Birds, Farid Ud-din Attar
  • Deciphering the Signs of God, Annemarie Schimmel
  • Divine Governance of the Human Kingdom: Including What the Seeker Needs and The One Alone, Ibn Arabi
  • Drop That Became the Sea, yunus Emre
  • Elephant in the Dark, Idries Shah
  • Elements of Sufism, Shaykh Fadhlalla haeri
  • Esoterism As Principle and As Way, Frithjof Schuon
  • Essential Rumi, Coleman Barks
  • Essential Sufism, by Robert Frager, James Fadiman and Huston Smith
  • Exploits of the Incomparable Mullah Nasrudin, Idries Shah
  • The Four Pillars of Spiritual Transformation: The Adornment of the Spiritually Transformed (Hilyat al-abdal) (Mystical Treatises of Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi), tr. Steven Hertenstein
  • Four Steps to Pure Iman, Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
  • Fullness of God: Writings of Frithjof Schuon, James Cutsinger
  • The Garden of Truth: The Vision and Promise of Sufism, Islam’s Mystical Tradition, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
  • God, His Prophets, and His Children, Bawa Muhaiyyadeen
  • Heart of Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
  • Heart of sufism, Hazrat Inayat Khan
  • Ibn Rushd On the harmony of Religions and Philosophy, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
  • Imam Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum-Id-Din
  • Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship, al-Ghazali
  • Introduction to Sufi Doctrine, Titus Bruckhardt
  • Jewels of Remembrance: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance Containing 365 Selections from the Wisdom of Rumi, Rumi
  • Journey of the Self: A Sufi Guide to Personality, Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri
  • Journey to the Lord of Power: A Sufi Manual on Retreat, Ibn Arabi, tr. Rabia Terry Harris
  • Knowing Heart: a Sufi Path of Transformation, Kabir Helminski
  • Knowledge and the Sacred, Seyyed hossein Nasr
  • Knowledge of God in Classical Sufism, John Renard, Ahmet T. Karamustafa
  • Knowing Heart: A Sufi Path of Transformation, Kabir helminski
  • Learning How to Learn, Idries Shah
  • Living Islam (Shaikh Fadhlalla haeri)
  • Living Presence: A Sufi Way to Mindfulness & the Essential Self, Kabir Helminski
  • Love Is a Stranger, Rumi, tr. Kabir Helminski
  • Love Is the Wine: Talks of a Sufi Master in America by Al Jerrahi Al Halveti, Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak and Sheikh Ragip Frager
  • The Marvels of the Heart: Science of the Spirit (Ihya Ulum Al-Din/ the Revival of the Religious Sciences) by Al-Ghazali, Hamza Yusuf, Walter James Skellie and T. J. Winter
  • Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel, Irving Karchmar
  • Merton and Sufism, the Untold Story: A Complete Compendium (The Fons Vitae Thomas Merton series) by Rob Baker, Gray Henry, Seyyed Hossein Nasr and William C. Chittick
  • Mystical Dimension of Islam, Annemarie Schimmel
  • The Naqshbandi Sufi Tradition Guidebook of Daily Practices and Devotions, Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani
  • Name and the named, Shaykh Tosun Bayrak, William Chittick
  • Path of God’s Bondsmen: From Origin to Return, Najm Razi, Hamid Algar
  • Paths to the Heart: Sufism and the Christian East by James Cutsinger
  • Pleasantries of the Incredible Mullah Nasrudin, Idries Shah
  • Purification of the Heart, Hamza Yusuf
  • Questions of Life, Answers of Wisdom, Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
  • Remembrance of Death and the Afterlife, Imam al-Ghazali
  • Seven Doors to Islam: Spirituality and the Religious Life of Muslims, John Renard
  • Spirit of Islam, Ameer Ali Syed
  • Submission, Faith & Beauty: The Religion of Islam, Joseph Lumbard, Zaytuna Institute, Hamza Yusuf and Zaid Shakir
  • Sufi Meditation, Lex Hixon
  • Sufism, William Chittick
  • Sufism: Principles & Practice by Hamid Algar
  • Sufism: The Transformation of the Heart by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
  • Symbol and Archetype, Martin Lings
  • Tales of the Dervishes, Idries Shah
  • The Sun Will Rise in the West : The Holy Trail, Es-Seyyid Es-Shaykh Taner Ansari
  • Thinking About God, Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood
  • Treasures of the Heart, Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
  • Treatise For The Seekers Of Guidance by Aftab Malik, Rasheed Patch and Susanah I. Pittam
  • Turning Toward the Heart, Shaykh Hazrat Azad Rasool
  • Two Who Attained: 20th Century Sufi Saints, Shaykh Ahmad al-Alawi
  • Under Which Rivers Flow: the Symbolism of the Islamic Garden, Emma Clark
  • Way of the Sufi, Idries Shah
  • What Is Sufism, Martin Lings
  • When You Hear Hoofbeats, Think of a Zebra, Shems Friedlander
  • Whirling Dervishes, Shems Friedlander
  • Windows on the House of Islam: Muslim Sources on Spirituality, John Renard
  • Wisdom of the Idiots, Idries Shah
  • Women of Sufism: A Hidden Treasure by Camille Adams Helminski

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Note: Some of the books and/or authors listed here are controversial. However, they are important in understanding some movements (particularly political movements) within various Muslim communities over the past century.

 (theamericanmuslim.org)