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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Islam for Today. For Westerners seeking an understanding of Islam.

Islamic Institute for Human Rights.

Muslim Internet Directory.

MuslimMedia: News from Muslim perspective.

Muslim Wakeup!.

In the Library: Articles

Asad, Talal. "The idea of an anthropology of Islam" Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Occasional Paper (March 1986).

Hodgkin, Thomas. "The revolutionary tradition in Islam," Race & Class 21,3 (win 80).

Hindery, Roderick. "Muslim & Christian Ethics," Cross Currents (win 1973):381-97.

Nader, Laura. "Orientalism, occidentalism & the control of women," Cultural Dynamics 2,3 (1989):1-33.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Abou El Fadl, Khaled & Others. Islam & the Challenge of Democracy (Princeton: Princeton, 2004).

Armstrong, Karen. Islam: A Short History (NY, 2000).

Arkoun, Mohammed. Rethinking Islam: Common Questions, Uncommon Answers (Boulder, 1994).

Ben Jelloun, Tahar. Islam Explained (NY: New Press, 2002).

Bianchi, Robert R. Guests of God: Pilgrimage & Politics in the Islamic World (NY: Oxford, 2004). Geopolitics of hajj.

Bouhdiba, Abdelwahab. Sexuality in Islam (Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985).

Burke, Edmund III (ed.) Rethinking World History: The Contribution of Marshall Hodgson (Cambridge, 1993).

Cole, Juan R.I. (ed.) Comparing Muslim Societies: Knowledge & the State in a World Civilization (Ann Arbor: U. of Michigan, 1992).

Coogan, Michael (ed.) The Illustrated Guide to World Religions (Oxford, 1998).

Denny, Frederick. An Introduction to Islam (NY, 1985).

__________. Islam & the Muslim Community (San Francisco, 1987).

Esposito, John L. (ed.) Islam & Development: Religion & Sociopolitical Change (Syracuse, 1980).

__________. Islam The Straight Path (NY, 1991).

__________ & John Voll. Makers of Contemporary Islam (NY, 2001).

__________. What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam (NY: Oxford, 2002).

__________ & Dalia Mogahed. Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think (?: Gallup, 2008).

Geertz, Clifford. The Religion of Java (Glencoe IL, 1960), pp. 121-23.

Haddad, Yvonne (ed.) The Muslims of America (NY: Oxford, 1991).

_________ & John Esposito (eds.) Islam, Gender & Social Change (NY, 1998).

Hodgson, Marshall, The Venture of Islam (3 vols.; Chicago).

Huband, Mark. Warriors of the Prophet: The Struggle for Islam (Boulder CO: Westview, 1999).

Kelsay, John. Islam & War: A Study in Comparative Ethics (Louisville KY: Westminster/John Knox, 1993).

Lapidus, Ira M. A History of Islamic Societies (Cambridge, 1988).

Lawrence, Bruce B. Shattering the Myth: Islam Beyond Violence (Princeton, 1998).

Mahmutcehajic, Rusmir. The Mosque: The Heart of Submission (NY: Fordham U., 2006).

Mayer, Ann Elizabeth. Islam & Human Rights: Tradition & Politics (Boulder: Westview, 1998).

Mernissi, Fatima. Islam & Democracy: Fear of the Modern World (NY: Perseus, 1993).

Metcalf, Barbary Daly (ed.) Making Muslim Space in North America & Europe (Berkeley, 199?).

Peters, Francis E. Children of Abraham: Judaism/Christianity/Islam (Princeton, 199?).

Reston, James R. Warriors of God. Richard the Lionheart & Saladin in the Third Crusade (NY, 2001).

Rippin, Andrew. Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs & Practices (NY: Routledge, 2000).

Robinson, F. (ed.) The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World (Cambridge, 1996).

Rodinson, Maxime. Muhammad (NY, 1980).

Rosen, Lawrence. The Culture of Islam: Changing Aspects of Contemporary Muslim Life (Chicago: U. Chicago, 2002).

Roy, Olivier. Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah (NY: Columbia, 2004).

Ruthven, Malise. A Satanic Affair: Salman Rushdie & the Rage of Islam (London: Chatto & Windus, 1990).

__________. Islam in the World (rev. ed.; London, Penguin, 1991).

__________. Islam : A Very Short Introduction (NY: Oxford, 1997).

Schulze, Reinhard. A Modern History of the Islamic World (NY: NYU, 2002).

Sedgwick, Mark. Sufism: The Essentials (Cairo, Egypt: American U., 2003).

Sells, Michael. Approaching the Qur’an: The Early Revelations (Ashland OR: White Cloud, 1999).

Shadid, Anthony. Legacy of the Prophet: Despots, Democrats, & the New Politics of Islam (Boulder CO: Westview, 2002).

Shaz, Rashid. Islam: Negotiating the Future (?: Milli, 2006).

Simons, Thomas W. Jr. Islam in a Globalizing World (Stanford: Stanford U, 2003).

Smart, Ninian. The World’s Religions (Cambridge, 1998), esp. chaps. 12 & 20.

Smith, Huston. Islam: A Concise Introduction (NY, 2001).

Tamini, Azzam. Islam & Secularism in the Middle East (NY: NYU, 2002).

Viorst, Milton. In The Shadow of The Prophet: The Struggle for the Soul of Islam (Boulder CO: Westview, 2001).

Williams, John A. (ed.) The Word of Islam (Austin, 1994).

In the Library: Fiction

Makiya, Kanan. The Rock: A Tale of Seventh-Century Jerusalem (NY: Pantheon, 2001).

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Islam: Empire of Faith," PBS video production. From PBS. Three-part series on first millennium of Islamic faith & power, from birth of Muhammad to peak of Ottoman Empire.

"Ramadan: A Fast of Faith" (1989), dir. Ra’up McGee. Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

"Born-Again Muslims" (1998), produced by Kanakna Documentary, 52m. Filmakers Library.

"Islam & the West" (1996), dir. Joseph Camp, 27m. Films for the Humanities & Social Sciences.

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