Reading Lists

General Works on Islam and Muslims

Abou El Fadl, Khaled. The Search for Beauty in Islam: A Conference of Books. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006. 

Abou El Fadl, Khaled. The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam from the Extremists. New York, NY: Harper San Francisco, 2005. 

Arkoun, Mohammed. Rethinking Islam: Common Questions Uncommon Answers. Boulder: Westview Press, 1994. 

Armstrong, Karen. Islam: A Short History. New York: Modern Library, 2000.

Armstrong, Karen. Muhammad. South Yarra, Vic.: Louis Braille Productions, 1993.

Aslan, Reza. No God but God. New York: Random House, 2005. 

Aslan, Reza. Tablet & Pen. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2011.    

Bulliet, Richard W. Islam: The view from the Edge. New York: Columbia University Press, 1994. 

Cook, M. A. Commanding Right and Forbidding wrong in Islamic Thought. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000. 

Daftary, Farhad. Intellectual Traditions in Islam. London: I.B. Tauris in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2000. Print. 

Denny, Frederick Mathewson. An Introduction to Islam. New York: Macmillan Pub. Co., 1994. 

Ernst, Carl W. Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2004. 

Esack, Farid. On being a Muslim. Oxford: Oneworld, 1999. 

Esposito, John L. What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. 

Esposito, John L. Islam: The Straight Path. New York. Oxford University Press, 2011.

Filali-Ansary, Abdou and Aziz Esmail. The Construction of Belief: reflections on the thought of Mohammad Arkoun. 

Hazleton, Lesley. The First Muslim: The story of Mohammed. New York: Riverhead Books, 2013. 

Kurzman, Charles. Liberal Islam: a source book. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. 

Nanji, Azim and Nanji, Razia. The Penguin dictionary of Islam. London: Penguin, 2008.

Nanji, Azim. The Muslim Almanac. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1996.

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Teh Heart of Islam: enduring values of humanity. New York, NY: San Francisco : Harper One, 2010. 

Rahman, Fazlur. Islam & Modernity: Transformation of an intellectual challenge. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982. 

Ramadan, Tariq. The Messenger: the meanings of the life of Muhammad. London: Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin books. 2007. 

Rippin, Andrew. Defining Islam: a reader. London: Equinox Pub., 2007.

Ruthven, Malise. Historical atlas of the Islamic world. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. 

Ruthven, Malise. Islam: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1997.

Ruthven, Malise. Encounters with Islam. London: I.B. Tauris, 2012. 

Safi, Omid. Memories of Muhammad: why the prophet matters. New York: HarperOne, 2009. 

Sajoo, Amyn B. Muslim Modernities: expressions of the civil imagination. London: I.B. Taurus, 2008. 

Sajoo, Amyn B. A Companion to Muslim Cultures. London: I.B. Tauris, 2011. 

Schimmel, Annemarie. Islam. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992.

Shah-Kazemi, Reza. The spirit of tolerance in Islam. London: I.B. Tauris in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2012. 

Surush Abd al-Karim. The Expansion of prophetic experience: essays on historicity, contingency and plurality on religion. Brill, 2009. 

Voll, John Obert. Islam, Continuity and Change in the Modern World. Boulder, Colo.: Syracuse University Press, 1994. 

Watt, W. Montgomery. A Short History of Islam. Oxford: One World 1996.