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The MidEast Web Bibliography of Islam

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Some key books on the Arab world, Islam and Islamism

Ajami, Fouad, Dream Palace of the Arabs : A Generation's Odyssey, Vintage, 1999. - An analysis of political change in the Arab world since 1967.

Antonius, Georges, The Arab Awakening, the Story of the Arab National Movement, Hamish Hamilton, 1945. A respected classic.

Darwish, Adel and Gregory Alexander, Unholy Babylon: The Secret History of Saddam's War, London, Diane, 1991.This fascinating book documents how the Saddam Hussein monster was created, and how the West, including the US encouraged his aggression until it was too late.

Esposito. John L.,  The Islamic Threat : Myth or Reality? (Third Edition) 1999. Esposito examines radical Islam and concludes that it is not a threat to democracy or the West.

Hourani, Albert, A History of the Arab Peoples, Harvard University Press, 1991. A respected classic.

Lewis, Bernard, The Arabs in History, Oxford University Press, 1993, 2002 Amazon  This classic study by one of the world's premier historians of the Middle East considers the achievement of the Arab peoples and their place in world history, from pre-Islamic times to the present-day.

Maalouf, Amin and Rotchschild, Jon,  The Crusades Through Arab Eyes, Schocken Books, 1989. Amazon

Telhami, Shibley, The Stakes: America and the Middle East, Westview Press, 2002.

Tibi, Bassam, The Challenge of Fundamentalism: Political Islam and the New World Disorder, University of California Press, 1998, 2002. Amazon

Bibliography -  Modern Islam and Islamism (Islamic Fundamentalism)

See also  separate listings for  Medieval Islam  The Arab Middle East and North Africa Women in the Middle East etc.

Abdo, Geneive, No God but God: Egypt and the Triumph of Islam, NYC, Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN: 0-195157931, Buy/Reviews.

Abed Al-Jabri, Mohammed, Arab-Islamic Philosophy : A Contemporary Critique (Middle East Monograph Series), The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Austin, University of Texas at Austin, 1999.

Abootalebi, Ali Reza, Islam and Democracy : State-Society Relations in Developing Countries 1980-1994 (Comparative Studies of Democratization), Garland, 2000.

Ahmad, Leila, Women and Gender in Islam, New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 1992.

Ahmed, Akbar S., Islam Under Siege, London, Polity Press, 2003, ISBN: 0-745-62210-0, Buy/Reviews.

Al-'Alawi, Knowledge of God, Norfolk, Diwan Press, 1981.

Al-Attas, Syed Muhammad Nagub, The Mysticism of Hamzah Fansuri, Kuala Lumpur, University of Malaysia Press, 1970.

Al-Azmeh, Aziz, Arabic Thought and Islamic Societies, London, I.B. Tauris, 1986.

Al-Azmeh, Aziz, Islams and Modernities, London, Verso, 1993.

Al-Ghazzali, The Book of Knowledge, London, George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1970.

Al-Qashani, Abd al-Razzaq, A Glossary of Sufi Technical Terms, London, Octagon Press, 1991.

Al-Suhrawardi, Abu al-Najib, A Sufi Rule for Novices, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1975.

Ali, Tariq, The Clash of Fundamentisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity, NYC, Verso, 2002.

Amuli Sayyid Haydar, Inner Secrets of the Path, Longmead, Element Books, 1989.

Anderson, Margaret, Arabic materials in English translation : a bibliography of works dating from the pre-Islamic period to 1977, Boston, G. K. Hall, 1980.

Anonymous, Women, Islam and Equality, The National Council of Resistance of Iran, 1995.

Arjomand, Said Amir (ed.), From Nationalism to Revolutionary Islam, Albany, State University of New York Press, 1984.

Armstrong, Karen, Islam: A Short History, NYC, Random House, 2002.

Armstrong, Karen, Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths, Ballantine, 1997.

Atkinson, Rick, Crusade: The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War, NYC, Houghton Mifflin Co, 1994.

Ayubi, Nazih, Political Islam: Religion and Politics in the Arab World, London, Routledge, 1991.

Bacharach, Jere L., A Middle East Studies Handbook. The University of Washington Press, 1984.

Badran, Margot, Feminist, Islam and Nation: Gender and the Making of Modern Egypt, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 1995.

Baker, Raymond William, Sadat and after : struggles for Egypt's political soul, London, I.B. Tauris, 1990.

Bar-Asher, Meir M. (et. al.), The Nusayri-Alawi Religion: An Enquiry into Its Theology and Liturgy (Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture, NYC, Brill, 2002, ISBN: 9-004125523, Buy/Reviews.

Barber, Benjamin, Jihad vs. McWorld: Terrorisms Challenge to Democracy, NYC, Ballatine Books, 1995.

Beck Lois and Nikki Keddie (ed.), Women in the Muslim World, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1978.

Bedjaoui, Youcef, Abbas Aroua and Meziane Ait-Larbi (ed.), An Inquiry into the Algerian massacres, Geneva, Hoggar, 1999.

Bergen, Peter, Holy War, Inc: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden, NYC, Free Press, 2001.

Berger, Anne-Emmanuelle (ed.), Algeria in others' languages, Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 2002, ISBN: 0-801-43919-1, Buy/Reviews.

Bill, James A. and John Alden Williams, Roman Catholics and Shi'i Muslims: Prayer, Passion, and Politics, Univ of North Carolina Press, 2002, ISBN: 0-807826898, Buy/Reviews.

Bill, James, and Springborg, Robert, Politics in the Middle East, 1994.

Birge, John Kingsley, The Bektashi order of dervishes, London, Luzac & co.; Hartford, Conn., Hartford seminary press, 1937.

Bishai, Wilson B., Islamic history of the Middle East, Boston, MA, Allyn and Bacon, 1968.

Black, Antony, The history of Islamic political thought : from the prophet to the present, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2001, ISBN: 0748614729.

Bloom, Jonathan and Blair, Sheila, Islam: A Thousand Years of Faith and Power, New York, TV Books, 2000.

Bosworth, C.E (ed.) (et. al.), The Islamic World from Classical to Modern Times: Essays in Honor of Bernard Lewis, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University press, 1989.

Boullata, Issa J., Trends and Issues in Contemporary Arab Thought, Albany, SUNY Press, 1990.

Brockelman, Carl, A History of the Islamic Peoples, London, Routledge and Keegan Paul Ltd, 1964.

Brooks, Geraldine, Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women, NYC, Anchor, 1995.

Buehler, Arthur F., Sufi heirs of the Prophet : the Indian Naqshbandiyya and the rise of the mediating sufi shaykh, Columbia, S.C, University of South Carolina Press, 1998.

Burckhardt, Titus, An Introduction to Sufism, Aquarian Press, 1990.

Butterworth, Charles E. and Zartman, I. William (ed.), Between State and Islam, Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Chikhi, Said, Algeria : from mass rebellion in October 1988 to workers' social protest, Uppsala, Sweden, Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 1991.

Chittick, William C., Faith and Practice of Islam: Three Thirteenth-Century Sufi Texts, Albany, State University of New York Press, 1992.

Chittick, William C., The Sufi Path of Knowledge, Albany, State University of New York Press, 1989.

Chittick, William C., The Sufi Path of Love:  The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi, Albany, State University of New York Press, 1984.

Ciment, James, Algeria : the fundamentalist challenge, New York, Facts on File, 1997.

Cleveland, William L., A History of the Modern Middle East, Denver, Westview Press, 2000.

Cole, Juan, Modernity and the Millennium: The Genesis of the Baha'i Faith in the Nineteenth-Century Middle East. Studies in the Babi and Baha'i religions, vol. 9, NYC, Columbia University Press, 1998, ISBN: 0-231110812, Buy/Reviews.

Cole, Juan, Sacred Space and Holy War: The Politics, Culture and History of Shi'ite Islam, IB Tauris, 2002.

Cole, Juan R.I. and Nikki R. Keddie (ed.), Shiism and Social Protest, New Haven, Yale University Press, 1986.

Combs-Schilling, M. E., Sacred performances : Islam, sexuality, and sacrifice (Marriage and religious customs in Morocco), New York, Columbia University Press, 1989.

Cragg, Kenneth and R. Marston Speight (ed.), Islam from within : anthology of a religion, Belmont, Calif, Wadsworth Pub. Co, 1980.

Curtis, Michael (ed.), Religion and Politics in the Middle East, Denver, Westview Press, 1981.

Daftary, Farhad, The Isma'ilis : Their History and Doctrines, Cambridge, Eng, Cambridge Univ, 1992, ISBN: 0-521429749, Buy/Reviews.

Davis, Joyce M., Between Jihad and Salaam : Profiles in Islam, Palgrave, 1997.

Deane, Arsala, Algeria's June 5 1997 parliamentary election, Washington, DC, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, 1997.

Deegan, Heather, The Middle East and problems of democracy, Buckingham, Open University Press, 1993, ISBN: 0-335-15686-X, Buy/Reviews.

Denoeux, Guilain, Urban unrest in the Middle East, Albany, State University of New York Press, 1993.

Egineer, Asghar Ali, The Rights of Women in Islam, London, Hurst and Company, 1996.

Eickelman, Dale F, Moroccan Islam : tradition and society in a pilgrimage center, Austin, TX, University of Texas Press, 1976.

El Guindi, Fadwa, Veil: Modesty, Privacy and Resistance, London, Berg Pub Ltd, 1999, ISBN: 1859739296, Buy/Reviews.

El-Affendi, Abdelwahhab, Who Needs an Islamic State?, London, Grey Seal, 1991.

El-Bahnassawi, Salem, Women Between Islam and World Legislation, Kuwait, Dar al-Oalam, 1985.

Entelis, John P. and Phillip C. Naylor (ed.), State and society in Algeria, Bouldeer, CO, Westview Press, 1992.

Esposito, John, L, Ed, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1995.

Esposito. John L, Islam: The Straight Path, NYC, Oxford University Press, 1998, ISBN: 0195112334, Buy/Reviews.

Esposito. John L, The Islamic Threat : Myth or Reality? (Third Edition), NYC, Oxford University Press, 1999, ISBN: 0195130766, Buy/Reviews.

Esposito. John L (ed.), The Oxford History of Islam, NYC, Oxford University Press, 2001, ISBN: 0195107993, Buy/Reviews.

Esposito. John L, Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam, NYC, Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN: 0195154355, Buy/Reviews.

Esposito. John L (ed.), Voices of Resurgent Islam, NYC, Oxford University Press, 1983.

Esposito. John L, What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam, NYC, Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN: 0195157133, Buy/Reviews.

Esposito. John L, World Religions Today, NYC, Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN: 0195102533, Buy/Reviews.

Esposito. John L., Islam and Democracy, NYC, Oxford University Press, 1998, ISBN: 0195108167, Buy/Reviews.

Esposito. John L. (ed.), The Iranian Revolution: Its Global Impact, NYC, Oxford University Press, 2001, ISBN: 0813010179, Buy/Reviews.

Fakhry, Majid, A history of Islamic philosophy, New York, Columbia University Press, 1983.

Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock, In search of Islamic feminism : one woman's global journey, New York, Doubleday, 1998.

Forbis, William, Fall of the Peacock Throne: the Story of Iran, NYC, Harper and Row, 1980.

Friedman, Thomas, Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11, NYC, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2002.

Frishman, Martin and Hasan-Uddin Khan (ed.), The Mosque: History, Architectural Development and Regional Diversity, London, Thames and Hudson Ltd, 1994.

Fuller, Graham E., Algeria : the next fundamentalist state?, Santa Monica, CA, Rand, 1996, On line .

Gatje, Helmut, The Quran and its exegesis : selected texts with classical and modern Muslim interpretations, Rockport, Maine, Oneworld Publications, 1996, ISBN: 1851681183.

Geertz, Clifford, Islam Observed. New Haven, 1968.

Gellner, Ernest (ed.), Islamic Dilemmas: Reformers, Nationalists, and Industrialization, Berlin, Mouton, 1985.

Gellner, Ernest, Saints of the Atlas, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1969.

Ghamari-Tabrizi, Behrooz, Islam and Dissent in Post-Revolutionary Iran: The Religious Politics of Abdolkarim Soroush, London, I.B. Tauris, 2001, ISBN: 1-86064-419-8, Buy/Reviews.

Glubb, Sir J. B., A Short History of the Arab Peoples, New York, Dorset Press, 1969.

Goodwin, Jan, Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World, Boston, MA, Little, Brown, 1994.

Gorenberg, Gershom, The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggles for the Temple Mount, NYC, Oxford, 2000.

Graham, Robert, Iran: The Illusion of Power, NYC, St. Martin's, 1979.

Grummond, Stephen, The Iran-Iraq War: Islam Embattled, Westport, CT, Praeger, 1982.

Gubbay, Lucien and Zaki Baddawi, Sunlight and Shadow, London, I B Tauris & Co Ltd, 2002, ISBN: 1860647383, Buy/Reviews.

Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck and Esposito, John L., Islam, Gender and Social Change, NYC, Oxford University Press, 1997, ISBN: 0195113578, Buy/Reviews.

Haeri, Shaykh Fadhlalla, Living Islam East and West, Longmead/Dorset, Element Books Limited, 1989.

Haeri, Shaykh Fadhlalla, The Journey of the Self: A Sufi Guide to Personality, San Francisco, Harper, 1989.

Hallaq, W. B. and D. P. Little. Eds, Islamic Studies Presented to Charles J. Adams, Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1991.

Halliday, Fred, Two Hours that Shook the World: September 11 2001:Causes and Consequences, Palgrave, 2002.

Hamidullah, M., Introduction to Islam, Chicago, Kazi Publication, 1981.

Hammoudi , Abdellah and Stuart Schaar (ed.), Algeria's impasse, Princeton, N.J, Center of International Studies, Princeton University, 1995.

Hanna, Nelly, Money, Land and Trade: An Economic History of the Muslim Mediterranean, London, I.B. Tauris, 2001, ISBN: 1-86064-699-9, Buy/Reviews.

Haseeb, Khair El-Din (ed.), Arab-Iranian Relations, St. Martin's Press, 1998.

Hashim, Ahmed S., The Crisis of the Iranian State, NYC, Oxford University Press, 1995.

Hatcher, William S. J. and Douglas Martin, The Baha'i Faith: The Emerging Global Religion, Wilmette, Ill, Baha'i Publishing Trust, 2003, ISBN: 1931847061, Buy/Reviews.

Hazard, H. W., Atlas of Islamic History, Princeton, NJ, Princeton, 1954.

Hibbard, Scott W. and David Little, Islamic activism and U.S. foreign policy, Washington, DC, United States Institute of Peace Press, 1997.

Hikmat,Anwar, Women and the Koran: The Status of Women in Islam, NYC, Prometheus Books, 1997.

Hiro, Dilip, War Without End: The Rise of Islamist Terrorism and the Global Response, NYC, Routledge, 2002, ISBN: 0-415-28802-9, Buy/Reviews.

Hodgson, Marshall G. S., The Venture of Islam. 3 Vols, Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 1958.

Hoveyda, Fereydoun, The Broken Crescent: The 'Threat' of Militant Islamic Fundamentalism, Westport, CT, Praeger, 1998.

Hubbard, Mark, Warriors of the Prophet: The Struggle for Islam, Boulder, Westview Press, 1998.

Hugh Roberts, Embattled Algeria - 1988-2002: Studies in a Broken Polity, Verso, 2003, ISBN: 1-85984-684-X, Buy/Reviews.

Human Rights Watch, Algeria's human rights crisis, NYC, Human Rights Watch, 1998, ISBN: 1080-6199, Buy/Reviews.

Humphreys, R. Stephen, Between Memory and Desire : The Middle East in a Troubled Age, Berkeley, University of California Press, 2001.

Humphreys, R. Stephen, Islamic History, Princeton, Princeton Univ Pr, 1991.

Humphreys, R. Stephen, Islamic History: A Framework for Inquiry, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 1991.

Hunter, Shireen, The Algerian crisis : origins, evolution and lessons for the Maghreb and Europe, Brussels, Centre for European Policy Studies, 1996.

Ibn 'Abbad of Ronda, Letters on the Sufi Path, NYC, Paulist Press, 1986.

Ibn Al-'Arabi, Muhyiuddin, Sufis of Andalusia, London, Austin, 1971.

Ibn Al-'Arabi, Muhyiuddin, The Bezels of Wisdom, NYC, Paulist Press, 1980.

Iqbal, Muhammad, The Achievement of Love - Spiritual Dimensions of Islam, Montreal, La Maison de publication Islamique d'Amerique, 1986.

Ismail Hamid, Arabic and Islamic literary tradition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Utusan Publications & Distributors, 1982.

Jaber, Hala, Hezbollah: Born with a Vengeance, NYC, Columbia University Press, 1997.

Jacquard, Roland, In the Name of Osama Bin Laden: Global Terrorism and the Bin Laden Brotherhood, Durham, NC, Duke University Press, 2002.

Jeffery, Arthur, A reader on Islam; passages from standard Arabic writings illustrative of the beliefs and practices of Muslims, Gravenhage, Mouton, 1962.

Kandiyoti, Deniz (ed.), Women, Islam and the State, Philadelphia, PA, University Press, 1991.

Kaplan, Robert, Soldiers of God: With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan, NYC, Vintage Books, 1990.

Karim, Karim, Islamic Peril: Media and Global Violence, NYC, Black Rose Books, 2000.

Karpat, Kemal (ed.), Political and Social Thought in the Contemporary Middle East, NYC, Praeger, 1982.

Kayal, Hasan, Arabs and Young Turks : Ottomanism, Arabism, and Islamism in the Ottoman Empire1908-1918, Berkeley, University of California Press, 1997.

Keddie N. (ed.), Religion and Politics in Iran, New Haven, Yale University Press, 1983.

Keddie N., Roots of Revolution. An Interpretative History of Modern Iran, New Haven, Yale University Press, 1981.

Keddie, Nikki R., Roots of revolution : an interpretive history of modern Iran, New Haven, Yale University Press, 1981.

Kedourie E., In the Anglo-Arab Labyrinth : The Mac-Mahon/Hussein correspondence and its interpretations 1914-1921, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1976.

Kedourie, Elie, Democracy and Arab political culture, London, Frank Cass, 1994, ISBN: 0-7146-3486-7, Buy/Reviews.

Kepel, Gilles, Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam, Cambridge, Harvard Univ Pr, 2002, ISBN: 0674008774, Buy/Reviews.

Kepel, Gilles, Muslim Extremism in Egypt, Berkeley, University of California Press, 1985.

Khosla , K., The Sufism of Rumi, Longmead, Element Books, 1987.

Kirkpatrick, James, Anthology of Islamic Literature, New York, Mentor Books, 1964.

Kritzeck, James (ed.), Anthology of Islamic literature, from the rise of Islam to modern times, New York, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1964.

Kumamoto, Robert D., International Terrorism & American Foreign Relations 1945-1976, Boston, MA, Northeastern University Press, 1999, ISBN: 1-55553-389-2, Buy/Reviews.

Laremont, Ricardo Rene, Islam and the politics of resistance in Algeria, 1783-1992, Trenton, N.J, Africa World Press, 1999.

Lawless, Richard I., Algeria (bibliography, Santa Barbara, Calif, Clio Press, 1995.

Lewis, Bernard, Islam and the West, NYC, Oxford University Press, 1994, ISBN: 0195090616, Buy/Reviews.

Lewis, Bernard, Race and Slavery in the Middle East, an Historical Enquiry, NYC, Oxford University Press, 1990.

Lewis, Bernard, The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror, NYC, Modern Library, 2003, ISBN: 0-679-64281-1, Buy/Reviews.

Lewis, Bernard, The Middle East and the West, NYC, 1968.

Lewis, Bernard, The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years, Touchstone Books, 1997.

Lewis, Bernard, The Multiple Identities of the Middle East, NYC, Schocken Books, 2001.

Lewis, Bernard, The Muslim Discovery of Europe, London, Norton, 2001.

Lewis, Bernard, The Political Language of Islam, Chicago, Univ. of Chicago Press, 1991.

Lewis, Bernard, The Shaping of the Modern Middle East, NYC, Oxford University Press, 1994, ISBN: 0195072820, Buy/Reviews.

Lewis, Bernard, What Went Wrong, Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response, NYC, Oxford Univ. Press, 2001.

Lewis, Bernard and P.M. Holt (ed.), Historians of the Middle East, London, Oxford University Press, 1962.

Lings, Martin, A Sufi saint of the twentieth century: Shaik Ahmad al-`Alawi: his spiritual heritage and legacy, London, Allen and Unwin, 1971.

Lings, Martin, What is Sufism?, Berkeley, CA, University of California Press, 1977.

Magnus, Ralph H. Naby, Eden, Afghanistan : Mullah, Marx, and Mujahid (Nations of the Contemporary Middle East), Denver, Westview Press, 2000.

Malley, Robert, The call from Algeria : third worldism, revolution, and the turn to Islam, Berkeley, CA, University of California Press, 1996.

Maneri, Sharafuddin, The Hundred Letters, NYC, Paulist Press, 1980.

Maudoodi, Syed Abul `Ala, Towards understanding Islam, Lahore, Islamic Publications, 1967.

Mazower, Mark, The Balkans: A Short History, NYC, Modern Library, 2002.

McNeill, William Hardy and Marilyn Robinson Waldman (ed.), The Islamic world, New York, Oxford University Press, 1973.

Mernissi, Fatima, Beyond the Veil: Male - Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society, London, Alsaqi Books, 1985.

Mernissi, Fatima, Islam and democracy : fear of the modern world, London, Virago Press, 1994, ISBN: 185381700, Buy/Reviews.

Mernissi, Fatima, The Forgotten Queen of Islam, Cambridge, Eng, Cambridge Univ Press, 1993.

Mernissi, Fatima, The Veil and the Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Women's Rights in Islam, Toronto, Addison Wesley, 1991.

Mernissi, Fatima, Women and Islam: A Historical and Theological Inquiry, Oxford, Blackwell Publishers, 1993.

Miller, Judith, God Has Ninety-Nine Names: Reporting from a Militant Middle East, NYC, Touchstone, 1997.

Mir, Mustansir and Jarl E Fossu (ed.), Literary heritage of classical Islam : Arabic and Islamic studies in honor of James A. Bellamy, Princeton, NJ, The Darwin Press, 1993.

Mitchell, Richard P., The Society of the Muslim Brothers, London, Oxford University Press, 1969.

Moaddel , Mansoor and Kamran Talattof, Contemporary debates in Islam : an anthology of modernist and fundamentalist thought, New York, St. Martin's Press, 2000, ISBN: 0312215800.

Momen, Moojan, An Introduction to Shia Islam, New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 1985.

Momen, Moojan (ed.), Selections from the Writings of E.G. Browne on the Babi and Baha'i Religions, Oxford, George Ronald, 1987.

Morris, James, Islam inflamed, NYC, Pantheon Books, 1957.

Mottahedeh, Roy P., The mantle of the Prophet : religion and politics in Iran, New York, Simon and Schuster, 1985.

Munson, Henry, Islam and revolution in the Middle East, New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 1988.

Murphy, Carlyle, Passion for Islam: Shaping the Modern Middle East: The Egyptian Experience, NYC, Scribner, 2002, ISBN: 0-743-23578-9, Buy/Reviews.

Nafisi, Azar, Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, NYC, Random House, 2003, ISBN: 0375504907, Buy/Reviews.

Najib Ullah, Islamic Literature, New York, Washington Square Press, 1963.

Najib Ullah, 1914, Islamic literature; introductory history with selections, New York, Washington Square Press, 1963.

Nasr , Seyyed H. (ed.), Islamic Spirituality: Foundations, Vol. 19, The Crossroad Publishing Company, 1991.

Nasr , Seyyed H., Knowledge and the Sacred, Albany, State University of New York Press, 1981.

Nasr , Seyyed H., Sufi Essays, Albany, State University of New York Press, 1991.

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein, The Heart of Islam: Enduring Values for Humanity, San Francisco, Harper, 2002, ISBN: 0-060-09924-0, Buy/Reviews.

Nelson, Kristina, 1945, The art of reciting the Qur'an, Austin, TX, University of Texas Press, 1985.

Nurbakhsh, Javad, Sufism, NYC, Khaniqahi-Nimatullahi Publications, 1982.

Ozdalga, Elisabeth, 1946, The veiling issue, official secularism and popular Islam in modern Turkey, Richmond, Surrey, Curzon, 1998.

Pedersen, Gorm, Nicolaise, Oda, Afghan Nomads in Transition : A Century of Change Among the Zala Khan Khel, Thames and Hudson, 1995.

Pelletiere, Stephen C., Mass action and Islamic fundamentalism : the revolt of the Brooms, Carlisle Barracks, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 1992.

Peters, F. E., Children of Abraham, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 1984.

Peters, F. E., Jerusalem, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 1985.

Pierre, Andrew J. and William B. Quandt, The Algerian crisis : policy options for the West, Washington, DC, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1996.

Pipes, Daniel, In the Path of God: Islam and Political Power, NYC, Basic Books, 1983.

Pipes, Daniel, Militant Islam Reaches America, NYC, W.W. Norton, 2002.

Pipes, Daniel, Sandstorm: Middle East Conflicts and America, DC, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 1991.

Pipes, Daniel, The Hidden Hand: Middle East Fears of Conspiracy, Griffin, 1998.

Piscatori James P. (ed.), Islam in the political process, Cambridge, Eng. ; NYC, Cambridge University Press, 1983, ISBN: 0-521-24941-4, Buy/Reviews.

Poole, Elizabeth, Reporting Islam: The Media and Representations of Muslims in Britain, London, I.B. Tauris, 2001, ISBN: 1-86064-686-7, Buy/Reviews.

Quandt, William B., Between ballots and bullets : Algeria's transition from authoritarianism, Washington, DC, Brookings Institution, 1998, ISBN: 0-815-77301-3, Buy/Reviews.

Radwan, Hanan Hamdy, Democratization in rural Egypt : a study of the village local popular council, Cairo, The American University, 1994, ISBN: 977-424-353-6, Buy/Reviews.

Rahman, Fazlur, Islam, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1979.

Rashid, Ahmed, Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil & Fundamentalism in Central Asia, New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 2001, ISBN: 0300089023, Buy/Reviews.

Rashid, Ahmed, Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia, New Haven, Yale Univ Press, 2002.

Rashid, Ahmed, The Resurgence of Central Asia : Islam or Nationalism? (Politics in Contemporary Asia), Zed Books, 1994.

Renard, John, In the footsteps of Muhammad : understanding the Islamic experience, New York, Paulist Press, 1992.

Renard, John, Seven doors to Islam : spirituality and the religious life of Muslims, Berkeley, University of California Press, 1996.

Reudy, John, Modern Algeria: The Origins and Development of a Nation, Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Press, 1992.

Reuther, Rosemary Radford and Herman J., The Wrath of Jonah:Crisis of Religious Nationalism in the Israeli Palestinian Conflict, NYC, Harper and Row, 1989.

Robinson, Francis (ed.), The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Rubin, Barnett R. (et. al.), Calming The Ferghana Valley: Development and Dialogue in the Heart of Central Asia, The Twentieth Century Fund/Century Foundation, 2000.

Rubin, Barry, The Modern Middle East, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Rubin, Barry, The Tragedy of the Middle East, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Rubin, Barry and Rubin, Judith Colp, Anti-American Terrorism and the Middle East: Understanding the Violence, NYC, Oxford University Press, 2002.

Ruedy, John (ed.), Islamism and secularism in North Africa, NYC, St. Martin's Press, 1994.

Ruedy, John, Modern Algeria : the origins and development of a nation, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1992.

Rumi , Maulana Jalaluddin, Discourses of Rumi, London, Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1961.

Ruthven, Malise, Islam in the World, London, Penguin Books, 1984.

Ruthven, Malise, Islam: a Very Short Introduction, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1997.

Sammakia, Nejla, Algeria, elections in the shadow of violence and repression, New York, N.Y, Human Rights Watch/ Middle East, 1999.

Sayid, Bobby Z., A Fundamental Fear: Eurocentrism and the Emergence of Islamism (Postcolonial Encounters Series, Zed Books, 1997, ISBN: 1856494128, Buy/Reviews.

Schimmel, Annemarie, And Muhammad is his messenger : the veneration of the Prophet in Islamic piety, Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1985.

Schimmel, Annemarie, Deciphering the signs of God : a phenomenological approach to Islam, Albany, State University of New York Press, 1994.

Schimmel, Annemarie, I am wind, you are fire : the life and work of Rumi, Boston, Shambhala, 1992.

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

Schimmel, Annemarie, Mystical Dimensions of Islam, Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina Press, 1986.

Schimmel, Annemarie, Sufi literature, New York, Afghanistan Council of the Asia Society, 1975.

Schimmel, Annemarie. As through a veil : mystical poetry in Islam, Annemarie Schimmel, New York, Columbia University Press, 1982.

Schuon, Frithjof, Sufism: Veil and Quintessence, Bloomington, Indiana, Word Wisdom Books, 1981.

Schuon, Frithjof, Understanding Islam, London, Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1963.

Sells, Michael, Approaching the Qur'an: The Early Revelations, White Cloud Press, 1999, ISBN: 1883991269, Buy/Reviews.

Shadid, Anthony, Legacy of the Prophet: Despots, Democrats, and the New Politics of Islam, Boulder, CO, Westview Press, 2002.

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Siraj Ad-Din, Abu Bakr, The Book of Certainty, NYC, Samuel Weiser Inc, 1970.

Sisk, Timothy D., Islam and Democracy: Religion, Politics, and Power in the Middle East, Washington, D.C, United States Institute of Peace, 1992.

Sivan, Emmanuel, Radical Islam: Medieval Theory and Modern Politics, New Haven, Yale University Press, 1985.

Smith, Margaret, RABI'A The Life and Work of Rabi'a and other Women Mystics in Islam, Oxford, Oneworld Publications, 1994.

Stewart, Devin J., Islamic Legal Orthodoxy: Twelver Shiite Responses to the Sunni Legal System, Salt Lake City, Univ of Utah, 1998, ISBN: 0-874805511, Buy/Reviews.

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Taylor, Alan, The Islamic Question in Middle East Politics, Denver, Westview Press, 1988.

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Telhami, Shibley, Identity and Foreign Policy in the Middle East, Ithaca, Cornell Univ Press, 2002, ISBN: 0801487455, Buy/Reviews.

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This bibliography is a starting point for those desiring to provide resources to assist in the study of Islam. For additional resources, visit the Hartford Seminary Library web site (www.library.hartsem.edu).


Esposito, John L. Islam: The Straight Path. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (1998).

Esposito, John L. and John O. Voll  Islam and Democracy. New York: Oxford University Press. (1996).

Lawrence, Bruce B.  Shattering the Myth: Islam beyond Violence. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. (1998).

Robinson, Neal. Islam, A Concise Introduction. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. (1999).

Schimmel, Annemarie. Islam: An Introduction. Albany: State University of New York Press.  (1992).


Index Islamicus on CD-ROM: A Bibliography of Publications on Islam and the Muslim World Since 1906. London, New Providence, NJ: Bowker-Saur. (1998).

Ali, A. Y. The Meaning of the Holy Qur‘an. Beltsville, MD: Amana Publications.  (1997).

Pickthall, M. W. and A. a. K. a. Ashsh‘i . The Meaning of the Glorious Qur’an: Text and Explanatory Translation. Beltsville, MD:  Amana Publications. (1999)

Brill Academic Publishers. The Encyclopaedia of Islam, volumes 1-9. Leiden: Brill.(1999). 

Esposito, John L. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World. New York: Oxford University Press.  (1995).

Holt, P. M., A. K. S. Lambton, et al.  The Cambridge History of Islam. Cambridge, Eng.: University Press. (1970).

Nanji, A. The Muslim Almanac: A Reference Work on the History, Faith, Culture, and Peoples of Islam. Detroit, MI: Gale Research. (1996).

Islamic Practices

Padwick, C. E. (1961). Muslim Devotions: A Study of Prayer-Manuals in Common Use. London: SPCK.

Peters, Rudolph. (1996). The Jihad in Classical and Modern Times: A Reader. Princeton, NJ: Markus Wiener.

Renard, John. (1996). Seven Doors to Islam: Spirituality and the Religious Life of Muslims. Berkeley: University of California Press.

 Islam and Women

Afkhami, M.  Faith and Freedom: Women’s Human Rights in the Muslim World. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press. (1995).

Haddad, Yvonne Y. and John L. Esposito, Eds. . Islam, Gender, & Social Change. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (1998)

Smith, Jane I. and Harvard University. Center for the Study of World Religions.  Women in Contemporary Muslim Societies. Lewisburg, Pa.: Bucknell University Press. (1980).

 Islam in America

Said, Edward W. (1997). Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World. New York: Vintage Books.

Haddad, Yvonne Y. and Jane I. Smith (1994). Muslim Communities in North America. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press.

Smith, Jane I.  Islam in America. New York: Columbia University Press. (1999).

Turner, R. B. (1997). Islam in the African-American Experience. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Webb, Gisela.  Windows of Faith: Muslim Women Scholar-Activists in North America. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press. (2000).


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al-‘Azmeh, A. . Islams and Modernities. London, New York: Verso. (1993)

Abu-Rabi‘, Ibrahim M. (1996). Intellectual Origins of Islamic Resurgence in the Modern Arab World. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press.

Donohue, John J. and John L. Esposito, Eds.  Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives. New York: Oxford University Press. (1982).

Humphreys, R. Stephen.  Between Memory and Desire: The Middle East in a Troubled Age. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press.(1999)

Jenkins, Everett.  The Muslim Diaspora: A Comprehensive Reference to the Spread of Islam in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. (1999).

Kurzman, C. Liberal Islam: A Source Book. New York: Oxford University Press.(1998).

Voll, John O.  Islam, Continuity and Change in the Modern World. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press. (1994)

 Islam and Politics

Barazangi, N. H., M. R. Zaman, et al. Islamic Identity and the Struggle for Justice. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.  (1996).

Choueiri, Y. M. Islamic Fundamentalism. London: Pinter. (1990).

Haddad, Y. Y. Islamists and the Challenge of Pluralism. Washington, DC: Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding Georgetown University.(1995).

Quòtb, S. and W. E. Shepard  Sayyid Qutb and Islamic Activism: A Translation and Critical Analysis of Social Justice in Islam. Leiden, New York: E.J. Brill. (1996).

Tibi, B.. The Challenge of Fundamentalism: Political Islam and the New World Disorder. Berkeley, London: University of California Press. (1998).

 Islamic Law

Edge, I., Ed. (1996). Islamic Law and Legal Theory. International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory. Legal cultures; 7. Aldershot:  Dartmouth.

 Islamic Mysticism

Fadiman, J. and R. Frager, Eds. (1997). Essential Sufism. [San Francisco], HarperSanFrancisco.

Sells, M. A., Ed. (1996). Early Islamic Mysticism: Sufi, Qur’an, Mi’raj, Poetic and Theological Writings. New York: Paulist Press. &


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