The Islam & Sufism Bookshelf

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  • Asad, M. (1980) The Message of the Qur’an (Dar al-Andalus)
  • Brustad, K., Al-Batal, M. & Al-Tonsi, A. (2010) Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds, Third Edition (Georgetown University Press)
  • Knysh, A. (2017) Islam in Historical Perspective (Prentice Hall)
  • Lings, M. (1983) Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources (Islamic Texts Society)
  • Tayob, A. (1999) Islam: A Short Introduction (OneWorld)


  1. Abu-Lughod, L. (2015) Do Muslim Women Need Saving? (Harvard University Press)
  2. Ahmed, L. (1992) Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate (Yale University Press)
  3. Ahmed, L. (2011) A Quiet Revolution: The Veil's Resurgence from the Middle East to America (Yale University Press)
  4. Bernheimer, T. & Rippin, A. (2011) Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices (Routledge)
  5. Bonner, M. (2008) Jihad in Islamic History: Doctrines and Practice (Princeton University Press)
  6. Brown, J. A. C. (2015) Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet's Legacy (OneWorld)
  7. Daftary, F. (2005) The Assassin Legends: Myths of the Isma'ilis (I B Tauris)
  8. Esposito, J. L. and Mogahed, D. (2007) Who Speaks for Islam? (Simon and Schuster)
  9. Gilliat-Ray, S. (2010) Muslims in Britain: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press)
  10. Jones, A. (2005) Arabic Through the Qur'an (Islamic Text Society)
  11. Kenney, J. T. & Moosa, E. [Eds.] (2012) Islam in the Modern World (Routledge)
  12. Knysh, A. (2017) Sufism: A New History of Islamic Mysticism (Princeton University Press)
  13. Meijer, R. [Ed.] (2009) Global Salafism: Islam's New Religious Movement (Hurst)
  14. Saeed, A. (2008) The Qur'an: An Introduction (Routledge)
  15. Schulze, R. (1998) A Modern History of the Islamic World (I. B. Tauris)
  1. Abu-Rabi', Ibrahim M. [Ed.] (2012) The Contemporary Arab Reader on Political Islam (Pluto Press)
  2. Ahmed, S. (2015) What Is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic (Princeton University Press)
  3. Al-Hussayn Al-Sulami (1983) The Way to Sufi Chivalry (Inner Traditions Bear and Company)
  4. Al-Qushayri, Von Schiegell, B. R. (1992) Principles of Sufism (Mirzan Press)
  5. Ali, K. (2006) Sexual Ethics in Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence (Oneworld)
  6. Ansari, H. (2004) The Infidel Within: The History of Muslims in Britain, 1800 to the Present (London: C. Hurst & Co)
  7. Arkoun, M. (2006) Islam: to Reform or to Subvert (Saqi)
  8. Ayoob, M. (2007) The Many Faces of Political Islam: Religion and Politics in the Muslim World (The University of Michigan Press)
  9. Berg, H. (2009) The Development of Exegesis in Early Islam (Routledge)
  10. Bowen, D. L., Early E. A. & Schulthies, B. (2014) Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East, Third Edition (Indiana University Press)
  11. Bunt, G. (2009) iMuslims: Rewiring the House of Islam (University of North Carolina Press)
  12. Cook, J. (2008) Israel and the Clash of Civilisations: Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East (Pluto Press)
  13. Cooke, M & Lawrence, B. [Eds.] (2005) Muslim Networks: from Hajj to Hip Hop (The University of North Carolina Press)
  14. Chittick, W. C. [Trans. & Ed.] (1983) The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi (State University of New York Press)
  15. Christoyannopoulos, A. J. [Ed.] (2009) Religious Anarchism: New Perspectives (Cambridge Scholars Publishing)
  16. Dabashi, H. (2008) Islamic Liberation Theology: Resisting the Empire (Routledge)
  17. Dallal, A. (2010) Islam, Science, and the Challenge of History (Yale University Press)
  18. Donohue, J. J.  & Esposito, J. L. [Eds.] (2005) Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives, Second Edition (Oxford University Press)
  19. Ernst, C. (2003) Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World (The University of North Carolina Press)
  20. Ernst, C. (2011) Sufism: An Introduction to the Mystical Tradition of Islam (Shambhala)
  21. Esposito, J. (1999) The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality? (Oxford University Press)
  22. Esposito, J. [Ed.] (1999) The Oxford History of Islam (Oxford University Press)
  23. Green, N. (2012) Sufism: A Global History (Wiley-Blackwell)
  24. Hodgson, M. (1977) The Venture of Islam: Volumes 1-3 (University of Chicago Press)
  25. Kugle, S. (2010) Homosexuality in Islam: Critical Reflection on Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Muslims (Oneworld)
  26. Kundnani, A. (2014) The Muslims are Coming: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror (Verso)
  27. Kurzman, C. (1998) Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook (Oxford University Press)
  28. Lawrence, B. (2006) The Qur'an: A Biography (Atlantic Books)
  29. Lawrence, B. (2015) Who Is Allah? (Edinburgh University Press)
  30. Marranci, G. (2008) The Anthropology of Islam (Berg)
  31. Martin, R. C. et al (1997) Defenders of Reason in Islam: Mu'tazilism from Medieval School to Modern Symbol (Oneworld)
  32. Moosa, E. (2015) What is a Madrasa? (Edinburgh University Press)
  33. Murata, S. and Chittick, W. C. (1996) The Vision of Islam (I.B. Tauris)
  34. Nelson, K. (2001) The Art of Reciting the Qur'an ( The American University in Cairo Press)
  35. Netton, I. R. (2000) Sufi Ritual: The Parallel Universe (Curzon Press)
  36. Ouzgane, L. [Ed.] (2006) Islamic Masculinities (Zed Books)
  37. Ramadan, T. (2007) The Messenger: The Meanings of the Life of Muhammad (Penguin Books)
  38. Ridgeon, L. [Ed.] (2014) The Cambridge Companion to Sufism (Cambridge University Press)
  39. Rippin, A. (2006) Defining Islam: A Reader (Equinox Publishing)
  40. Sardar, Z. (2014) Mecca: The Sacred City (Bloomsbury)
  41. Schleifer, A. (2008) Mary the Blessed Virgin of Islam: Third Edition (Fons Vitae)
  42. Segal, R. (2002) Islam's Black Slaves: A History of Africa's Other Black Diaspora (Atlantic Books)
  43. Sheikh, M. Saeed (1982) Islamic Philosophy (Octagon Press)
  44. Steele, J. (1997) An Architecture for People: The Complete Works of Hassan Fathy (Thames & Hudson)
  45. Touma, H. H., L. Schwartz [Trans] (2003) The Music of the Arabs (Amadeus Press)
  46. Winter, T. [Ed.] (2008) The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology (Cambridge University Press)
  47. Varisco, D. M. (2004) Islam Obscured: The Rhetoric of Anthropological Representation (Palgrave MacMillan)
  48. Zaman, M. Q. (2002) The Ulama in Contemporary Islam: Custodians of Change (Princeton University Press)
  49. Zayd, Nasr Abu (2006) Reformation of Islamic Thought (Amsterdam University Press)
  50. El-Zein, A. (2009) Islam, Arabs, and the Intelligent World of the Jinn (Syracuse University Press)

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