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Book Publisher : The Islamic Texts Society (ITS) – Part 1

The Islamic Texts Society is a peer reviewed publishing house founded in 1981 and registered as an educational charity in the UK . The Society produces English translations of works of traditional importance to the Islamic faith and culture, including editions of hitherto unpublished manuscripts, and also sponsors contemporary works on Islamic subjects by scholars from all parts of the world. The Society hopes thereby to promote a greater understanding of Islam among both Muslims and non-Muslims, catering for laypersons as well as academics in the field of Islamic studies. The society has been an influential publisher in the English speaking Muslim community in UK and around the world.

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To date the Society has published over 60 books on various aspects of Islam and the Islamic heritage, ranging from the best-selling and award-winning biography by Martin Lings, Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources, generally acknowledged as the best book in English on the Prophet Muhammad, through works of hadith, jurisprudence and sufism. One of the major and on-going projects of the Society is the publication in English of the most important works of the great medieval theologian Muhammad Abu Hamid al-Ghazali. So far eight volumes have appeared in this series, of which two have won the British Book Design and Production Award for the best general paperback: Al-Ghazali on Invocations and Supplications (1991) and Al-Ghazali on The Ninety-nine Beautiful Names of God (1993). Some of the books of ITS are also published by Fons Vitae.

The Quran and the hadith are the most important parts of Islam. All the below works derive their main content from these two sources along with the Prophetic Sunnah. So, the reader must not have any doubt (if any) regarding the place of the Quran and the hadith in Islamic tradition while reading these books.

Websitehttp://www.its.org.uk 

Free resources : Audio book – Martin Lings, Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources.

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QURAN, SIRA & HADITH

The Holy Quran: Translations of Selected Verses (Martin Lings)

The renowned scholar and Sufi master, the late Dr Martin Lings (Shaykh Abū Bakr Sirāj ad-Dīn) was working on a full translation of the Quran when he passed away. The publishers extracted from previously unpublished writings, and from all his other publications, both books and articles, his translations of verses from the Quran. These are here presented as The Holy Quran: Translations of Selected Verses accompanied by the original Arabic text on facing pages. Occasionally, Dr Lings translated a particular verse in more than one way; all the different versions have been retained. On the one hand, this is a reflection of the fact that there can never be a definitive translation of the sacred text; and, on the other hand, this brings out the multiple meanings that may exist in one verse. In addition, there is an appendix of Dr Lings’ translation of the Ninety-nine Beautiful Names of God with
the original Arabic.

Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources (Martin Lings)

Acclaimed worldwide as the definitive biography of the Prophet in the English language, Martin Lings’ life of the Prophet Muḥammad is unlike any other. Based on Arabic sources of the eighth and ninth centuries, of which some important passages are translated here for the first time, it owes the freshness and directness of its approach to the words of men and women who heard Muḥammad speak and witnessed the events of his life. Martin Lings has an unusual gift for narrative. He has adopted a style which is at once extremely readable and reflects both the simplicity and grandeur of the story. The result is a book which will be read with equal enjoyment by those already familiar with Muḥammad’s life and those coming to it for the first time. This book was given an award by the government of Pakistan, and selected as the best biography of the Prophet in English at the National Seerat Conference in Islamabad in 1983.

Free audio book : Audio book – Martin Lings, Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources.

The Life of the Prophet Muhammad (Leila Azzam & Aisha Gouverneur)

This children’s book on the life of the Prophet Muḥammad is taken from traditional
Muslim biographical literature, including ḥadīth. Passages from the Quran are used
throughout to reinforce the stories. The material is authentic and the style lively and
attractive. Although the book has been written for children of 10 to 15 years of age, it can be usefully read by anyone as an introduction because of its completeness and clarity.There are 32 colour illustrations although there has been no attempt to portray either the Prophet or his Companions. The illustrations are representative of traditional Islamic life as lived in many Arab countries and portray scenes that have occurred in those countries for over a thousand years.

Recommended by the Education Guardian January 1992.

Al-Nawawī’s Forty Hadith (Translated by Ezzeddin Ibrahim & Denys Johnson-Davies)

This collection of forty hadith by one of the most famous compilers of hadith is gener­ally regarded as the most popular anthology and the best introduction to the study of the Prophet’s sayings which, together with the Quran, contain the essential teachings of Islam. The Arabic original has been printed alongside the English translation for the benefit of those with a knowledge of Arabic. The translation, by two scholars working in close collaboration, combines accuracy with readability.

Ezzeddin Ibrahim was a professor of Arabic literature and authored a number of books and translations. He was Cultural Adviser to the President of the United Arab Emirates and was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the UAE University in 1981. He died in January 2010 at the age of 81.

Denys Johnson-Davies (born in 1922) is one of the leading Arabic-English translators of our time. He has translated religious literature, novels and children’s books. In 2007, he was awarded the Sheikh Zayed Book Award “Culture Personality of the Year”.

Forty Hadith Qudsi (Selected and Translated by Ezzeddin Ibrahim & Denys Johnson-Davies)

The ḥadīth qudsī are the sayings of the Prophet divinely communicated to him. The pre­sent collection has been compiled from all the available books of ḥadīth. The forty chosen here are all well authenticated and present many of the doctrinal, devotional and ethical elements of Islam. A scholarly introduction deals fully with the subject and shows the way in which the ḥadīth qudsī differs from the Quran and from the Prophetic ḥadīth. Forty Hadith Qudsi is regarded as a companion volume to An-Nawawī’s Forty Hadith and has been printed in similar format with the original Arabic text given alongside the English translation.

Ḥadīth Literature: Its Origin, Development & Special Features (Muḥammad Zubayr Siddīqī)

The hadith, the sayings attributed to the Prophet Muhammad, form a sacred literature which for Muslims ranks second in importance only to the Quran itself. As a source of law, ethics and doctrine, the vast corpus of hadith continue to exercise decisive influence. Islamic scholarship has hence devoted immense efforts to gathering and classifying the hadīth, and ensuring their authenticity.

This book is a pioneering introduction in English which presents all the aspects of the subject. It explains the origin of the literature, the evolution of the isnād system, the troubled relationship between scholars and the state, the problem of falsification, and the gradual development of a systematic approach to the material. This edition is a fully revised and updated version of the original, which was first published in 1961 to consid­erable scholarly acclaim.

Muḥammad Zubayr Ṣiddīqī was Professor of Islamic Culture in the University of Calcutta.

ISLAMIC LAW & JURISPRUDENCE

Copyright in Islamic Law (Mohamed Ali Ahdash)

Copyright in Islamic Law is the first work in English to systematically address the ideas of intellectual property and copyright from an Islamic perspective. The author builds a framework from within Sharīʿa law to address the concepts of intellectual property and copyright. In so doing, he adopts the classical uṣūl al-fiqh approach by firstly defin­ing the key terms associated with the field, namely: right (ḥaqq), ownership (milkiyya), wealth (māl), and utility (manfaʿa). Dr Ahdash then analyses how these terms are used in the Quran and in the Ḥadīth before looking at how the secondary sources of qiyās (analogy), maṣlaḥa (public interest), ʿurf (custom) and al-qawāʿid al-fiqhiyya (legal maxims) can be applied to copyright. The result of this study is a framework wherein the concept of copyright is defined and understood in an Islamic manner. This then gives a consist­ent approach from which specific rulings can be derived. Copyright in Islam is a ground-breaking study not only within Shari’a law, but also by making a contribution to the on-going debates on copyright in general.

Mohamed Ali Ahdash is a lawyer and an expert in Islamic law and Islamic studies

Muslims in non-Muslim Lands: A Legal Study with Applications (Amjad Mohammed)

Since the Second World War, there has been a significant migration of Muslims to coun­tries in the Western world. Muslims in Non-Muslim Lands traces the process by which these migrants arrived in Western Europe—in particular Britain—and explains how the community developed its faith identity through three particular stances: assimila­tion, isolation and integration. The findings argue that the assumption that Islam causes Muslims to isolate from the indigenous population and form a ‘state within a state’ is false and that Islamic Law actually gives Muslims confidence and the ability to integrate within the wider society.

Shaykh Amjad Mohammed is a scholar qualified in Islamic law, jurisprudence, tafsīr and ḥadīth. He is founder and principal of the Institute for the Revival of Traditional Islamic Sciences and is on the board of a number of fatwa committees.

Al-Shāfiʿī’s Risāla: Treatise on the Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence (Translated by Majid Khadduri)

Written in the second Islamic century by al-Imām al-Shāfiʿī (d. 204 ah/ 820 ad), the founder of one of the four Sunni schools of law, this important work gives the funda­mental principles of Islamic jurisprudence, and its influence continues to the present day. During the early years of the spread of Islam, the exponents of Islamic legal doctrine were faced with the problems raised by ruling and administering a diverse and rapidly growing empire. It took the genius of al-Shāfiʿī to establish the principles by which the various legal doctrines could be synthesized into a coherent system. In the Risāla, which laid down the basis for such a synthesis, al-Shāfiʿī established the overriding authority, next only to the Quran, of the example of the Prophet Muḥammad as transmitted in the traditions.

Majid Khadduri was recognized as a leading authority on a wide variety of Islamic sub­jects, modern history and the politics of the Middle East. He was the author of more than 35 books in English and Arabic and hundreds of articles. He died in January 2007 at the age of 97.

Language and the Interpretation of Islamic Law ( Šukrija Husejn Ramic )

The discipline of ‘principles of Islamic jurisprudence’ (uṣūl al-fiqh) constitutes the theoretical basis of Islamic law (Sharīʿa) and the indisputable foundation on which it is based. One of the most important branches of uṣūl al-fiqh is the study of the usage of language. Language and the Interpretation of Islamic Law is the first work to appear in the English language dealing with this important aspect of Islamic law. Dr Šukrija Husejn RamiĆ gives us the background to the terminology used by the different schools of Islamic law and then discusses the different applications of language in legal reasoning and the interpretation of Islamic law.

Dr Šukrija Husejn RamiĆ studied Arabic and Islamic law in Saudi Arabia and at the
University of Wales (Lampeter). He is Dean of the Teachers Training College in
Zenica, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

On Schacht’s Origins of Muhammadan Jurisprudence ( Muhammad M. Al-Azami )

This in-depth study presents a detailed analysis and critique of the classic Western work on the origins of Islamic law, Schacht’s Origins of Muhammadan Jurisprudence. Azami’s work examines the sources used by Schacht to develop his thesis on the relation of Islamic law to the Quran, and exposes fundamental flaws in Schacht’s methodology that led to the conclusions unsupported by the texts examined. This book is an important contribution to Islamic legal studies from an Islamic perspective.

Dr Muhammad Mustafa al-Azami was Professor of Hadith Science at King Saud University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on early ḥadīth. In 1980 he received the prestigious King Faisal Award for his research and presentations on the Sunna.

Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence ( Mohammad Hashim Kamali )

This third edition of the best-selling title Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence has been com­pletely revised and substantially enlarged. In this work, Prof Kamali offers us the first detailed presentation available in English of the theory of Muslim law (uūl al-fiqh). Often regarded as the most sophisticated of the traditional Islamic disciplines, Islamic jurispru­dence is concerned with the way in which the rituals and laws of religion are derived from the Quran and the Sunna—the precedent of the Prophet. Written as a university textbook, Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence is distinguished by its clarity and readability; it is an essential reference work not only for students of Islamic law, but also for anyone with an interest in Muslim society or in issues of comparative jurisprudence.

The best thing of its kind I have ever seen … exactly the kind of thing I have wanted for years to put into the hands of students.Professor Charles Adams (McGill University)

Free resource : Download the book here. (2nd edition)

Islamic Commercial Law: An Analysis of Futures and Options ( Mohammad Hashim Kamali )

Islamic Commercial Law: An Analysis of Futures and Options focuses on options and futures as trading tools and explores their validity from an Islamic point of view. Futures and options are a recent phenomenon which has no precedent in Islamic commercial law. After reviewing the exisiting rules of Islamic law of contract and verifying their rel­evance or otherwise to futures trading, Professor M. H. Kamali, advances a new perp­sective on the issue of futures and options based on an interpretation of the Quran and the Sunna and referring to the principle of maṣlaḥa (consideration of public interest) as enshrined in the Sharīʿa. This work will be of use to anyone working on Islamic law, comparative law or working in Islamic banking.

A model of Islamic analysis that I would recommend to everyone.Mohammed Amin

The Fundamental Rights and Liberties In Islam Series

The Fundamental Rights and Liberties in Islam Series is a pioneering attempt by Prof. Mohammad Hashim Kamali to introduce an alternative to Western concepts of human rights, as enshrined in the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and to present these universal rights from an Islamic perspective.

The Series is divided into two parts: Principles and Applications.

The first three volumes constitute the discussion of the Principles :

  1. The Dignity of Man 
  2. Freedom, Equality & Justice in Islam 
  3. Equity & Fairness in Islam 

The remaining four volumes address the specific Applications of the fundamental rights and liberties :

  1. Citizenship & Accountability of Government: An Islamic Perspective 
  2. The Right to Education, Work & Welfare in Islam
  3. The Right to Life, Security, Privacy and Ownership in Islam
  4. Freedom of Expression in Islam 

Professor Mohammad Hashim Kamali is CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies, Malaysia (2007—continuing), and a world renowned scholar in his field of specialisation. He served as Professor of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM, 1985–2004); and was Dean of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation (ISTAC, 2004–2006). Currently he is Senior Fellow at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia, a Senior Fellow of the Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan, and also Senior Fellow of the Royal Academy of Jordan. He serves on the International Advisory Board of thirteen academic journals published in Malaysia, USA, Canada, Kuwait, India, Australia and Pakistan. Professor Kamali has served as a member and sometime Chairman of the Constitution Review Commission of Afghanistan (2003); as a UN consultant on constitutional reforms in Afghanistan, the Maldives, and Iraq; and currently advises the UN on a new constitution for Somalia. Professor Kamali has given presentations at over 130 national and international conferences, published 20 books and over 120 academic articles.

Citizenship & Accountability of Government: An Islamic Perspective ( Mohammad Hashim Kamali )

Citizenship and Accountability of Government: An Islamic Perspective is the final volume in Prof. M. H. Kamaliʾs series on fundamental rights and liberties in Islam. It includes dis­cussions of: the definitions of citizenship; the rights of citizens; the duties of citizens; citizenship laws; the concepts of dār al-Islām (adobe of Islam), dār al-ḥarb (adobe of war) and the dār al-ʿahd (adobe of treaty); the umma and the nation-state; government as a trust; the selection of officials; the relationship between authority and citizens; cor­ruption and the misuse of public funds; despotism and dynastic misrule; the right of complaint; the limits of obedience; impeachment of officials and heads of state; the foundation of institutions of accountability. In addition, this volume contains a dis­cussion of freedom of movement in Islam which is the last of the fundamental rights discussed by Prof. M. H. Kamali.

The Right to Education, Work & Welfare in Islam ( Mohammad Hashim Kamali )

Continuing from his earlier discussions of fundamental human rights from an Islamic perspective, Prof M.H. Kamali discusses in this volume a personʾs right to education, work and welfare. The following subjects are discussed: a classification of knowl­edge from the Islamic perspective, childrenʾs education, aca­demic freedom, science and religion; the value of work, work ethics, fair trading, workersʾ rights; the obligations of society and the state towards those who are in need, the obligations of individuals, and the establishment and objectives of charities.

The Right to Life, Security, Privacy and Ownership in Islam ( Mohammad Hashim Kamali )

A person’s right to life, personal security, privacy, and owner­ship are the most basic of all the fundamental rights and liber­ties and are of concern to all legal systems and traditions. The following subjects are discussed: the sanctity of life, uninten­tional killing, murder, the death penalty and compensations for victims, abortion, suicide, and euthanasia; security against unlawful arrest, the right to fair treatment, the right to coun­sel, freedom from aggression and torture; the privacy of one’s home, confidential correspondence, immunity against invasion of privacy; legitimate and illegitimate means of acquisition of ownership, restrictions imposed by the Sharīʿa on the exercise of this right including taxation, inheritance and bequests.

Freedom of Expression in Islam ( Mohammad Hashim Kamali )

In recent years the subject of freedom of expression has become a topic of heated debate. Freedom of Expression in Islam offers the first and only detailed presentation in English of freedom of expression from both the legal and moral perspectives of Islam. This work is a pioneering attempt in examining both the evi­dence on freedom of expression in the sources of the Sharīʿa and the limitations, whether moral, legal or theological, that Islam imposes on the valid exercise of this freedom. Freedom of Expression in Islam is informative not only on the subject of the possibilities of freedom of expression within Islam, but also on the cultural tradition of Islam and its guidelines on social behaviour.

‘Freedom of Expression in Islam will almost certainly inform all future discussion of its theme.International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies

Equity and Fairness in Islam ( Mohammad Hashim Kamali )

This is the first work in the English language to deal specifi­cally with the subjects of equity and fairness in Islamic law. Prof M. H. Kamali relates these concepts to the Islamic legal notion of istiḥsān, thus taking these concepts back to their origin in the Quran, the sayings of the Prophet Muḥammad and the era of the Companions of the Prophet in the first two centuries of Islam. Equity and Fairness in Islam contains in-depth explorations of equity and its applications, and it also attempts to apply the concepts of equity and fairness to certain issues of contemporary concern and especially to commercial transac­tions. The issues raised here are related to Islamic banking, sale transactions, charitable endowments, pensions funds and other long-term saving accounts. The concluding part of the books deals with the relationship between the concepts of equity and fairness and the goals and objectives of Islamic law; and how these two concepts can work as instruments for securing the objectives of Islamic law.

Freedom, Equality & Justice in Islam ( Mohammad Hashim Kamali )

In Freedom, Equality and Justice in Islam, M. H. Kamali presents the reader with an analysis of the three concepts of freedom, equality and justice from an Islamic point of view and their manifestations in the religious, social, legal and political fields. The author discusses the evidence to be found for these con­cepts in the Quran and Sunna and reviews the interpretations of the earlier schools of law. The work also looks at more recent contributions by Muslim jurists who have advanced fresh interpretations of freedom, equality and justice in the light of the changing realities of contemporary Muslim societies.

A rich source of information, and a helpful starting point for those seeking evi­dence.American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

The Dignity of Man: An Islamic Perspective ( Mohammad Hashim Kamali )

This is the first volume in Prof M. H. Kamali’s series on fun­damental rights and liberties in Islam. The author argues that, from an Islamic perspective, all human rights derive from the proclamations on human dignity found in the Quran and then discusses topics pertaining to or resulting from human dignity: the physical and spiritual nobility of man; God’s love for humanity; the sanctity of life; and the necessity for free­dom, equality and accountability. Finally, the author exam­ines the measures that the Sharīʿa has taken to protect human dignity and to promote it in social interaction. The discussion is here presented in the light of the debate on the universality of human rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

THE GHAZALI SERIES

The Islamic Texts Society’s al-Ghazali Series is one of the long-term projects of the Society and aims to translate into English the major works of the great medi­eval theologian and mystic Muhammad Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d. 505/1111). Of these works, The Revival of the Religious Sciences (Iḥyā’ ʿUlūm al-Dīn) is widely regarded as the greatest work of Muslim spirituality, and has, for centuries, been the most read work after the Quran in the Muslim world.

The Revival of the Religious Sciences is divided into four parts each containing ten chapters. In brief,

  • Part One deals with knowledge and the requirements of reli­gion—ritual purity, prayer, charity, fasting, pilgrimage, recitation of the Quran, etc.;
  • Part Two concentrates mostly on man and society—the manners relating to eating, marriage, earning a living, friendship, etc.;
  • Parts Three and Four are dedicated to the inner life of the soul and discuss first the vices that man must overcome in himself and then the virtues that he must strive to achieve.

The Islamic Texts Society is working on a full translation of The Revival of the Religious Sciences. To date nine of the forty chapters have been published and have attracted wide acclaim: Al-Ghazālī on Invocations & Supplications (Chapter ix), Al-Ghazālī on the Manners Relating to Eating (Chapter xi), Al-Ghazālī on the Lawful and the Unlawful (Chapter xiv), Al-Ghazālī on Disciplining the Soul & Breaking the Two Desires (Chapters xxii & xxiii), Al-Ghazālī on Patience & Thankfulness (Chapter xxxii), Al-Ghazālī on Love, Longing, Intimacy & Contentment (Chapter xxxvi), Al-Ghazālī on Intention, Sincerity and Truthfulness (Chapter xxxvii) and Al-Ghazālī on the Remembrance of Death and the Afterlife (Chapter xl). The next three volumes will be: Al-Ghazālī on Vigilance (Chapter xxxviii), Al-Ghazālī on Poverty and Abstinence (Chapter xxxiv) and Al-Ghazālī on Conduct in Travel (Chapter xvii).

Aside from translations from The Revival of the Religious Sciences, the Islamic Texts Society has also translated Al-Ghazālī on the Ninety-nine Beautiful Names of God (al-Maqṣad al-Asnā fī Sharḥ Asmā’ Allāh al-Ḥusnā) and Al-Ghazālī’s Letter to a Disciple (Ayyuhā ’l-Walad) as an English-Arabic edition.

Al-Ghazali on Poverty and Abstinence (Translated by Anthony F. Shaker)

Al-Ghazālī on Poverty and Abstinence is the thirty-fourth chapter of the Revival of the Religious Sciences. It falls in the section dealing with the virtues. Ghazali traces poverty and abstinence back to the Prophet Muhammad, who exhorted the faithful to love the poor and described this love as a key to heaven. But behind the Prophet’s love of the poor lay his legendary humility, and the life of poverty on which Ghazali expatiates in this treatise refers to what every devoted follower of the Prophet is meant to adopt, not simply an accidental state of destitution that might befall anyone.

Dr Anthony F. Shaker holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from McGill University and is the author of Thinking in the Language of Reality: Ṣadr al-Dīn Qūnavī and the Philosophy of Reason and translator of Al-Ghazālī on on Vigilance and Self-examination and Al-Ghazālī on Intention, Sincerity & Truthfulness.

Al-Ghazali on Vigilance & Self-examination (Translated by Anthony F. Shaker)

Al-Ghazālī on Vigilance and Self-examination is the thirty-eighth chapter of the Revival of the Religious Sciences and follows on from Al-Ghazālī on Intention, Sincerity and Truthfulness. Here Ghazali focuses on the different stations of steadfastness in religion (murābaṭa), vigi­lance and self-examination being its cornerstones. As in all his writings, Ghazali bases his arguments on the Quran, the example of the Prophet and the sayings of numerous scholars and Sufis.

Dr Anthony F. Shaker holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from McGill University and is the author of Thinking in the Language of Reality: Ṣadr al-Dīn Qūnavī and the Philosophy of Reason and translator of Al-Ghazālī on Poverty and Abstinence and Al-Ghazālī on Intention, Sincerity and Truthfulness.

Al-Ghazali on Conduct in Travel ( Translated by Leonard Librande)

Al-Ghazālī on Conduct in Travel is a translation of the seventeenth book of the Revival of the Religious Sciences. In it Ghazali explains the different outer and inner reasons for travel. Outer reasons include the pilgrimage, the search for knowledge, and the flight from danger; while inner reasons include the acquisition of virtue and the disciplining of the soul. Ghazali divides travel into four classes and portrays the right inward and outward conduct for each. He then follows this with a practical chapter on the use of religious concessions while travelling and concludes with a final chapter on how the traveller is to establish the proper direction and times for prayer.

Prof. Leonard Librande received a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from McGill University in 1976. He is a professor at Carlton University in Canada.

Al-Ghazali on Invocations & Supplications (Translated by Kojiro Nakamura)

Al-Ghazālī on Invocations and Supplications is a translation of the ninth chapter of the Revival of the Religious Sciences. This chapter falls in the section dealing with the require­ments of religion. The present volume is probably the most widely read compendium of invocations and supplications in the Muslim world, popular not only for its compre­hensiveness and beauty, but also for the analytical approach of its author, who explores the psychological and spiritual effects of prayer and the celebration of God’s name. This translation includes the invocations and supplications in Arabic for those Muslim readers who would like to use them in their prayers.

In this fourth edition, the Islamic Texts Society has included a translation of Imām Ghazālī’s own Introduction to the Revival of the Religious Sciences, which gives the reasons that caused him to write the work, the structure of the whole of the Revival and places each of the chapters in the context of the others.

Prof. Kojiro Nakamura was Head of the Islamic Studies Department at the University of Tokyo.

Al-Ghazali on the Manners Relating to Eating (Translated by Denys Johnson-Davies)

The eleventh chapter of the Revival of the Religious Sciences begins the section dealing with man and society. In this volume concentrating on the manners relating to eating, Ghazālī first discusses what a person must uphold when eating by himself; then proceeds to discuss eating in company and says that to all the above should be added the necessity of courtesy, conversation and the proper presentation of food. Finally, Ghazālī expounds the virtues of hospitality and generosity and the conduct of the host as well as that of the guest. Other topics that are discussed are: abstention from food, fasting, and general health.

In this second edition, the Islamic Texts Society has included a translation of Imām Ghazālī’s own Introduction to the Revival of the Religious Sciences which gives the reasons that caused him to write the work, the structure of the whole of the Revival and places each of the chapters in the context of the others.

Denys Johnson-Davies (born in 1922) is one of the leading Arabic-English translators of our time. He has translated religious literature, novels and children’s books. In 2007, he was awarded the Sheikh Zayed Book Award “Culture Personality of the Year”.

Al-Ghazali on the Lawful and the Unlawful (Translated by Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo)

Al-Ghazālī on the Lawful and the Unlawful is the fourteenth chapter of the Revival of the Religious Sciences. Al-Ghazālī on the Lawful and the Unlawful is unlike other Islamic works concerned with legal issues. Here, Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazali aims to teach his readers firstly the theory of what is lawful and what is unlawful and how to deal with dubious or ambiguous issues, and secondly how to apply the knowledge they have gained to their everyday lives. Thus the sincere practice of what is lawful and desisting from what is unlawful become integrated into one’s spiritual life. As in his other works, Ghazali bases himself on the Quran and narrations from the Prophet Muhammad, followed by examples from the Companions, the Successor generations and the pious Predecessors.

Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo is a scholar of Islamic Law and is closely involved in the trans­actional implementation of modern Islamic Finance. He is the author of a number of works on Islamic law and finance including Compendium of Legal Opinions on the Operations of Islamic Banks. Yusuf DeLorenzo is a member of numerous Sharia Supervisory Boards for financial institutions.

Al-Ghazali on Disciplining the Soul & on Breaking the Two Desires (Translated by Timothy J. Winter)

This translation of two chapters from the Revival of the Religious Sciences details the sophis­ticated spiritual techniques adopted by classical Islam. In the first part, On Disciplining the Soul, which cites copious anecdotes from the Islamic scriptures and biographies of the saints, Ghazālī explains how to acquire good character traits, and goes on to describe how the sickness of the heart may be cured. In the second part, Breaking the Two Desires, he focusses on the question of gluttony and sexual desire, concluding, in the words of the Prophet, that ‘the best of all matters is the middle way.’

In this second edition, the Islamic Texts Society has included a translation of Imam Ghazali own Introduction to the Revival of the Religious Sciences which gives the reasons that caused him to write the work, the structure of the whole of the Revival and places each of the chapters in the context of the others.

T.J. Winter is Shaykh Zayed Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge.

Al-Ghazali on Patience & Thankfulness (Translated by Henry T. Littlejohn )

Al-Ghazali on Patience and Thankfulness is a translation of the thirty-second chapter of the Revival of the Religious Sciences. This chapter falls in the section dealing with the virtues or what is conducive to salvation. Ghazali here presents definitions for patience and its different forms; the need for patience; the degrees of patience; and why patience is con­sidered to be half of faith. The second part of this chapter deals with thankfulness and again Ghazali gives us definitions for thankfulness, its nature and its blessings. In addi­tion to the translation, Dr Henry Littlejohn provides an extensive introduction which illustrates the importance of the topics of patience and thankfulness in Islam throughout the centuries.

In this second edition, the Islamic Texts Society has included a translation of Imam Ghazali’s own Introduction to the Revival of the Religious Sciences which gives the reasons that caused him to write the work, the structure of the whole of the Revival and places each of the chapters in the context of the others.

Dr Henry T. Littlejohn is a retired university lecturer and pastor.

Al-Ghazali on Love, Longing, Intimacy & Contentment (Translated by Eric Ormsby )

The Book of Love, Longing, Intimacy and Contentment is the thirty-sixth chapter of Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazali’s Revival of the Religious Sciences. This was the first treatise which estab­lished not merely the possibility but the necessity for the love of God. Ghazali argues that all the virtues and spiritual stages that precede love, like repentance, patience and thankfulness, lead to love; and all the spiritual stages that follow on from love are a result of it. Out of Ghazali’s pioneering treatment would emerge not only new trends in Sufi theory and practice, but an entire body of mystical poetry including that of the great Persian poets Rumi and Hafiz. The translation is preceded by an extensive introduction which sets the work in its historical and spiritual context.

In this second edition, the Islamic Texts Society has included a translation of Imam Ghazali’s own Introduction to the Revival of the Religious Sciences which gives the reasons that caused him to write the work, the structure of the whole of the Revival and places each of the chapters in the context of the others.

Prof. Eric Ormsby was Director of the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University. He is at present Professor at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London.

Al-Ghazali on Intention, Sincerity & Truthfulness (Translated by Anthony F Shaker)

Al-Ghazali on Intention, Sincerity and Truthfulness is the thirty-seventh chapter of the Revival of the Religious Sciences. Here Ghazali asks: ‘How can someone ignorant of the meaning of intention verify his own intention; or how can someone ignorant of the meaning of sin­cerity verify his own sincerity; or how can someone sincerely claim truthfulness if he has not verified its meaning?’ In the Book of Intention, Sincerity and Truthfulness, Ghazali gives a response to each of these questions by expounding the reality and levels of intention, sincerity and truthfulness, those acts which affirm them and those acts which mar them.

Dr Anthony F. Shaker holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from McGill University and is the author of Thinking in the Language of Reality: Ṣadr al-Dīn Qūnavī and the Philosophy of Reason and translator of Al-Ghazālī on Vigilance and Self-examination.

Al-Ghazali on the Remembrance of Death & the Afterlife (Translated by Timothy J. Winter)

Al-Ghazali on Death is the last chapter of the Revival of the Religious Sciences. After expound­ing his Sufi philosophy of death and showing the importance of the contemplation of human mortality to the mystical way of self-purification, Ghazali takes his readers through the stages of the future life: the vision of the Angels of the Grave, the Resurrection, the Intercession of the Prophet, and finally, the torments of Hell, the delights of Paradise and—for the elect— the beatific vision of God’s Countenance.

In this second edition, the Islamic Texts Society has included a translation of Imam Ghazali’s own Introduction to the Revival of the Religious Sciences which gives the reasons that caused him to write the work, the structure of the whole of the Revival and places each of the chapters in the context of the others.

This book is an excellent translation of a very important work … This translation and the series as a whole, are significant contributions to our understanding of this key figure in Islamic intellectual thought. Oliver Leaman (BRISMES Bulletin)

T.J. Winter is Shaykh Zayed Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge

Some other books by Al-Ghazali (not part of the Revival of religious sciences) :

Al-Ghazali on the 99 Beautiful Names of God / Al-Maqṣad al-Asnā fī Sharḥ Asmā’ Allāh al-Ḥusnā ( Translated by D. Burrell & N. Daher )

In this work, Ghazali takes up the Prophet’s teaching that ‘Ninety-nine Beautiful Names’ are truly predicated of God. He explores the meaning and resonance of each of these divine names, and reveals the functions they perform both in the cosmos and in the soul of the spiritual adept.Although some of the book is rigorously analytical, the author never fails to attract the reader with his profound mystical and ethical insights.

This is a beautiful book which is a must read for anyone who wants to know more about God.

David Burrell is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Theology at the University of Notre Dame, USA;

Nazih Daher is Professorial Lecturer at George Washington University.

Al-Ghazali Letter to a Disciple / Ayyuhā ’l-walad (Translated by Tobias Mayer)

An old disciple of Ghazali had studied the Islamic sciences, including the many works of his master, for most of his life. Faced with the proximity of death, he turns again to his master this time asking for a summary of all his teachings. Letter to a Disciple is Ghazali’s response. The emphasis in this short treatise is on religious and spiritual action and on putting into practice the knowledge that one has acquired. Letter to a Disciple can be con­sidered as the last testament of he who is regarded as Ḥujjat al-Islām, the ‘Proof of Islam.’ This new translation is presented here as a bilingual, English-Arabic, edition.

Tobias Mayer holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Philosophy from the University of Oxford. He was a Lecturer in Islamic Studies at SOAS, University of London, and is presently at the Institute of Ismaili Studies.

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Reading list of Dr Joseph Lumbard

Joseph Lumbard
former Assistant Professor, Brandeis University
presently Scholar of Islamic Studies, American University in Sharjah 
co-author The Study Quran

(Compiled 2009)

Courtesy : Amman Message

Download in PDF format : Recommended books by Dr Joseph Lombard

 

Qur’an:

Izutsu, Toshihiko. Ethico-religious Concepts in the Qur’ān (Montreal: McGill-Queen’sUniv., 2007).

Perhaps the best academic study of the Qur’an in any European language. Advanced historical-linguistic analysis of the Qur’an. Can be very difficult, but well worth the effort.

Izutsu, Toshihiko. God and Man in the Koran: Semantics of the Koranic Weltanschauung (North Stratford: Ayer Company, 1998).

Similar to Ethico-Religious Concepts.

al-Khu’i, Al-Sayyid Abu al-Qasim al-Musawi. Prolegomena to the Qur’an (Oxford University Press, 1998).

Al-Khui revisits many critical and controversial topics connected with the collectionand ultimate canonization of the text that have received little attention in contemporary Muslim scholarship. For instance, he tackles what is probably the single most controversial subject in Qur’anic studies: the question of possible alterations to the Qur’an as maintained by some succeeding generations of compilers of the Qur’an. Al-Khui stresses the importance of understanding the historical setting in which the Qur’an was revealed. His arguments illuminate some of the substantial yet little-understood and appreciated issues that have been debated between the two principal segments of the Muslim community.

Mattson, Ingrid. The Story of the Qurʼan: Its History and Place in Muslim Life (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2008).

The best introduction to the Qur’an for those who wish to know how Muslims read and interact with the Qur’an. A delicate balance of highly scholarly material and inviting anecdotes, bringing the Qur’an alive in ways only someone fully engaged with Islam and sensitive to twenty-first century realities can.

Rahman, Fazlur. Major Themes in the Quran (Kuala Lumpur: Islamic Book Trust, 1999).180 pgs.

A nice introduction to the basic themes of the Qur’an, divided into seven categories: God, Man as Individual, Man as Society, Nature, Prophethood and Revelation, Eschatology, Satan and Evil.

Sells, Michael. Approaching the Quran (White Cloud Press, 1999)

Nice translations with straightforward explanations that make the text more accessible than an independent translation. An excellent way to begin understanding the depth and complexity of the Qur’anic message. Includes a CD to provide an auditive approach.

Tabātabāʼī, Muhammad Husayn. The Qu’ran in Islam (Tehran: Islamic Propagation Organization, 1990).130 pgs—

A straightforward account of the central teachings of the Qur’an by one of the leading Muslim scholars of the 20th century. An excellent opportunity to see how an traditional scholar attempts to think with the Qur’an.

 

Qur’anic Commentary:

Ayoub, Mahmoud M. The Qur’an and its Interpreters, vol.1-2. (Albany: SUNY Publications, 1984).

The most accessible selection of translations from traditional Qur’anic commentaries. Good for an introduction but requires historical and intellectual contextualization. Gatje, Helmut.

The Qur’an and Its Exegesis (Oxford: Oneworld; 2Rev Ed edition, 1996).328pgs.

Saleh, Walid A. The Formation of the Classical Tafsir Tradition: The Qur’an Commentary of al-Tha’labi, (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2003).

An introduction to the genre of classical tafsir and an in depth study of one of its major architects. Through a detailed study of al-Tha’labi’s al-Kashf and the history of its reception, Saleh demonstrates how the tradition of tafsir has developed and narrowed over time.

 

 Sirah—Biography of the Prophet:

Lings, Martin. Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources (Cambridge, Islamic Texts Society).

Thoroughly researched and grounded in the traditional sources, this is the definitive biography of the Prophet Muhammad in the modern period. Written in beautiful English with great sensitivity and attention to detail. A remarkable achievement.

Watt, William Montgomery. Muhammad at Mecca (Oxford: Clarendon, 1953).

Still one of the best treatments of the life of the Prophet. Unlike many biographies in the modern period, this usually allows the primary texts to speak for themselves and does not distort the texts through the over-application of modern academic theories.

Watt, William Montgomery. Muhammad at Medina (Oxford: Clarendon, 1956).

The continuation of Muhammad at Mecca, written with the same care and sensitivity.

 

Hadith:

Lucas, Scott. Constructive Critics, Hadith Scholars, and the Articulation of Sunni Islam (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2004).

Demonstrating the central role of third/ninth century hadith scholars in the articulation of Sunni Islam, this book bases its findings largely upon the analysis of multiple biographical dictionaries. Part I establishes conceptual and historical frameworks for the study of Sunni hadith scholarship. Part II examines in detail the three foundational principles of Sunni Islam: 1) the collective probity of the sahaba, 2) the discipline of hadith-transmitter criticism, and 3) a historical vision of the authoritative channels by which hadith traversed the two centuries between the life of the Prophet Muhammad and the first major hadith books.

Motzki, Harald. The Origins of Islamic Jurisprudence: Meccan Fiqh Before the Classical Schools, (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2002).343pgs.

Though ostensibly about early Islamic Law, this work presents the clearest outline of the development of skepticism towards the hadith among Western scholars and the inaccuracy of their hypothesis. Employing texts that were previously unavailable, Motzki demonstrates that many sayings of the Prophet Muhammad were in circulation by the end of the first century. This undercuts the theoretical basis for all skeptical approaches toward the development of the hadith and jurisprudence that have dominated academia over the last fifty years. It is a must read for every scholar of early Islam and anyone who wishes to understand the arguments regarding the authenticity of the hadith tradition.

Siddiqi, Muhammad Zubair. Hadith Literature: Its Origins, Development and Special Features (Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 1996).192pgs.

A concise introduction to the development of the hadith sciences and some of the basic terminology. A nice introduction, but should be supplemented by other materials.

 

Islamic History:

Hodgson, Marshal. The Venture of Islam, Volume 2: The Expansion of Islam in the Middle East (Chicago: Chicago University, 1977).618 pgs.

The most comprehensive history of the Islamic World in the Medieval Period. Deals with dynastic, culture and intellectual developments. Well written and extremely erudite, it is a reference used by all specialists in the field.

Hodgson, Marshal. The Venture of Islam, Volume 3: The Gunpowder Empires and Modern Times, (Chicago: Chicago University, 1977).476 pgs.

Continues the brilliant analysis of Volume 2. The most comprehensive history of the Islamic World in the pre-modern and modern periods. Well written and extremely erudite, it is a reference used by all specialists in the field.

Lapidus, Ira. A History of Islamic Societies (Cambridge: Cambridge University, 2nd edition, 2002).1000 pgs.

Perhaps the most comprehensive single volume on Islamic history. Focuses upon the distinctive development of communal, religious and political institutions within the Islamic world. Covers the transformation of pre-Islamic Middle Eastern civilization, the diffusion of Islam to other regions, and the disruption of Muslim societies under European domination.

Saunders, John Joseph. A History of Medieval Islam (London: Routledge and K. Paul, 1972).

A simple, straightforward account of medieval Arab history into the Ottoman period. Excellent for one’s first exposure to the history of the region, but should be complemented by other materials.

 

Islamic Law:

On Legal History:

Coulson, Noel J. A History of Islamic Law (Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2007).

A good introductory text in Islamic law. Covers most of the basics.

Dutton, Yasin. Origins of Islamic Law: The Qur’an, the Muwatta’ and Madinan Amal (RoutledgeCurzon, 2002).

If the Qur’an is the first written formulation of Islam in general, Imam Malik’s Muwatta’ is arguably the first written formulation of the Islam-in-practice’ that becomes Islamic law. This book considers the methods used by Malik in the Muwatta’ to derive the judgments of the law from the Qur’an and is thus concerned on one level with the finer details of Qur’anic interpretation. However, since any discussion of the Qur’an in this context must also include considerations of the other main source of Islamic law, namely the sunna, or normative practice, of the Prophet, this latter concept, especially its relationship to the terms of had the and ‘amal (praxis), also receives considerable attention, and in many respects, this book is more about the history and development of Islamic law than it is about the science of Qur’anic interpretation.

Hallaq, Wael. Origin and Evolution of Islamic Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University, 2004).246 pgs.

A coherent narrative of the formation of Islamic jurisprudence that provides an overview of the organic development of the schools of Islamic jurisprudence from the Qur’an and sunna. Very good treatment of early period, but lacking in treatment of the later period.

Hallaq, Wael. A History of Islamic Legal Theories: An Introduction to Sunni usul al-fiqh (Cambridge: Cambridge University, 1999).304 pgs.

A lucid, nuanced, and sophisticated study based on extensive reading in the sources. Traces the history of Islamic legal theory from its beginnings until the modern period, an essential tool for the understanding of Islamic legal theory in particular and Islamic law in general.

Makdisi, George. The Rise of Colleges: Institutions of Learning in Islam and the West (Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 1981).

Demonstrates how education developed around mosques in the early Islamic period and then developed into madrasas focused upon Islamic law and the propagation of particular schools. Then examines how the rise of these colleges influenced the rise of the university in the Medieval Christian West. Among the most important studies of the intellectual exchange between Islam and the West.

Motzki, Harald. The Origins of Islamic Jurisprudence: Meccan Fiqh Before the Classical Schools, (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2002).343pgs.

Though ostensibly about early Islamic Law, this work presents the clearest outline of the development of skepticism towards the hadith among Western scholars and the inaccuracy of their hypothesis. Employing texts that were previously unavailable, Motzki demonstrates that many sayings of the Prophet Muhammad were in circulation by the end of the first century. This undercuts the theoretical basis for all skeptical approaches toward the development of the hadith and jurisprudence that have dominated Western academia over the last fifty years. It is a must read for every scholar of early Islam and anyone who wishes to understand the arguments regarding the authenticity of the hadith tradition.

Stewart, Devin J. Islamic Legal Orthodoxy (University of Utah Press, 1998).280 pgs.

Demonstrates the manner in which Shi’ite fiqh developed in the context of Sunni legal debates. An invaluable contribution to our understanding of the early history of Islamic law.

On Legal Theory:

Kamali, Mohammad Hashim. Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Islamic Texts Society, 3rd edition, 2005).550 pgs.

A good outline of the principles of Islamic jurisprudence and their application is specific fields. Pretty much the standard for Islamic Jurisprudence (Usul al-Fiqh) in the English language. It explains most of the various methodological tools that are used in deriving law, often with examples. Requires concentration, but accessible to the undergraduate with proper guidance.

Rauf, Feisal Abdul. Islam a Sacred Law: What Every Muslim Should Know About Shariah, (Threshold Books, 1999).210 pgs.

Helps one understand the richness and complexity of Islamic legal traditions while also examining the underlying spirit of Islamic Law, not just its outward form. Includes examples of immediate dilemmas Muslims face in modern life, thus making it more accessible to the non-specialist.

Weiss, Bernard G. The Spirit of Islamic Law (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2006). 211 pgs.

A detailed yet accessible summary of the basic issues of Islamic Law. Good summary of how legal theories were developed.

Also Recommended:

Kamali, Mohammad Hashim. Freedom of Expression in Islam (Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 1997).340pgs.

Offers the only detailed presentation in English of freedom of expression from both the legal and moral perspectives of Islam. Attempts to examine both the evidence on freedom of expression in the sources of the Shari’ah and the limitations, whether moral, legal or theological, that Islam imposes on the valid exercise of this freedom.

 

Islamic Theology:

Jackson, Sherman. On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance on Islam (Oxford University, 2002).156 pgs.

The long introduction provides a good outline of some central debates in Islamic theology, particularly the tension between rationalists and traditionalists. But does not provide a full understanding of the comprehensive understanding from direct experience that al-Ghazali sees as the only path to true knowledge.

Martin, Richard C. and Mark Woodward with Dwi S. Atmaja. Defenders of Reason in Islam, Mu‘tazilism from Medieval School to Modern Symbol (Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 1997).251 pgs.

A good introduction to the early development of Islamic theology with useful translations of primary texts and interesting comparisons to developments in the modern period.

Watt, Montgomery. An Introduction to Islamic Philosophy and Theology (Edinburgh:Edinburgh University).

A nice introduction, though somewhat outdated. Focuses more upon theology than philosophy. Provides a general outline of the main issues that divided Muslim thinkers and the schools of theology that arose therefrom.

Wolfson, Harry A. The Philosophy of the Kalam (Cambridge: Harvard University, 1976).

Still the best examination of the debates over the nature of the Quran in Islamic theology. But the book does enter in some very esoteric debates and is not a good introduction to Kalam.

 

 Islamic Philosophy:

Chittick, William. The Heart of Islamic Philosophy, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000).

The Introduction is perhaps the best summary of the real intentions behind Islamic philosophy, especially in the later period. A must read for anyone who is truly interested the subject.

Izutsu, Toshiko. The Fundamental Structure of Sabzawari’s Metaphysics, (Tehran: McGill University, 1972).

A tour de force. The introduction is still the best essay on Islamic philosophy in any European language. Provides an unparalleled exposition of the development of the philosophy of being (wujud), the key philosophical concept in all Islamic philosophy.

Leaman, Oliver. An Introduction to Classical Islamic Philosophy, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).253 pgs.

Perhaps the best general introduction to Islamic philosophy available, though not without mistakes, especially as regards later Islamic philosophy and some aspects of Ibn Sina’s ontology.

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. The Islamic Intellectual Tradition in Persia (London: Curzon Press, 1997).

A collection of essays on Islamic philosophy written over the past forty years by one of the leading experts on Islamic philosophy who studied within the classical Islamic philosophical tradition. Though written originally as introductory essays, many of the essays have yet to be surpassed in modern scholarship.

Wisnovsky, Robert. Avicenna’s Metaphysics in Context (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003).320 pgs.

An in depth analysis of the development Avicenna’s treatment of both God and the soul. Demonstrates how Avicenna built upon previous thinkers, yet created an entirely new frame of reference, thus inaugurating a new philosophical tradition. A must read for anyone who wants to understand the early period of Islamic Philosophy.

Yazdi, Mehdi Ha’iri. The Principles of Epistemology in Islamic Philosophy: Knowledge by Presence (Albany: SUNY Publications, 1992). 248 pgs.

A remarkable outline of developments in Islamic philosophy by one of the few people to have mastered both the Western and Islamic philosophical traditions. Explains the key concepts of Islamic epistemology and how knowledge by presence has played a crucial role its development over the centuries.

 

Essential Reference Works:

Corbin, Henry. History of Islamic Philosophy. trans. Liadain Sherrard (London: Kegan Paul, 1993).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein and Oliver Leaman. History of Islamic Philosophy (London: Routledge, 1996).

The most comprehensive study of Islamic philosophy. Quite uneven. Some essaysare excellent, others are poorly researched and incomplete.

Sufism:

On Sufi Thought:

Burckhardt, Titus. An Introduction to Sufi Doctrine (Wellingborough, 1976).

A masterful exposition of the teachings of the School of Ibn al-Arabi. Should be read many times over by the serious student of Islamic thought.

Chittick, William C. The Sufi Path of Knowledge: Ibn Al-Arabi’s Metaphysics of Imagination (Albany: State University of New York, 1989).

The most comprehensive examination of Ibn al-Arabi’s teachings available in any European language. The introduction is a beautiful synopsis of Ibn al-Arabi’s worldview.

Chodkiewicz, Michel. The Seal of the Saints: Prophethood and Sainthood in the Doctrine of Ibn al-‘Arabi (Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 1993).

A detailed and concise examination of Ibn al-Arabi’s understanding of prophecy and sainthood. Though limited to one specific area, this is perhaps the best book on Ibn al-‘Arabi in any European language.

Lings, Martin. What is Sufism (Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, New Edition, 1999).134 pgs.

The most eloquent introduction to Sufism in any European language, but some of the discussions assume knowledge of certain aspects of Sufism.

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Sufi Essays (London: Allen and Unwin, 1972).

An enduring collection of essays that presents many important aspects of Sufism which have yet to be explored in full by modern scholarship.

 

On Sufi History and Practice:

Ernst, Carl. The Shambala Guide to Sufism (Boston: Shambala, 1997).

A very accessible account of the main teachings of Sufism, the relation of Sufism to other aspects of Islam and the place of Sufism within Islamic civilization.

Karamustafa, Ahmet T. Sufism: The Formative Period (University of California, 2007).256 pgs.

An accessible account of the development of early Sufism, with a real taste for its inner meaning. This is the book I will use for course on Sufism.

Knysh, Alexander. Sufism, A Brief History (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2004).

A Nice outline of the early historical development of Sufi ideas, but somewhat dry in presentation. Never really gets to the heart of the matter

Lings, Martin. A Sufi Saint of the Twentieth Century: Shaikh Ahmad Al-ʻAlawī; His Spiritual Heritage and Legacy (Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 1993).

A moving account of the life and teachings Shaykh al-Alawi. Shows Sufism in action,not merely in theory.

Schimmel, Annemarie. Sufism: The Mystical Dimension of Islam (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina).

The classic resource for the development of early Sufism by one of the most influential scholars in the field. The presentation of later Sufism and the school of Ibn al-Arabi is, however, lacking.

Trimingham, J. Spencer. The Sufi Orders in Islam (New York: Oxford, 1998).333pgs.

 

Shi’ism:

Amir-Moezzi, M. Ali. The Divine Guide in Early Shi’ism, (Albany, SUNY, 1994).

An excellent discussion of the full meaning of the imamate as a spiritual, not just a political, reality, with a heavy emphasis on metaphysical and mystical ideas within Shi`ism. The sheer breadth of the sources employed makes this a truly exceptional work.

Modaressi, Hossein. Crisis and Consolidation in the Formative Period of Shi’ite Islam: Abū Ja’far Ibn Qiba Al-Rāzī and His Contribution to Imāmite Shī’ite Thought (Princeton: Darwin, 1993).

An excellent study of the Imamate as it develops over time, especially from the period of Ja`far al-Sadiq through the disappearance of the Twelfth Imam, and the political and theological issues involved in establishing the doctrine of the ghaybah (Incultation) of the Twelfth Imam. Provides edited and translated texts of theological and polemical debates between the Twelver thinkers trying to establish the soundness of the ghaybah doctrine, and their Zaydi and Sunni detractors.

Newman, Andrew. The Formative Period of Twelver Shi`ism (Richmond, Surrey: Curzon, 2000).

The best available study of Shi`ite hadith literature and the way in which it reflects tensions between different centers of Shi`ite thought in the 3rd and 4th centuries. Sobhani, Ja`far. Doctrines of Shi`i Islam: A Compendium of Imami Beliefs and Practices. trans. Reza Shah Kazemi (London: I.B. Tauris/Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2001). A nice overview of fundamental Shi`ite beliefs from a prominent contemporary Shi’ite scholar, with good sections on the more interesting dimensions, such as taqiyyah and bada.

Tabatabai, Allamah Hossein. Shi’ite Islam (Albany: SUNY, 1977).

Watt, Montgomery. The Formative Period of Islamic Thought (Oxford: Oneworld, 1998).

Has some good sections for an introduction to Shi’ite thought and its relationship toother branches of Islam, but should be used in conjunction with other works on Shi’ism.

 

Islamic Art and Architecture:

Burckhardt, Titus. The Art of Islam: Language and Meaning (London: World of Islam Festival Publ. Co., 1976).

An amazing book with excellent pictures and penetrating insight.

Burckhard, Titus. Sacred art East and West (Louisville, KY: Fons Vitae, 2001).

An incredible exposition of the unifying principles underlying all forms of religious art.

Al-Faruqi, Lois Lamya. Islam and Art (Islamabad: National Hijra Council, 1405 /1985).

Gonzalez, Valérie. Beauty and Islam: Aesthetics in Islamic Art and Architecture(London: I.B. Tauris, 2001).

Grabar, Oleg. The Formation of Islamic Art (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987).

Revised and enlarged edition.

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Islamic Art and Spirituality (Albany, NY: State University of New York, 1987).

A beautiful collection of essays on calligraphy, poetry and architecture in the Islamic world.

 

Islam and the West/Islam in the Modern World:

Bulliet, Richard. The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization (New York: Columbia University, 2006).

Offers insights that are desperately needed in the current environment.

Daniel, Norman. Islam and the West: The Making of an Image (Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 1993).

An excellent study of the relations between Islam and the West for over one thousand years. A must read for any serious student of the subject.

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Islam and the Plight of Modern Man (Chicago: Kazi, 2002).

Perhaps S. H. Nasr’s most important book, contains both historical examinations and philosophical essays. An excellent book for contextualizing current misunderstandings between Islam and the West.

Voll, John. Islam Continuity and Change in the Modern World, 2nd Edition (Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 1994).

 

Islamic Fundamentalism:

Algar, Hamid. Wahhabism, a Critical Essay. (Oneonta, NY: Islamic Publications International, 2002).

A concise account of the history and teachings of Wahhabi Islam, arguing that this sect is a complete historical aberration.

El Fadl, Khaled M. Abou. The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam from the Extremists (HarperSanFrancisco, 2005).320 pgs.

Argues that the extremist sects of Islam, mainly Wahhabism, blatantly defy the true values of Islam. Clarifies that Wahhabism was once an unpopular, fringe, cult like movement, which only grew through a chance partnership with the Saudi Arabian ruling family and the discovery of oil that created an unprecedented infusion of petro-dollars into the fledgling, conservative belief system.

Lumbard, Joseph. Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition: Essays by Western Muslim Scholars (Bloomington, Ind.: World Wisdom, 2004).326 pgs.

A collection of essays covering the Religious, Historical and Political dimensions of fundamentalist interpretations of Islam by Muslim authors from many different ethnic backgrounds.

Oliveti, Vincenzo. Terror’s Source: The Ideology of Wahhabi Salafism and its Consequences, Vincenzo Oliveti (UK: Amadeus Press, 2002).

A concise account of the aberrations from which modern fundamentalism arises.

 

Islam and Other Religions:

Parrinder, Geoffrey. Jesus in the Quran, Geoffrey Parrinder (Oxford: One World, 1995).

A well-researched book with excellent insights into the underlying relationship between Islam and Christianity.

Shah-Kazemi, Reza. The Other in the Light of the One: The Universality of the Qur’ån and Interfaith Dialogue (London: Islamic Texts Society, 2006).

Examines verses of the Quran that discuss other religions in light of the Sufi principles of Quranic interpretation. An incredible achievement that should change the view of way the Quran presents other religions for both Muslims and non-Muslims.

 

 

 

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Reading list of Timothy Winter/Abdul Hakim Murad

Timothy Winter
Sheikh Zayed Lecturer in Islamic Studies
University of Cambridge

(Compiled 2009)

Courtesy : Amman Message

Download in PDF format : Recommended books by Timothy Winter

Beginners:

Abdel, Haleem M. A., trans. The Qurʼan (New York: Oxford UP, 2005).

Du Pasquier, Roger. Unveiling Islam (Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 1990).

Emre, Yunus. The City of the Heart: Yunus Emre’s Verses of Wisdom and Love. trans. Süha Faiz (Shaftesbury, Dorset: Element, 1992).

al-Haddad, Abdullah. The Book of Assistance (London: Quilliam Press, 1989).

Hammad, Ahmad Zaki. Lasting Prayers of the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad (Bridgeview, IL: Quranic Literacy Institute, 1996).

Hofmann, Murad Wilfried. Islam: the alternative (Reading: Garnet, 1993).

Ibrahim, Izzedien and Denys Johnson-Davies. trans. Forty Hadith (Beirut, 1983).

Khan, Maulana Wahiduddin. Islam and Peace (New Delhi: Goodword, 1999).

Lawrence, Bruce. The Qur’an: a biography (New York, 2007).

Lings, Martin. Muhammad: his biography based on the earliest sources (Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 1986).

Maqsood, Ruqaiyyah Waris. The Muslim Marriage Guide (London: Quilliam, 1995).

Masri, Al-Hafiz Basheer Ahmad. Animal Welfare in Islam (3rd ed. Leicester: Islamic Foundation, 2007).

Murad, Abdal Hakim. Muslim Songs of the British Isles, Arranged for Schools (London: Quilliam Press, 2005).

al-Nawawī, Yaḥyā Ibn-Šaraf. Al-Maqasid: Imam Nawawi’s Manual of Islam. trans. Noah Keller (Evanston: Sunna Books, 1994).

English translation and appendices by Sheikh Noah Ha Mim Keller.

Schleifer, Aliah. Mary the Blessed Virgin of Islam (Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 1998).

Shalabi, Abdul Wadod. Islam Religion of Life (London: Quilliam Press, 1990).

Stockton, Peter. Transcending Jerusalem (Stockton, 2008). (Web.http://www.transcendingjerusalem.com)

Tawfiq, Idris. Gardens of Delight: A Simple Introduction to Islam (London: Stacey International, 2007).

Winter, Tim, and John A. Williams. Understanding Islam and the Muslims: The Muslim Family and Islam and World Peace. (Louiville KY: Fons Vitae, 2002).

Wolfe, Michael. The Hadj: an American’s pilgrimage to Mecca (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1993).

Wolfe, Michael, ed. Taking Back Islam: American Muslims Reclaim their Faith (New York: Rodale, 2002).

Yusuf, Hamza. The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi (Hayward CA: Zaytuna, 2007).

 

Intermediate

Akhtar, Shabbir. A Faith for All Seasons: Islam and the challenge of the modern world (Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1990).

al-Akiti, Shaykh Muhammad Afifi. Defending the Transgressed by Censuring the Reckless against the Killing of Civilians (U.K.: Aqsa Press, and Germany: Warda Publications, 2005).

Asad, Muhammad. The Message of the Quran (new edition, London: The Book Foundation, 2008).

Ayub, Muhammad. Understanding Islamic Finance (New York: Wiley, 2008).

Burckhardt, Titus. Art of Islam: language and meaning. Commemorative edition (Bloomington: World Wisdom, 2009).

Esposito, John and Mogahed, Dalia. Who Speaks for Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think (New York: Gallup Press, 2007).

Hallaq, Wael B. Islamic Legal Theories: an introduction to Sunni usul al-fiqh. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997).

al-Hanbali, Ibn Rajab. The Compendium of Knowledge and Wisdom (London: Turath Publishing, 1428/2007).

Helminski, Camille Adams. Women of Sufism: a Hidden Treasure (Boston: Shambala, 2003).

Izetbegovic, Alija. Islam between East and West (Indianapolis: American Trust Publications, 1984).

al-Jawziyya, Ibn Qayyim. The Invocation of God: al-Wabil al-Sayyib min al-Kalim al- Tayyib. Tr. Michael Abdurrahman Fitzgerald and Moulay Youssef Slitine(Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 2000).

Kamali, Mohammed Hashim. The Dignity of Man: An Islamic Perspective (Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 2002).

Legenhausen, Muhammad Islam and Religious Pluralism (London: Al-Hoda, 1999).

Lumbard, Joseph E.B. ed. Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition (Bloomington IN: World Wisdom, 2004).

Mahmutcehagic, Rusmir. The Mosque: the heart of submission (Fordham: Fordham University Press, 2007).

Momen, M An Introduction to Shii Islam (London: George Ronald, 1999).

Roald, Anne Sofie. Women in Islam: the Western experience (London: Routledge, 2001).

Sheikh, Aziz and Gatrad, Abdul Rashid. eds. Caring for Muslim Patients. Second edition (Abingdon: Radcliffe, 2008).

Siddiqi, Muhammad Zubayr. Hadith Literature: its origin, development and special features (Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 1993).

Tura, M. Nusret. The Path of Love (Istanbul: Insan, 2008).

Winter, Timothy. ed. The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008).

Yaran, Cafer S. Understanding Islam (Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press, 2007).

Advanced

Açar, Halil Rahman. Is Scientific Knowledge Rational? (Istanbul: Insan, 2008).

Açıkgenç, Alparslan. Being and Existence in Sadra and Heidegger (Kuala Lumpur: ISTAC, 1993).

Akhtar, Shabbir. The Quran and the Secular Mind: A Philosophy of Islam (London: Routledge, 2007).

Bakar, Osman. Classification of Knowledge in Islam (Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 1998)

Hacinebioglu, Ismail Latif. Does God Exist? Logical foundations of the cosmological argument (Istanbul: Insan, 2008).

Iskenderoglu, Muammer. Fakhr al-Din al-Razi and Thomas Aquinas on the Question of the Eternity of the World (Leiden: E.J.W. Brill, 2002).

Jackson, Sherman A. On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam: Abu Hamid al-Ghazali’s Faysal al-Tafriqa (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2002).

Kamali, Muhammad Hashim. Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 1997).

Koshul, Basit Bilal and Kepnes, Steven, eds. Scripture, Reason and the Contemporary Islam-West Encounter: Studying the ‘Other’, Understanding the ‘Self’ (New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).

al-Misri, Ibn Naqib. Reliance of the Traveller: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law. Trans. Nuh Keller (Beltsville: Amana, 1993).

Murad, Abdal Hakim. Bombing without Moonlight: the Origins of Suicidal Terrorism (Bristol: Amal Press, 2008).

Murata, Sachiko. The Tao of Islam: a sourcebook on gender relationships in Islamic thought (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein and Leaman, Oliver, eds. History of Islamic Philosophy (New edition. London: Routledge, 2001).

al-Said, Labib. The Recited Koran: a history of the first recorded version (Princeton: Darwin Press, 1975).

Sentürk, Recep. Narrative Social Structure: Anatomy of the Hadith Transmission Network 610-1505 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005).

al-Shafi’i. Al-Shafi’i’s Risala: Treatise on the Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence, tr. Majid Khadduri (Repr. Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 1987).

Shihadeh, Ayman, ed. Sufism and Theology (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007).

Shihadeh, Ayman. The Teleological Ethics of Fakhr al-Din al-Razi (Leiden: E.J.W. Brill, 2006).

Yazdi, Mehdi Ha’iri. The Principles of Epistemology in Islamic Philosophy (Albany NY: State University of New York Press, 1992).

 

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Reading list of Sheikh Ali Goma’a

Sheikh Ali Goma’a
former Grand Mufti of Egypt

(Compiled 2009)

Courtesy : Amman Message

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Book List :

Abd, Al-Aṭi Ḥammudah. The Family Structure in Islam (American Trust Publications, 1977).

Abdul, Rauf Feisal. Islam, a Sacred Law: What Every Muslim Should Know about the Shariʼah (Kuala Lumpur: Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia, 2002).

Abu-Hamdiyyah, Mohammad. The Qur’an: an Introduction (London: Routledge, 2000).

Adamson, Peter, and Al-Kindi. Al-Kindi (Oxford: Oxford Univ., 2007).

Adamson, Peter, and Richard C. Taylor. The Cambridge Companion to ArabicPhilosophy (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, 2008).

Afsaruddin, Asma. The First Muslims: History and Memory (Oxford: Oneworld, 2008).

Ahmad, Khurshid. Islam: Its Meaning and Message (London: Islamic Council of Europe,1975).

Ahmed, Akbar S. Discovering Islam: Making Sense of Muslim History and Society(London: Routledge & K. Paul, 1988).

Ahmed, Akbar S. Journey into Islam the Crisis of Globalization (Washington, D.C: Brookings Institution, 2007).

Akkach, Samer. Cosmology and Architecture in Pre modern Islam: an Architectural

Reading of Mystical Ideas (Albany: State University of New York, 2005).

Ali, Kecia, and Oliver Leaman. Islam the Key Concepts (London: Routledge, 2008).

Al-Mufid, Shaykh. Kitab Al-Irshad (Qum: Ansariyan Publications, 2004).

Al-Safa, Ikhwan, Rabbi Dan Bridge, and Rabbi Kalonymus. The Animals’ Lawsuit Against Humanity: An Illustrated 10th Century Iraqi Ecological Fable (Louisville: Fons Vitae, 2005).

Alwani, Taha Jabir Al. Towards a Fiqh for Minorities: Some Basic Reflections (London:International Inst. of Islamic Thought, 2003).

Andrea, Bernadette. Women and Islam in Early Modern English Literature (Cambridge:Cambridge Univ., 2007).

Armstrong, Karen. A History of God (London: Vintage, 1999).

Asad, Talal. On Suicide Bombing (New York: Columbia UP, 2007).

Averroes, and Charles E. Butterworth. The Book of the Decisive Treatise Determining the Connection between the Law and Wisdom & Epistle Dedicatory = Kitāb Faṣl AlmaqālWa-taqrirMa Baina-sariʻa Wa-‘l-ḥikma Min Al-ittiṣal, Risala Al-ihda’(Provo: Brigham Young Univ., 2008).

Aymard, Jean-Baptiste, and Patrick Laude. Frithjof Schuon: Life and Teachings (Albany:State University of New York, 2004).

Ayoub, Mahmoud, and Irfan A. Omar. A Muslim View of Christianity: Essays on Dialogue. (Maryknoll: Orbis, 2007).

Aẓmah, Aziz, and Effie Fokas. Islam in Europe: Diversity, Identity and Influence (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2007).

Baker, Rob and Gray Henry, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, and William C. Chittick. Merton & Sufism: The Untold Story: A Complete Compendium (The Fons Vitae Thomas Merton series).

Bakhtiar, Laleh. Ramadan: Motivating Believers to Action : an Interfaith Perspective (Chicago: Institute for Traditional Psychoethics and Guidance, 1995).

Baldwin, Lewis V., and Amiri YaSin. Al-Hadid. Between Cross and Crescent: Christian and Muslim Perspectives on Malcolm and Martin (Gainesville: University of Florida, 2002).

Bamyeh, Mohammed A. The Social Origins of Islam: Mind, Economy, Discourse (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1999).

Berkey, Jonathan P. The Formation of Islam: Religion and Society in the Near East, 600-1800 (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2003).

Beverley, James A. Islamic Faith in America (New York: Facts On File, 2003).

Blanks, David R. Western Views of Islam in Medieval and Early Modern Europe Perception of Other (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1999).

Bramsen, Paul D. One God One Message: Discover the Mystery Take the Journey (Greenville: Rock International, 2008).

Burckhardt, Titus, Rene Guenon, Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Marco Pallis, and others Frithjof Schuon. Studies in Comparative Religion—A Journal of Metaphysics, Cosmology, Tradition, and Symbolism, Various issues Summer 1969 –Spring 1984 (New York: Tomorrow, 1969).

Calder, Norman, J. A. Mojaddedi, and Andrew Rippin. Classical Islam: a Sourcebook of Religious Literature (New York: Routledge, 2003).

Ceric, Mustafa, and Shifa Al-Attas. Sharifah. Roots of Synthetic Theology in Islam: a Study of the Theology of Abu Mansur Al-Maturidi (d. 333/944) (Kuala Lumpur: International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization, 1995).

Cesari, Jocelyne. When Islam and Democracy Meet: Muslims in Europe and in the United States (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).

Charles, Prince, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, and Huston Smith. Sophia: Volume 13, No. 2(Oakton, Virginia: Foundation For Traditional Studies, 2008).

Chittick, William C. Sufism a Beginner’s Guide (Oxford: Oneworld Publs., 2008).

Chittick, William C. The Heart of Islamic Philosophy: the Quest for Self-knowledge in the Teachings of Afḍal Al-Din Kashani. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2001.

Chittick, William C., Sachiko Murata, and Weiming Tu. The Sage Learning of Liu Zhi: Islamic Thought in Confucian Terms (Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series)(Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center, 2009).

Clarke, Peter. The World’s Religions: Islam (London: Routledge, 1990).

Cook, M. A. Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, 2000).

Coomaraswamy, Ananda and R Foster. Accessions list, South Asia (Oxford University Press, USA, 1991).

Cornell, Vincent J. Voices of Islam (Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2007).

Coughlin, Kathryn M. Muslim Cultures Today: a Reference Guide (Westport: Greenwood, 2006).

Dabashi, Hamid. Islamic Liberation Theology: Resisting the Empire (London: Routledge, 2008).

Daniel, Norman. Islam and the West; the Making of an Image (Edinburgh: University, 1960).

Denffer, Ahmad Von. Dialogue between Christians and Muslims (Leicester: Islamic Foundation, 1991).

Part one: A Survey; Part two: Christian Guidelines For Dialogue With Muslims; Part three: Statements And Resolutions.

Denffer, Ahmad Von. Dialogue between Christians and Muslims (Leicester: Islamic Foundation, 1980).

Dien, M. Izzi. Islamic Law: from Historical Foundations to Contemporary Practice (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame, 2004).

Dirks, Jerald. Abraham: the Friend of God (Beltsville, Md.: Amana Publications, 2002).

Donohue, John J., and John L. Esposito. Islam in Transition Muslim Perspectives (New York: Oxford UP, 2007).

Eaton, Charles Le Gai. Islam and the Destiny of Man (Albany: State University of New York, 1985).

El-Gamal, Mahmoud A. Islamic Finance Law, Economics, and Practice (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2007).

Emerick, Yahiya. How to Tell Others about Islam (Richardson: Noorart, 2004).

Emerick, Yahiya. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Islam (New York: Alpha, 2007).

Esposito, John L. Authority in Islam: From the Rise of Muhammad to the Establishment of the Umayyads. From “The Journal of the American Oriental Society.”

Esposito, John L. and Dalia Mogahed. Battle for Muslims’ hearts and minds: The road not (yet) taken. From “Middle East Policy.”

Esposito, John L. Great World Religions. Course Guidebook (Chantilly, VA: Teaching Company, 2003).

Esposito, John L. Islam and Development: Religion and Sociopolitical Change (Ann Arbor: UMI on Demand, 1994).

Esposito, John L. Islam and Politics (New York: Syracuse, 1991).

Esposito, John L. Islam and the West (Colchester: St. Michael’s College, 1991).

Esposito, John L. Islamic Revivalism (Washington D.C: American University, 1985).

Esposito, John L. Islam in Asia: Religion, Politics, and Society (New York: Oxford UP, 1987).

Esposito, John L. Great World Religions. Course Guidebook (Chantilly: Teaching Company, 2003).

Esposito, John L. Islam: the Straight Path (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2010).

Esposito, John L. Issues in Islamic Revivalism: Pakistan (Durham: University of New Hampshire, 1985).

Esposito, John L. Political Islam: Revolution, Radicalism, or Reform? (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1997).

Esposito, John L. III. RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS: B. ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVES: An entry from Macmillan Reference USA’s “Encyclopedia of Bioethics.”

Esposito, John L. The Future of Islam (New York: Oxford UP, 2010).

Esposito, John L. The Iranian Revolution: Its Global Impact (Miami: Florida International UP, 1990).

Esposito, John L. The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality? (New York: Oxford UP, 1999).

Esposito, John L. The Islamic World past and Present (New York: Oxford UP, 2004).

Esposito, John L. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World (New York: Oxford UP, 2009).

Esposito, John L. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World (New York: Oxford UP, 2001).

Esposito, John L. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modefrn Islamic World. Vol.3: Libe – Sare (New York: Oxford UP, 2001).

Esposito, John L. The Oxford History of Islam (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2000).

Esposito, John L. Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2003).

Esposito, John L. Voices of Resurgent Islam (New York: Oxford UP, 1983).

Esposito, John L. What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2002).

Esposito, John L., and Azzam Tamimi. Islam and Secularism in the Middle East (London: Hurst, 2002).

Esposito, John L., and Dalia Mogahed. Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think (New York: Gallup, 2007).

Esposito, John L., and Francois Burgat. Modernizing Islam Religion in the Public Sphere in the Middle East and Europe (London: Hurst & Company, 2003).

Esposito, John L., and Jack Fischel. Fashionable explanations (Review)—An article from “Midstream.”

Esposito, John L., and James P. Piscatori. The Iranian Revolution Ten Years Later:What

Has Been Its Global Impact? A Summary Assessment (Washington, D.C.: Middle East Institute, 1989).

Esposito, John L., and John Obert Voll. Islam and Democracy (New York: Oxford UP, 1996).

Esposito, John L. The Oxford Dictionary of Islam (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2004).

Esposito, John L., and John Obert Voll. Makers of Contemporary Islam (New York: Oxford UP, 2001).

Esposito, John L., and M. Hakan. Yavuz. Turkish Islam and the Secular State the Gülen Movement (Syracuse: Syracuse Univ., 2005).

Esposito, John L., and Michael Watson. Religion and Global Order (Cardiff: University of Wales, 2000).

Esposito, John L., and Natana J. DeLong-Bas. Women in Muslim Family Law (Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 2001).

Esposito, John L., and Rouhollah K. Ramazani. Iran at the Crossroads (New York: Palgrave, 2001).

Esposito, John L., and Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad. Muslims on the Americanization Path?(New York: Oxford Univ. Pr, 2001).

Esposito, John L., Darrell J. Fasching, and Todd Thornton Lewis. Religion & Globalization World Religions in Historical Perspective (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2008).

Esposito, John L., Darrell J. Fasching, and Todd Thornton Lewis. Religions of the West Today (New York: Oxford UP, 2009).

Esposito, John L., Darrell J. Fasching, and Todd Thornton Lewis. World Religions Today (New York: Oxford UP, 2009).

Esposito, John L., Darrell J. Fasching, and Todd Vernon Lewis. Religions of Asia Today (New York: Oxford UP, 2009).

Esposito, John L., John Obert Voll, and Bakar Osman. Asian Islam in the 21st Century (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2008).

Fakhruddin, ‘Iraqi and William C. Chittick, Peter Lamborn. Wilson, and Seyyed Hossein. Nasr. Divine Flashes (New York: Paulist, 1982).

Fakhry, Majid. Averroes: His Life, Works and Influence (Oxford: Oneworld, 2001).

Faroqhi, Suraiya and Halil Inalcik. Conversion to Islam in the Balkans.

Feener, R. Michael. Islam in World Cultures: Comparative Perspectives (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2004).

Floudas, Christodoulos A., Claire S. Adjiman, and Panos M. Pardalos. Handbook of Test Problems in Local and Global Optimizations (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publ., 1999).

Friedlander, Shems. Rumi and the Whirling Dervishes: Being an account of the Sufi order known as the Mevlevis and its founder the poet and mystic Mevlana Jalalu’ddin Rumi (London: Archetype, 2003).

Friedmann, Yohanan. Tolerance and Coercion in Islam: Interfaith Relations in the Muslim Tradition (New York: Cambridge UP, 2006).

Gaetani, Roger, and Jean-Louis Michon. Sufism: Love and Wisdom-Perennial Philosophy Series (Bloomington: World Wisdom, 2006).

Ghazālī, Muhammad. Remembrance and Prayer: the Way of the Prophet Muhammad (Beltsville: Amana Publications, 1996).

Gazzali, Muḥammad Al, and ʻAsur A. Samis. A Thematic Commentary on the Qur’an (Herndon: Internat. Inst. of Islamic Thought, 2000).

Ghazzali, Al, and Wiliam Montgomery. Watt. The Faith and Practice of Al-Ghazálí (Oxford: Oneworld, 2007).

Ghazzali, and Muhtar Holland. The Duties of Brotherhood in Islam (Leicester: Islamic Foundation, 1997).

Goodman, Lenn Evan. Islamic Humanism (New York: Oxford UP, 2003).

Gopin, Marc. Holy War, Holy Peace: How Religion Can Bring Peace to the Middle East (New York: Oxford UP, 2002).

Gülen, M. Fethullah, and Ali Ünal. Muhammad: the Messenger of God : an Analysis of the Prophet’s Life. (Somerset: Light, 2006).

Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck, and Jane I. Smith. Muslim Minorities in the West: Visible and Invisible (Walnut Creek: AltaMira, 2002).

Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck, and John L. Esposito. Daughters of Abraham: Feminist Thought in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Gainesville: University of Florida, 2002).

Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck, and John L. Esposito. Islam, Gender, & Social Change (New York: Oxford UP, 1998).

Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck, and John L. Esposito. The Islamic Revival since 1988: a Critical Survey and Bibliography (Westport: Greenwood, 1997).

Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck, Jane I. Smith, and John L. Esposito. Religion and Immigration: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Experiences in the United States (Walnut Creek: AltaMira, 2003).

Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck, John Obert Voll, and John L. Esposito. The Contemporary Islamic Revival: a Critical Survey and Bibliography (New York: Greenwood, 1991).

Halilovic, Safwat M., and Muhammad Pasanbegovic. Islam and the West: from Asad’s Point of View (Cairo: Dar Al-Salam, 1426).

Haneef, Suzanne. What Everyone Should Know about Islam and Muslims (Chicago: Library of Islam, 1996).

Hathout, Hassan. Reading the Muslim Mind (Plainfield: American Trust Publications,1995).

Haykel, Bernard. Revival and Reform in Islam (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2003).

Hitchcock, Susan Tyler., and John L. Esposito. Geography of Religion: Where God Lives, Where Pilgrims Walk (Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2006).

Holt, P. M., Ann Lambton, and Bernard Lewis. The Cambridge History of Islam.(Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2000).

Holt, PM and Ann K. S. Lambton & Bernard Lewis. The Cambridge History of Islam, Vol. 2A: The Indian Sub-Continent, South-East Asia, Africa and the Muslim West.

Holt, PM and Ann K. S. Lambton & Bernard Lewis. The Cambridge History of Islam, Vol. 2B: Islamic Society and Civilization.

Hourani, Albert Habib. Islam in European Thought (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1991).

Husainī, Tihrānī Muhammad Husain, Muhammad Husain Tabātabāī, and Mohammad Hassan Faghfoory. Kernel of the Kernel: concerning the Wayfaring and Spiritual Journey of the People of Intellect : Risāla-yi Lubb Al-lubāb Dar Sayr Wa Sulūk-i Ulu’l-albāb [sic] (Albany: State Univ. of New York, 2003).

Ibn, Rajab. The Compendium of Knowledge and Wisdom. Trans. abdassamad Clarke (London: Turath, 2007).

Ikeda, Daisuku, and Majid Theranian (Bouddhisme Et Islam: Le Choix Du Dialogue. (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2008).

Imam, Al-Ḥaramayn, and Paul Ernest Walker. A Guide to Conclusive Proofs for the Principles of Belief = Kitāb Al-irshād Ilā Qawāṭiʻ Al-adilla Fī Uṣūl Al-iʻtiqād (Reading, UK: Garnet, 2000).

Iqbal, Muẓaffar. Science and Islam (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2007).

Izetbegović, Alija. Islam between East and West (Indianapolis: American Trust Publications, 1984).

Jackson, Sherman A. On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam: Abu Ḥamid Al-Ghazaliʼs Fayṣal Al-Tafriqa Bayna Al-Islam Wa Al-zandaqa (Karachi: Oxford UP, 2007).

Jalal, Seyyed, Hossein Nasr, and al-Din Rumi. The Pilgrimage of Life and the Wisdom of Rumi. Bilingual ed (Oakton: Foundation For Traditional Studies, 2007).

Jawad, H. A. The Rights of Women in Islam: an Authentic Approach (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001).

Kamali, Mohammad Hashim. Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 2008).

Kamali, Mohammad Hashim. Shariʻah Law: an Introduction (Oxford, England: Oneworld, 2008).

Karabell, Zachary. Peace Be upon You: Fourteen Centuries of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Conflict and Cooperation (New York: Vintage, 2008).

Karamustafa, Ahmet T. Sufism: the Formative Period (Berkeley: University of California, 2007).

Kausar, Zinat. Political Development: an Islamic Perspective (Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Other, 2000).

Kerr, Malcolm H. Islamic Studies: a Tradition and Its Problems (Malibu: Undena Publications, 1980).

Khan, Muhammed Akhram. An Introduction to Islamic Economics.

Khan, Muqtedar, and Akbar Salahudin Ahmed. American Muslims Bridging Faith and Freedom (Beltsville: Amana Publications, 2002).

Khan, Wahiduddin. God Arises. (Riyadh: International Islamic House, 2005).

Kung, Hans. Islam: Past, Present and Future (Richmond: Oneworld, 2008).

Lama, Dalai, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, and Wolfgang Smith. Sophia Volume 13, No. 1 (Oakton, Virginia: Foundation For Traditional Studies, 2007).

Leaman, Oliver, and Oliver Leaman. An Introduction to Classical Islamic Philosophy (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2002).

Leaman, Oliver. The Qur’an: an Encyclopedia (London: Routledge, 2008).

Lewisohn, Leonard, and Reza Shah-Kazemi. The Sacred Foundations of Justice in Islam: The Teachings of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib-Perennial Philosophy Series (Bloomington: World Wisdom, 2007).

Lings, Martin. Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources (New York: Inner Traditions International, 1983).

Lumbard, Joseph. Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition: Essays by Western Muslim Scholars (Bloomington: World Wisdom, 2004).

Mahmutćehajić, Rusmir. The Mosque: the Heart of Submission (New York: Fordham UP, 2006).

Malik, Aftab Ahmad., John L. Esposito, and El Fadl, Khaled Abou. With God on Our Side: Politics & Theology of the War on Terrorism (Bristol: Amal, 2005).

Maqsood, Ruqaiyyah Waris. The Muslim Marriage Guide: Holy Qurʹan and Hadith (Kuala Lumpur: A.S. Noordeen, 2008).

Martin, Richard C. and Said Amir Arjomand, Marcia Hermansen, Abdulkader Tayob, Rochelle Davis & John Obert Voll. Encyclopedia of Islam & the Muslim World.

Masud, Muhammad Khalid. Shaṭibi’s Philosophy of Islamic Law (New Delhi: Adam &Distributors, 2006).

Mawardi, ʻAli Ibn-Muḥammad Al and Asadullah Yate. Al-Ahkam As-Sultaniyyah the Laws of Islamic Governance (London: Ta-Ha Publ., 1996).

McAuliffe, Jane Dammen. The Cambridge Companion to the Qur’an (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2008).

McGregor, Richard J. A. Sanctity and Mysticism in Medieval Egypt: the Wafaʼ Sufi Order and the Legacy of Ibn ʻArabi (Albany: State University of New York, 2004).

Meri, Josef W., and Jere L. Bacharach. Medieval Islamic Civilization: an Encyclopedia (New York: Routledge, 2006).

Mohammed, Riza. Islam: the Way of Revival (Markfield: Revival Publ., 2003).

Morgan, Matthew J. The Impact of 9/11 on Religion and Philosophy: the Day That Changed Everything? (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Annotated Bibliography of Islamic Science.

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Ishraqi School. An entry from Macmillan Reference USA’s “Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World.”

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Islamic Art and Spirituality (Albany: SUNY, 1987).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Islamic Spirituality: Foundations. First edition. (New York: Routledge, 2007).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Islam, Muslims, and Modern Technology (Thomson Gale: 2005).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Ismaili Contributions to Islamic Culture (Tehran: Imperial Iranian Academy of Philosophy, 1977).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Rumi and the Sufi Tradition. (Tehran: RCD Cultural Institute, 1974).

Nasr, Husain, and Frithjof Schuon. Religion of the Heart: Essays Presented to Frithjof Schuon on His Eightieth Birthday (Washington, D. C.: Foundation for Traditional Studies, 1991).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein, and Katherine O’Brien. The Essential Sophia (Library of Perennial Philosophy) (Bloomington: World Wisdom, 2006).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein, Mehdi Amin Razavi, and M. R. Jozi. An Anthology of Philosophy in Persia: from Jabir Ibn Ḥayyan to Naṣi Al-Din Ṭusi (London: I.B. Tauris, 2008).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. A Journey through Persian History and Culture (Lahore: Iqbal Academy Pakistan, 2000).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. A Young Muslim’s Guide to the Modern World (South Elgin, IL: Library of Islam, 1994).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. An Introduction to Islamic Cosmological Doctrines: Conceptions of Nature and Methods Used for Its Study by the Ikhwan Al-Ṣafaʼ, Al-Biruni, and Ibn Sina (Albany: State University of New York, 1993).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Cosmography in Pre-Islamic and Islamic Persia (Tehran: Tehran UP, 1971).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Ideals and Realities of Islam.

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Iran (Persia) (Tehran: Offset, 1973).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Islam: Religion, History, and Civilization (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 2003).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Islamic Life and Thought (London: Routledge, 2008).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Islamic Philosophy from Its Origin to the Present: Philosophy in the Land of Prophecy (Albany: State University of New York, 2006).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Islamic Philosophy in Contemporary Persia; a Survey of Activity during the past Two Decades (Salt Lake City: Middle East Center, University of Utah, 1972).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Islamic Science: an Illustrated Study (Lahore: Suhail Academy, 2000).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Islamic Spirituality (World Spirituality Series). New ed. (London: Alban Books, 1991).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Islamic studies: Essays on law and society, the sciences, and philosophy and Sufism (Beirut: Librairie Du Liban, 1967).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Islamic-Christian Dialogue : Problems and Obstacles to be Pondered and Overcome (Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 1998).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Jalal al-Din Rumi: Supreme Persian poet and sage (High Council of Culture and the Arts, Centre for Research and Cultural Co-ordination) (Quebec: Conseil Supetieur De La Culture Et Des Arts, 1974).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Knowledge and the Sacred (Albany, New York: State University Of New York Press, 1989).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Living Sufism (New York: Mandala, 1980).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Man and Nature: The Spiritual Crisis in Modern Man (Rev Sub ed Lahore: Kazi Publications, 2007).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Mensch und Tier vor dem Konig der Dschinnen: Aus den Schriften der Lauteren Bruder von Basra, Ihwan as-Safa. (book reviews): An article from: The Journal of the American Oriental Society (Ann Arbor: American Oriental Society, 1992).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Muhammad: Man of God. 1st US ed ed (Lahore: Kazi Publications, 2007).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. MULLA SADRA (C. 15721640): An entry from Macmillan Reference USA’s Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World (New York, New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2004).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. On the question of biological origins.: An article from: Islam & Science (Chicago: Thomson Gale, 2006).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Poems of the Way (Oakton: Foundation For Traditional Studies, 1998).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Prophet Muhammad Man of Allah (Riyadh: Tahrike Tarsile Qur’an, 1990).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Religion and the Order of Nature (Cadbury Lectures) (New York: Oxford University Press, USA, 1996).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Sacred Art in Persian Culture (Ipswich: Golgonooza Press,1976).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Sadr Al-Din Shirazi and His Transcendent Theosophy (San Francisco: Imperial Iranian Academy Of Philos., 1979).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Science and Civilization in Islam (Lahore: Kazi Publications, 2007).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Sufi Essays. 3 ed (Lahore: Kazi Publications, 1999).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. The achievements of Ibn Sina in the field of science and his contributions to its philosophy.(Biography): An article from: Islam & Science (New York: Center For Islam & Science, 2003).

Nasr, Seyyed. The Encounter of Man and Nature: the Spiritual Crisis of Modern Man (London: Allen & Unwin, 1968).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. The Essential Frithjof Schuon (Library of Perennial Philosophy) (Bloomington, IN: World Wisdom, 2005).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. The Garden of Truth: The Vision and Promise of Sufism, Islam’s Mystical Tradition (New York: Harperone, 2008).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. The Heart of Islam: Enduring Values for Humanity (New York: Harperone, 2004).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. The influence of Sufism on traditional Persian music (New York: Perennial Book, 1972).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein, The Persian works of Shaykh Al-IshraÌ‚q ShihaÌ‚b Al-DiÌ‚n SuhrawardiÌ.

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. The question of cosmogenesis–the cosmos as a subject of scientific study.: An article from: Islam & Science (Chicago: Thomson Gale, 2006).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. The spiritual and religious dimensions of the environmental crisis (Temenos Academy papers) (London: Temenos Academy, 1999).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Traditional Islam in the Modern World (London: Kegan Paul International Ltd., 1987).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Western science and Asian cultures—Azad memorial lecture;1974 (New Delhi: Indian Council For Cultural Relations, 1976).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein., and Katherine O’Brien. In Quest of the Sacred: the Modern World in the Light of Tradition (Lahore: Suhail Academy, 2001).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein., and Oliver Leaman. History of Islamic Philosophy (London: Routledge, 1996).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossien. Islamic Spirituality Vol. 2 (World Spirituality – An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest , Vol 2) (New York: Herder & Herder, 1997).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Philosophy, Literature, and Fine Arts (Dunton Green, Sevenoaks, Kent: Hodder and Stoughton, 1982).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein Need for a Sacred Science, The (S U N Y Series in Religious Studies) (Albany: State University Of New York Press, 1993).

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein and Smith,Wolfgang. Sophia Volume 12, Number 2 (Oakton, Virginia: Foundation For Traditional Studies, 2006).

Nomachi, Ali Kazuyoshi (photographs); Seyyed Hossein Nasr (essay). Mecca the Blessed, Medina the Radiant: The Holiest Cities of Islam (New York: Aperture, 1997).

Oh, Irene. The Rights of God: Islam, Human Rights, and Comparative Ethics (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown UP, 2007).

Osman, Bakar. Classification of Knowledge in Islam: a Study in Islamic Philosophies of Science (Lahore: Suhail Academy, 2000).

Peters, F. E. A Reader on Classical Islam (Princeton: Princeton Univ., 1994).

Peters, Francis E., and John L. Esposito. The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam (Princeton: Princeton UP, 2006)

Philosophy of Seyyed Hossein Nasr (Library of Living Philosophers Series) (Lasalle: Open Court Publishing Company, 2000).

Qaraḍawi, Yusuf. Approaching the Sunnah: Comprehension & Controversy (London: International Institute of Islamic Thought, 2007).

Quinn, Frederick. The Sum of All Heresies the Image of Islam in Western Thought (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2008).

Qutb, Sayyid, John B. Hardie, and Hamid Algar. Social Justice in Islam (Oneonta: Islamic Publications International, 2000).

Rahim, Abdur, and Abdur Rahim. The Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence According to the Hanafi, Maliki, Shafiʻi and Hanbali Schools (New Delhi: Kitab Bhavan, 1994).

Ramadan, Tarik. Western Muslims and the Future of Islam. (New York: Oxford UP, 2005).

Ramadan, Tariq. Islam, the West and the Challenges of Modernity (Markfield: Islamic Foundation, 2004).

Reynolds, Gabriel Said. The Qurʼan in Its Historical Context (London: Routledge, 2008).

Rippin, Andew. Blackwell Companion to the Qur’an (Blackwell, 2006).

Rippin, Andrew. Muslims Their Religious Beliefs and Practices (London: Routledge, 2006).

Rosenthal, Franz, Emile Marmorstein, and Jenny Marmorstein. The Classical Heritage in Islam (Berkeley: University of California, 1975).

Ruthven, Malise, and Azim Nanji. Historical Atlas of the Islamic World. (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2004).

Saeed, Abdullah. Interpreting the Qurʼan: towards a Contemporary Approach (Abingdon: Routledge, 2006).

Saeed, Abdullah. The Qurʼan: an Introduction (London: Routhledge, 2008).

Safi, Omid. The Politics of Knowledge in Premodern Islam: Negotiating Ideology and Religious Inquiry (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2006).

Sajoo, Amyn B. Muslim Ethics: Emerging Vistas (London: I. B. Tauris, 2009).

Sanasarian, Eliz. Religious Minorities in Iran (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2000).

Sardar, Ziauddin. The Future of Muslim Civilization (Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia: Pelanduk Publications, 1988).

Scarfe, Beckett Katharine. Anglo-Saxon Perceptions of the Islamic World. (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2003).

Schuon, Frithjof. Sufism: Veil and Quintessence A New Translation with Selected Letters (The Writings of Frithjof Schuon) (Bloomington: World Wisdom, 2007).

Sedgwick, Mark J. Islam & Muslims: a Guide to Diverse Experience in a Modern World (Boston: Nicholas Brealey, 2006).

As-Sibaa’ie, Dr Mustafa. The Life of Prophet Muhammad—Highlights and lessons. trans. Nasiruddin al-Khattab (International Islamic Publishing House 2003 , English Edition 2004.

Siddiqi, Mohammad Ahmadullah. Islam: a Contemporary Perspective (Chicago: NAAMPS Publications, 1994).

Siddiqi, Muhammad Yasin Mazhar. The Prophet Muhammad: A Role Model for Muslim Minorities (Markfield: Islamic Foundation, 2006).

Siddiqui, Ataullah. Christian-Muslim Dialogue in the Twentieth Century (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2002).

SJ, Ovey Mohammed. Muslim-Christian Relations (Obris, 2002).

Smith, Wolfgang. The Quantum Enigma: Finding the Hidden Key 3rd edition. 3 ed (Brussels: Sophia Perennis, 2005).

Stepaniants, Marietta T.. Sufi Wisdom (Suny Series in Islam) (Albany: State University Of New York Press, 1994).

Sullivan, Lawrence Eugene. Enchanting Powers: Music in the World’s Religions.

Cambridge, Mass.: Distributed by Harvard UP for the Harvard University Center forthe Study of World Religions, 1997.

Waly, Muhammad Isa. The Signs Before the Day of Judgement.

Williams, Rowan and Seyyed Hossein Nasr, HH Pope Benedict XVI. Sophia; A Common Word between Us and You (Oakton: Foundation for Traditional Studies, 2008).

Sophia Volume 14, No. 1 by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, HRH Prince of Wales, and Wolfgang Smith.

Winter, T. J., and John A. Williams. Understanding Islam and the Muslims: Expanded to Include The Muslim Family and Islam and World Peace (Louisville, Ky.: Fons Vitae, 2002).

Yahya, Harun. An Index to The Qur’an (Idara Isha’at-e-Diniyat, 2007).

Yeomans, Richard. The Art and Architecture of Islamic Cairo (Reading, UK: Garnet, 2006).

Zein, M. Faruk. Christianity, Islam and Orientalism (London: Saqi, 2003).

 

 

 

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Reading list of Professor Seyyed Hossien Nasr

Seyyed Hossein Nasr
University Professor of Islamic Studies
George Washington University

(Compiled 2009)

Courtesy : Amman Message

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High School through College:

Armstrong, Karen. Islam: A Short History (Modern Library, 2002).

Chttick, W. and Murata, S. The Vision of Islam (Paragon House Publishers, 1995).

Danner, Victor. The Islamic Tradition: An Introduction (Sophia Perennis, 2005).

Eaton, Charles L.G. Islam and the Destiny of Man (SUNY Press, 1986).

Esin, E. Mecca the Blessed, Medinah the Radiant (Paul Elek, 1963).

Lings, Martin. Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources (Inner Traditions, 2006).

Michon, Jean-Lois. Introductions to Traditional Islam: Foundations, Art and Spirituality (World Wisdom, 2008).

Nasr, S.H. A Young Muslim’s Guide to the Modern World (Kazi Publications, 1994).

Nasr, S.H. Ideals and Realities of Islam (Kazi Publications, 2000).

Nasr, S.H. Islam: Religion, History and Civilization (HarperOne, 2002).

Nasr, S.H. and Normachi, A.K. Mecca the Blessed, Medinah the Radiant: The Holiest Cities of Islam (Aperture, 1997).

Padwick, Constance. Muslim Devotions: A Study of Prayer Manuals in Common Use (One World Publications, 1996).

College through MA:

Ahmed, Nazeer. Islam in Global History: From the Death of the Prophet Muhammad to the First World War (American Institute of Islamic History, 2001).

Crow, Karim. Facing One Qiblah: Legal and Doctrinal Aspects of Sunni and Shiah Muslims (Ibex, 2005).

Daniel, Norman. Islam and the West: The Making of an Image (Oneworld Publications, 2009).

Iqbal, Muzaffar. Islam, Science, Muslims and Technology: Seyyed Hossein Nasr in Coversation with Muzaffar Iqbal.

Kamali, M.H. Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Islamic Texts Society, 2005).

Kazemi, Reza Shah. The Other in the Light of the One: The Universality of the Qur’an and Interfaith Dialogue (Islamic Texts Society. 1999).

Murata, S. The Tao of Islam: A Sourcebook on Gender Relationships in Islamic Thought (SUNY Press, 1992).

Nasr, S.H. The Heart of Islam: Endearing Values for Humanity (HarperOne, 2004).

Nasr, S.H. Islamic Art and Spirituality (SUNY Press, 1987).

Nasr, S.H. Ed. Islamic Spirituality: Foundations (Crossroads Publishing Co., 1991).

Schuon, Frithjof. Understanding Islam (World Wisdom, 1998).

Siddiqi, M.Z. Hadith Literature: Its Origin, Development and Special Features (Islamic Texts Society, 1996).

Ph.D. and Post Graduate:

Abou El Fadl, Khaled. Speaking in God’s Name: Islamic Law, Authority and Women (OneWorld Publications, 2001).

Buckhardt, Titus. The Art of Islam: Language and Meaning (World Wisdom, 2009).

Chittick, William. The Heart of Islamic Philosophy: The Quest for Self-Knowledge in the Teachings of Afdal al-Din al-Kashani (Oxford University Press, 2000).

Dakake, Maria. The Charismatic Community: Shi’ite identity in Early Islam (SUNY Press, 2008).

Jackson, Sherman. On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance on Islam (Oxford University Press, 2002).

Hallaq, Wael. Authority, Continuity and Change in Islamic Law (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

Keller, Nuh Ha Mim. Reliance of the Traveller: The Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law, Umdat al-Salik (Amana Publications, 1997).

Madelung, Wilferd. The Succession to Muhammad: A Study of the Early Caliphate (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

Moezzi, M.A. Amir and Streight, David. The Divine Guide in Early Shi’ism: The Sources ofEsotericism in Islam (SUNY Press, 1994).

Mohammad, Kamali. Freedom of Expression in Islam (Islamic Texts Society, 1997).

Nasr, S.H., Islam and the Plight of Modern Man, (Kazi Publications, 2001).

Schuon, Frithjof. Christianity/Islam: Perspectives on Esoteric Ecumenism (World Wisdom, 2008).

Schuon, Frithjof. Sufism: Veil and Quintessence (World Wisdom, 2007).

 

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