Primary Source Collections on the Middle East, North Africa and Muslim Societies

Bowen, Donna Lee, and Evelyn A. Early, eds. Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East: Second Edition. Second Edition. Indiana University Press, 2002.

Burke, Edmund III, and David Yaghoubian, eds. Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East: Second Edition. 2nd ed. University of California Press, 2005.

Constable, Olivia Remie, ed. Medieval Iberia: Readings from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Sources. Second Edition. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.

Douglass, Susan L. Beyond a Thousand And One Nights: A Sampler of Literature from Muslim Civilization. Council on Islamic Education, 1999.

Gettleman, Marvin E., and Stuart Schaar, eds. The Middle East and Islamic World Reader: An Historical Reader for the 21st Century. Third Edition. Grove Press, 2012.

Khater, Akram Fouad. Sources in the History of the Modern Middle East. 2nd ed. Cengage Learning, 2010.

Kurzman, Charles, ed. Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook. Oxford University Press, USA, 1998.

Kurzman, Charles, ed. Modernist Islam, 1840-1940: A Sourcebook. Oxford University Press, USA, 2002.

Lewis, Bernard. A Middle East Mosaic: Fragments of Life, Letters and History. New edition. Modern Library, 2001.

McNeill, William H., and Marilyn Robinson Waldman, eds. The Islamic World. University Of Chicago Press, 1984.

Ruggles, D. Fairchild, ed. Islamic Art and Visual Culture: An Anthology of Sources. 1st ed. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

Basic books on Islam

Sayyid H. Nasr, Islam: Religion, History, and Civilization (Harper San Francisco,2003)

John L. Esposito, Islam: The Straight Path (Oxford University Press, 1988)

John L. Esposito, What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam (Oxford University Press, 2002)

Munir Shaikh, Teaching about Islam in the Public School Classroom, 3rd edition (Council on Islamic Education, 1995).

Primary Sources on Islam

Ezzeddin Ibrahim and Denys Johnson-Davies, translators, An-Nawawi’s Forty Hadith (Islamic Texts Society, 1997)

Ezzeddin Ibrahim and Denys Johnson-Davies, translators, Forty Hadith Qudsi (Islamic Texts Society, 1997)

The Alim software or online Qur’an search engine (with translations by Yusuf Ali, Marmaduke Pickthall, Muhammad Asad, and other languages)

Historical works for overview

Richard W. Bulliet, Islam: the View from the Edge (Columbia University Press, 1994)

K.N. Chaudhuri, Trade and Civilisation in the Indian Ocean: An Economic History from the Rise of Islam to 1750 (Cambridge University Press, 1985)

Ross E. Dunn, Ibn Battuta: Adventures of a Fourteenth Century Traveler (University of California Press, 2005)

S. L. Douglass, World Eras: Rise and Spread of Islam, 622-1500 (Thompson/Gale, 2002)

Contemporary Issues

Akbar Ahmed, After Terror: Promoting Dialogue Among Civilizations (Brian Forst, 2005)

Richard W. Bulliet, The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization (Columbia University Press, 2004)

Vincent Cornell, editor, Voices of Islam, Volumes 1-5 (Praeger, 2006)

John L. Esposito, Darrell J. Fasching, and Todd Lewis, World Religions Today, 2nd edition (Oxford University Press, 2006)

Tariq Ramadan, Western Muslims and the Future of Islam (Oxford University Press, 2004)

John O. Voll, “Islam and Democracy: Is Modernization a Barrier?” in Modernization, Democracy, and Islam. Ed. Shireen Hunter and Huma Malik. (Praeger, 2004)

World History and Geography Teaching Guides

Ross E. Dunn, The New World History: A Teacher’s Companion (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2000)

Marshall G.S. Hodgson (Edmund Burke III, ed.), Rethinking World History: Essays on Europe, Islam and World History (Cambridge University Press, 1993)

Teaching About Religion in World History

Karen Armstrong, The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions, 2006; Islam: A Short History, 2000; Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths , 1996; The History of God, 1993

Jerry H. Bentley, Old World Encounters: Cross-Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Pre- Modern Times (Oxford University Press, 1993)

Charles C. Haynes & Oliver Thomas, esq., Finding Common Ground First Amendment Center, 2000) (Updated Publication )

Susan Hitchcock, John L. Esposito, Desmond Tutu, National Geographic Geography of Religion (Random House, 2006)

Gerald Krell & Meyer Odze, Three Faiths, One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam (Video/DVD–Auteur Productions, 2005)

Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet (Video -Unity Productions Foundation, 2002);(lesson plans at The Islam Project)