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Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think

Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think, is a 55 minute long documentary film that explores the opinions of Muslims around the globe as revealed in the world’s first major opinion poll, conducted by the Gallup organization. Conducting the poll after 9/11, Gallup researchers asked the questions on every American’s mind: Why is there so much anti-Americanism in the Muslim world? Who are the extremists and how do Muslims feel about them? What do Muslims like and dislike about the West? What do Muslim women really want? Crucial policy decisions hang on these questions. They continue to generate passionate disagreements in the public square. Yet for all the heat and controversy, the actual views of the world’s Muslims have been conspicuously missing from this debate, so this film shines a lot of light, letting Muslims speak for themselves.

ING Resources on Islam & Muslims

A description of Islamic Networks Group resources and offerings for various educational and interfaith settings.

I Cover: A Day in the Life of a Muslim-American COVERed Girl by Sadaf Syed.

In this picture book, Mrs. Syed captures moments in the day-to-day lives of these Muslim women, moments that the average American can relate to once they "embrace" the fact that she covers her hair. With each page, a stereotypes is shattered and the misunderstandings that surround the female followers of a faith of 1.3 billion diminish. iCOVER has garnered significant publicity both domestically and internationally. Also Available in BHS School Library

Huda Free Health Clinic Opens New Office for Detroiters 

An article about a Health Clinic in Detroit sponsored and run by the Muslim Community in Metro Detroit. The clinic provides free compassionate healthcare to the uninsured and the undeserved in the area. CBS News, Detroit

Huda Clinic Videos 

Video clips about a Health Clinic in Detroit sponsored and run by the Muslim Community in Metro Detroit. The clips include interviews with professional volunteers and patients reflecting how this clinic has made the difference by providing free healthcare to those who lack it.

Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane. Celebrating Ramadan. Holiday House, Inc., 2002

The book follows Ibraham's family through the month of praying and fasting until the feast and celebration of Eid al-Fitr that ends Ramadan, explaining the basic beliefs of Islam and the life of the Prophet Muhammad as well as offering an intimate look at a devout Islamic family.

Historical Background of the Abrahamic Faiths

Lesson plan and Readings on Historical Background of the Abrahamic Faiths is part of the complete set of lessons for comprehension and enrichment written to accompany the Unity Productions Foundation documentary film Cities of Light, in addition to interactive online features, articles, slide shows, timelines and maps is found at The Lesson Plan Set is available for download in pdf format (individual lesson titles and the complete set on the site at

Heiligman,  Deborah. Celebrate Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr with Praying, Fasting, and Charity. National Geographic Society, 2006

Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, and Eid Al-Fitr, which marks the fast's end, are sacred times for millions throughout the world. Celebrate Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr examines the reasons for the month-long dawn-to-dusk fast and observes some of the wide variety of celebrations at the end of the fast worldwide. Deborah Heiligman's text examines the historical, religious, and cultural aspect of this Muslim holiday. The book's beautiful photographs are complemented with a map pinpointing the exact locations illustrated. The extensive back matter also includes a list of further resources such as books and Web sites, useful for the research student and paper writer in grades one to four. The book's consultant, Dr. Neguin Yavari gives an explanatory note about the religious and cultural significance of Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History (TOAH)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History (TOAH), a magnificent and comprehensive resource for all periods and world regions, with extensive access to images, thematic essays such as The Nature of Islamic Art, maps, timelines and search possibilities. Indispensible for integrating art across the curriculum. See also the MET's Islamic art collection at

Heide, Florence Parry and Judith Heide Gilliland (illustrated by Mary GrandPré). The House of Wisdom. New York: DK Publishing, Inc., 1999.

Non-fiction, illustrated story of the Abbasid era translation effort that brought the knowledge of the ancient world and many cultures into the Arabic language, where it was preserved, built upon and later translated into Latin in Europe, where it helped stimulate the Renaissance.

Haynes, Charles C. and Oliver Thomas, esq. Finding Common Ground First Amendment Center, (2007 revised version)

This is a comprehensive resource guide to religious liberty in public education, including both accommodation of diverse beliefs and teaching about religion. It lays out the basis for these principles in constitutional law and provides a rich array of resources for educators.

Harvard University Pluralism Project

A rich resource with information on world religions and their contemporary expressions. An ongoing research effort, the Pluralism Project studies and interprets religious diversity and interfaith relations in the United States One of the best resources for teaching about religions beyond the usual five major world religions.

Streaming, Discussion Guides & Curriculum for UPF Films

This is a list of UPF documentary films with streaming, discussion guides, and lesson plans.

Guidelines for Teaching About Religion in K–12 Public Schools in the United States

In 2010, the AAR Board of Directors approved the document and teaching guide Guidelines for Teaching about Religion in K–12 Public Schools (PDF) in the United States. The document is the product of a three-year initiative undertaken by the Religion in the Schools Task Force in consultation with educators and the broad constituency of the AAR. The Guidelines are written for public school teachers, administrators, members of school boards, and other citizens to provide guidance for how to teach about religion in intellectually sound ways from the nonsectarian perspective appropriate for public schools.

Gnojewski, Carol. Ramadan: A Muslim Time of Fasting, Prayer, and Celebration. Enslow Publishers, Incorporated, 2004

Description of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and its celebration. Grades 2-5