Selected Links

Islam Bibliography and Selected Links (2013)

(Islam, On Common Ground)


The 99. Naif al-Mutawa (creator) (Safat, Kuwait: Teshkeel), 2006-2010. Comics, TV series.

Abdo, Geneive. Mecca and Main Street: Muslim Life in America After 9/11 (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 2007.

Abdul-Ghafur, Saleemah (ed.). Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak (Boston: Beacon Press), 2005.

Ahmad, Leila. Women and Gender in Islam (New Haven: Yale University Press), 1992. 

Armstrong, Karen. Islam: A Short History (London: Phoenix), 2001.

Asad, Talal. “The Idea of Anthropology of Islam.” Qui Parle? 17, 2 Spring 2009, 1-30.

Asad, Talal, Wendy Brown, Judith Butler, and Saba Mahmood. Is Critique Secular?: Blasphemy, Injury and Free Speech. Townsend Center for the Humanities, University of California. Berkeley: Distributed by University of California Press, c. 2009.

Aslan, Reza. No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, Updated Edition (New York: Random House), 2011.

Austin, Allan. African Muslims in Antebellum America (New York: Garland), 1984.

Barlas, Asma. “Believing Women” in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur’an (Austin: University of Texas Press), 2002.

Berkey, Jonathan. The Formation of Islam (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 2003.

Bleich, Erik (ed.). Muslims and the State in the Post-9/11 West (London: Routledge), 2010.

Blige, B. and Barbara Aswad (eds). Family and Gender Among American Muslims: Issues Facing Middle Eastern Immigrants and Their Descendants (Philadelphia: Temple University Press), 1996.

Bouhdiba, Abdelwahab. Sexuality in Islam (London, Boston: Routledge), 2007.

Bukhari, Zahid (ed.). Muslims’ Place in the American Public Square: Hopes, Fears, and Aspirations (Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press), 2004.  

“Chaplain works to be Ambassador of Muslim Faith, U.S., Army.” Kyle Martin. The Augusta Chronicle. 3 February 2012.

Curtis, Edward E., VI. Islam in Black America (Albany: SUNY Press), 2002.

Curtis, Edward E., VI. Muslims in America: A Short History (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 2009.

Darmer, Katherine B., (eds.). Civil Liberties vs. National Security in a Post-9/11 World (Amherst: Prometheus Books), 2004.

Diouf, Sylviane. Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas (New York: New York University Press), 1998.

Ebrahimji, Maria M., and Zahra T. Suratwala. I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim (Ashland, Oregon: White Cloud), 2011.

“Ellison Uses Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an.” Fredric J. Frommer. The Washington Post. 5 January 2007.

An English Interpretation of The Holy Qur'an with Full Arabic Text. Translated by A. Yusuf Ali. (Lahore: Muhammad Ashraf), 1975.

Ernst, Carl. Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press), 2003.

Esposito, John L. The Future of Islam (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 2010.

Espositio, John L. Islam: The Straight Path, Fourth Edition (New York: Oxford University Press), 2011.

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

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

Euben, Roxanne L. and Muhammad Qasim Zaman (eds.). Princeton Readings in Islamic Thought (Princeton N.J.: Princeton University Press), 2009.

Gest, Justin. Apart: Alienated and Engaged Muslims in the West (New York: Columbia University Press), 2010.

Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck. Becoming American? The Forging of Arab and Muslim Identity in Pluralist America (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press), 2011.

Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck. The Muslims of America (New York: Oxford University Press), 1991.

Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck, Jane I. Smith, and Kathleen M. Moore. Muslim Women in America: The Challenge of Islamic Identity Today (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 2011.

Hallaq, Wael. An Introduction to Islamic Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 2009.

Hamm, Mark S. “Prisoner Radicalization: Assessing the Threat in U.S. Correctional Institutions.” NIJ (National Institute of Justice) Journal. No. 261. 27 October 2008.

Jamal, Amaney and Nadine Naber (eds). Race and Arab Americans Before and After 9/11: From Invisible Citizens to Visible Subjects (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press), 2008.

Kahf, Mohja. Western Representations of the Muslim Woman: From Termagant to Odalisque (Austin: University of Texas Press), 1999.

Kepel, Gilles. Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam (London, New York: I. B. Tauris Publishers), 2002.

Köszegi, Michael and J. Gordon Melton (eds). Islam in North America: A Sourcebook (New York: Garland Publishing), 1992.

Kugle, Scott. Homosexuality in Islam: Islamic Reflection on Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims (Oxford: Oneworld Publications), 2010.

Lawrence, Bruce B. New Faiths, Old Fears: Muslims and Other Asian Immigrants in American Religious Life (New York: Columbia University Press), 2002.

Leonard, Karen Isaksen. Muslims in the United States: The State of Research (New York: Russell Sage Foundation), 2003.

Levtzion, Nehemia and Randall Pouwels. The History of Islam in Africa (Athens: Ohio University Press), 2000.

Malcolm X with Alex Haley. The Autobiography of Malcolm X (New York: Ballantine), 1973.

Metcalf, Barbara. Making Muslim Space in North America and Europe (Berkeley: University of California Press), 1996.

M’Bow, Amadou Mahtar and Ali Kettani (eds.). Islam and Muslims in the American Continent (Beirut: Center of Historical, Economical and Social Studies), 2001.

McCloud, Aminah Beverly. African American Islam (New York: Routledge), 1993.

McCloud, Aminah. Transnational Muslims in American Society (Gainesville: University of Florida Press), 2006.

“Muslim Women Gain Higher Profile in U.S.” Brian Knowlton. The New York Times. 27 Dec. 2010.

al-Na’im, Abdallah. Islam and the Secular State (Cambridge: Harvard University Press), 2004.

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

Ramadan, Tariq. What I Believe (New York: Oxford University Press), 2009.

Rauf, Feisal Abdul. What’s Right With Islam Is What’s Right With America (New York: HarperCollins), 2004.

Robinson, David. Muslim Societies in African History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 2004.

Roy, Olivier. Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah (New York: Columbia University Press), 2004.

Safi, Omid (ed.). Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism (Oxford: One World), 2003.

Schimmel, Annemarie. Islam: An Introduction (Albany: SUNY Press), 1990.

Schimmel, Annemarie. Mystical Dimensions of Islam (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press), 1975.

“Sikh Owner Of Gas Station Is Fatally Shot In Rampage.” Tamar Lewin. The New York Times. 17 September 2001.

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

Starrett, Gregory. Putting Islam to Work: Education, Politics, and Religious Transformation (Berkeley: University of California Press), 1998.

Stowasser, Barbara. Women in the Qur’an, Traditions, and Interpretation (New York: Oxford University Press), 1994.

Tucker, Judith. Women, Family, and Gender in Islamic Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 2008.

Turner, Richard Brent. Islam in the African-American Experience, Second Edition (Bloomington: Indiana University Press), 2003.

Wadud, Amina. Qur’an and Woman: Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman’s Perspective, Second Edition (New York: Oxford University Press), 1999.

Walker, Dennis. Islam and the Search for African-American Nationhood : Elijah Muhammad, Louis Farrakhan, and the Nation Of Islam (Atlanta: Clarity Press), 2005.

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

"Women in Islam: To Separate Fact from Fiction." Los Angeles, California: Islamic Center of Southern California, 1994.

Yee, James. For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire (New York: Public Affairs), 2005.


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Bibliography and Selected Links


World Religions in Greater Boston

Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim Communities in New Orleans

Colorado Muslim Society's Sunday School

Islam in North Carolina

Islamic Social Life in America- Planning a Wedding

Local Islams

Muslim Communities in Rhode Island

Muslim Communities of Mississippi

Muslim Traditions in Switzerland

Muslim Women in the West Bibliography

Politics of Women's Worship in American Islam

Portland Muslim History Project

Sufi Orders in New York

Tibetan Buddhists and Shi'ite Muslims in the Twin Cities

Volunteerism Among Ismailis in Houston


Additional Resources

Aga Khan Visual Archives: Mosques in the United States
Includes images of purpose-built mosques in the U.S., from the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at M.I.T.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of the U.S.
Site of the U.S. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, based in Silver Spring, Maryland.

All-American Muslim on The Learning Channel (TLC)
Reality TV show featuring an Arab American Muslim family living in Dearborn, Michigan. Aired 2011-2012.

The American Muslim
A forum that is inclusive of “various points of view (based on Qur’an and Sunnah) representing no one school of thought, ethnic group or organization”; gives special emphasis to intra- and inter-religious dialogue. Established in 1989 and edited by Sheila Masaji.

American Muslim Alliance (AMA)
Organization focusing on Muslim participation in American political life.

American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT) (Archive)

An umbrella organization of Muslim advocacy groups working to define issues of common concern and develop strategies for effective political participation.

American Muslims Intent on Learning and Activism (AMILA)
Established in 1992, AMILA's community-building efforts focus on youth, education and activism.

ASMA Society
Founded in 1997, this organization seeks to foster “an American-Muslim identity" and to build bridges with the American public. This site features the Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow blog.

Azizah Magazine
A publication that “reflects the experiences and perspectives of Muslim women living in North American society.” Edited by Tayyibah Taylor.

Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship
Established in Philadelphia in 1971, the Fellowship studies the teachings of Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, a Sufi saint.

Bridges TV
The American Muslim Lifestyle Network is a 24-hour, English-language cable channel.

Cordoba Initiative
Dedicated to “healing the relationship between the Islamic world and the West” through multi-faith dialogue.

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
With headquarters in Washington, D.C. and chapters across America, CAIR’s mission is to: “enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.”

Council on Islamic Education (CIE)
Founded by Shabbir Mansuri in 1990, the Council on Islamic Education aims “to support and strengthen American public education” by working with policymakers, publishers, educators, and the media. (Website no longer avaiable)

“Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America.”
A report published in August 2011 by the Center for American Progress. Written by Wajahat Ali, Eli Clifton, Matthew Duss, Lee Fang, Scott Keyes, and Faiz Shakir.

Fiqh Council of North America
A body of Islamic scholars in the U.S. and Canada that responds to issues of concern for the Muslim community.

Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football, and the American Dream (2011)
A documentary film about a predominately Muslim high school football team in Dearborn, Michigan. Directed by Rashid Ghazi.

Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences (GSISS)
Part of Cordoba University in Ashburn, Virginia; offers a ten-month Master of Arts in Social Studies: Islamic Studies degree. (website no longer available)

“IamY Convention 2012: Let’s Get Inspired" (2012)
Youtube video promoting the IamY Convention for "inspiring American Muslim Youth."

ING: Islamic Speakers Bureau
Site of the Islamic Networks Group, based in San Jose, California.

The Institute of Islamic Information and Education (III&E)
Chicago-based organization producing brochures about Islam in English and Spanish; special emphasis on outreach to non-Muslims.

The Institute of Ismaili Studies
An organization "promoting scholarship and learning of Muslim cultures and societies, historical as well as contemporary, and a better understanding of their relationship with other societies and faiths."

International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
An Islamic intellectual forum in Herndon, Virginia, supporting research, organizing conferences, and publishing scholarly works.

Islam in the West Program




Islamic Center of America
A landmark mosque located in Dearborn, Michigan; one of America’s oldest and most vital Muslim communities.

Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
National, non-sectarian grassroots organization for Muslims; also operates a toll-free information line and website for non-Muslims at

Islamic Horizons
Magazine published by the Islamic Society of North America.

Islamic Information and Services Foundation
Organization that aims "to help promote dialogue, mutual respect and understanding across cultural and religious lines, and thus work towards realization of real world peace through cooperative efforts" in education and combating stereotypes.

Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA)
Professional association for Muslim physicians and other health care professionals; provides medical supplies and personnel, holds annual conferences, and publishes the bi-monthly Journal of Islamic Medical Association (JIMA).

Islamic Networks Group (ING)
Since 1993, ING has provided educational programming related to Muslims and Islam; ING works with the media, law enforcement, schools and corporations.

Islamic Relief USA
International relief organization founded in 1993 with U.S. headquarters in Buena Park, California.

The Islamic Schools League of America "Fast Facts about Full-Time Islamic Schools in the United States"
An online resource for information about full-time Islamic schools in America, written by Karen Keyworth. Published 25 April 2008.

Islamic Shura Council of Southern California
Established in 1995 to “promote communications, understanding, cooperation and coordination among the Muslim communities in Southern California.”

Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
Association of Muslim organizations and individuals providing a wide range of services for the Muslim community in the U.S.; publishes Islamic Horizons magazine.
Search by zipcode or state to find nearest Islamic centers, mosques (masajid), and Islamic organizations; prayer times are also included.

Ismaili Heritage Society
Maintains the online FIELD database (First Ismaili Electronic Library and Database) with numerous resources related to Ismailism.

Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights
Engages in advocacy and educational efforts related to human rights in Islam.

Louis Farrakhan (Minister Farrakhan) on Twitter
Twitter feed of Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam.

The Mosque Cares
An Islamic community associated with the leadership of Imam W. Deen Mohammed; formerly known as the “Ministry of W. Deen Mohammed.”

Muslim American Society (MAS)
Founded in 1992, the main projects of the MAS include the Islamic American University, the American Muslim magazine, the Freedom Foundation - which focuses on Muslim civic participation - and the Council on Islamic Schools.

Muslim Journal Online
Weekly newspaper and successor to Muhammad Speaks, the publication of the Nation of Islam.

Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
With offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., MPAC defines its mission as "working for the civil rights of American Muslims, for the integration of Islam into American pluralism, and for a positive, constructive relationship between American Muslims and their representatives."

Muslim Students Association (MSA)
Web site of national student association, founded in 1963 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

The Muslim Sunrise
Online newspaper of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, edited by Falahud Din Shams, and first published in print as The Moslem Sunrise by Dr. Mufti Muhammed Sadiq in 1921.

Muslim Women's League (MWL)
Through publications and presentations, MWL works to "implement the values of Islam and thereby reclaim the status of women as free, equal, and vital contributors to society."  

Naqshbandiya Foundation for Islamic Education (NFIE)
Educational organization based in Peoria, Illinois which emphasizes Tasawwuf, the Sufi path.

Nation of Islam (NOI)
Under the leadership of Minister Louis Farrakhan, this Chicago-based organization follows the teachings of Elijah Muhammad; publishes The Final Call.

North American Shia Ithna-Asheri Muslim Communities Organization (NASIMCO)
Established in 1986, NASIMCO works to unify Shia Ithna-Asheri organizations in the U.S. and Canada.

Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life "Muslim Americans: Middle Class and Mostly Mainstream" 
A report based on research conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. Published 22 May 2007.

Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life "Muslim Americans: No Signs of Growth in Alienation or Support for Extremism"
A report based on research conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. Published August 30, 2011.

Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life "The World’s Muslims: Unity and Diversity"
A report based on research conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. Published August 9, 2012. Your Virtual Mosque
Blog of Imam Suhaib Webb, imam of the Islamic Society of Greater Boston's Cultural Center, with content contributors who seek to "enhance the spiritual and religious development of Muslims through sound, balanced, and moderate Islamic teachings."

United Muslims of America (UMA)
The first non-partisan Muslim public affairs organization in the U.S., established in 1982; UMA has a special interest in interfaith relations.

U.S. Department of State: Muslim Life in America
Provides a range of resources including speeches, articles, and official texts related to Islam.

Women in Islam
A coalition of Muslim women working on human rights and social justice issues.

Zaytuna Institute
An educational institute providing ongoing courses in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as a distance-learning program; publishes the semi-annual journal, Seasons.