The American Muslim (TAM) List of Recommended Books on Islam

The American Muslim List of Recommended Books on Islam

by Sheila Musaji

The books listed here are books that we recommend.  This list began with the publication of The American Muslim Resource Directory in 1994.  At that time we asked 35 people to submit information about the books about Islam that they would most highly recommend.  This list was published in the directory with the initials of those who had recommended the book listed after the entry, and with the books that had received the most recommendations noted.  This new list began with that original list and has expanded over the years.

This list will be continually updated.  Most of these books can be found in our book section listed alphabetically and available to order from  If you plan to order through Amazon we would appreciate your clicking on the Amazon links here as that will help us Insh’Allah earn enough to pay the expenses of maintaining this website.  If you have recommendations, please send them along.

(The individuals who began this list were:  Mona abul-Fadl, Carole Ahmed, Amir Ali, Khadija Asad, Steven Barboza, Zahra Buttar, Vincent Cornell, Robert D. Crane, Jamal Elias, Alan Godlas, Suzanne Haneef, Kabir Helminski, Gray Henry, Robert Hurd, Muminah Kowalski, Maulana Syed Jalali, Jeffrey Lang, Sheila Mmusaji, Akram Safadi, Yahya Monastra, Daniel Abd al-Hayy Moore, Aminah McCloud, Gred Noakes, Akram Safadi, Ahmad Sakr, Imam Alauddn Shabazz, Shemim Siddiqui, Benyameed VonHattum, Abu Munir Winkel, Michael Wolfe, Mohamed Zakariya)

Originally posted 6/2003 Last updated 3/9/2008

A New Arabic Grammar of the Written Language, J.A. Heywood & H.M. Nahmad
Al-Faraid Arabic-English Dictionary, J.G. Hava
Arabic English Dictionary, Hans Wehr (translates from Arabic to English)
Arabic English Lexicon, E.W. Lane
Arabic for English Speaking Sudents, Muhammad Abdul-Rauf
Arabic Language: Its Role n Hitory, Anwar Chejne
Arabic Made Easy, Abul Hashim
Arabic Through the Qur’an, Alan Jones
Al Mawrid, Munir Ba’labakki (translates from English to Arabic)
Introduction to Classical and Koranic Arabic, Wheeler Thackston

Arabic Geometrical Pattern and Design, J. Bourgoin
Arabic Islamic Cities: Building and Planning Principles, Besim Selim Hakim
Architecture of the Islamic World, Grube, Dickey, Grabar & Sims
Art and Architecture of Islam, Blair & Bloom
Art of Islam, Language and Meaning, Titus Burckhardt
Art of the Islamic Garden, Emma Clark
Awake As Never Before, Daniel Abd al-Hayy Moore
Beyond 1001 Nights: A Sampler of Literature From Muslim Civilization, C.I.E.
Calligraphy of Islam, Mohamed Zakariya
Calligraphy in the Arts ofthe Muslim World, Anthony Welch
Chronicles of Akhira, Abd al-Hayy Moore
Contemporary Art From the Islamic World, Wijdan Ali
Desert Is the Only Way Out, Abd al-Hayy Moore
Islamic Architecture, Robert Hillenbrand
Islamic Art and Architecture, Thomas Arnold
Islamic Art and Spirituality, Seyyed H. Nasr
Islamic Patterns, I. Critchlow
Laughing Buddha, Weeping Sufi, Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore
Modern Arabic Poetry: an Anthology, ed. Salma K. Juyusil
Modern Poetry of the Arab World, tr. Abdullah al-Udhari
Mosque: History, Architectural Development & Regional Diversity, Martin Frishman
Pashtun Tales, Aisha Ahmed, Roger Boase
Poems of Arab Andalusia, Cola Franzen
Poems of Iqbal, Muhammad Iqbal
Qur’anic Art of Calligraphy and Illumination, Martin Lings
Ramadan Sonnets, Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore
Rumi, Shems Friedlander
Rumi: Daylight, tr. Kabir & Camille Helminski
Rumi: Essential Rumi, Kabir Helminski
Rumi: All the Kings Falcons, John Renard
Rumi’s World, Annemarie Schimmel
Sacred Art in East and West, Titus Burckhardt
Sacred Trusts
Salt Prayers, Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore
Sense of Unity: the Sufi Tradition in Persian Architecture, Nader Ardalan & laleh Bakhtiar
Signs of the Unseen: Discourses of Jalaluddin Rumi, tr. W.M. Thackston
Story of Layla & Majnun, Nizami
Sufi Poems, Martin Lings
Tulip in the Desert, Muhammad Iqbal, tr. Mustansir Mir

A Border Passage: From Cairo to America, Leila Ahmed
Adhan Over Anatolia, Marian Kazi
American Islam: Growing Up Muslim in America, Richard Wormser
American Jihad, Steven Barboza
As the Light Shineth From the East, W. D. Muhammad
Autobiography of Malcolm X, Alex Haley
Avicenna, Tony Street
Believing As ourselves, J. Lynn Jones
Biography of Abdullah Yusuf Ali
Daughters of Another Path, Carole Anway
Even Angels Dare to Ask, Jeffrey Lang
Finding Fran, Lois Banner
Focus on Al-Islam: A series of interviews with Imam W. Deen Mohammad
Girl in the Tangerine Scarf, Mohja Kahf
Ibn Arabi: The Voyage of No Return, Claud Addas
Islam, Our Choice, ed. Debra Dirks
Losing My Religion, Jeffrey Lang
Makers of Contemporary Islam, John L. Esposito, John Voll
Me and Rumi: the Autobiography of Shams i Tabrisi, tr. William Chittick
Mulla Sadra: Philosopher of the Mystics, Sajjad Rizvi & Seyed Safavi
Non-Violent Soldier of Islam – Badshah Khan, Easwaran
Makers of Contemporary Islam, John Esposito
Mulla Sadra, Rizvi & Safavi
Notable Muslims: Profiles of Muslim Builders of the World Civilization and Culture
by Natana Delong Bas
Revolution By the Book, Imam Jamil Al-Amin
Road to Mecca, Muhammad Asad
Saladin: Sultan and Uniter of Islam, Lane-Poole
Sufi Sage of Arabia, Mostafa al-Badawi
Windows of Faith: Muslim Women Scholar Activists in North America, Gisella Webb
Writing on the Water, Muhyi Shakoor

In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Muhammad, Tariq Ramadan
And Muhammad Is His Messenger, Annemarie Schimmel
Life of Muhammad, M.H. Haykal
Muhammad, His Life Based on the Earliest Sources, Martin Lings
Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet, Karen Armstrong
Muhammad: Man of God, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Seven Phases of Prophet Muhammad’s Life, Javeed Akhter
War and Peace in the Life of the Prophet Muhammad, Zakaria Bashier

Economic Concepts of Ibn Taymiyyah, A.A. Islahi
Islamic Banking and Interest: A Study of the Prohibition of Riba and Its Contemporary Interpretation, Saeed, Abdullah
Islamic Economics: Theory and Practice, M.A. Mannan
Islamic Finance in the Global Economy, Warde, Ibrahim
Partnership and Profit-Sharing in Islamic Law, M. Siddiqui
Unlawful Gain & legitimate Profit in Islamic Law, Nabil Saleh

Concept of an Islamic University, H.H. Bilgrami & S.A. Ashraf
Crisis in Muslim Education, S.A. Ashraf, S.S. Husain
Rise of Colleges: Institutions of Learning in Islam & the West, George Makdisi

Animals in Islam, Al-Hafiz B.A. Masri
Animals Lawsuit Against Humanity, Ikhwan al-Safa
Book of Nature, Camille Helminski
Environmental Dimension of Islam, Mawil Izzi Dien
Islam and Ecology: A Bestowed Trust, Richard Foltz
Man and Nature: the Spiritual Crisis of Modern Man, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Religion and the Order of Nature, Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Ethical Theories in Islam, Majid Fakhry
Ethics of Al-Ghazali, M.A. Quasem
Ibn Taymiyyah’s Ethics, Victor Maar
In Pursuit of Voirtue: the Moral Theology & Psychology of Ibn Hasm, tr. Muhammad Abu Layla
Islamic Conception of Justice, M. khadduri
Muslim’s Character, Muhammad al-Ghazali

Believing Women in Islam, Asma Barlas
Beyond the Veil, Fatima Mernissi
Gendering the Spirit, Durre Ahmed
The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf, Mohja Kahf
Islam, Women, and the Challenges of Today, Farzana Hassan
Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak, ed. Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur
Qur’an and Woman, Amina Wadud Muhsin
Tao of Islam, Sachiko Murata
The Forgotten Queens of Islam, by Fatima Mernissi, Mary Jo Lakeland
Muslim Women in America: The Challenge of Islamic Identity Today by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, Jane I. Smith, and Kathleen M. Moore
Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender and Pluralism,Omid Safi
Qur’an and Women, Dr. Amina Wadud
Rethinking Muslim Women and the Veil: Challenging Historical & Modern Stereotypes by Katherine Bullock
Shattering The Stereotypes: Muslim Women Speak Out, Nawal El Saadawi
Veil and the Male Elite, Fatima Mernissi
Voices of Resistance: Muslim Women on War, Faith and Sexuality, Sarah Husain
Woman in Shari’ah, Abdur Rahman I. Doi
Women and Gender in Islam, leila Ahmed
Women, Islamic Society and Islam, Lamya al-Faruqi
Women in Islam, Aisha Lemu
Women and Islam: An Historical and Theological Enquiry, Fatima Mernissi
Women in Shar’iah, Abdur Rahman Doi
Women, Muslim Society, and Islam, Lamya Al-Faruqi
Windows of Faith (Muslim Women Scholar-Activists in North America, Gisela Webb
Women of Sufism, Camille helminski

Atlas of the Islamic World Since 1500, Francis Robinson
cambridge Atlas of the Middle East
Muslim Contribution to Geography, Nafis Ahmad & M. Ashraf
Travels in Asia and Africa of Ibn Battuta, tr. Routledge

Al-Nawawi’s 40 Hadith
authority & Authenticity of Hadith As a Source of Islamic Law, Mohammad Shabbir
The Encyclopedia of Hadith, 19 vol., Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation
Hadith, An Introduction, A. Rahman Doi
Hadith: a Re-evaluation, Kassim Ahmad
Hadith Literature: Its Origin, Development, and Special Features, Muhammad Zubayr Siddiqui
Literature on Hadith in European Languages: a Bibliography, Ahmad Von Denffer
Meaning and Message of the Traditions (3 vol) M. Manzoor Nomni
Sahih Al Bukhari, Muhammad Ibn Ismail Bukhri, tr. M. Muhsin Khan
Sahih Muslim
Studies in Hadith Methodology & Literature, M.M. Azami
Traditions of Islam: An Introduction to the Study of Hadith Literature, Alfred Guillaume
Wisdom of the Prophet, Sayings of Muhammad, Thomas Cleary

Book of Sufi Healing, G.M. Chishti
Health and Medicine in the Islamic Tradition, Fazlur Rahman
Health Sciences in early Islam (2 vol), Sami Hamarneh
Islamic Medical Ethics in the Twentieth Century, Vardit Rispler-Chaim
Islamic Perspectives in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Hassan Hathout
Traditional Healer’s Handbook, G.M. Chishti

A History of the Arab People, Albert Hourani
A History of Islamic Societies, Ira Lapidus
A History of Muslim Civilization, Abiva & Durkee
Age of the Caliphs: History of the Muslim World, Spuler
Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World, Lapidus & Robinson
Concise History of the Middle East, Goldschmidt
Crusades – Islamic Perspectives, Carole Hillenbrand
Crusades Through Arab Eyes, Amin maalouf
Decisive Moments in the History of Islam, M. Abdullah Enan
Discovering Islam: Making Sense of Muslim History and Society, Akbar Ahmed
Falcon of Spain, T.B. Irving
Genius of Arab Civilization, John R. Hayes
History of Islam, Laleh Bakhtiar
History of Medieval Islam, Saunders
History of Al Tabari
Holy War: the Crusades and Their Impact on Today’s World, Karen Armstrong
Islam: A Short History, Karen Armstrong
Islam: 1000 Years of Faith and Power, Bloom & Blair
Islam: Its History, Teaching and Practices, Nigosian
Journey Through Persian History and Culture, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Mecca: From Before Genesis Until Now, Martin Lings
Moorish Culture in Spain, Titus Burkhardt
Moorish Spain, Richard Fletcher
Muhammad’s People: An Anthology of Muslim Civilization, Eric Schroeder
Muslim Contribution to Civilization, Haidar Bammate
Muslim Contribution to Science, Muhammad Mirza
Muslim Rulers and Rebels, Thomas McKenna
Muslims of Chechnya, Muhammad Iqbal Khan
No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, Reza Aslan
Oxford History of Islam, John Esposito
Preaching of Islam: A History of the Propagation of the Muslim Faith, T.W. Arnold
Science in Medieval Islam, Howard Turner
Spain Under the Crescent Moon, Angus McNab
Traveling Man: the Journey of Ibn Battuta, James Rumford
Venture of Islam, Marshall Hodgson

Square the Circle, American Muslim Comedy, Azhar Usman

1000 Faces of God, Rebecca Hind
A Bridge Betrayed, Religion and Genocide in Bosnia, Michael Sells
Abraham: A journey to the Heart of Three Faiths, Bruce Feiler
Advocate of Dialogue, M. Fethullah Gulen
Battle for God, Karen Armstrong
Call of the Minaret, kenneth Cragg
Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization, Richard Bulliet
Christian and Islamic Spirituality, MariaJaoudi
Christians and Muslims Together: An Exploration by Presbyterians, B. Haines, F. Cooley
Christianity and the World Religions, Hans Kung
Common Prayer: A Muslim-Christian Spiritual Anthology, Kenneth Cragg
Concepts of God, Keith Ward
Cross and the Crescent, Jerald Dirks
Dawn of Religious Pluralism, Richard Seager
Dignity of Difference, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Faith Club, Idliby, Warner & Oliver
Fullness of God: Schuon on Christianity
Global Civilization: a Buddhist-Islamic Dialogue Tehranian & Ikeda
God: A Guide for the Perplexed, Keith Ward
God Is One: The Way of islam, Marston Speight
History of God, Karen Armstrong
Human Rights and Responsibility in the World Religions, ed. Joseph Runzo
Interfaith Dialogue and Peacebuilding, David Smock
Interfaith Theology – A Reader, Dan Cohn-Sherbok
Is Religion Killing Us?, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
Islam, Fazlur Rahman
Islam and Global Dialogue, ed. Roger Boase
Islam and Other Faiths, Ismail al Faruqi
Islam, Christianity and African Identity, suleyman Nyang
Jerusalem: one City, Three Faiths, Karen Armstrong
Jesus and the Muslim, Kenneth Cragg
Jewish Muslim Encounters, Charles Selengut
Jews, Christians, Muslims: A Comparative Introduction, John Corrigan, Frederick M. Denny
Mary, Blessed Virgin of Islam, Alia Schleiffer
Monks of Tibhirine, John Kiser
Muhammad and the Christian, Kenneth Cragg
Muslims and Christians Face to Face, Kate Zaberi
One God, Shared Hope, Shannon
Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews & christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain, Maria Rosa Menocal
The Other in the Light of the One ; The Universality of the Qur’an and Interfaith Dialogue, Reza Shah-Kazemi
Power in the Portrayal: Representations of Jews & Muslims in Islamic Spain, Ross Brann
Religion and Immigration, ed. Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad
Roots of the Human Condition, Frithjof Scuon
Sin and Salvation in the World’s Religions, Harold Coward
Sourcebook of the World’s Religions, Joel Beversluis
Talking to the Other, Rabbi Jonathan Magonet
Tent of Abraham: Stories of Hope and Peace, Chittister, Chishti & Waskow
Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence, Mark Jurgensmeyer
The Three Faces of Monotheism: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, George Frankl
The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas that Have Shaped Our World View, Richard Tarnas
To Heal a Fractured World, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Toward a Global Civilization of Love and Tolerance, M. Fethullah Gulen
Transcendent Unity of Religions, Frithjof Schuon
Trialogue of the Abrahamic Faiths, Ismail al-Faruqi
Understanding Islam: A Guide for the Judaeo Christian Reader, Jerald Dirks
Unveiling Islam, Roger du Pasquier
When Religion Becomes Evil, Charles Kimball
World Scripture: a Comparative Anthology, ed. Andrew Wilson

Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation by Eboo Patel
African American Islam by Aminah McCloud
Agenda to Change Our Condition, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf & Imam Zaid Shakir
American Islam: Growing up Muslim in America by Richard Wormser
American Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion, Paul M. Barrett
American Crescent: A Muslim Cleric on the Power of His Faith, the Struggle Against Prejudice, and the Future of Islam and America by Hassan Qazwini and Brad Crawford
American Muslims: Bridging Faith and Freedom by M. a. Muqtedar Khan
The American Muslim Teenager’s Handbook by Dilara Hafiz, Imran Hafiz, and Yasmine Hafiz
Even Angels Ask: A Journey to Islam in America by Jeffrey Lang
God’s Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215 by David Levering Lewis
The Influence of Islam on Medieval Europe (Islamic Surveys) by WM Watt
Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking toward the Third Resurrection by Sherman A. Jackson
Islam, Black Nationalism and Slavery: A Detailed History by Adib Rashad and Sulayman S. Nyang
Islam in America by Jane I. Smith
Islam in Europe: Diversity, Identity and Influence by Aziz Al-Azmeh and Effie Fokas
Islam in the United States of America by Sulayman Nyang
Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak by Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur
Losing My Religion: A Call For Help by Jeffrey Lang
Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post–Islamist Turn, By Asef Bayat
Scattered Pictures…Reflections of an American Muslim, Imam Zaid Shakir
Struggling to Surrender, Jeffrey Lang
Taking Back Islam: American Muslims Reclaim Their Faith by Producers of Beliefnet and Michael Wolfe
To Be a European Muslim by Tariq Ramadan
Transnational Muslims in American Society by Aminah Beverly McCloud
Voices Of American Muslims: 23 Profiles by Linda Cateura and Omid Safi
What’s Right with Islam: is What’s Right with America by Feisal Abdul Rauf
Western Muslims and the Future of Islam by Tariq Ramadan

A Muslim in Victorian America, Umar Abd-Allah
A Prince Among Slaves, Alford
African American Islam, Aminah McCloud
African Muslims in Antebellum America, Allan Austin
American Islam: Growing Up Muslim in America, Richard Wormser
American Jihad: Islam After Malcolm X, Steven Barboza
Black Crescent: Experience and Legacy of African Muslims in the Americas, Michael Gomez
From Plantation to Muslim, Terris Muhammad
Islam and the Blackamerican, Sherman Jackson
Islam in the African American Experience, Richard Brent Turner
Islam in the United States of America, Sulayman Nyang
Mecca to Main Street, Muslim Life in America After 9/11, Genevieve Abdo
Muslims in American History: A Forgotten Legacy, Jerald F. Dirk
Muslims in America: Seven Centuries of History
Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas, Sylviane Diouf
Young, British and Muslim by Philip Lewis

Islam Today: A Short Introduction to the Muslim World, Akbar S. Ahmed
99 Names of Allah, Shems Friedlander
101 Questions and Answers on Islam, John Renard
Absolute Essentials of Islam According to the Hanafi School, Faraz Rabbani
Adhan Over Anatolia, Marian Kazi
Becoming Muslim, Nuh Ha Mim Keller
Beliefnet Guide to Islam, Hesham Hassaballa, Kabir Helminski
Believing as Ourselves, J. Lynn Jones
Essentials of the Islamic Faith, M. Fethullah Gulen
Hadj, Michael Wolfe
Hajj: Reflections on Its Ritual, Ali Shariati
Hajj, Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
Illuminated Prayer, Coleman Barks, Michael Green
In the Footsteps of Muhammad, John Renard
Instructions of the Student: The Method of Learning, Hamza Yusuf
Introduction to Islam, Frederick Mathews Denny
Islam, Fazlur Rahman
Islam: A Search for Meaning, Feisal Abdul Rauf
Islam: A Short History, Karen Armstrong
Islam: Beliefs and Teachings, Ghulam Sarwar (one of the best introduction to practice, prayer, etc.)
Islam in Focus, Hamouda Abdalati (one of the best introduction to practice, prayer, etc.)
Islam: the Straight Path, John L. Esposito
Islam: Religion, History and Civilization, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
King of the Castle, Charles le Gai Eaon
Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam, Yusuf al Qaradawi (one of the best introductions to Sharia)
Most Beautiful Names, Tosun Bayrak al Jerrahi al-Halveti
Muslim Prayer Encyclopaedia, Ruquaiyyah Waris Maqsood
One Thousand Roads to Mecca, Michael Wolfe
Remembering God: Reflections on Islam, Charles Le Gai Eaton
Seven Doors to Islam, John Renard
Thoughtful Guide to Islam, Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri
Understanding Islam and the Muslims, T.J. Winter, J.A. Williams
What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam, John Esposito
What Everyone Should Know About Islam and Muslims, Suzanne Haneef
What’s Right With Islam, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
Windows on Islam, John Renard
World of Islam, John Alden Williams

A Faith For All Seasons, Shabbir Akhtar
After Death, Life, Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood
Conference of the Books, Khaled Abou El Fadl
Eleventh Hour: the Spiritual Crisis of the Modern World, Martin Lings
Excellence and Precedence: Medieval Islamic Discourse on legitimate Leadership, Asma Afsaruddin
Freedom, Modernity and Islam, Ziauddin Sardar
God’s Will Be Done, Laleh Bakhtiar
Islam, Hans Kung
Islam Between East and West, Alija Ali Izetbegovic
Islam at the Crossroads, Muhammad Asad
Islam: Religion, History and Civilization, SeyyedHossein Nasr
Islam: A Mosaic, Not a Monolith, by Vartan Gregorian
Islam To the Modern Mind, Fazlur Rahman Ansari
Islamic Awakening Between Rejection and Extremism, Yusuf al Qaradawi
Living Islam: East and West, Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri
Makkan Crucible, Zakaria Bashier
Mecca the Blessed, Medina the Radiant, Ali K. Nomachi
Milestones, Sayyid Qutb
No God But God, Reza Aslan
On Being a Muslim, Farid Esack
On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam: Abu Hamid al Ghazali’s Faysal al Tafriqa, Sherman Jackson
Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism, Omid Safi
Reading the Muslim Mind, Hassan Hathout
Spread of Islam: the Contributing Factors, Abul Fazl Ezzati
Submission, Shems Friedlander
Sunshine at Madina, Zakariah Bashir
Understanding Islam, Frithjof Schuon
Vision of Islam, Murata & Chittick
Voices of Resurgent Islam, John Esposito
What Is To Be Done, Ali Shariati

A History of Islamic Law, N.J. Coulson
Al-Shafi’s Risala: Treatise on the Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence, Majid Khadduri
Al-Muwatta (Imam Malik ibn Anas): the First Formulation of IslamicLaw, tr. Aishah Bewley
An Ocean Without Shore: Ibn al-Arabi, the Book, and the Law, Michael Chodkiewicz
And God Knows the Soldiers: The Authoritative and Authoritarian in Islamic Discourses, Khaled Abou El Fadl
Authority, Continuity and Change in Islamic Law, Wael B. Hallaq
Broken Chain: Reflections on the Neglect of Tradition, Aftab Ahmad Malik
Conference of the Books, Khaled Abou El Fadl
Contingency in Sacred Law: Legal and Ethical Norms in Muslim Fiqh, Baber Johansen
Dignity of Man: an Islamic Perspective, Mohammed Hashim Kamali
Differences of the Imams, Kandhlawi
Equity and Fairness in Islam, M. Hashim Kamali
Fate and Predestination, Shaikh al-Shahrawi
Forbidding Wrong in Islam: An Introduction, Michael Cook, Patricia Crone
Freedom, Equality and Justice in Islam, Mohammed Hashim Kamali
Freedom of Expression In Islam, Mohammad Hashim Kamali
Freedom of Expression in Islam, M. Hashim Kamali
Freedom of Religion, Apostasy and Islam, Abdullah Saeed
Great Theft: Wrestling Islam From the Extremists, Khaled Abou El Fadl
A History of Islamic Legal Theories: An Introduction to Sunni Usul al-Fiqh, Wael B. Hallaq
Ideals and Realities in Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Islam: A Sacred Law – What Every Muslim Should Know About Shariah, Feisal Abdul Rauf
Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition, Joseph E.B. Lumbard
Islam and Modernity, Fazlur Rahman
Islam and the Destiny of Man, Charles LeGai Eaton
Islamic Criminal Justice System, Cherif Bassiouni
Islamic Law Reform and Human Rights, Tore Lindholm & Karl Vogt eds.
Islamic Legal Interpretation: Muftis and Their Fatwas, Muhammad K. Masud, Messick Brinkley & Davis S. Powers, eds.
Islamic Tradition: An Introduction, Victor Danner
Jihad in Classical and Modern Islam, Rudolph Peters
Language and the Interpretation of Islamic Law, Sukri H. Rami
Law and Legal Theory in Classical and Medieval Islam, Wael B. Hallaq
Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam, Yusuf al-Qaradawi
Legal Reform in the Muslim World: the Anatomy of a Scholarly Dispute in the 19th & Early 20th Centuries on the Usage of Ijtihad as a Legal Tool, Muneer G. Fareed
On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam, Sherman Jackson
Orientations: Islamic Thought in a World Civilization, James Winston Morris
Origins of Islamic Law, Yassin Dutton
Place of Tolerance in Islam, Khaled Abou El Fadl
Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence, M. Hashim Kamali
Rebellion and Violence in Islamic Law, Khaled Abou El Fadl
Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam, Muhammad Iqbal
Reliance of the Traveler, tr. Nuh Ha Meem Keller
Religion, Law and Learning in Classical Islam, George Makdisi
Rethinking Islam and Modernity, Abdelwahab El Affendi
Revival and Reform in Islam, Fazlur Rahman
Schools of Islamic Jurisprudence, M. Hameedullah Khan
Sharia the Islamic Law, Abdur Rahman Doi
Shiite Islam, Muhammad Husayn Al-Taba-Tabai
Social Justice in Islam, Sayyid Qutb
Speaking in God’s Name, Khaled Abou El Fadl
State of Our Souls: Revival in Islamic Thought and Activism, M. Fethullah Gulen
State, Society, and Law in Islam: Ottoman Law in Comparative Perspective, Haim Gerber
This Law of Ours, Muhammad Asad
Understanding the Four Madhabs: the Facts About Ijtihad and Taqlid, Abdal hakim Murad

Challenging the New Orientalism: Dissenting Essays n the ‘War Against Islam’, M. Shahid Alam
Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World, Edward W. Said
Eurocentirsm, Samir Amin
Europe and the Mystique of Islam, Maxime Rodinson
Orientalism, Edward W. Said
Orientalism, Islam & Islamists, Hussain, Olson & Qureshi

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences
Azizah Magazine
Islamic Horizons

A Bridge Betrayed, Religion and Genocide in Bosnia, Michael Sells
After Terror: Promoting Dialogue among Civilizations, Akbar Ahmed, Brian Forst
American Muslims: Bridging Faith and Freedom, M.A. Muqtedar Khan
American Public Policy and American Muslim Politics, Sherman Jackson, Aminah McCloud
Arab Mind, Raphael Petai
Arrogance of Power, J. William Fulbright
Clash of Fundamentalisms, Tariq Ali
Culture and Imperialism, Edward Said
Empire and the Crescent, Malik, Hanson & Shakir
Essays on Bosnia, Karic
Europe and the Mystique of Islam, Maxime Robinson
Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World, Carl Ernst
Good Muslim, Bad Muslim, Mahmood Mamdani
Growth of Islamic Thought in North America, Muhammad Shafiq
Healing the Wounds of September 11, 2001, Shahid Athar
Holy War, Crusade, Jihad, Jalal Abuairab
Holy War: the Crusades and Their Impact on Todays World, Karen Armstrong
In the Land of the Ayatollahs Tupac Shakur is King: Reflections from Iran and the Arab World, Shahzad Aziz
Islam and America by Akbar S. Ahmed
Islam and Democracy: Fear of the Modern Wold, Fatima Mernissi
Islam and Democracy, Esposito & Voll
Islam and Revolution, Imam Khomeini
Islam and the West, Norman Daniel
Islam and World Peace, Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition: Essays by Western Muslim Scholars (Perennial Philosophy Series) by Joseph Lumbard and Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Islam, Liberty and Development, Muhammed Khatemi
Islam Today: A Short Introduction to the Muslim World by Akbar S. Ahmed
Islam Under Siege, Akbar S. Ahmed
Islamic Threat, John Esposito
Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralism, Sachedina & Montville
Jesus and Empire: The Kingdom of God and the New World Disorder, Richard A. Horsley
Jihad vs. McWorld: How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping the World, Benjamin Barber
Journey into Islam: The Crisis of Globalization by Akbar S. Ahmed
Just Ruler in Shi’ite Islam, A.A. Sachedina
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Taking Back Our Country From the Religious Right, Rabbi Michael Lerner[/url]
Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, Jimmy Carter
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, Barack Obama
The Passionate Attachment: America’s Involvement With Israel, 1947 to the Present, George W. Ball, Douglas B. Ball
They Dare to Speak Out: People and Institutions Confront Israel’s Lobby, Paul Findley
Malady of Islam, Abdelwahhab Meddeb
Modern Islamic Political Thought, Hamid Enayat
Multicultural Politics, Racism, Ethnicity and Muslims in Britain, Tariq Modood
Muslims’ Place in the American Public Square, Zahid Bukhari
New Crusades: Constructing the Muslim Enemy, Emran Qureshi, Michael Sells
Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis, Jimmy Carter
Out of the Ashes, Alexander cockburn
Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, Jimmy Carter
Principles of State and Government in Islam, Muhammad Asad
Reason, Freedom, and Democracy in Islam, Abdolkarim Soroush
Religion in International Relations, Fabio Petito
Revival and Reform in Islam, Fazlur Rahman
Scattered Pictures: Reflections of An American Muslim, Imam Zaid Shakir
September 11: Religious Perspectives on the Causes and Consequences, ed. Ian markham
Shade of Swords: Jihad and the Conflict Between Islam and Christianity, M.J. Akbar
Shaping the Future: Challenge and Response, Dr. Robert D. Crane
Shattered Illusions: Analyzing the War on Terrorism, Aftab Ahmed Malik
State We Are In: Identity, Terror, and the law of Jihad, Aftab Malik, Hamza Yusuf
Taking Back Islam, Michael Wolfe
Terror in the Mind of God: the Global Rise of Religious Violence, Mark Juergensmeyer
Terror in the Name of God, Jessica Stern
Theology of Discontent, Hamid Dabashi
To Be a European Muslim, Tariq Ramadan
Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam, John Esposito
Voices of American Muslims, Linda Cateura
Wahhabism: A Critical Essay, Hamid Algar
Western Muslims and the Future of Islam, Tariq Ramadan
With God on Our Side: Politics & Theology of the War on Terrorism, Aftab Ahmad Malik, John L. Esposito, Zaid Shakir

Approaching the Qur’an, Michael Sells
Approches to the Qur’an, G.R. Hawting & A.K. Shareef
Art of Reciting the Qur’an, Kristina Nelson
Bible, Qur’an and Science, Maurice Bucaille
Book of Revelations, Kabir Helminski
Concordance of the Qur’an, Gustave Flugel
Concordance of the Qur’an, Hanna Kassis
Dictionary of the holy Quran, Abdul Omar Mannon
Easy Tajwid, Kaleemullah Husaini
Essential Koran, Thomas Cleary
Ethico Religious Concepts in the Qur’an, Izutsu
Four Basic Qur’anic Terms, Abul A’la Maududi
Geographical History of the Qur’an, Nadvi
God and Man in the Qur’an, Izutsu
Heart of the Koran, Lex Hixon
Major Themes of the Qur’an, Fazlur Rahman
Pen and the Faith: Eight Modern Muslim Writers and the Qur’an, Kenneth Cragg
Qur’an and Woman, Amina Wadud Muhsin
Qur’an and Its Impact on Human Histoy, A.K. Brohi
Qur’an and Its Interpreters (2 vol), Mahmoud Ayoub
Qur’an, Liberation and Pluralism, Farid Esack
Qur’anic Phenomenon, M. Bennabi
Qur’anic Sciences, Afzalur Rahman
Reflections on the Quran, Irfan Ahmad Khan
subject Index of the Qur’an, Afzalur Rahman
Tafsir ibn Kathir – 10 vol.
Tarjuman al Qur’an, Mawlana Abul Kalam Ayad
Ulum al Qur’an, Ahmed Von Denffer
Way to the Qur’an, Khurram Murad

Qur’an – Message of the Qur’an, Muhammad Asad
Qur’an – Majestic Quran, Abdal hakim Murad, Uthman Hutchinson
Qur’an – Thomas Cleary
Qur’an – Noble Qur’an, Abdal Haqq & Aisha Bewley
Qur’an – Thomas B. Irving
Qur’an – Abdullah Yusuf Ali (original version)
Qur’an – Laleh Bakhtiar

Atlas of the Islamic World, Francis Robinson
Concise Encyclopedia of Islam, Cyril Glasse
Concise Encyclopedia of Islam, Gordon Newby
Concordance of the Qur’an, Gustave Flugel
Concordance of the Qur’an, Kassis
Cultural Atlas of Islam, Ismail Al Faruqi
Dictionary and Glossary of the Koran, John Penrice
Dictionary of the Holy Quran, Abdul Omar Mannan
Encyclopedia of islamic Law, Laleh Bakhtiar, Kevin Reinhart
Encyclopedia ofthe Modern Islamic World, ed. John Esposito
Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, John L. Esposito
Oxford History of Islam, John Esposito

Classification of Knowledge in Islam, Osman Bakar
History and Philosophy of Islamic Science, Osman Bakar
Islamic Science: An Illustrated Study, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Islamic Science and Engineering, Donald Hill
Modern Man at the Crossroads: Encounter of Modern Science and Islam, John Ahmed Herlihy
Need for a Sacred Science, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Organ Transplantation, Cloning, Euthanasia, and Animal Experimentation, A.F. Ebrahim
Rise of Early Modern Science in Islam, China, and the West, Toby Huff
Science and Civilization in Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Science and God, Saiyed Shamim Ahmed
Science and Medicine in Islam, Franz Rosenthal
Science in Medieval Islam, Howard Turner
Tawhid and Science, Osman Bakar
Unity of Science and Religion, Mohammad Ilyas

An Introduction to Shi’i Islam: The History and Doctrines of Twelver Shi’ism, Moojan Momen
Islamic Messianism: The Idea of the Mahdi in Twelver Shi’ism, Abdulaziz A. Sachedina
The Origins and Early Development of Shi’a Islam, S. Husain M. Jafri
Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence: According to Shi’i Law by Muhammad al-Baqir al-Sadr, Hamid Algar, Sa’eed Bahmanpour, and Arif Abdul Hussain
Shi’ite Islam, Allama Tabatabai, Seyyed Hossein Nasr trans. and ed.
Shi’ism: Doctrines, Thought and Spirituality, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Hamid Dabashi & Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future, Vali Nasr

Crime and Correction: an Islamic Perspective, sidney R. Sharif
Crisis of the Modern World, Rene Guenon
Islamic Sociology: an Introduction, Ilyas Ba-Yunus
On the Sociology of Islam : Lectures of Ali Shariati

A Return to the Spirit, Martin Lings
Adornment of Hearts, Sheikh Muzaffer al-Jerrahi
After Death – Life, Ruquaiyyah Waris Maqsood
Alone With the Alone, J. M. Tresflin
Among the Dervishes, O.M. Burke
Ancient Beliefs and Modern Superstitions, Martin Lings
Atom From the Sun of Knowledge, Lex Hixon
Book of Certainty: The Sufi Doctrine of Faith, Vision and Gnosis, Abu Bakr Siraj ad-Din
Book of Language, Kabir Helminski
Book of Strangers, Ian Dallas
Caravan of Dreams, Idries Shah
Come to the Secret Garden, Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
Conference of the Birds, Farid Ud-din Attar
Deciphering the Signs of God, Annemarie Schimmel
Drop That Became the Sea, yunus Emre
Elephant in the Dark, Idries Shah
Elements of Sufism, Shaykh Fadhlalla haeri
Esoterism As Principle and As Way, Frithjof Schuon
Essential Rumi, Coleman Barks
Exploits of the Incomparable Mullah Nasrudin, Idries Shah
Four Steps to Pure Iman, Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
Fullness of God: Writings of Frithjof Schuon, James Cutsinger
Heart of Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Heart of sufism, Hazrat Inayat Khan
Ibn Rushd On the harmony of Religions and Philosophy, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Imam Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum-Id-Din
Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship, al-Ghazali
Introduction to Sufi Doctrine, Titus Bruckhardt
Journey of the Self: A Sufi Guide to Personality, Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri
Knowledge and the Sacred, Seyyed hossein Nasr
Knowledge of God in Classical Sufism, John Renard, Ahmet T. Karamustafa
Knowing Heart: A Sufi Path of Transformation, Kabir helminski
Learning How to Learn, Idries Shah
Love Is a Stranger, Rumi, tr. Kabir Helminski
Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel, Irving Karchmar
Merton and Sufism, the Untold Story
Mystical Dimension of Islam, Annemarie Schimmel
Name and the named, Shaykh Tosun Bayrak, William Chittick
Path of God’s Bondsmen: From Origin to Return, Najm Razi, Hamid Algar
Pleasantries of the Incredible Mullah Nasrudin, Idries Shah
Pearls of Wisdom, M. Fethullah Gulen
Purification of the Heart, Hamza Yusuf
Questions of Life, Answers of Wisdom, Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
Remembrance of Death and the Afterlife, Imam al-Ghazali
Spirit of Islam, Ameer Ali Syed
Sufism, William Chittick
Sufism: Principles & Practice by Hamid Algar
Symbol and Archetype, Martin Lings
Tales of the Dervishes, Idries Shah
The Sun Will Rise in the West : The Holy Trail, Es-Seyyid Es-Shaykh Taner Ansari
Thinking About God, Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood
Treasures of the Heart, Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
Turning Toward the Heart, Shaykh Hazrat Azad Rasool
Two Who Attained: 20th Century Sufi Saints, Shaykh Ahmad al-Alawi
Under Which Rivers Flow: the Symbolism of the Islamic Garden, Emma Clark
Way of the Sufi, Idries Shah
What Is Sufism, Martin Lings
When You Hear Hoofbeats, Think of a Zebra, Shems Friedlander
Whirling Dervishes, Shems Friedlander
Wisdom of the Idiots, Idries Shah

2 thoughts on “The American Muslim (TAM) List of Recommended Books on Islam

  1. As Salamu alaykum, i’ ve a question about slavery,because the orientalists spread the propaganda,that muslim would be involved in the slavery. Do you know some classical masterworks in english in a pdf form to destroy this evil islamophobia.May Allah bless you and protect all Muslims at the Whole World
    As Salamu alaykum from Germany

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