Further Reading

Books on Islam recommended by our readers and our staff


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Beliefs and Principles

Reading the Muslim Mind

by Hassan Hathout

The Road to Mecca

by Muhammad Asad

The Straight Path

by John L. Esposito

What Everyone Should Know About Islam and Muslims

by Suzanne Haneef

Ideals and Realities of Islam

by Seyyed Hossein Nasr


Islam in Focus

by Hammudah Abdalati


Islam and the Destiny of Man

by Gai Eaton


Islam: A Short History

by Karen Armstrong

The Oxford History of Islam

by John Esposito

The Prophet

Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources

by Martin Lings


by Karen Armstrong


The Life of Muhammad

by Muhammad Husayn Haykal


Muhammad, Seal of the Prophets

by Muhammad Zafrulla Khan

Islam in the West

The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?

by John L. Esposito

Islam in America

by Jane Smith

The Hadj: An American's Pilgrimage to Mecca

by Michael Wolfe

Daughters of Another Path

by Carol L. Anway


Struggling to Surrender

by Jeffery B. Lang

Women and Islam

Women and Gender in Islam : Historical Roots of a Modern Debate

by Leila Ahmed

The Veil and the Male Elite

by Fatima Mernissi

The Qur'an

The Qur'an: A Modern English Version

Majid Fakhry, translator

An English Interpretation: The Qur'an with Full Arabic Text

A. Yusuf Ali, translator

The Message of the Qur'an

by Muhammad Asad

Major Themes of the Qur'an

by Fazlur Rahman

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