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Module Reading List

Introduction to Islam, 2017/18, Semester 1, 2
Samar Al-Afandi
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Reading List


Essential Reading


Abdel-Haleem, M.A.S. Understanding the Qur’an: Themes and Style, I.B. Tauris, London: 2011.


Abu-Hamdiyyah, M.  The Qur’an: An Introduction Routledge London: 2000


Al-Azami, M.M Studies in Hadith Methodology and Literature, Islamic Book Trust, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 1977.


Barnes, J. Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford, Oxford University Press: 2000.


Brown, D.  A New Introduction to Islam, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd: 2004

Fakhry, M Islamic philosophy, theology and mysticism : a short introduction. Oneworld: Oxford 2000.

Hallaq, W.B.  An Introduction to Islamic Law, Cambridge University Press, New Delhi

, India: 2009



Hillenbrand, C 2015 Islam a New Historical Introduction Thames and Hudson


Hitti, P.K. History of the Arabs from the Earliest Times to the Present. Macmillan Press: 2002.

Koopmans, R. Contested Citizenship: Immigration and Cultural Diversity in Europe, University of Minnesota Press, Minnesota, Minneapolis: 2005

Leaman, O. A Brief Introduction to Islamic Philosophy, Polity Press, Cambridge: 1999.

Murata, S and Chittick, W C The vision of Islam London : Tauris, 2006.


Netton, I.R.  Allãh transcendent : studies in the structure and semiotics of Islamic philosophy, theology and cosmology Richmond : Curzon Press, 1994.


Rahman, F.  Islam (2nd ed). Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979.


Sedgwick, M J. Sufism: The Essentials. American University in Cairo Press: Cairo 2000.


Siddiqui, M.Z. Hadith Literature: Its Origin, Development & Special Features, Islamic Texts Society, Cambridge, UK: 1993.


Watt, W.M. Islamic Philosophy and Theology Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2004



Recommended Reading


A commentary on the creed of Islam [electronic resource] : Sacd al-Dīn al-Tāftāzānī on the creed of Najm al-Dīn al-Nasafī / translated with introduction and notes by Earl Edgar Elder Published New York : Columbia University Press, 1950 (Online Humanities E-book (check with library)


Abdul-Raof, H. The Qur’an Outlined: Theme and Text, Ta-Ha Publishers: London 2001.

al-Juwayni, A Guide to Conclusive Proofs for the Principles of Belief. (trans. Walker, Paul E.) Garnett

al-Attas. S M. N. Prolegomena to the Metaphysics of Islam: An Exposition of the Fundamental Elements of the Worldview of Islam. ISTAC: Kuala Lumpur 1995

Fakhry, M.. A History of Islamic Philosophy. Columbia University Press: New York 1983

Fakhry, M Philosophy, dogma, and the impact of Greek thought in Islam. Altershot: Hampshire, 1994

Madelung, W. Religious Schools and Sects in Medieval Islam. London: Variorum Reprints, 1985.


Martin, R.C. and Woodward, M R. with Atmaja, Dwi S. Defenders of reason in Islam : Mu'tazilism from Medieval school to modern symbol Oxford : Oneworld, 1997.


Siddiqui, M.Z. Hadith Literature: Its Origin, Development & Special Features, Islamic Texts Society, Cambridge, UK: 1993.

Van Ess, J.. The Flowering of Muslim Theology. (trans. Todd, Jane Marie) Harvard University Press: Massachusetts: 2006

Von Denffer, A.  Ulum al-Qur’an: An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur’an, The Islamic Foundation: Leicester: 1994

Watt, W.M Free will and predestination in early London : Luzac, 1948.


Watt, W.M. Islamic creeds : a selection. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press 2007


Wensinck, A.J.. The Muslim Creed: its Genesis and Historical Development Cambridge: The University Press, 1932




This list was last updated on 15/09/2017