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Introduction to Islam, 2019/20, 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 ISBN: 0415225094 (pbk. ; cased) : £10.99; 0415225086 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 ISBN: 0192854089, 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 ISBN: 185168252X (pbk). Oneworld: Oxford 2000.

Hallaq, W.B. An introduction to Islamic law ISBN: 9780521678735 (pbk.) : £17.99; 9780521861465 (hbk.) : £45.00; 0521861462 (hbk.) : £45.00; 0521678730 (pbk.) : £17.99, Cambridge University Press, New Delhi, India: 2009

Hillenbrand, C 2015 Islam : a new historical introduction ISBN: 9780500110270 paperback; 0500110271 paperback 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 ISBN: 0816646635 (pb : alk. paper); 0816646627 (hc : alk. paper), 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. Ḥadīth literature : its origin, development and special features ISBN: 0946621381 (pbk.), Islamic Texts Society, Cambridge, UK: 1993.

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

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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 : outline, theme and text ISBN: 1842000241, Ta-Ha Publishers: London 2001.

al-Juwayni, A guide to the conclusive proofs for the principles of belief = Kitāb al-irshād ilā qawāṭi' al-adilla ī uṣūl al-i'tiqād ISBN: 1859641571; 9781859641576. (trans. Walker, Paul E.) Garnett

al-Attas. S M. N. Prolegomena to the metaphysics of Islām : an exposition of the fundamental elements of the worldview of Islām. 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 ISBN: 0860784479 (alk. paper); 9780860784470 (alk. paper). Altershot: Hampshire, 1994

Madelung, W. Religious schools and sects in medieval Islam ISBN: 0860781615. 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 ISBN: 1851681477 (pbk) Oxford : Oneworld, 1997.

Siddiqui, M.Z. Ḥadīth literature : its origin, development and special features ISBN: 0946621381 (pbk.), Islamic Texts Society, Cambridge, UK: 1993.

Van Ess, J.. The flowering of Muslim theology ISBN: 0674022084. (trans. Todd, Jane Marie) Harvard University Press: Massachusetts: 2006

Von Denffer, A. 'Ulum al-Quran : an introduction to the sciences of the Quran ISBN: 0860372480; 9780860372486, The Islamic Foundation: Leicester: 1994

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

Watt, W.M. Islamic creeds : a selection ISBN: 0748605134 (pbk); 0748605223 (cased) : £30.00 : Formerly CIP. 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 19/09/2018