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Module Reading List

Introduction to Arab and Islamic Civilisation, 2021/22, Semester 1, 2
Dr Abdul-Bashid Shaikh
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Essential Reading

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

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

Al-Khateeb, F. (2014) Lost Islamic History, reclaiming Muslim Civilisation from the Past, Hurst and Company, London  

Ahmed, L (1992) Women and gender in Islam : historical roots of a modern debate ISBN: 0300055838 (pbk); 0300049420, New Haven Yale University Press London. Chapter 4 available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Brown, D. (2009) A New Introduction to Islam, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA  Extract available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Denny, F.M (2011) An Introduction to Islam 4th ed, Upper Saddle River NJ, Pearson Prentice Hall  

Fyzee, A.A.A Outlines of Muhammadan law 4th edition (1974) Delhi: Oxford University Press  

Grabar, O (1987), The formation of Islamic art ISBN: 0300040466 (pbk ; alk. paper); 0300039697, Yale: Yale University Press 

Hallaq, W.B. (2009) 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  

Hitti, P.K (2002) History of the Arabs : from the earliest times to the present. (10th edition) Macmillan Press. Extract available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Murata, S & Chittick, W.C (2006) The Vision of Islam.  Extract available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

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

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Peters, F.E (1999) The Arabs and Arabia on the eve of Islam ISBN: 0860787028. The Formation of the Classical Islamic World series. Ashgate Publishing

Savory, R.M (ED) (1980), Introduction to Islamic civilisation ISBN: 052109948X; 0521207770, Cambridge University Press. Chapters 1 & 2

Murata, S & Chittick, W.C (2006), The Vision of Islam. I.B. Taurus. Extract available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Ruthven, M (2012) Islam: A Very Short Introduction 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxford University Press

Abu-Hamdiyyah, M (2000) The Qur'an : an introduction ISBN: 0415225094 (pbk. ; cased) : £10.99; 0415225086 Routledge. Chapter 3 available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

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

Siddiqui, M.Z. (1993) Ḥadīth literature : its origin, development and special features, Islamic Texts Society, Cambridge, UK. Chapter 1 available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Shaikh, K.M (2011) Hadith & its literary style ISBN: 8174354743, Adam Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi

IzzDien M.Y (2004) Islamic law : from historical foundations to contemporary practice ISBN: 0748614591 (pbk); 0748614583 (hbk), Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press

Abu El-Fadl (2001) Speaking in God's name : Islamic law, authority and women ISBN: 1851682627, Oxford, Oneworld Publications.

Esposito, J.L (1999) The Oxford history of Islam ISBN: 0195107993 (alk. paper). Oxford University Press, Oxford,

Blair, S, (2006) Islamic calligraphy ISBN: 0748612122, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press

Riaz, M Halal Food Production (2004) Boca Raton FL: CRC Press available online on Library webpage

Owens, C.M, Alvarado, C.Z and Sams. A.R. Poultry meat processing 2nd edition (2010) Chapter 21 available VLE online 

Thomas Abdul Kader Interest in Islamic economics : understanding riba ISBN: 0415342422 (hardback) London: Routledge 2006

Saleh. N.A Unlawful gain and legitimate profit in Islamic law : Riba, gharar, and Islamic banking ISBN: 1853337218; 1853334146 2nd edition London 1992 Graham and Trotman

This list was last updated on 14/07/2020