Good Reading on Islam


Islamic Art


Book Name: The Calligraphy of Islam:  Reflections on the State of the Art 
By: Mohammed U. Zakariya
Description: Written by an American Muslim master calligrapher. 
At Morgan Library: Yes
Call Number: TNK3636.5.A2 Z34 (1STN)
ISBN Number: N/A
Cost: N/A  
Available at MSA Office: No
Publisher: Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, DC        
Supplier: N/A

Book Name: Geometric Concepts in Islamic Art  
Issam el-Said and Ayse Parman
Description: An excellent work on Islamic geometric designs and the science behind them.   
At Morgan Library: No
Call  Number: NX 180. M33 E48 
ISBN Number: 0 86651 421 X
Cost: N/A
Available at MSA Office: No
Publisher: Dale Seymour Publications  
Supplier: N/A
 
Book Name: Islamic Calligraphy
By: Y. H. Safadi  
Description: N/A
At Morgan Library:
Call Number: NK 3636.5 A2 S23 1978   
ISBN Number: 0 87773 142 X 
Cost: N/A
Available at MSA Office: No
Publisher: Shambala Publications, Inc., 1123 Spruce St., Boulder, CO 80302
Supplier: N/A

Book Name: Islamic Patterns: an Analytical and Cosmological Approach
By: Keith Critchlow
Description: An analysis of the Islamic worldview underlying Islamic geometric art
	and its manifestations.
At Morgan Library: Yes
Call Number: N6260 .C7 
ISBN Number: N/A
Cost: N/A
Available at MSA Office: No
Publisher: Thames and Hudson, 500 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10110
Supplier: publisher

Book Name: The Quranic Art of Calligraphy and Illumination
By: Martin Lings
Description: N/A
At Morgan Library: No
Call Number: ND 1457. I87 K674
ISBN Number: N/A
Cost: $55.00
Available at MSA Office: No
Publisher: World of Islam Festival Trust, London, UNITED KINGDOM
Supplier: Islamic Book Service, 2622 E. Main St., Plainfield, IN 46168

Book Name: Iznik :  the pottery of Ottoman Turkey
By: Nurhan Atasoy & Julian Raby
Description: Contains a wealth of photographs, drawings, and precise technical
	information. 
At Morgan Library: No
Call Number: NK4340.I9  A83 1989
ISBN Number: N/A
Cost: N/A
Available at MSA Office: No
Publisher: Institute of Social Sciences, Istanbul University, Istanbul, TURKIYE 
Supplier: available from national suppliersN/A

Book Name: Hassan Fathy
By: James Steele
Description: Hassan Fathy is a Twentieth Century master architect specializing in 
	the North African style. 
At Morgan Library: No
Call Number:  NA1585.F37  S74 1988
ISBN Number: N/A
Cost: N/A
Available at MSA Office: No
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Supplier: N/A


Comparative Religion


Book Name: The Dead Sea Scrolls, the Gospel of Barnabas, and the New Testament
By: M. A. Yusseff
Description: A fascinating account of the origins of Christianity, contrasted with 
	the Dead Sea Scrolls and the lost Gospel of the Apostle Barnabas .
At Morgan Library: No
Call Number: N/A
ISBN Number: 0 89259 061 0
Cost: $8.00
Available at MSA Office: Yes
Publisher: American Trust Publications, 2622 East Main Street, Plainfield, In. 46168
Supplier: Islamic Book Service, 2622 E. Main St., Plainfield, IN 46168

Book Name: The Bible, the Qur'an, and Science
By: Maurice Bucaille
Description: An intriguing comparison of the findings of modern science with
	passages from the Bible and the Qur'an.
At Morgan Library: Yes
Call Number: BS 650 B7813
ISBN Number: 0 89259 010 6
Cost: $8.50
Available at MSA Office: Yes
Publisher: Seghers, Paris, FRANCE
Supplier: Islamic Book Service, 2622 E. Main St., Plainfield, IN 46168


Contemporary


Book Name: Covering Islam
By: Edward W. Said
Description: A work of importance for those who are interested in understanding how 
	the media transforms our thought world.
At Morgan Library: Yes
Call Number: BP 52 S24
ISBN Number: 0394748085 
Cost: $9.95
Available at MSA Office: Yes
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Supplier: Kazi Publications, 3023-27 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60618

Book Name: King of the Castle
By: Charles le Gai Eaton
Description: N/A
At Morgan Library: No
Call Number: N/A
ISBN Number: 0946621217
Cost: N/A
Available at MSA Office: No
Publisher: Atrium Publishing, 3356 Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Supplier: publisher
Online description of King of the Castle

Book Name: Adhan Over Anatolia
By: Marian Kazi
Description: The moving, poignant diary of an American Muslim woman living in 
	Turkey during the troubled '70's, with reflections on Muslim life in 
	Yugoslavia, Iran and Pakistan.
At Morgan Library: No
Call Number: N/A
ISBN Number:  0 87141 054 0
Cost: $7.95
Available at MSA Office: Yes
Publisher: American Trust Publications, 2622 East Main Street, Plainfield, In. 46168 
Supplier: Islamic Book Service, 2622 E. Main St., Plainfield, IN 46168 

Book Name: Islamic Threat - Myth or Reality?
By: John Esposito
Description: A well-thought-out discussion of current issues involving Muslim peoples. 
At Morgan Library: Yes
Call Number: BP60 .E84 1992
ISBN Number: 0 19 507187 7
Cost: $22.00
Available at MSA Office: No
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 200 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10018 
Supplier: Kazi Publications, 3023-27 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
Book Name: The Autobiography of Malcolm X
As Told to: Alex Haley
Description: The famous book upon which Spike Lee's film was based.
At Morgan Library: Yes
Call Number: E185.97.L5 A3
ISBN Number: 0345304950
Cost: $5.95
Available at MSA Office: Yes
Publisher: Grove Press, New York
Supplier: Islamic Books and Texts Supply
Book Name: Roots
By: Alex Haley
Description: The story of an African Muslim who becomes a slave in the South.
At Morgan Library: Yes
Call Number: E185.97.H24 A33
ISBN Number: N/A
Cost: N/A
Available at MSA Office: No
Publisher: Doubleday, Garden City, N.Y.
Supplier: available through national suppliers

Book Name: Islam in Focus
By: Hammudah Abalati
Description: A basic, well-written book on Islam.
At Morgan Library: No
Call Number: BP161.2  .A2 1983
ISBN Number: N/A
Cost: $5.00
Available at MSA Office: Yes
Publisher: American Trust Publications, 2622 East Main Street, Plainfield, In. 46168
Supplier: Islamic Book Service, 2622 E. Main St., Plainfield, IN 46168

Book Name: Islam Between East and West
By: 'Alija 'Ali Izetbegovic
Description: Written several years
ago by the current President of Bosnia-Herezegovina.
At Morgan Library: No
Call Number: N/A
ISBN Number: 0 89259 057 2
Cost: $12.00
Available at MSA Office: Yes
Publisher: American Trust Publications, 2622 East Main Street, Plainfield, In. 46168
Supplier: Islamic Book Service, 2622 E. Main St., Plainfield, IN 46168


General Info

Book Name: Islam and the Destiny of Man
By: Charles Le Gai Eaton
Description: An in-depth discussion of Islamic principles vis-a-vis its 
	universality and relevance to the modern experience.
At Morgan Library: Yes
Call Number: BP161.2 .E27 1985
ISBN Number: 0 88706 163 X
Cost: $19.95
Available at MSA Office: Yes
Publisher: State University of New York Press, State Univ. Plaza, Albany, NY 12246
Supplier: Kazi Publications, 3023-27 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
Online description of Islam and the Destiny of Man

Book Name: The Hadj - an American's Pilgrimage to Mecca 
By: Michael Wolfe
Description: An enjoyable account of an American Muslim who experiences the grand 
	adventure and fulfillment of Hajj.
At Morgan Library: No
Call Number: BP187.3. W65 1993
ISBN Number: 0 871 13 518 3
Cost: $22.00
Available at MSA Office: Yes
Publisher: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 841 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Supplier: available through national suppliers
  
Book Name: What Everyone Should Know About Islam and Muslims 
By: Suzanne Haneef
Description: A brief but clear and comprehensive expostion of  Islamic beliefs and 
	the practice of Muslims, written by a Western convert for a Western audience. 
At Morgan Library: Yes
Call Number: BP161.2 .H25 1985 (BSMT N)   
ISBN Number: N/A
Cost: $6.95
Available at MSA Office: Yes
Publisher: Kazi Publications, 3023-27 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
Supplier: Kazi Publications, 3023-27 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60618

Book Name: Towards Understanding Islam
By: Syed Abul 'Ala Maududi
Description: A straight forward, concise explanation of the most important aspects 
	of Islamic beliefs and practice.
At Morgan Library: Yes
Call Number: BP161 .M46 1980
ISBN Number: 0 933511 79 5
Cost: $3.59
Available at MSA Office: Yes 
Publisher: The Islamic Foundation, London, UNITED KINGDOM 
Supplier: Islamic Books and Texts Supply, P.O. Box 5153, L.I.C.,New York

Book Name: The Sayings of Muhammad
By: A. A. Suhrawardy 
Description: A collection of the sayigs of Prophet Muhammad in clear English and 
	arranged by topics. 
At Morgan Library: No
Call Number: N/A
ISBN Number: 0 8065 1169 9
Cost: N/A
Available at MSA Office: No
Publisher: Carol Publishing Group, 120 Enterprise Ave., Secaucus, NJ 11699
Supplier: available through national suppliers

Book Name: Islam, the Straight Path
By: John Esposito
Description: A balanced
analysis of Islamic thought, emphazing the historico-political aspects of Muslim 
	social life.
At Morgan Library: Yes
Call Number: BP161.2 .E85 1988
ISBN Number: 0 19 507 472 6
Cost: $17.95
Available at MSA Office: No
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 200 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10018
Supplier: available through national suppliers

Book Name: Islamic Correspondence Course Units 1-10
By: Muslim Students Association
Description: A concise but complete course covering the basics of Islam.  
At Morgan Library: Yes
Call Number: BP161.2 .M87
ISBN Number: N/A
Cost: $5.50
Available at MSA Office: No
Publisher: Islamic Teaching Center, P.O. Box 38, Plainfield, In. 46168
Supplier: Islamic Book Service

Book Name: Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names of God
By: Muhammad al-Ghazali
Description: N/A
At Morgan Library: No
Call Number: N/A
ISBN Number: 0946621314 
Cost: $17.95
Available at MSA Office: No
Publisher:  Atrium Publishers Group, 3356 Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Supplier: available through national suppliers
Online description of The Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names of God

Book Name: The Tao of Islam :  a Sourcebook on Gender Relationships in Islamic Thought 
By: Sachiko Murata
Description:  deep philosophical work dealing with the attributes of God and His 
	creation in the context of the thought of Ibn al-Arabi and his school.
At Morgan Library: Yes
Call Number: BP173.4  .M87 1992
ISBN Number: 0 7914 0914 7
Cost: $19.95
Available at MSA Office: No
Publisher: State University of New York Press, State University Plaza, Albany, NY 12246
Supplier: Kazi Publications, 3023-27 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60618

Book Name: Muhammad - His Life Based on Earliest Sources
By: Martin Lings
Description: A detailed account of the Prophet's life, written in a reverent and 
	moving style.
At Morgan Library: Yes
Call Number: BP75 .L56 1983
ISBN Number: 0 89 281 170 6
Cost: $16.95
Available at MSA Office: Yes
Publisher: Inner Traditions International Ltd., One Park St., Rochester, VT 05767
Supplier: Kazi Publications, 3023-27 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
Online description of Muhammad - His Life Based on Earliest Sources

Book Name: Jesus: A Prophet of Islam
By: Muhammad 'Ata ur-Rahim
Description: Explores the life and teachings of Jesus, one of the greatest prophets 
	of Islam.
At Morgan Library: No
Call Number: N/A
ISBN Number: 0 906194 08 3
Cost: $11.00
Available at MSA Office: Yes
Publisher: MWH London Publishers, 233 Seven Sisters Road, London N4 2DA, UNITED KINGDOM
Supplier: Islamic Book Service, 2622 E. Main St., Plainfield, IN 46168


History/Culture


Book Name: Cultural Atlas of Islam
By: Isma'il and Lois Lamya al-Faruqi
Description: A broad and thorough review of the multitudinous varieties of Muslim 
	life around the globe.
At Morgan Library: Yes
Call Number: DS36.85 .A39 1986
ISBN Number: N/A
Cost: $85.00
Available at MSA Office: No
Publisher: Collier Macmillan  
Supplier: Islamic Book Service, 2622 E. Main St., Plainfield, IN 46168

Book Name: Discovering Islam: making sense of Muslim history and society
By: Akbar S. Ahmed
Description: N/A
At Morgan Library: No
Call Number:  BP52  .A35 1988 
ISBN Number: 0 415 03930 4 
Cost: $16.95
Available at MSA Office: No
Publisher: Routledge, 29 W. 35th St., New York, NY 10001
Supplier: Kazi Publications, 3023-27 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60618


Holy Qur'an


Book Name: The Holy Qur'an
Commentary and Translation: A. Yusuf Ali
Description: One of the two most widely used renditions into English.
At Morgan Library: Yes
Call Number: BP 109 A4 1977 
ISBN Number: N/A
Cost: $4.25
Available at MSA Office: Yes
Publisher: American Trust Publications, 2622 East Main Street, Plainfield, In. 46168
Supplier: Islamic Book Service, 2622 E. Main St., Plainfield, IN 46168

Book Name: The Meaning of the Glorious Qur'an
Translation: M. M. Pickthall
Description: The second of the two most widely-used renditions into English.
At Morgan Library: Yes
Call Number: BP 109 P5 1977
ISBN Number: N/A
Cost: $4.25
Available at MSA Office: Yes
Publisher: Muslim World League
Supplier: Kazi Publications, 3023-27 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60618

Book Name: The Essential Koran: the Heart of Islam
By: Thomas Cleary
Description: A rendition into contemporary English of passages of the Holy Book.
At Morgan Library: No
Call Number: BP110   1993
ISBN Number: 0 06 250 196
Cost: $12.00
Available at MSA Office: Yes
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers, 10 East 53rd St., New York, NY 10022
Supplier: available from national suppliers

Book Name: Readings in the Qur'an
Translator: Kenneth Cragg
Description: Selections from the Qur'an, arranged by topic and written in modern 
	English.
At Morgan Library: No
Call Number: BP110   1988
ISBN Number: 0 00 599087 4
Cost: $16.95
Available at MSA Office: Yes
Publisher: Bell & Bain, Ltd., Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM
Supplier: Kazi Publications, 3023-27 W, Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60618