TAKING BACK ISLAM: AMERICAN MUSLIMS RECLAIM THEIR FAITH edited by Michael Wolfe
A wide variety of Western Muslim thinkers, including Dr Khaled Abou Fadl, Karen Armstrong, Ingrid Mattson and Yusuf Islam, explore Islam post 9/11 and offer enlightening, refreshing new thoughts about the state of the West and the Muslim World.
WHY I AM A MUSLIM: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY by Amsa Gull Hassan
A young American Muslim woman celebrates the joys of being both Muslim and American.
A BORDER PASSAGE, by Leila Ahmad
This autobiographic work by an Egyptian woman, now Professor of Women's Studies at Harvard Divinity School, is beautifully written. It touches on issues of gender and Arabism with depth and sensitivity.
ROAD TO MECCA, by Mohammed Asad
This is a beautifully written 'must read' about one European man's journeys into the heart of the Islam. Available at www.fonsvitae.com.
PROGRESSIVE MUSLIM, by Omid Safi
Essays by Muslim thinkers. The introduction, at least, is worth reading.
TAKING ISLAM BACK, by Michael Wolf
Essays by contemporary Muslim thinkers.
THE REFERENCE SHELF
Compilations of articles by Muslims.
RECOMMENDED READING LIST
Translations & Books about the Quran
Life of the Prophet Muhammad
Islamic Prayers & Practice
Politics & History
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