ABRAHAM, by Bruce Feiler
This books takes an intimate look at the founding father of the three monotheistic faiths and points out a surprising number of commonalities.
MARY, THE BLESSED VIRGIN OF ISLAM, by Aliah Schleifer
This book highlights the respect and devotion Muslims feel toward the Blessed Lady Mary. Available at www.fonsvitae.com
AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE GARDEN OF EDEN, A JEW'S SEARCH FOR GOD WITH CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS IN THE HOLY LAND, by Yossi Klein Halevi
This excellent book takes the meaning of interfaith activity to a new level of development.
THE ORNAMENT OF THE WORLD, HOW MUSLIMS, JEWS AND CHRISTIANS CREATED A CULTURE OF TOLERANCE IN MEDIEVAL SPAIN, by Maria Rosa Menocal
This very readable historical book implicitly challenges (and inspires) modern Jews, Christians and Muslims to re-create a modern day renaissance.
JERUSALEM: ONE CITY, THREE FAITHS, by Karen Armstrong
THE MONKS of TIBHIRINE: Love, Faith and Terror in Algeria, by John Kiser
Brings out the complexities of the relationship that exists between devout French monks and the surrounding local Muslim community. A heart wrenching tale of love that emanates from the divine.
HINDU & MUSLIM MYSTICISM: R.C. Zaehner
A fascinating book that shows the reader that interfaith understanding can make a vital contribution to the "search for the absolute."
GODTALK, by Brad Gooch
This book has a chapter on Islam in New York City written in an engaging Harper's style.
MORE IN COMMON THAN YOU THINK. THE BRIDGE BETWEEN ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY, by Bill Baker, Defenders Publications, 1998
A MUSLIM PRIMER: BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO ISLAM, by Ira G. Zepp, Jr., University of Arkansas Press, 1992
THE WORLD OF ISLAM, Edited by Don Belt, National Geographic Society, 2001
QUR'AN AND WOMAN. REREADING THE SACRED TEXT FROM A WOMAN'S PERSPECTIVE, by Amina Wadud, Oxford University Press, 1999
SCHEHREZADE GOES WEST: DIFFERENT CULTURES, DIFFERENT HAREMS, by Fatima Mernissi, Washington Square Press, 2001
ISLAM, FUNDAMENTALISM, AND THE BETRAYAL OF TRADITION: ESSAYS BY WESTERN MUSLIM SCHOLARS, Joseph E. B. Lumbard, editor, World Wisdom Books, 2004
BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, by Muzaffar Ozak
THE MUSLIM JESUS, by Tarif Khalidi
STORIES OF THE PROPHETS, by Imaduddin Abul-Fida Ismail Ibn Kathir, Rashad Ahmad Azami (Translator)
VISION OF ISLAM: REFLECTING ON THE HADITH OF GABRIEL, by Sachiko Murata, William C. Chittick. On themes put in the western secular or pan religous context.
TRANSCENDENT UNITY OF RELIGIONS, by Frithjof Schuon, Huston Smith
MERTON AND SUFISM: THE UNTOLD STORY, by Rob Baker
ISLAM AND THE DESTINY OF MAN, by Charles Le Gai Eaton
SUFI SAINT OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: SHAIKH AHMAD AL-'ALAWI, HIS SPIRITUAL HERITAGE & LEGACY, by Martin Lings
KNOWLEDGE AND THE SACRED, by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MUHAMMAD: UNDERSTANDING THE ISLAMIC EXPERIENCE, by John Renard
RECOMMENDED READING LIST
Translations & Books about the Quran
Life of the Prophet Muhammad
Islamic Prayers & Practice
Politics & History
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