A Selected Bibliography
Reference and Bibliographic Resources
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Islam: Reference Works and Journals

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Esposito, John L., ed. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Glasse, Cyril. The Concise Encyclopedia of Islam. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1991.

Nanji, Azim, ed. The Muslim Almanac: A Reference Work on the History, Faith, Culture, and Peoples of Islam. Detroit: Gale Research, 1996.

Robinson, Francis, ed. The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

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Islamic Culture. Hyderabad: Islamic Culture Board, 1927-

Islamic Studies. Islamabad: International Islamic University, 1962-

Journal of Islamic Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990-

Muslim India. New Delhi, 1983-

The Muslim World. Karachi: World Muslim Conference, 1963-

Pakistan. University of Peshawar, 1980-

Pakistan Journal of History and Culture. Islamabad: National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research, 1980-


Islam: Surveys

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Denny, Frederick Mathewson. An Introduction to Islam. 2nd ed. New York: Macmillan, 1994.

Maudoodi, Syed Abul'Ala. Fundamentals of Islam. Lahore: Islamic Publications, 1975.

Murata, Sachiko, and William C. Chittick. Vision of Islam. New York: Paragon House, 1994.

Rahman, Fazlur. Islam. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1966.

---. Islam & Modernity: Transformation of an Intellectual Tradition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982.

Schimmel, Annemarie. Islam: An Introduction. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992.


Islam: Texts in Translation and Textual Studies

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Ali, Abdullah Yusuf, ed. The Holy Quran: Text, Translation & Commentary. New ed. Lahore: Sh. M. Ashraf, 1983.

Dawood, N. J., trans. 5th ed. The Koran. London: Penguin Books, 1990.

Kassis, Hanna E. A Concordance of the Qur'an. Berkeley: University of California, 1983.

Rahman, Fazlur. Major Themes of the Qur'an. Minneapolis: Biblioteca Islamica, 1980.


Islam: History

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Aziz, Ahmad. An Intellectual History of Islam in India. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1969.

---. Islamic Modernism in India and Pakistan, 1857-1964. London: Oxford University Press, 1967.

---. Studies in Islamic Culture in the Indian Environment. Oxford: Clarendon, 1964.

Aziz, Ahmad, and G.E. von Grunebaum, eds. Muslim Self-Statement in India and Pakistan 1857-1968. Weisbaden: O. Harrassowitz, 1970.

Eaton, Richard Maxwell. The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204-1760. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

Hardy, Peter. The Muslims of British India. London: Cambridge University Press, 1972.

Hasan, Mushirul, ed. India's Partition: Process, Strategy and Mobilization. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Hollister, John Norman. The Shia of India. 2nd ed. New Delhi: Oriental Books Reprint, 1979.

Jalal, Ayesha. The Sole Spokesman: Jinnah, the Muslim League and the Demand for Pakistan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Lawrence, Bruce B., ed. The Rose and the Rock: Mystical and Rational Elements in the Intellectual History of South Asian Islam. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1979.

Minault, Gail. The Khilafat Movement: Religious Symbolism and Political Mobilization in India. New York: Columbia University Press, 1982.

---. Secluded Scholars: Women's Education and Muslim Social Reform in Colonial India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Murshid, Tazeen M. The Sacred and the Secular: Bengal Muslim Discourses, 1871-1977. Calcutta: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Richards, John F. The Mughal Empire. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Shaikh, Farzana. Community and Consensus in Islam: Muslim Representation in Colonial India, 1860-1947. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.


Islam: Contemporary

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Ahmed, Akbar. Pakistan: The Social Sciences' Perspective. Karachi: Oxford University Press, 1990.

---. Religion and Politics in Muslim Society: Order and Conflict in Pakistan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

---. Jinnah, Pakistan and Islamic Identity: The Search for Saladin. London: Routledge, 1997.

Ahmed, Rafiuddin, ed. Religion, Nationalism and Politics in Bangladesh. New Delhi: South Asia Pub., 1990.

Banu, U.A.B. Razia Akhter. Islam in Bangladesh. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1991.

Engineer, Asghar Ali. Status of Women in Islam. Delhi: Ajanta, 1987.

Ewing, Katherine P., ed. Shari'at and Ambiguity in South Asian Islam. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988.

Hasan, Mushirul. Legacy of a Divided Nation: Indian Muslims since Independence. Boulder: Westview, 1997.

Israel, Milton, and N.K. Wagle, eds. Islamic Society and Culture: Essays in Honour of Professor Aziz Ahmad. New Delhi: Manohar, 1983.

Khalidi, Omar. Indian Muslims Since Independence. New Delhi: Vikas, 1995.

Madan, T.N., ed. Muslim Communities of South Asia: Culture, Society, and Power. Rev. ed. New Delhi: Manohar, 1995.

Metcalf, Barbara Daly. Moral Conduct and Authority: The Place of Adab in South Asian Islam. Berkeley: University of California, 1984.

Mujahid, Abdul Malik. Conversion to Islam: Untouchables Strategy for Protest in India. Chambersburg, PA: Anima, 1989.

Mujeeb, M. The Indian Muslims. London: G. Allen & Unwin, 1967.

Rauf, Abdur. Islamic Culture in Pakistan. Lahore: Ferozsons, 1988

Schimmel, Annemarie. Islam in the Indian Subcontinent. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1980.

---. Islam in India and Pakistan. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1982.

---. Makli Hill: A Center of Islamic Culture in Sindh. Karachi: University of Karachi, 1983.

Schubel, Vernon James. Religious Performance in Contemporary Islam: Shi'i Devotional Rituals in South Asia. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1993

Troll, Christian W., ed. Muslim Shrines in India: Their Character, History, and Significance. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Weiss. Anita M. Islamic Reassertion in Pakistan: The Application of Islamic Laws in a Modern State. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1986.

---. Walls within Walls: Life Histories of Working Women in the Old City of Lahore. Boulder, CO: Westview; Lahore: Pak Book Corp., 1992.


Islam: Important Figures

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Dar, Bashir Ahmad. A Study in Iqbal's Philosophy. Rev. ed. Lahore: Sh. Ghulam Ali & Sons, 1971.

---. Religious Thought of Sayyid Ahmad Khan. Lahore: Institute of Islamic Culture, 1957.

Iqbal, Muhammad. Javid-nama. Trans. Arthur J. Arberry. London: Allen & Unwin, 1966.

---. The Secrets of the Self: A Philosophical Poem. Trans. R. A. Nicholson. New Delhi: Arnold-Heinemann, 1978.

---. The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam. Ed. M. Saeed Sheikh. Lahore: Institute of Islamic Culture, 1986.

---. Shikwa and Jawab-i-Shikwa. Complaint and Answer: Iqbal's Dialogue with Allah. Trans. Khushwant Singh. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1981.

McDonough, Sheila. Muslim Ethics and Morality: A Comparative Study of the Ethical Thought of Sayyid Ahmad Khan and Mawlana Mawdudi. Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1984.

Malik, Hafeez, ed. Iqbal: Poet-Philosopher of Pakistan. New York: Columbia University Press, 1971.

Schimmel, Annemarie. Gabriel's Wing: A Study into the Religious Ideas of Sir Muhammad Iqbal. 2nd ed. Lahore: Iqbal Academy Pakistan, 1989.

Troll, Christian. W. Sayyid Ahmad Khan: A Reinterpretation of Muslim Theology. New Delhi: Vikas, 1978.

Wolpert, Stanley A. Jinnah of Pakistan. New York: Oxford University Press, 1984.


Islam: The Arts

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Asher, Catherine B. Architecture of Mughal India. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Beach, Milo Cleveland. Mughal and Rajput Painting. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Koch, Ebba. Mughal Architecture: An Outline of its History and Development (1526-1858). Munich: Prestel-Verlag, 1991.

Michell, George. The Islamic Heritage of Bengal. Paris: UNESCO, 1984.

---. Islamic Heritage of the Deccan. Bombay: Marg, 1986.

Schimmel, Annmarie. Calligraphy and Islamic Culture. New York: New York University Press,1983.


Islam: Related Traditions

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Baldick, Julian. Mystical Islam: An Introduction to Sufism. New York: New York University Press, 1989.

Eaton, Richard Maxwell. Sufis of Bijapur, 1300-1700: Social Roles of Sufis in Medieval India. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1978.

Ernst, Carl W. Eternal Garden: Mysticism, History, and Politics at a South Asian Sufi Center. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992.

---. The Shambhala Guide to Sufism. Boston: Shambhala, 1997.

Fadiman, James and Robert Frager, eds. Essential Sufism. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1997.

Krishna, L.R. Panjabi Sufi Poets, A.D. 1460-1900. New Delhi: Ashajanak, 1973.

Mayne, Peter. Saints of Sind. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1956.

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Sufi Essays. 2nd ed. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1991.

Qureshi, Regula Burckhardt. Sufi Music of India and Pakistan: Sound, Context, and Meaning in Qawwali. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1995.

Schimmel, Annemarie. Mystical Dimensions of Islam. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1975.

---. Pain and Grace: A Study of Two Mystical Writers of Eighteenth Century India. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1976.

Shah, Idries. The Way of the Sufi. New York: Dutton, 1969.

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