Reading Lists

Modern Period

a. Religion & Modernity

Al-Azmeh, Aziz. Islams and Modernities. London: Verso, 1993.

Armstrong, Karen. The Battle for God. New York: Knopf, 2000.

Arkoun, Mohammed. The Unthought in Contemporary Islamic Thought. London and Beirut: Saqi Books, 2002.

____. Rethinking Islam: Common Questions, Uncommon Answers, tr. Robert D. Lee. London: Harper Collins, 1994.

Asad, Talal. Formations of the Secular: Christianity, Islam, Modernity. Stanford, CT: Stanford University Press, 2003.

Aslan, Reza. No God But God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam. London: Arrow Books, 2006.

Casanova, José. Public Religions in the Modern World. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1994.
Cooke, Miriam and Bruce Lawrence, ed. Muslim Networks: From Hajjinfo-icon to Hip Hop. Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.

Eickelman, Dale F., ‘Islam and Modernity’, in Eliezer Ben-Rafael and Yitzhak Sternberg, ed., Identity, Culture and Globalization. Leiden: Brill, 2002.

Eickelman, Dale and Jon Anderson, ed. New Media in the Muslim World: The Emerging Public Sphere. 2nd ed., Indiana University Press, 2003.

Federspiel, Howard. Indonesian Muslim Intellectuals of the 20th Century. Singapore: ISEAS, 2006.

Gaonkar, Dilip P., ed. Alternative Modernities. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2001.

Graham, Mark. How Islam Created the Modern World. Beltsville, MD: Amana, 2006.

Inayatullah, Sohail and Gail Boxwell, ed. Islam, Postmodernism, and other Futures: A Ziauddin Sardar Reader. London: Pluto Press, 2003.

Nasr, Seyyid Hossein. Islam and the Plight of Modern Man. ABC International, 2001.

Nasr, Vali. The Shiainfo-icon Revival: How Conflicts Within Islam Will Shape The Future. New York: Norton, 2006.

Rahman, Fazlur. Islam and Modernity: Transformation of an Intellectual Tradition. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago, 1984.

Sajoo, Amyn B., ed. Muslim Modernities: Expressions of the Civil Imagination. London: The Institute of Ismaili Studies and I.B. Tauris, 2008.

Rippin, Andrew, ed. The Islamic World. London: Routledge, 2008.

Sadri, M. and A. Sadri, ed. and tr. Reason, Freedom and Democracy in Islam: Essential Writings of Abdolkarim Soroush. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Taji-Farouki, Suha, ed. Modern Muslim Intellectuals and the Qur’aninfo-icon. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.

_____ and B. Nafi, ed. Islamic Thought in the Twentieth Century. London: The Institute of Ismaili Studies and I.B. Tauris, 2004.

Taylor, Charles. A Secular Age. Harvard: Harvard University Press, 2007.

Turner, Bryan S. Weber and Islam: A Critical Study. London: Routledge, 1998.

Watenpaugh, K. Being Modern in the Middle East: Revolution, Nationalism, Colonialism, and the Arab Middle Class. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006.

b. Cultural Memory, Identity & Gender

Abu-Lughod, Janet. ‘The Islamic City - Historical Myth, Islamic Essence, and Contemporary Relevance’, International Journal of Middle East Studies, 19 (1987), pp. 155-176.

Adelkhah, Fariba. Being Modern in Iran, tr. J. Derrick. New York: Hurst, 1999.

Al-Rasheed, Madawi. Contesting the Saudi State: Islamic Voices from a New Generation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Bianca, Stefano and Philip Jodidio, ed. Cairo: Revitalising a Historic Metropolis. Rome:Umberto Allemandi, 2004.

Bulliet, Richard. The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization. Columbia, OH: Columbia University Press, 2006.

Dabashi, Hamid. Close-Up: Iranian Cinema, Past, Present, Future. London: Verso, 2002.

_____ , ed. Dreams of Nation: On Palestinian Cinema. London: Verso, 2006.

Frampton, Kenneth, ed., Modernity and Community: Architecture in the Islamic World. London: Thames and Hudson, 2001.

Göle, Nilüfer. The Forbidden Modern: Civilization and Veiling. Michigan, IL: University of Michigan Press, 1996.

Hawley, John, ed. The Postcolonial Crescent: Islam’s Impact on Contemporary Literature. New York: Peter Lang, 1998.

Hefner, Robert. ‘Multiple Modernities: Christianity, Islam and Hinduism in a Globalizing Age’, Annual Review of Anthropology, 27 (1998), pp. 83-104.

Jahanbegloo, Ramin, ed. Iran: Between Tradition and Modernity. Oxford: Rowman and Littlefield, 2003.

Karim, Karim H., ed. The Media of Diaspora. London: Taylor and Francis, 2002.

Karpat, Kemal H., ed. Ottoman Past and Today’s Turkey. Leiden: Brill, 2000.

Keddie, Nikki. Women in the Middle East: Past and Present. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007.

Khalid, Adeeb. Islam after Communism: Religion and Politics in Central Asia. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2007.

Maalouf, Amin. In the Name of Identity: Violence and the Need to Belong, tr. B. Bray. London: Penguin, 2003.

Macleod, Arlene. Accommodating Protest: Working Women, the New Veiling, and Change in Cairo. Columbia, OH: Columbia University Press, 1993.

Mahmood, Saba. Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, 2004.

Menocal, María Rosa. Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain. London: Little, Brown, 2002.

Navaro-Yasin, Yael. ‘The Historical Construction of Local Culture: Gender and Identity in the Politics of Secularism versus Islam’, in Keyder, Caglar, ed. Istanbul Between The Local and The Global. Rowman and Littlefield, 1999.

Pamuk, Orhan. Other Colours: Essay and a Story. London: Faber, 2007.

Ramadan, Tariq. Western Muslims and the Future of Islam. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Ruthven, Malise. Fundamentalism: The Search for Meaning. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Said, Edward. Orientalism. London: Penguin, 2003.

Schaebler, Birgit and Leif Stenberg, ed. Globalization and the Muslim World: Culture, Religion, and Modernity. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2004.

Sen, Amartya K. Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny. New York: W.W. Norton, 2007.

Tapper, Richard, ed. The New Iranian Cinema: Politics, Representation and Identity. London: The Institute of Ismaili Studies and I.B. Tauris, 2002.

c. Public Law & Social Ethics

Al-Rasheed, Madawi. Contesting the Saudi State: Islamic Voices from a New Generation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

An-Na’im, Abdullahi Ahmed. Toward an Islamic Reformation: Civil Liberties, Human Rights, and International Law. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1996.

Baderin, Mashood A. International Human Rights and Islamic Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Brown, Nathan J. and Clark B. Lombardi. ‘The Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt on Islamic Law, Veiling and Civil Rights: An Annotated Translation of Supreme

Constitutional Court of Egypt Case No. 8 of Judicial Year 17 (May 18, 1996), American University International Law Review, 21 (2006), pp. 437-460.

Burke, Edmund and Ira Lapidus, ed. Islam, Politics and Social Movements. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1988.

Cook, Michael A. Forbidding Wrong in Islam. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Falk, Richard. Religion and Humane Global Governance. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.

Filali-Ansary, Abdou et al. ‘What Is Liberal Islam?’ Journal of Democracy, 14 (2003), pp. 18-49.

Goldberg, Ellis et al, ed. Rules and Rights in the Middle East: Democracy, Law, and Society. Washington, DC: University of Washington Press, 2003.

Johansen, Baber. Contingency in a Sacred Law: Legal and Ethical Norms in the Muslim Fiqhinfo-icon. Leiden: Brill, 1999.

Khalid Massud, Muhammad. Brinkley Messick and David S. Powers, ed. Islamic Legal Interpretation: Muftis and their Fatwas. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1996.

Kurzman, Charles, ed. Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Izzi Dien, Mawil. Islamic Law: From Historical Foundations to Contemporary Practice. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2004.

Othman, Aida. ‘“And Amicable Settlement is Best”: Sulh and Dispute Resolution in Islamic Law’, Arab Law Quarterly, 21 (2007), pp. 64-90.

Sajoo, Amyn B. Muslim Ethics: Emerging Vistas. London: The Institute of Ismaili Studies and I.B. Tauris, 2004.

Sajoo, Amyn B. ‘Islam and Human Rights: Congruence or Dichotomy?’ Temple International and Comparative Law Journal, 4 (1990), pp. 23-34.

Wiles, Ellen. ‘Headscarves, Human Rights, and Harmonious Multicultural Society: Implications of the French Ban for Interpretations of Equality’, Law and Society Review, 41 (2007), pp. 699-735.

Yilmaz, Ihsan. ‘Muslim Alternative Dispute Resolution and Neo-Ijtihad in England’, Alternatives – Turkish Journal of International Relations, 2 (2003), pp. 117-139.

Zubaida, Sami. Law and Power in the Middle East. London: The Institute of Ismaili Studies and I.B. Tauris, 2003.