Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA1018: Introduction to Islam
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.
Indicative Reading List
This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.
Selected translations of the above-mentioned primary religious sources including:
The Qur'an, tr. M. 'Abdel Haleem, Oxford, 2004.
The Qur'an, tr. 'Ali-quli Qara'i, London, 2005.
Ibn Ishaq, Sirat Rasul Allah [The Life of Muhammad], tr. A. Guillaume, Karachi, 1955.
John Renard (ed), Windows on the House of Islam, Berkeley, 1998.
Michael Sells (ed./tr.), Early Islamic Mysticism, New York, 1996.
We shall refer to this textbook: Daniel Brown, A New Introduction to Islam, Oxford, 2003.
Another useful introductory text is: Michael Cook, The Koran: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford, 1998.