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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.