Islam and Muslim Americans

Islam, an Introduction

Gathering the Basics

The library's reference collection is a great place to look for background information. There are many books and ebooks in this collection to consider, and the database, Gale Ebooks, linked below, is a great place to start. 

Using Gale Ebooks to Find Background Information

Find Additional Introductory Films

Sacred Text

The Qur'an is the main religious text of Islam. Linked below are some sources about the Qur'an (also spelled Koran), as well as a link to the text online.

Reading the Qur'an Online

The Prophet Muhammed

The prophet of Islam is Muhammad, regarded by Muslims as the prophet bringing God'scomplete to the people. Read articles about him and his role in the faith using the links below. 

Streaming Films

Search for films in the library's database Films on Demand, or try some of the links below.

Source: "How Islam Began - In Ten Minutes" by TrueTube, Standard YouTube license

Featured Books & eBooks

Click on any of the titles to be linked directly to the ebook or the print book's record in the catalog to learn more about any of these featured books.

An Introduction to Islam in the 21st Century

ProQuest Ebook Central--click title for access

The New Cambridge History of Islam

Available in Reference Collection--in-library use only

The Oxford History of Islam

Available in Reference Collection--in-library use only

Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History

Available in Reference Collection--in-library use only