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Updated Sep 15, 2008
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We recommend the following books and other resources on the topic of Islam. We hope you will find this list helpful. 

    Qur'an Books

    Ali, Maulana Muhammad; A Manual Of Hadith (Curzon Press, London, 1977).

    Bin Ladin, Carmen; Inside The Kingdom: My Life in Saudi Arabia (Warner books, New York, 2004). A fascinating, quick read by a European woman who married into the Bin Ladin family. If you are interested in women’s issues, this author will give you a first hand account of what Islamic Wahabism means for women.

    Bush, Rev. George; The Life Of Mohammed: Founder of The Religion of Islam, and of The Empire of The Saracens (A. L. Fowler, New York, 1900).
Campbell, Dr. William.; The Qur'an and The Bible in the Light of History and Science (Middle East Resources. ISBN: 1-881085-00-7). This book answers Dr. Maurice Bucaille’s infamous, The Bible, The Qur’an, and Science.
    The MahdiCantrell, Ron; Hijacked Messiah: The Mahdi (Jerusalem, Israel, 2004). This is the only book currently sounding the alarm regarding the skyrocketing excitement about the coming of the Muslim Messiah. Order this book from the Cantrell’s website: Jerusalem Update.

    Dodd, Edward M. and Rose W.; Mecca and Beyond (Central Committee On The United Study Of Foreign Missions, Boston, 1937). An encouraging missions perspective.

    Eck, Diana L.; A New Religious America: How A “Christian Country” Has Become the World’s Most Religiously Diverse Nation (HarperSanFrancisco, 2001). A sympathetic look at American Muslims in chapter five.

    Geisler, Norman L. and Saleeb, Abdul; Answering Islam: The Crescent in Light of The Cross (Baker Books, Grand Rapids, 2002). Solid.

    Hekmat, Anwar; Women and the Koran: The Status of Women in Islam (Prometheus Books, New York, 1997). A critical work showing that “many deprivations and humiliations suffered by Muslim women have their roots in Islam’s holy book, the Koran, and the life of its Prophet, Muhammad.”

    Jeffery, Arthur (Ed.); Islam: Muhammad and His Religion (The Bobbs-Merrill Co., Inc., Indianapolis, 1958).

    Jones, L. Bevan; The People of The Mosque (Association Press, YMCA, Calcutta, 1932).

    Lings, Martin; Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources  (Inner Traditions International, Ltd., Rochester, Vermont, 1983). A valuable and scholarly work.

    McDowell, Josh and Gilchrist, John; The Islam Debate (Here’s Life Publishers, Inc., San Bernadino, 1983). An outstanding presentation on the history and nature of Islam.

    McDowell, Josh and Stewart, Don; Handbook of Today’s Religions (Here’s Life Publishers, Inc., San Bernardino, 1983). Outstanding handbook on cults, the occult, world religions and secular philosophies.

    Moucarry, Chawkat; The Prophet & The Messiah: An Arab Christian’s Perspective On Islam & Christianity (InterVarsity Press, Downer’s Grove, 2001). Insightful and scholarly; read this book to understand the technical issues dividing Islam and Christianity.

    Netton, Ian Richard; A Popular Dictionary Of Islam (NTC Publishing Group, Chicago, 1992). A valuable resource!

    Rashid, Ahmed; Taliban (I. B. Tauris, London, 2000). A concise, careful and enlightening analysis.

    Richardson, Don; Secrets of the Koran: Revealing Insights into Islam’s Holy Book (Regal Books, Ventura, 2003). A non-PC look at the real issues that Muslims and Christians must come to grips with.

    Robinson, Stuart; Mosques & Miracles: Revealing Islam and God's Grace (CityHarvest Publications, Upper Mt. Gravatt, 2004). This is perhaps the only book you will ever need on Islam; highly recommended!
    Rodinson, Maxime;  Mohammed (Pantheon Books, New York, 1961). A classic, interesting and authoritative biography.

    Sasson, Jean; Princess: Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia (Wm. Morrow & Co., Inc., New York, 1992). A fascinating and spooky look at life for a woman in Saudi Arabia. Ghostwritten to protect the life of the Arabian woman whose story this is.

    Segal, Ronald; Islam’s Black Slaves: The Other Black Diaspora (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2001). “…the fascinating and horrifying story of the Islamic slave trade.”

    Waddy, Charis; The Muslim Mind (New Amsterdam Books, New York, 1990). Sympathetic explanations of Muslim perspectives contributed by many different Muslims.

    Warraq, Ibn; Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out (Prometheus Books, Amherst, 2003). Warraq tends to criticize all religion, but in this volume he provides a valuable testimony by — and forum for — those who would be executed under Sharia.

    Wormser, Richard; American Islam: Growing Up Muslim in America (Walker and Company, New York, 1994).

    Zacharias, Ravi; Light in the Shadow of Jihad (Multnomah, Sisters, 2002). What 9/11 tells us about Islam and America.

    Zwemer, Samuel M.; Islam, A Challenge To Faith: Studies on the Mohammedan Religion and the Needs and Opportunities of the Mohammedan World From the Standpoint of Christian Missions (Student Volunteer Movement For Foreign Missions, New York 1907). The standard textbook for missionaries to the Muslim world.

    Video Disc Audio & Video

    50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs, The (PBS DVD, www.pbs.org, Warner Brothers, 1999).  Five hours of material on two DVDs, including truly historic video images.

    Emerson, Steven (Exec. Producer); Jihad In America (SAE Productions, Washington DC, 1994). “Using videos shot by the terrorists themselves, the film features radical Islamic leaders exhorting their followers to commit violence against Jews, Christians, and moderate Muslims.”

    Muslims In America: The Misunderstood Millions (ABC News Nightline, Thursday, May 5, 1995; MPI Home Video).

    Not Without My Daughter (MGM/UA, Culver City, 1991). The harrowing true story of an American woman who married and Iranian on the eve of revolution. Starring Sally Field, and based on the book by Betty Mahmoody.

    Siddiqi, Dr. Muzammil H.; Landes, Rabbi Danile; Bahnsen, Dr. Greg L.; Islam, Judaism & Christianity (Covenant Media Foundation, 1-800-553-3938). Audio recording of a three-way discussion, rich with insight for the careful listener.

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