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What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam

Author: John Esposito
Esposito presents in question-and-answer format the information about Islam that people most want to know. One of the three books used for the introduction of Pitt's Fulbright Hays study tour for high school teachers in 2009 to Egypt. Link to PDF of book below. An accessible book for high school students.

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NAFSA Poster Session Reading Resources on Middle East / North Africa

Click here for a PDF list of books and articles on the Middle East and North Africa from a poster session at the NAFSA Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, in May, 2002.

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The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

Author: Amin Maalouf
Amin Maalouf has combed the works of Arab chroniclers of the Crusades, many of them eyewitnesses and participants in the events they describe. The Crusades Through Arab Eyes is a vivid portrait of a society nearly destroyed by internal conflict and shaken by a traumatic encounter with an alien culture. Maalouf offers fascinating insights into the historical forces that even today shape Arab and Islamic consciousness. The book is available in Pdf at link below.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Islam

Author: John Emerick
Using the "Idiot's Guide's" formula of questions and answers, sidebars, and small, easy-to-digest essays, Emerick makes Islam accessible to anyone.

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Approaching the Qur'an: The Early Revelations

This was our Faculty Reader's Forum selection for facilitated discussion on September 14, 2006. Despite the rapid growth of Islam in this country, its precepts and scripture remain inaccessible to many readers. It is difficult, too, that many of its believers assert that the Qur'an cannot be translated.

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500 Most Influential Muslims in the World

The Muslim 500 has become the world’s premiere source for a listing of the World’s most influential Muslims. And with each edition the annual publication increases its scope and depth. created by the Royal IslamicStrategic Studies Centre The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center
for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

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