Graduate Theological Union

Resources on Islam

Resources offering background on Islam, Muslims, Islamophobia, and Islamic Art as selected by the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA

Books

Islam the Straight Path by John Esposito
(A basic comprehensive overview of Islam)

Who Speaks for Islam?: What a Billion Muslims Really Think by John Esposito and Dahlia Mogahed
      see also the companion website: http://www.gallup.com/press/176483/speaks-islam.aspx
 
     Also a film by Michael Wolfe UPF: https://www.upf.tv/films/inside-islam

In the Footsteps of the Prophet by Tariq Ramadan

Western Muslims and the Future of Islam By Tariq Ramadan

Radical Reform By Tariq Ramadan

Muslims in America: A Short History by Edward Curtis

No God but God by Reza Aslan

Islam: A Short History by Karen Armstrong

Muhammad: A Prophet For Our Time by Karen Armstrong

Do Muslim Women Need Saving? by Lila Abu-Lughod

Following Muhammad by Carl Ernst

Organizations/Websites

Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project, UC Berkeley
https://irdproject.com/

The Bridge Initiative, Georgetown University (resources on Islamophobia)
http://bridge.georgetown.edu/

Islamic Networks Groups (curricula and interfaith resources)
https://ing.org/

Unity Productions Foundation (films)
https://www.upf.tv/

Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC in Oakland)
http://www.iccnc.org/en/

Muslim Advocates
https://www.muslimadvocates.org/

Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
National:  https://www.cair.com/
San Francisco Chapter: https://ca.cair.com/sfba/

Zawaya
http://zawaya.org/site/

Zaytuna College, Berkeley
https://www.zaytuna.edu/

A Common Word
http://www.acommonword.com/

Marrakesh Declaration
http://www.marrakeshdeclaration.org/

Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change
http://www.ifees.org.uk/declaration/#home\

Resources on Islamophobia

UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender
https://irdproject.com/

Georgetown, The Bridge Initiative
http://bridge.georgetown.edu

Islamic Art Organizations and Museums 

MET NYC
http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/curatorial-departments/islamic-art

Shangri La Center for Islamic Arts and Cultures
http://www.shangrilahawaii.org/

LACMA
http://www.lacma.org/islamic_art/intro.htm

London, V&A
http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/islamic-middle-east

Paris, Louvre
http://www.louvre.fr/en/departments/islamic-art

Toronto, AKM
https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/

Malaysia
http://www.iamm.org.my/

Qatar
http://www.mia.org.qa/en/