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Embracing Complexity: Diverse Perspectives on Islam

Collection of books displaying the diversity of perspectives of/within the Muslim community.

Citation Help

OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab

This site will help you cite your sources in any style (MLA, APA, Chicago, and AMA) and it also provides you with basic writing tips. When in doubt, always cite and give credit where credit is due.


Islamophobia Is Racism

This resource is for teaching and learning about anti-Muslim Racism in the United States. It was created by Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, Arshad Ali, Evelyn Alsultany, Sohail Daulatzai, Lara Deeb, Carol Fadda, Zareena Grewal, Juliane Hammer, Nadine Naber, and Junaid Rana.

Black Islam Syllabus

This is another learning and teaching resource, curated by Dr. Kayla Renée Wheeler, related to the understanding of Islam with a focus on Black Muslims.



‚ÄčAli, Abdullah bin Hamid. "Scholarly consensus: Ijma': between use and misuse." Journal of Islamic Law & Culture 12, no. 2 (2010): 92-113, accessed January 24, 2018,

Ali, Kecia. "Concubinage and Consent." International Journal of Middle East Studies 49, no. 1 (2017): 148-152, accessed January 24, 2018,

Beydoun, Khaled. "Between Indigence, Islamophobia, and Erasure: Poor and Muslim in "War on Terror" America." California Law Review 14, no. 6 (2016): 1464-1502, accessed January 24, 2018,

Jackson, Sherman. "Islam, Muslims and the wages of racial agnosia in America." Journal of Islamic Law & Culture 13, no. 1 (2011): 1-17, accessed January 24, 2018,

Linda Sarsour, Virginia S. Tong, Omar Jaber, Mohammed Talbi, Kell Julliard. "Health Assessment of the Arab American Community in Southwest Brooklyn." Journal of Community Health 35, no. 6 (2010): accessed January 24, 2018,

Sylvia Chan-Malik, Evelyn Alsultany, Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, Maryam Kashani. "'A Space for the Spiritual': A Roundtable on Race, Gender, and Islam in the United States." Amerasia Journal 40, no. 1 (2014): 17-33, accessed January 24, 2018,

US Muslim Organizations

The following are a selection of organizations currently working in and with marginalized communities by providing re-entry programs to formerly incarcerated men and high-risk youth; primary health care; legal support; inclusive, affirming, and accessible spaces for companionship and community; racial justice education and resources to advance racial justice; and aid in order to alleviate socioeconomic hardships, especially in the event of human and natural disasters.

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN)

Islamic Relief USA

Masjid Al-Rabia


Muslim ARC

Ta'leef Collective

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