Understanding the Role of Islamic Religion in Contemporary Middle Eastern Conflicts: Exacerbating or Mitigating Factor?


  1. Overview of Muslim Life and Attitudes

DVD: Muslims: An In-Depth Look at What It Means To Be a Muslim in the 21st Century

  1. Epistemological and Historical Issues: Qur'an, Sunna, and Sharia

Abou El Fadl, Khaled. "Introduction," "Islam Torn Between Extremism and Moderation," "The Roots of the Problem," "The Rise of the Early Puritans" and "The Story of contemporary Puritans." In The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam from the Extremists. New York: Harper, 2005.

  1. "Jihad" and Terrorism

Qutb, Sayyid. "War, Peace, and Islamic Jihad," Milestones

Abou El Fadl, chapter 11, "Jihad, Warfare, and Terrorism"

"Open Letter to Islamic State from Muslim Scholars," in Arabic and English. http://lettertobaghdadi.com/index.php

  1. Islamic Governance and Public Life

Moussalli, Ahmad S. "Islamic Democracy and Pluralism"

Khomeini, Imam Ruhullah . "The Necessity of Islamic Government"

  1. Human Rights: Freedom of Religion and Conscience

BulaƧ, Ali. "The Medina Document"

Abou El Fadl, Khaled. "Interacting with Non-Muslims"

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