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Muslim Journeys Bookshelf: Literary Reflections


NEH Resources

The two documents below are provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities to encourage discussion of the titles on the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf. The first relates each of the books on this page to the particular theme. The second contains points for discussion of each book.

Learn More About the Authors

Two Gumberg databases will help you learn more about the authors of the books on the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf: Contemporary Authors and the Literature Resource Center. Click on a link below to enter a database, then type the author's name in the search box and Click Search.

To access these databases off-campus, you will need to enter your Multipass username and password when you click on the database link.

Theme: Literary Reflections

      Developed by Leila Golestaneh Austin, Johns Hopkins University

Islam has long provided a source of inspiration through which Muslims experience, understand, and guide their everyday lives. The readings for this theme can be seen as literary reflections on Muslim piety and communal concepts such as ethics, governance, knowledge, and identity. Each one reveals transformations in faith and identity, as Muslims living at different times and in different places have interpreted Islamic traditions to meet their distinctive cultural realities and spiritual needs.

Click on the title of a work to see if is available or in use.