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The Cleveland State library is the proud recipient of an ALA/NEH sponsored grant called Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys.

The library has received a set of 25 books, 3 DVDs, and a year’s subscription to the Oxford Islamic Studies electronic database.  A complete list of the books and DVD's, as well as a link to the database, are located here in this guide, to the right of this box. 

From the Bridging Cultures website: “Based on the advice of scholars, librarians, and other public programming experts, the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is intended to address both the need and desire of the American public for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations.”

Stop by the library for more information, and check back here for updates!


Books from the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf

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The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States - Edward E. Curtis (Editor)
Call Number: E184.M88 C65 2008
ISBN: 9780231139564
Publication Date: 2007-11-28

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The Arabian Nights - Husain Haddawy (Translator); Muhsin Mahdi
Call Number: PJ7715 .M87 2008
ISBN: 9780393331660
Publication Date: 2008-05-17

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Minaret - Leila Aboulela
Call Number: PR6051.B68 M56 2005
ISBN: 9780802170149
Publication Date: 2005-08-19

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A Quiet Revolution - Leila Ahmed
Call Number: BP190.5.H44 A46 2011
ISBN: 9780300170955
Publication Date: 2011-04-29

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The House of Wisdom - Jim Al-Khalili
Call Number: Q127.A5 A4 2011
ISBN: 9781594202797
Publication Date: 2011-03-31

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Prince among Slaves - Terry Alford
Call Number: E444.I25 A78 2007
ISBN: 9780195320459
Publication Date: 2007-09-19

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Islamic Arts - Jonathan Bloom; Sheila S. Blair
Call Number: N6260 .B57 1997
ISBN: 9780714831763
Publication Date: 1997-04-24

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Muhammad - Jonathan A. C. Brown
Call Number: BP75 .B66 2011
ISBN: 9780199559282
Publication Date: 2011-04-15

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In an Antique Land - Amitav Ghosh
Call Number: DT56.2 .G48 1994
ISBN: 9780679727835
Publication Date: 1994-03-29

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When Asia Was the World - Stewart Gordon
Call Number: DS5.95 .G67 2008
ISBN: 9780306817397
Publication Date: 2009-01-06

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Rumi - Reynold A. Nicholson
Call Number: PK6480.E5 N5 1995
ISBN: 1851680969
Publication Date: 1995-06-01

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Leo Africanus - Amin Maalouf
Call Number: PQ3979.2.M28 L413 1992
ISBN: 9781561310227
Publication Date: 1992-07-01

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In the Country of Men - Hisham Matar
Call Number: PR6113.A87 I515 2008
ISBN: 9780385340434
Publication Date: 2008-02-26

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The Story of the Qur'an - Ingrid Mattson
Call Number: BP132 .M39 2008
ISBN: 9781405122580
Publication Date: 2007-12-18

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The Ornament of the World - MarĂ­a Rosa Menocal
Call Number: DP99 .M465 2002b
ISBN: 9780316168717
Publication Date: 2003-04-02

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Dreams of Trespass - Fatima Mernissi
Call Number: CT2678.M47 A3 1995
ISBN: 9780201489378
Publication Date: 1995-09-04

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Snow - Orhan Pamuk; Margaret Atwood (Introduction by)
Call Number: PL248.P34 K36513 2011
ISBN: 9780307700889
Publication Date: 2011-10-18

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Acts of Faith - Eboo Patel
Call Number: E184.M88 P38 2010
ISBN: 9780807006221
Publication Date: 2010-07-27

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The Children of Abraham - Judaism, Christianity, Islam - F. E. Peters; John L. Esposito (Foreword by)
Call Number: BM157 .P47 2004
ISBN: 9780691120416
Publication Date: 2004-08-16

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The Art of Hajj - Venetia Porter
Call Number: N6260 .P67 2012
ISBN: 9781566568845
Publication Date: 2012-03-01

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Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi (Illustrator)
Call Number: PN6747.S245 P4713 2003
ISBN: 9780375422300
Publication Date: 2003-04-29

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House of Stone - Anthony Shadid
Call Number: HQ663.9 .S53 2012
ISBN: 9780547134666
Publication Date: 2012-02-28

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Broken Verses - Kamila Shamsie
Call Number: PR9540.9.S485 B76 2005
ISBN: 9780156030533
Publication Date: 2005-06-01

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The Butterfly Mosque - Willow Wilson
Call Number: BP170.5.W55 W55 2010
ISBN: 9780802118875
Publication Date: 2010-06-01


Other Resources

Oxford Islamic Studies Online


DVDs (for faculty check out)

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World

a film by Robert Gardner



Koran by Heart: One Chance to Remember

a film by Greg Barker


Prince Among Slaves

directed, produced and written by Andrea Kalin


Library blog post: Morrocan Memories

Interactive Timeline of the Arab Spring from the Guardian Newspaper


Past event

Monday, March 25

2PM in room L-118 in the basement of the library

Guest speaker, Amanda Click

Topic: The Arab Spring: how social networking tools helped a revolution

We had a great turn out for this event, as well as a very interesting discussion.  Amanda shared her impressions of the events of the Arab Spring based on her time spent as a librarian in Cairo during the revolution, as well as the impact social media had.  Thanks for all who attended!


For more info, see:


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