CIS - 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


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:
     Also a film by Michael Wolfe UPF:

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

UC Berkeley Resources

Asian Pacific American Religions Research Initiative (APARRI)

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR)

Center for Interdisciplinary Critical Inquiry

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Center for Race and Gender

Islamophobia Studies Center

Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (MELC)

Othering and Belonging Institute

The Institute for South Asia Studies

South and Southeast Asian Studies (SSEAS)

UC Berkeley Social Science Matrix

Organizations / Websites

Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project, UC Berkeley

The Bridge Initiative, Georgetown University (resources on Islamophobia)

Islamic Networks Groups (curricula and interfaith resources)

Unity Productions Foundation (films)

Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC in Oakland)

Muslim Advocates

Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
San Francisco Chapter:


Zaytuna College, Berkeley

A Common Word

Marrakesh Declaration

Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change\

Resources on Islamophobia

UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender

Georgetown, The Bridge Initiative