Postgraduate Module Descriptor


ARAM102: Islam in Practice

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

William Chittick, Faith and Practice of Islam: Three Thirteenth Century Sufi Texts (Albany: SUNY 1992)

Frederick Mathewson Denny, An Introduction to Islam (2nd edition: New York: Macmillan 1994)

Carl W. Ernst, Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World (Chapel Hill, N.C. University of North Carolina Press 2003)

Carl Ernst, The Shambhala Guide to Sufism (Boston: Shambhala 1997)

Al-Ghazali, Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship, trans. Muhtar Holland (London: Islamic Foundation 1992 rpt.)

Richard Hovannisian and Speros Vyronnis (eds.). Islam’s Understanding of Itself (Malibu: Undena Publications 1983)

Leonard Lewisohn (ed.), The Heritage of Sufism, Vol. 1: Classical Persian Sufism from its Origins to Rumi (700-1300); vol. 2: The Legacy of Mediæval Persian Sufism (1150-1500); vol. 3 (ed. L. Lewisohn and David Morgan): Late Classical Persianate Sufism (1501-1750), (Oxford: Oneworld 1999)

Raymond Lifchez (ed.), The Dervish Lodge: Architecture, Art and Sufism in Ottoman Turkey (Berkeley: University of California Press 1992)

Barbara Metcalf (ed.) Moral Conduct and Authority: The Place of Adab in South Asian Islam (Berkeley: University of California Press 1984)

Sachiko Murata and William Chittick, The Vision of Islam (New York: Paragon 1994)

S.H. Nasr (ed.) Islamic Spirituality I: Foundations (New York: Crossroad 1987)

S.H. Nasr (ed.) Islamic Spirituality I: Manifestations (New York: Crossroad 1991)

Constance Padwick. Muslim Devotions: A Study of Prayer-Manuals in Common Use (Oxford: Oneworld 1996)

John Renard (ed.), Windows to the House of Islam: Muslim Sources on Spirituality and Religious Life (Berkeley: University of California Press 1998)

Lloyd Ridgeon, Jawanmardi:A Sufi Code of Honour (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 2011)

Amyn B. Sajoo (ed.), A Companion to Muslim Cultures (London: I.B. Tauris 2012)

Wilfred Cantwell Smith, The Meaning and End of Religion (Minneapolis: Fortress Press 1991)

Sulami, Abu ‘Abd al-Rahman al-. A Collection of Sufi Rules of Conduct. Translated by Elena Biagi, (Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society 2010)