Global Islam

*All summaries written for personal use

Theoretical Backing

  • Asad, Tala. Formations of the Secular: Christianity, Islam, Modernity. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003.
  • Aydin, Cemil. The Idea of the Muslim World: A Global Intellectual History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017.
  • Chidester, David. Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014.
  • Masuzawa, Tomoko. The Invention of World Religions: Or, How European Universalism was Preserved in the Language of Pluralism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.
  • Modood, Tariq. Multiculturalism. New York: Polity Books, 2007.
  • Norton, Anne. On the Muslim Question. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013.
  • Peters, Rudolph. Islam and Colonialism: The Doctrine of Jihad in Modern History. The Hague: Mouton, 1979.
  • Said, Edward. Culture and Imperialism. New York: Vintage Books, 1994.

Section: 7

Total: 7


  • Abu-Lughod, Lila. Do Muslim Women Need Saving? Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015.
  • Ahmad, Sadaf. Transforming Faith: The Story of Al-Huda and Islamic Revivalism among Urban Pakistani Women. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2009.
  • Ahmed, Leila. Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993.
  • Badran, Margot. Feminism in Islam: Secular and Religious Convergences. London: Oneworld Publications, 2009.
  • Howe, Justine ed. The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender. New York: Routledge,2020.
  • Kandiyoti, ed. Women, Islam, and the State (Women in the Political Economy). Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991.
  • Lazreg, Marnia. The Eloquence of Silence: Algerian Women in Question. New York: Routledge, 1994.
  • Mahmood, Saba. Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005.
  • Moallen, Minoo. Between Warrior Brother, Veiled Sister: Islamic Fundamentalism and the Politics of Patriarchy in Iran. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.
  • Scott, Joan. Sex and Secularism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017.

Section: 10

Total: 18

South Asia

  • Abdelhalim, Julten. Indian Muslims and Citizenship: Spaces for Jihad in Everyday. Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies 29. London: Routledge, 2016.
  • Gottschalk, Peter. Religion, Science, and Empire: Classifying Hinduism and Islam in British India. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • Hasan, Tariq. Colonialism and the Call to Jihad in British India. New Delhi: SAGE Publications India, 2015.
  • Lemons, Katherine. Divorcing Traditions: Islamic Marriage Law and the Making of Indian Secularism. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019.
  • Metcalf, Barbara. Islam in South Asia in Practice. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009.
  • Morgenstein Fuerst, Ilyse R. Indian Muslim Minorities and the 1857 Rebellion: Religion, Rebels, and Jihad. London: I.B. Tauris & Co, 2017.
  • Reese, Scott S. Imperial Muslims: Islam, Community and Authority in the Indian Ocean, 1839-1937. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017.
  • Padamsee, Alex. Representations of Indian Muslims in British Colonial Discourse. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
  • Robinson, Francis. Islam and Muslim History in South Asia. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • Van der Veer, Peter. Imperial Encounters: Religion and Modernity in Britain and India. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994.
  • ———. Religious Nationalisms: Hindus and Muslims in India. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.
  • Zaman, Qasim. Islam in Pakistan: A History. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018.

Section: 12

Total: 29

Islam and the West

  • Arjana, Sophia Rose. Muslims in the Western Imagination. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • Bracke, Sarah, and Luis Aguilar. “They love death as we love life’: the Muslim Question and the Biopolitics of Replacement.” BJS: The British Journal of Sociology 71, no. 4 (2020): 680-701.
  • Bowen, John R. On British Islam. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016.
  • Bowen, John R. Why the French Don’t Like Headscarves: Islam, the State, and Public Space. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008.
  • Fadil, Nadia. “The Anthropology of Islam in Europe: A double epistemological impasse.” Annual Review of Anthropology 48 (2019): 117-132.
  • Gilliat-Ray, Sophie. Muslims in Britain: An Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • Göle, Nilüfer. The Daily Lives of Muslims: Islam and Public Confrontation in Contemporary Europe. London: Zed Books, 2017.
  • Guénif-Souilamas, Nacira. “The Other French Exception: Virtuous Racism and the War of the Sexes in Postcolonial France.” French Politics, Culture & Society 24, no. 3 (2006): 23-41.
  • Hamid, Sadek. Young British Muslims: Between Rhetoric and Realities. New York: Routledge, 2016.
  • Hasha, Mohammed. The Idea of European Islam: Religion, Ethics, Politics, and Perpetual Modernity. New York: Routledge, 2018.
  • Jenkins, Philip. God’s Continent: Christianity, Islam, and Europe’s Religious Crisis. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Motadel, David. Islam and the European Empires. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • Oliver-Dee, Sean. Muslim Minorities and Citizenship: Authority, Communities, and Islamic Law. London: I.B. Tauris, 2012.
  • Saunders, Doug. The Myth of the Muslim Tide: Do Immigrants Threaten the West? New York: Vintage Books, 2012.
  • Scott, Joan. The Politics of the Veil. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.
  • Sayyid, Salman. Recalling the Caliphate: Decolonization and World Order. London: Hurst, 2014.

Section: 16

Total: 45