San Diego County Library has been selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association to receive the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf. This program aims to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.
Books: The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf
The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf consists of 25 titles recommended and reviewed by distinguished scholars in a variety of related fields.
Click on any of the books below to locate a copy or request one to be sent to your branch.
Online Resources: Explore the Bookshelf
Muslim Journeys Website
Themed essays, videos, articles and other online resources that place the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf titles in a larger context.
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
free with your library card
Essential articles written, selected, and interpreted by renowned scholars to provide an accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world.
Select SDCL branches will be hosting events related to the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf throughout the year:
El Cajon Library • April 13 • 12 p.m.
Cultural music and dance, in conjunction with the El Cajon Library's annual Fiesta.
Rancho San Diego Library • September 14 • 2 p.m.
Dr. Khaleel Mohammed, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at SDSU, will explore Christian-Jewish-Muslim encounters as reflected in an analysis of the Quran.
The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association, the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, Oxford University Press, and Twin Cities Public Television. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.