Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Book Recommendations from Dr. Jonathan Brown

Interested in books about Islam, Islamic history, and Islam & politics? Dr. Jonathan Brown offers some book recommendations for you to consider while at home.

Reading List:

  • The Message of the Qur’an by Muhammad Asad
  • The Road to Mecca by Muhammad Asad
  • The Venture of Islam by Marshall Hodgson
  • On the Muslim Question by Anne Norton
  • Politics of the Veil by Joan Wallach Scott
  • Islam and Liberal Citizenship by Andrew F. March
  • Islamic Revival in British India by Barbara Daly Metcalf
  • Islamic Art and Spirituality by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
  • Ibn Fadlān and the Land of Darkness by Ibn Fadlān
  • The Book of Contemplation: Islam and the Crusades by Usama Ibn Munqidh
  • The Travels of Ibn Jubayr Translated by Roland Broadhurst
  • The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveller of the 14th Century by Ross E. Dunn
  • Westward Bound: Travels of Mirza Abu Taleb by Mushirul Hasan Letters by Mary Wortley Montagu

Dr. Jonathan Brown

Director of Research | Dr. Jonathan A. C. Brown is a Director of Research at Yaqeen Institute, and an Associate Professor and Chair of Islamic Civilization at Georgetown University. He is the editor in chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and the Law, and the author of several books including Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenges and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet's Legacy.