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Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys: The Bookshelf

Rowan University Libraries is a proud recipient of the Bridging Cultures Muslim Journeys Bookshelf.

The Bookshelf

Rowan University Libraries is proud to have been selected as a recipient of the Bridging Culture, Muslim Journeys Bookshelf.  We are one of 953 libraries in the United States and DC to receive this collection.  The Bookshelf collection includes approximately 25 items, including books, videos, as well as access to a database covering this subject  The materials are divided into six themes. Links found on this site take you to the official website of Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys or to the libraries holding where you can further review and obtain needed information to borrow items of interest.

Thanks and Recognition

The Gift was made possible through the generosity and partnership of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association, with support provided by the Carnegie Foundation of New York. 

Additional thanks to George Mason University and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art 

Subject Guide

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Theme: American Stories

A Quiet Revolution  

Digital Copy 

Print Copy Location: BP190.5.H44 A46 2011

Acts of Faith 

Digital Copy

Print Copy Location: E184.M88 P38 2010&

The Butterfly Mosque  

Print Copy: BP170.5.W55 W55 2010

The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States / by Edward E. Curtis IV, editor

Print Copy: E184.M88 C65 2008

Prince Among Slaves  [Book]

Print Book Location: E444.I25 A78 2007

Prince Among Slaves [Film]

DVD Location: DVD E444.I25 P75 2011


Theme: Connected Histories

Leo Africanus

Call Number: PQ3979.2.M28 L413 1991

The House of Wisdom

Call Number: Q127.A5 A4 2011

In an Antique Land

Call Number: DT56.2 .G48 1994

The Ornament of the World

Call Number: DP99 .M465 2002b

When Asia was the World

Call Number: DS5.95 .G67 2000

Theme: Literary Reflections

Arabian Nights

Print Copy Location: PJ7715 .M87 2008

The Conference of the Birds

Print Copy LocationPK6451.F4 M2813 2011

Dreams of Trespass

Print Copy Location: CT2678.M47 A3 1995


Print Copy Location: PR6051.B68 M56 2005


Print Copy Location: PL248.P34 K36513 2011

Pathways of Faith

Acts of Faith

Text online 

Print Copy Location: E184.M88 P38 2010

Art of the Hajj

Print Copy Location: N6260 .P67 2012

The Children of Abraham

Online Text:

Print Copy Location: BM157 .P47 2004

Koran by Heart 

DVD Copy online: DVD BP188.3.C5 K67 2011

Rúmí: Poet and Mystic

Print Copy Location: PK6480.E5 N5 199

The Story of the Qur'an: It History and Place in Muslim Life

Print Copy Location: BP132 .M39 2008

Points of View

Broken Verses

Print Book Location: PR9540.9.S485 B76 2005

In the Country of Men

Print Book Location: PR6113.A87 I515 2006

Dreams of Trespass

Print Book Location: CT2678.M47 A3 1995

House of Stone

Print Book Location: HQ663.9 .S53 2012

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood 

Print Book Location: PN6747.S245 P4713 2003

Theme: Art Spot

Below are seven short films designed to make art from Muslim societies an integral part of the Muslim Journeys experience.  The Art Spots were written and presented by D. Fairchild Ruggles, Professor of Art, Architecture, and Landscape History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and produced by Twin Cities Public Television.  (Flash is required to view these videos.)

The Arts of the Books and Miniature Painting / 11:43

The Arts of Trade and Travel / 10:26

Calligrraphy / 10:34

Geometry / 10:18

Islamic Gardens / 12:18

Islamic Textiles / 11:09

Mosques and Religious Architecture / 10:17