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Islamic thought & science

Welcome - Merhaba - أهلا وسهلا - Hoşgeldiniz - خوش آمدید ! This guide focuses on useful sources for the study of theology, philosophy, sciences and mysticism in the Islamic World. It is tailored to the courses offered by the McGill Institute of Islamic S

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Romanization & transliteration

To search the Library catalogue, use the Library of Congress romanization tables  for ArabicOttoman TurkishPersian  and Urdu.

For other ALA-LC romanization Tables click here.

Another common romanization styles are that of the International Journal of Middle East Studies (IJMES) and the Iranian Studies scheme.

Suggested fonts for the romanization:

  1. Unicode fonts
  2. New Times Arabic

A tool for Mac users: The Arabic Macintosh: an informal resource centre


Abū, Zayd N. H, Katajun Amirpur, and Muhammad N. Setiawan. Reformation of Islamic Thought: A Critical Historical Analysis. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2006. Electronic resource.

Akasoy, Anna, Wim Raven, and Hans Daiber. Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages: Studies in Text, Transmission and Translation, in Honour of Hans Daiber. Leiden: Brill, 2008. Print.

Attar, Mariam. Islamic Ethics: Divine Command Theory in Arabo-Islamic Thought. New York: Routledge, 2010. Print.

Chittick, William C, Mohammed Rustom, Atif Khalil, and Kazuyo Murata. In Search of the Lost Heart: Explorations in Islamic Thought. Albany, N.Y: State University of New York Press, 2011. Electronic resource.

Cook, Michael. Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000. Electronic resource.

Elkaisy-Friemuth, Maha. God and Humans in Islamic Thought: ʻabd Al-Jabbār, Ibn Sīnā and Al-Ghazālī. London: Routledge, 2006. Electronic resource.

Morony, Michael G. Universality in Islamic Thought: Rationalism, Science and Religious Belief. London : I.B. Tauris, 2014. Print.

Muṭahharī, Murtaz̤á, and Hamid Algar. Fundamentals of Islamic Thought: God, Man, and the Universe. Berkeley: Mizan Press, 1985. Print.

Netton, Ian R. Islamic Philosophy and Theology: Critical Concepts in Islamic Thought. New York: Routledge, 2007. Print.

Saeed, Abdullah. Islamic Thought: An Introduction. London: Routledge, 2006. Electronic resource.

Watt, W M. The Formative Period of Islamic Thought. Edinburgh: University Press, 1973. Print.


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