Reading and Literature Grades 10-12

    Adult reading level.  This is a good time to introduce a little Muslim philosophy at this level to protect them from all the unIslamic philosophical assaults they will be subjected to in college by non-Muslims as well as Muslims with an ideological orientation that may be extremely conservative to the point of killing the spirit of Islam in the young mind.

Khalifah: A Novel of Conquest and Personal Triumph My Khyber Marriage (Adventure Travel Classics)

Leo Africanus

Cities of Salt

They Burn the Thistles (New York Review Books)

The Alchemy of Happiness

Throne of the Crescent Moon (Crescent Moon Kingdoms)

If I Should Speak

A Voice, the sequel to If I Should Speak

In Pursuit of Virtue (Basic teachings)

The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Penguin Modern Classics)

Afghan Caravan

The Story of Layla & Majnun

Conference of the Birds: A Philosophical Religious Poem in Prose

The Memory of Hands

One Woman's Jihad: Nana Asma'u, Scholar and Scribe

Struggling to Surrender: Some Impressions of an American Convert to Islam

Even Angels Ask: A Journey to Islam in America

Extraordinary Women from the Muslim World

The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam

Everyday Struggles: The Stories of Muslim Teens

A Light at The End of The Tunnel: The Stories of Muslim Teens

Other Miscellaneous Books

Desert Encounter Knud Holmboe ISBN 1-872038-10-7Astrolabe, Sound Vision, ICNA Book Service Muslim convert in North Africa during the Italian occupation.  It is a little depressing, however.
The Hadj Michael Wolfe Amazon Hajj history and narratives through the centuries
Fountain and Tomb Naguib Mahfooz AWAIR Memoir of Egypt
Iqbal: His Poetry and Message Sheikh Akbar Ali IPI Poems
The Sun is Rising in the West Muzaffar Haleem


Convert stories, discussion of Islam in the West
Kara Kush Idries Shah Amazon Fiction tale about the Afghan Mujahideen
Jewels of Remembrance C & K Helminski translating Rumi barnesandnoble Islamically-oriented poetry (Excellent)
Memed: My Hawk Yashar Kemal


Drama set in Turkey
One Thousand Roads to Mecca Ed. Michael Wolfe IBTS Travel/Hajj
Angels in the Making Laleh Bakhtiar Kazi Essays about Muslim women
Sufi Women Javed Nur Baksh Kazi Women with Taqwa
Ibn Battuta: Travels in Asia and Africa Trans. by H.A.R. Gibb Halalco Travel anecdotes
The Book of Misers Al-Jahiz Amazon Various essays that are worth reading over and over.
The Ghulistan of Sadi Sadi Shirazi Astrolabe Poetry, stories.  Selections must be chosen carefully as some are out of line with contemporary values.
Daughter of Damascus Siham Tergimen AWAIR Memoir of growing up in Syria
Fabled Cities, Princes and Jinns Al-Saleh AWAIR Various stories from the Muslim world
A Man to Match His Mountains Eknath Easwaran AWAIR Muslim pacifist-hero from India named Badshah Khan.
The Day it Rained Bricks and Bats Maruf Khawaja Amazon Hilarious essays on life in the Arabian Peninsula
The Hundred Tales of Wisdom Idries Shah Amazon Stories
Assemblies of the Al Harriri Amina Shah Amazon Stories
Adhan over Anatolia Maryam Kazi IBS Travel
Daughters of Another Path Carol Amway Amazon Conversion stories
Thinking About God Ruqaiyah W. Maqsood Amazon Philosophy of Islam
Ibn Battuta: Travels in Asia and Africa H.A.R. Gibb Halalco Travel stories
Tales from the Arabian Nights Edited by Andrew Lang Wordsworth Classics.  ISBN: 1-85326-114-9 Although some Muslims frown on this collection, it was standard literature for a thousand years in the Muslim world.  Many of the stories are positively delightful.  The teacher will choose the good stories and discard the others.  Remember, Aladdin and the Lamp and other famous stories come out of this.   Find the gems!
Jewels of Remembrance Jalaluddin Rumi translated by K & C Helminski barnesandnoble Islamically-oriented poems
The Ramadan Sonnets Daniel (Abdal Hayy) Moore Kazi Poetry of a high order
Sea of Precious Virtues Various. Kazi A Muslim scholar's advice to rulers- compiled in the twelfth century.   Better than Machiavelli
Kalila and Dimna trans. by Ramsay Wood AWAIR Fables from the Middle East.  They are not necessarily Islamically oriented in nature though,

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