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Muslim Journeys

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.

Library Events

Select SDCL branches will be hosting events related to the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf throughout the year:

Solana Beach LibraryMarch 20 • 6 p.m.
Film screening: Koran by Heart: One Chance to Remember

Cardiff-by-the-Sea LibraryMarch 21 • 6 p.m.
Film screening: Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World

La Mesa LibraryMarch 27 • 10 a.m.
Film screening: Koran by Heart: One Chance to Remember

El Cajon LibraryApril 13 • 12 p.m.
Cultural music and dance, in conjunction with the El Cajon Library's annual Fiesta.

Santee LibraryMay 7 • 6 p.m.
Film screening: Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World

Rancho San Diego LibrarySeptember 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.

Lemon Grove LibrarySeptember 21 • 1 p.m.
Film screening: Prince Among Slaves

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.

The County of San Diego and the San Diego County Library disclaim any responsibility for the accuracy of the translations.