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Islamic Civilization HUM 3302: Home

Prepared by: Hajar Zehimi

Islamic Civilization HUM 3302

This subject guide is designed to help you identify some of the resources on Islamic Civilization available at Mohammed VI Library. It lists reference materials, books, periodicals, online resources & government documents available in the library’s print collection, electronic databases, and on the free web.

1- Vocabulary List (for searching our catalog at or databases)

  •          Arab world, Middle East, North Africa, MENA, Arab countries, Islamic countries, Maghreb/Maghrib
  •          Arabic history, Arabic culture, Arab civilization, Arab society
  •          Arab nationalism, pan-Arabism, east and west
  •          Islam, Muslims, Islam and politics, Islamic history, Islamic culture, Islamic society, Islam and state, Islamic Education

2- Library of Congress Classes and Subclasses

These classes and subclasses contain books and other materials related to Islamic Civilization. Each shelf in the library lists the classes and subclasses that are contained on that shelf.

  •          BP 1 to BP 253 : Islam
  •          D: History of the World (General)
  •          DS: History of Asia
  •          DT: History of Africa
  •          HM : Sociology (general)
  •          PJ: Arabic Literature

3- General Collection (Main reading room, room 4 and 2nd floor)

  •          A brief history of Islam                           BP50 .S65 2004 c.1
  •          Islamic law                                              BP144 .I829 2011 v.1 to v.4
  •          Islam in world politics                              BP173.5 .I76 2005
  •          Reconfiguring Islamic tradition                BP166.14.M63 H33 2009
  •          Muslim ethics : emerging vistas              BJ1291 .S35 2009
  •          Islam : state and society                         BP173.7.I857 1988
  •          Islam and education                                LC903 .I85 2007
  •          The city in the Islamic world                   HT147.5 .C59 2008 v.1 & v.2
  •          الثقافة وازمة الهوية العربية                                 DS36.88 .R34 2010
  •          Islam et mondialisation                            JZ1242 .I85 2009

4- Reference Collection (Main reading room)

  •          Islamic desk reference                                        Ref DS35.53 .I83 1994
  •          Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim world       Ref BP40 .E525 2004 v.1 & v.2
  •          Dictionnaire mondial de l'islamisme                      Ref BP40 .D53 2002
  •          A popular dictionary of Islam                               Ref BP40 .N48 1992 c.1
  •          Dictionnaire amoureux de l'islam                         Ref BP188.16.L68 C43 2004
  •          The Columbia world dictionary of Islamism         Ref BP40 .D5313 2007

5- Print Periodicals / Serials Collection / World Bank (Academic Journals Room, ground floor)


  •          Die Welt Des Islams
  •          Index Islamicus
  •          Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient
  •          Medieval Encounters
  •          Arabic Sciences and Philosophy: A Historical Journal
  •          Arab World Geographer
  •          Islamic Law and Society
  •          Hawwa
  •          Journal of Muslim Mental Health
  •          Muslim world

World Bank:

  •          An application of Islamic banking principles to microfinance FY/0672/MNA
  •          Risk analysis for Islamic banks FY/393/WBA

6- Databases and E-journals:

The following are important research databases and E-journals that frequently publish research on Islamic Civilization issues. Search our databases

Selected Databases

  •          Enyclopedia of Islam
  •          Academic Search Complete
  •          JSTOR
  •          Chronicle of Higher education
  •          Sage Journals Online

Selected E-journals

  •          Islamic Law and Society                              JSTOR
  •          Ars Islamica                                                 JSTOR
  •          Ars Orientalis                                               JSTOR
  •          Journal of Near Eastern Studies                  JSTOR
  •           Middle East Journal                                     JSTOR
  •          Middle Eastern Studies                                JSTOR 
  •          Islam & Science                                           Academic Search Complete
  •          Journal of Asian and African Studies         Sage Journals Online
  •          Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy          EBSCO Academic Search Complete
  •          Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies         EBSCO Academic Search Complete
  •          Arabic and Middle Eastern Literatures        EBSCO Academic Search Complete
  •          Arab Studies Quarterly                               EBSCO Academic Search Complete
  •          Middle Eastern Studies                                EBSCO Academic Search Complete

7- Selected E-Books:

AUI collection (

  •          Islam and democracy / Esposito, John L.
  •          Ramadan in Java : the joy and jihad of ritual fasting

Google Books (

8- Other Websites and E-Books: