I’m convinced that one of the most important ways we learn about those who are different than us is by learning from those who are different than us. It is good for Christians to read books about Islam written by Muslims. It is good for Muslims to read books about Christianity by Christians. We shouldn’t be afraid of learning from those with whom we disagree. We should embrace it.
Book lover, Haroon Moghul, suggests some books on Islam that he thinks would be helpful in giving non-Muslims a better picture of Islam. Here are some of the books he listed.
- Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War and the Roots of Terrorism by Mahmood Mamdani
- The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization by Richard Bulliett
- Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think by John Esposito
- Mecca and Main Street: Muslim Life in America After 9/11 by Geneive Abdo
- How Does It Feel to be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America by Mustafa Bayoumi
- The Story of the Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life by Ingrid Mattson
- Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time by Karen Armstrong
- No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam by Reza Aslan