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Islamic Studies: A Research Guide  

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This guides presents information on the best materials available for beginning research on Islamic Studies. Pay careful attention to notes concerning whether the High Library holds a specific title. In cases where the High Library DOES NOT own a title, directions have been included for locating resources that may be available nearby at area colleges or through interlibrary loan. You may have to do some leg work to get some of the best and and most scholarly resources!


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Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque (Arabic: مسجد السيدة زينب‎) is a shrine located in Damascus, Syria, that contains the grave of Zaynab daughter of ‘Alī and Fātimah, and granddaughter of Muhammad (Peace and blessings upon Him)

Lady Zaynab mosque. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain. Permission granted by author.

With links to a variety of resources just for your course, this guide is a great place to start your research!  Remember that these are only some of the sources that may be useful to you.  Please contact me for help with any of your research: email Sarah Penniman, phone ext. 1428 or email AskUs!


Professional acknowledgment

The following people were instrumental in sharing resources used to help develop this guide:

Dr. Paula Skreslet, Reference and Archives Librarian, Union Theological Seminaryy and Prebyterian School of Christan Education.

Dr. Kirk Moll, Assistant Professor, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Shippensburg University.

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