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Islam: The Basics

DOI: 11.5040/Islam

Resources in this section provide an introduction to Islam as a global tradition. The Overview Article is a good starting place for beginners, and aims to help readers understand two key points: first, that Islam is not monolithic but internally diverse, and second, that Islam is not foreign but familiar. Articles in this section further an education about Islam that challenges Islamophobic stereotypes and generalizations, and reveals the rich complexity of what Islam is and who Muslims are.


The Art of the Quran

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Heather Madar

Dance in African Islam

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Amanda K. Furiasse and Sher Afgan Tareen

Islam and Gender

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Shehnaz Haqqani

Islam and Social Media

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Sana Patel

Islam in Senegal

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Joseph Dieme

Islam, The Basics

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Vincent Biondo and Huma Mohibullah

Muhammad

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Michael Muhammad Knight

Naguib Mahfouz

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Mehnaz M. Afridi

Representations of Muhammad

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Michael Muhammad Knight

The Story of Islamic Poetry

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Mehnaz Sahibzada

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