Readings for Ramadan (Ramzan/ رمضان‎‎)

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UC Berkeley’s Library welcomes everyone to partake in learning that a typical US public university offers as its core mission of education. In light of the current COVID-19 shelter in place and in light of the beginning of the holy month for Islam: Ramadan or Ramazan, we wanted to highlight some of the e-books from our Latin American Studies and other collections that might be of interest when the shelter in place is eventually eased. Islam’s presence in Latin America remains well-documented. We have focused mostly on the ebooks that one can access using the calnet id. Some books are available in print, and one can read them when the library eventually reopens. We are only indicating a limited number of academic research level books below due to the limitations of a blog post. These books do not reflect any official views of the University Library or UC Berkeley.

Crescent over Another Horizon: Islam in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino USA, edited by Narbona, Maria del Mar Logroño, et al., University of Texas Press, 2015. ProQuest Ebook Central,

DeLong-Bas, Natana J. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women. : Oxford University Press, , 2013. Oxford Reference. Date Accessed 24 Apr. 2020 <>.

Daftary, Farhad, and Wilferd Madelung. Encyclopaedia Islamica. Leiden: Brill, 2009. Internet resource.

Medina, Arely. Islam-latino: Identidades Étnico-Religiosas : Un Estudio De Caso Sobre Los Mexicanos Musulmanes En Estados Unidos. Tijuana, B.C. : El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, 2019. Print.

Al-Musili, Elias. An Arab’s Journey to Colonial Spanish America : The Travels of Elias Al-Mûsili in the Seventeenth Century, Syracuse University Press, 2011. ProQuest Ebook Central,

Khan, Aisha. Islam and the Americas. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2015.