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Resources for K-12 Educators

Please find below some resources for teaching about Islam and Muslim societies, especially at middle and high school level. This is far from an exhaustive list of resources. If you have any suggestions, please contact us at abbasiprogram [at] (abbasiprogram[at]stanford[dot]edu).

Documentaries and Other Films
  • Online Ayatollah (Al Jazeera)
  • Divorce Iranian Style (Iran, 1998)
  • Talking to the Taliban (interviews, 2008)
  • The Lizard (Iran, 2004)
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist (US/Pakistan, 2012)
  • Taxi to the Dark Side (US, 2007)
  • A Separation (Iran, 2011)
Recommended Readings
  • Norman Calder, J. A Mojaddedi, and Andrew Rippin. Classical Islam: A Sourcebook of Religious Literature. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2013.
  • Jamal J. Elias. Key Themes for the Study of Islam. Oxford: Oneworld, 2010.
  • Aisha’s Cushion: Religious Art, Perception, and Practice In Islam. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2012.
  • Jane Dammen McAuliffe, The Cambridge Companion to the Qurʼān. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • John Renard, Windows On the House of Islam: Muslim Sources On Spirituality and Religious Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.
  • Roxanne Leslie Euben, and Muhammad Qasim Zaman, Princeton Readings In Islamist Thought: Texts and Contexts From Al-Banna to Bin Laden. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009.
  • Kurzman, Charles. Modernist Islam, 1840-1940: A Sourcebook. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • Liberal Islam: A Source Book. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
  • Lloyd Ridgeon, ed., Religion and Politics in Modern Iran.  London and NY: I. B. Tauris, 2005.