A History of Muslims in America: Lesson Plans and Resources from ING

This curriculum was designed by ING to supplement content standards in social studies and world history as it relates to the study of American history. The curriculum is made up of eight individual lesson plans, each of which focuses on different parts of the accompanying digital presentation, A History of Muslims in America. Each lesson includes detailed notes that describe each slide in the presentation. In addition to the notes, each lesson also features post-presentation…

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The Story of the Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life by Dr. Ingrid Mattson

An essential introductory text for the study of the Qur’an, its content, and its place in Muslim society. An insightful and authoritative introduction to the book at the heart of Muslim life, written by a well-known Islamic scholar. It examines the doctrines contained in the Qur’an, providing a comprehensive explanation of their significance to individual Muslims and the societies in which they live. It surveys the key themes of the Qur’an, its most significant historical…

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The Place of Tolerance in Islam by Khaled Abou El Fadl

Khaled Abou El Fadl, a prominent critic of Islamic puritanism, leads off this lively debate by arguing that Islam is a deeply tolerant religion. Injunctions to violence against nonbelievers stem from misreadings of the Qur’an, he claims, and even jihad, or so-called holy war, has no basis in Qur’anic text or Muslim theology but instead grew out of social and political conflict.

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The Islam Project

The Islam Project is a multimedia effort aimed at schools, communities, and individuals who want a clearer understanding of this institution: complex, diverse, historically and spiritually rich, and–to many–mysterious and even forbidding.

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Muhammed: A Prophet for Our Time by Karen Armstrong

From the front flap: “Karen Armstong’s immaculately researched new biography of Muhammad will enable readers to understand the true origins and spirituality of a faith that is all too often misrepresented as cruel, intolerant, and inherently violent. An acclaimed authority on religious and spiritual issues, Armstrong offers a balanced, in-depth portrait, revealing the man at the heart of Islam by dismantling centuries of misconceptions. Armstrong demonstrates that Muhammad’s life – a pivot point in history…

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Change the Story

Huge numbers of Americans profess to having little knowledge of Islam despite the fact that there may be as many as five million Muslims living in the U.S. ChangeTheStory.net is an on-line resource aimed at transforming harmful stereotypes about Muslims that persist in society. This site offers an interactive experience where users – Muslims and non-Muslims alike – can meet their neighbors, learn about Islam and apply techniques of interfaith dialogue and action to local…

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