Islamic Studies Resources

Local Resources

Scholarly Organizations

Academic Centers

Research Collections

  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    • The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, one of The New York Public Library’s renowned research libraries, is a world-leading cultural institution devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences.
  • The African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean World
    • Traces a truly unique and fascinating story of struggles and achievements across a variety of societies, cultures, religions, languages, and times.
  • The Siddi Project
    • Documentation of the lives and culture of many of the African communities that exist in various countries around the Indian Ocean as a means to explain the history of the movement of slaves across the Indian Ocean. 
  • Sapelo Square
    • Celebrates and analyzes the experiences of Black Muslims in the United States to create new understandings of who they are, what they have done, and why that matters.
  • Khamseen: Islamic Art History Online
    • A free and open-access online platform of digital resources to aid the teaching of Islamic art, architecture, and visual culture. 
  • SAHARA Highlights: Islamic Architecture and Mosques
    •  Adding more Islamic architecture from more Asian countries and South America remains an aspiration. Two hundred and seventy-four of SAHARA’s photographs of mosques are also part of the Public Collection, shared with Artstor, meaning that they will reach an audience outside of SAH membership.  

Teaching Resources 

  • Black Islam Syllabus
    • To provide teachers, professors, researchers, journalists, and people interested in learning more about Islam with resources on Black Muslims to promote a more inclusive approach to the study of Islam.
  • Islamaphobia is Racism 
    • Resource for Teaching & Learning about anti-Muslim Racism in the United States
  • New Books Network-Islamic Studies
    • A consortium of author-interview podcast channels dedicated to raising the level of public discourse by introducing scholars and other serious writers to a wide public via new media.