Recommended Required Readings


Recommended Required Readings from Lecture,

Muslim African Americans and Islamic Education

By Zakiyyah Muhammad

Director, IMAS – Institute of Muslim American Studies 

Presented at Zaytuna College, Berkeley California 

February 28, 2017 in recognition of Black History Month 

Full Lecture here:–p4Q


The Concept of Education in Islam. Syed Muhammad Naquib Al Attas. Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia, 1980 and the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization, 1991.

African Muslims in Antebellum America: A Source Book. Allen D. Austin. Garland Publications, University of Michigan, 1984.

African Muslims in Antebellum America: Transatlantic Stories and Spiritual Struggles. Allen D. Austin. Routledge, New York, London, 1997.

Black Georgia in the Progressive Era 1900-1920. John Dittmer. University of Illinois Press, Urbana and Chicago, 1980.

Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas. Sylviane A. Diouf. New York University Press, NY, 1998.

My Bondage and My Freedom. Frederick Douglass. “Letter to His Old Master.” New York and Auburn: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1855.

Capitol Men: The Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen. Phillip Drey. Mariner Books, New York, 2010.

The Negro Common School. W. E. B. DuBois. Atlanta University Publications No. 6 (Atlanta, 1901).

The Souls of Black Folk. W. E. B. DuBois. Original publication A. C. McClurg and Company, 1903.

Jim Crow’s Children: The Broken Promise of the Brown Decision, Chapter 1. Peter Irons. New York: Penguin, Putnam, Inc., 2002.

The Black Muslims in America. C. Eric Lincoln. Beacon Press, Boston, 1961.

Message to the Blackman in America. Elijah Muhammad. Temple No 2 Publications, Chicago, 1965.

“Faith and Courage to Educate Our Own: Reflections on Islamic Schools in the African American Community” Zakiyyah Muhammad. In Black Education. Editor, Joyce E. King, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, New Jersey, London, 2005.

The Mis-Education of the Negro. Carter G. Woodson. The ASALH Press, Washington, DC, 2005. Originally published 1933.

An African American Genesis. W. Deen Muhammad. Calumet City, IL: M.A.C.A. Publication Fund, 1986.