Shariah Sources


The Team B II Report, Shariah: The Threat to America, is based on authoritative
sources on shariah, or Islamic law. A special emphasis was placed on finding sources
written by Muslims for fellow Muslims. As most of the world’s Muslims do not speak or
read classical Arabic, a great deal of effort has been made to faithfully translate the
canonical texts of shariah to make them accessible to English-speaking Muslims.

Most of the classic texts can be purchased online at
or at local mosque bookstores in the United States.

These sources include:

  • Ali, Abdullah Yusuf.  The Meaning of the Holy Quran, 10th ed., (Beltsville: Amana Publications, 1999).
  • Al-Misri, Ahmad ibn Naqib, Reliance of the Traveller (‘Umdat al-Salik).
  • Al-Marghinani, Burhan al-Din al-Farghani, Al-Hidaya: The Guidance, 2 vols. Trans. Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee.  (Bristol, England, Amal Press, 2008).
  • Al-Nabhani, Taqiuddin, Structure of a Party, (London: Al-Khalifah Publications, 200)
  • Al-Shaybani, Mohammed ibn al-Hasan.  The Islamic Law of Nations: Shaybani’s Siyar (Kitab al-siyar al-kabir). Trans. Majid Khadduri.  (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1966).
  • Bostom, Andrew, The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims (New York: Prometheus Books, 2005).
  • Bukhari, Mohammed ibn Isma’il, The Translation of the Meaning of Sahih al-Bukhari, trans. Mohammed Muhsin Khan, 8 vols. (Medina: Dar al-Fikr: 1981).
  • Doi, Abdur Rahman I., Shariah: The Islamic Law.  (Kuala Lumpur: A.S. Noordeen, 1984).
  • Emerick, Yahiya, What Islam Is All About, (1997).
  • Fyzee, Asaf A. A., Outlines of Mohammedan Law, 4th ed. (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1974).
  • Ibn Kathir, Hafiz, Tafsir of Ibn Kathir, 10 vols, Translated by Abdul-Malik Mujahid, (Riyadh: Darussalam, 2000).
  • Ibn Rushd, Abu al-Walid Mohammed ibn Ahmad, (aka Averroës), The Distinguished Primer (Bidayat al-Mujtahid wa Nihayat al-Muqtsid).  2 vols.  Trans. Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee.  (Reading: Garnet Publishing, 2002).
  • Kamali, Mohammed Hashim, Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence, 3d rev. ed., (Cambridge, UK, The Islamic Text Society, 2003).
  • Khadduri, Majid, War and Peace in the Law of Islam, (Baltimore, 2006).
  • Khomeini, Imam Ruhollah, “Islamic Governance: Governance of the Jurist,” (1970).
  • Malik, Brigadier S. K., Pakistani Army, The Quranic Concept of War, First Indian Reprint, (New Delhi, India, Himalayan Books, 1986).
  • Maududi, Abdul, Jihad in Islam, (Beirut: Holy Qur’an Publishing House, 1980).
  • Nyazee, Imran Ahsan Khan, Theories of Islamic Law: The Methodology of Ijtihad, 2nd ed., (Kuala Lumpur: The Other Press, 2002).
  • Qaradawi, Yusuf, Priorities of the Islamic Movement in the Coming Phase, (Al-Dar, 1992)
  • Qutb, Sayyid, Milestones, (Salimiah, Kuwait: International Islamic Federation of Student Organizations, 1978 [written 1966]).
  • Siddiqi, Shamim A., Methodology of Dawah Ilallah In American Perspective, (Brooklyn: The Forum for Islamic Works, 1989).
  • Safi, Louay M., Peace and the Limits of War:  Transcending Classical Conception of Jihad.  (Herndon, VA:  IIIT, 2001),
  • Taheri, Amir, Holy Terror: Inside the World of Islamic Terrorism (London: Adler & Adler, 1987).
  • Warraq, Ibn, Why I am Not A Muslim, (Prometheus Books, 1995).
  • Usmani, Mufti M. T., Islam and Modernism, (India: Adam Publishers, 2005).

Additional articles by the following authorities:

  • Al-Qaradawi, Yousuf, “Why is secularism incompatible with Islam?” Saudi Gazette, 11 June 2010.
  • Baran, Zeyno, “The Muslim Brotherhood’s U.S. Network,” Current Trends in Islamist Ideology Vol 6 (Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Modern World, Hudson Institute, Washington, DC, 2008).
  • Kabbani, Sheikh Hisham, President, Islamic Supreme Council of America. Speech to U.S. State Department, January 7, 1999.
  • Malik, Shiv, “For Allah and the caliphate,” New Statesman, September 13, 2004.
  • Munson, Ziad, “Islamic Mobilization: Social Movement Theory and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood,” The Sociological Quarterly 42(4), January 2002.
  • Osman, Hoda, “Extremist Islamic conference shut down,” CBS News, June 25, 2009.
  • Sardar, Ziauddin, “The Long History of Violence Behind Hizb ut-Tahrir,” New Statesman, November 14, 2005.
  • Sookhdeo, Patrick,Global Jihad: The Future in the Face of Militant Islam (Isaac Publishing, McLean, Virginia, 2007).