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Muslims in a Global Context - Oakland Campus: Muslim Journeys

This guide provides selected high-quality resources for those interested in Muslims around the world and in Islam. It features both subject and religious databases and links as well as pages for related mini-courses.


Muslim Journeys is the inaugural project of the National Endowment for the Humanities' Bridging Cultures initiative. The initiative was created to promote learning and respect for cultural diversity in the United States and abroad through the humanities. 

In collaboration with the American Library Association, two Muslim Journeys programs are currently being presented in participating libraries across the United States: the Bookshelf and Let's Talk About it. Image Mausoleum of Aisha Bibi by Lamassu Design at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikipedia Commons


Project Web sites

Links to the National Humanities Endowment's Bridging the Cultures and  Muslims Journeys websites:

Credit for Muslim Journeys Page

This page was created by Dawnlyn Diehl, MLIS Graduate Intern at Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh in 2012 to 2014. 

Muslim Journeys Project

The Kaaba at al-Haram Mosque during the start of Hajj

Image by Al Jazeera at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons. This page was researched and developed by 2012-2014 MLIS Intern Dawnlyn Diehl.

Muslim Journeys Bookshelf

University of Pittsburgh libraries have many of the books in the bibliography of the Muslim Journeys Project. The list below is not all inclusive for Muslim Journeys books in Pitt's library collections. To see the complete list of books for the Project visit  the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf Web site.

Project Partners

Local Events

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Main, Squirrel Hill, East Liberty and West End Branches are four of the  973 recipients of the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Grant. A Muslim Journeys events calendar at includes descriptions for titles on the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf. The calendar includes related reading and film lists created by CLP librarians.  Image of detail of arabesque decoration at the Alhambra in Spain by Yves Remedios at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons.