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Islam: Home

This guide is written to help students find informational and research material on the Islamic religions. Although it contains some cultural materials, the main focus is on theology and religious practice.

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Salaam, and welcome to your Library!  This guide is meant to help you navigate information searches for topics in Islam at the undergraduate level, focusing on theological sources in English.  The Library has additional resources, including materials for more advanced study.  At any level, feel free to consult with a Reference librarian for your information needs.

All LMU Library online resources -- electronic reference materials, e-books, online periodical indexes, full-text journal articles, and other databases are accessible from off-campus if you have Internet access.  Just go to the Library homepage or, to make it easier, click on the appropriate links in this guide.  For subscription materials, use your MyLMU name and password when prompted.  Be sure to click on Student status or it won't work!

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al-Baytu l-Ḥarām


The Ka'aba during the Hajj

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