Overviews

CRS Report: Islam in Africa (2008)
Islam in Africa. By Hussein D. Hassan, Information Research Specialist
CRS Report: Islam in South and Southeast Asia (2005)
Diversity of practices of Islam in Asia. By Bruce Vaughn, Analyst in Southeast and South Asian Affairs.
CRS Report: Islam: A primer (2003)
The report includes short descriptions of the historical background, the tenets of Islam, jihad, the status of women in Islam, and other aspects of Islam.
CRS Report: Islamic Finance: Overview and Policy Concerns (2010)
Basic principles and history of Islamic finance. By Shayerah Ilias, Analyst in International Trade and Finance.
CRS Report: Sunnis and Shiites (2010)
This report includes a historical background of the Sunni-Shiite split and discusses the differencesin religious beliefs and practices between and within each Islamic sect as well as their similarities. By Christopher M. Blanchard, Analyst in Middle Eastern Affairs.
Islamic Law in Practice
Islamic law in practice / edited by Mashood A. Baderin Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2014.
Islamic legal maxims : essentials and applications
Islamic legal maxims : essentials and applications / by Azman Ismail, Md. Habibur Rahman.
Islamic Legal Theory
Islamic legal theory / edited by Mashood A. Baderin. Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2014.
Islamic Legal Thought: a compendium of Muslim jurists
Islamic legal thought : a compendium of Muslim jurists / edited by Oussama Arabi, David S. Powers and Susan A. Spectorsky. Leiden : Brill, 2013.

In Islamic Legal Thought: A Compendium of Muslim Jurists, twenty-three scholars each contribute a chapter containing the biography of a distinguished Muslim jurist and a translated sample of his work. Jurists of the formative, classical and modern periods are represented.

Issues in Islamic Law
Issues in islamic law / edited by Mashood A. Baderin Farnham, Surrey, England : Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2014.
The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic law
The Ashgate research companion to Islamic law / by Rudolph Peters and Peri Bearman. Farnham, Surrey, UK, England : Ashgate, 2014.

This Companion provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to current research in the thriving area of Islamic law. The book presents classical Islamic law through a historiographical introduction to and analysis of the Western scholarship. A distinguished group of authors provide an overview of their particular specialty, reflect on past and current thinking and also point to directions for future research. The Companion covers key debates and provokes new ways of thinking about long-standing issues in this increasingly relevant and popular discipline.

UKCLE Glossary of Arabic Terms - Archived Version
UK Centre for Legal Education - Archived version of the draft glossary produced as part of the Developing an Islamic Law Curriculum project at the former UK Centre for Legal Education (UKCLE).