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Summer Institute of Islamic Studies: Folk Islam & Power Encounter-2023


Welcome to MCC 554 Folk Islam & Power Encounter, a course taught by Dr. Fred Farrokh. This course covers "the development of popular Islam within the world of official Islam, emphasizing an understanding and analysis of the felt needs of ordinary Muslims. Special attention will be given to the role of spiritual power encounter as a tool in evangelizing Muslims."

On this page you will find the required and recommended books for the course, which are available in the EU Libraries. Consult the syllabus for the full list of course readings. The books, which are not available in the EU Libraries, can be found on the and requested via an Interlibrary Loan service (ILL). If you prefer to purchase the books, check the list of online bookshops compiled by a librarianwhere you can find the best bargain, which in most cases will be cheaper than Amazon. This course page also provides links to OPEN ACCESS (free online) resources (ebooks, articles, media, and more).

Open Access (Free) Online Resources

Required Books

Recommended Books