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American Muslims Intent on Learning and Activism
Founded in 1992, American Muslims Intent on Learning and Activism (AMILA) is committed to spiritual enrichment, intellectual freedom, and community service.




AMILA Tape and Book Library

All items listed below are available for loan, but only to people in the immediate area (San Francisco Bay Area). No mail orders or purchase requests will be accepted. Contact Leila Qureishi at (415) 851-3356 for more information.

AMILA Study Group Tapes
1) Fall 1993: "Muslim Faith and Character"
Classes 1 - 11 (average 2 tapes each class)
Class presentations and discussion on God, Prophet, etc. Sayid Qutb?s Tafsir of Surahs 78-82
2) Fall 1993: "Muslim Faith and Character"
Accompanying Quranic Memorization Tape
Side A: Surahs 78-82 recited by Shaikh Al-Minshawi
Side B: First 4 of 40 Hadith Nawawi (in Arabic and English)
3) Spring 1995 (November 1994 - June 1995):
"A Discussion of Martin Lings' "Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources" with Khaled Abou El Fadl
Classes 1-16 (one tape each)
A Question and Answer session with Khaled Abou El Fadl, following reading Martin Lings text, several chapters per week.
4) Fall 1995 (July 1995 - October 1995):
A Study of "The Sciences of the Quran"
(1 tape per class)
A Series of Question and Answer and Commentary by Khaled Abou El Fadl on the Sciences of Quran, based on the Islamic Center of Southern California tapes by the same name.

AMILA Intensive Seminar Tapes
1) "Probing and Utilizing Islamic Texts"
Lectures by Khaled Abou El Fadl, January 21-23, 1994
Part I: Women in Islamic History (audio: 3 tapes; video: 2 tapes)
Part II: Philosophy and Theology (audio: 6 tapes; video: 2 tapes)
Part III: Shariah (audio: 4 tapes; video: 1 tape)
2) "Postmodernism" Lectures by Khaled Abou El Fadl
August 19-21, 1994

Part I: Postmodernism (audio: 2 tapes; video)
Part II: Postmodernism/Tafsir/Assignment Review (audio: 6 tapes; video)
Part III: Discourse: The Process of Knowledge (audio: 5 tapes; video)
3) AMILA Ramadan Spiritual Retreat, February 1996
Lectures by Hakim Archuletta, Anas Coburn, and Walid Azzam

AMILA General Body Meeting Presentations
1) AMILA First Anniversary Performance and Banquet
"In a New Light", written by Mohja Kahf and performed by AMILA
November 13, 1993 (video only)
2) "Literary Heritage of the Bosnian Muslims"
by Professor Hamid Algar
February 1994 (audio only; 1 tape)
3) "From Giantesses, Seducers and Queens to Victims, Pawns and Escapees:
The Changing Image of Muslim Woman in Western Literature"
by Professor Mohja Kahf
June 10, 1995 (audio only; 2 tapes)
4) "Becoming Witnesses to Women's Equality in Islam:
Oppression Among Muslims"
by Professor Mohja Kahf
June 10, 1995 (audio only; 1 tape)
5) "Art in the Service of Truth" by Cartoonist Khalil Bendib
March 9, 1996 (audio only; 1 tape)

Islamic Center of Southern California Seminar Series
1992: Motivational and Educational Class (Classes 1-14)
1993: Youth Development Class (Classes 1-5)
1994: The Sciences of Quran (Classes 1-11)
The Sciences of Hadith (Classes 1-8)
Islam and Democracy (Classes 1- 7)
1995: The Concept of Da'wa (Classes 1-7)

Muslim Youth Camp 1995 College Classes
1) ?Evolution of Islamic Schools of Thought? (2 tapes)
by Walid Azzam, August 13-14, 1995
2) "Islamic Movements: Thought and History" (2 tapes)
by Yaser Haddara, August 13-14, 1995
3) "Muslim Apologetics in the Early 20th Century"
by Yaser Haddara, August 14, 1995
4) "Modernism, Post-Modernism and Muslims"
by Walid Azzam, August 15, 1995
5) "Qualifications of Quranic Commentators"
by Yaser Haddara, August 15, 1995
6) "Personal Approach to the Quran" (Side A) by Nishat Balbale
"Orientalism" (Side B) by Walid Azzam, August 16, 1995
7) "Panel: Personal Interpretation of Hadith" (Side A)
Nishat Balbale, Moin Siddiqui, Amira Quraishi, Tariq Kergaye
"Muslim Heritage in America" (Side B)
by Moin Siddiqui, August 17, 1995

1) "Challenges and Opportunities Facing American Muslim Women"
Presentation by: The Muslim Women's League
and Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights
NGO Forum; UN Fourth World Conference on Women
Huairou, China, September 1995 (3 tapes)
Featuring: Dr. Laila Al-Marayati, Dr. Azizah al-Hibri, Samer Hathout, Esq., and Asifa Quraishi, Esq.
2) "Shedding New Light on Women and the Quran"
by Dr. Amina Wadud Muhsin (Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University Author of Quran and Woman
Muslim Women's League Lecture Series, May 25, 1996
Islamic Center of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
3) Arabic Class (5 tapes)
A read through in Arabic of first year Arabic textbook used in Medina Arabic course
4) Arabic Reader One by Tajuddin B. Shu'aib (6 tapes)
Arabic tutor series using Quranic readings
5) Malcolm X (video, 2 tapes)
Directed by Spike Lee, starring Denzel Washington
6) They Dare to Speak Out (book), by Paul Findley