This year’s Ramadan will end on June 4th, marking the end of a month of fasting and the beginning of the celebration of Eid al-Fitr by Muslims worldwide. Dig into the lives and diverse experiences of Muslims around the world with the following highlights of UC Press titles, spanning the disciplines of history, sociology, anthropology, literature and poetry, and religious studies, with more Islamic studies titles being found here. Eid Mubarak!

“With a light touch, Amira Mittermaier brings her astute ethnographic sensibilities to bear on pious charity, revealing the surprising, even radical, possibilities it affords.”—Webb Keane, author of Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories and Christian Moderns: Freedom and Fetish in the Mission Encounter on Giving to God

“A crucial contribution to building the powerful, broad-based, and diverse movement that is our only hope.”—Naomi Klein on American Islamophobia

“Blecher’s text will come in handy as classroom reading for courses on a range of topics, and it will open doors for new scholars to further explore the uses and limits of hadith collections and the scholarship of Hadith glossators.”—Reading Religion on Said the Prophet of God

“Robinson delivers a fascinating snapshot of Islamic history through 30 brief biographies. By including a mixture of the usual suspects and the unexpected, the author offers readers a rich variety of lives in pre-Islamic history.”—CHOICE on Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives

“The selection of four scholars, experts in different disciplines, but all talking about language and meaning, is extremely clever. “—Robert Gleave, Professor of Arabic Studies, University of Exeter on Language Between God and the Poets

Sounding Islam is a tour de force whose ethnographic sensitivity and analytic insights will reconfigure understandings of bodies, voices, mediatization, and religion.”—Charles L. Briggs, coauthor of Making Health Public: How News Coverage Is Remaking Media, Medicine, and Contemporary Life on Sounding Islam