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Cluster 27: Global Islam

This is the Cluster 27: Global Islam Research Guide. This guide provides helpful tips and resources for exploring Islam as a global religion and cultural tradition.

Research and Instruction Librarian

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Salma Abumeeiz

Peer Research and Writing Specialist

Your Peer Research and Writing Specialist for Cluster 27 is Maizah Ali. Set up a consultation with Maizah to talk about research, writing, assignments, study skills, and getting settled in the Cluster program and at UCLA!

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Office Hours: Wednesdays 4-5 p.m. and Thursdays 12-2 p.m. in Powell Ground Floor


Library Liaison

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Hannah Sutherland


Welcome to your Cluster 27: Global Islam Research Guide. This guide provides helpful tips and resources for exploring Islam as a global religion and cultural tradition.  

Use the tabs on the left-hand side of this guide to discover research, reading, and writing sources to support your work in Cluster 27. 

Image credit: Los Angeles Times. Muhammad's Mosque of Islam No. 27, Los Angeles, 1967. Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection. University of California, Los Angeles Library. Department of Special Collections, Los Angeles, CA.

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Your library team consists of:

  • Salma Abumeeiz - Librarian, Email:
  • Maizah Ali - Peer Research and Writing Specialist, Email:
  • Hannah Sutherland - Instructional Designer and Technologist, Email:

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