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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.

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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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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:

Get to Know Your Peer Research and Writing Specialist!

Name: Maizah Ali

Cluster: 27, Global Islam

Major: Cognitive Science (with Specialization in Computing) and International Development Studies

Hometown: Irvine, CA

Fun fact: I love doing all sorts of art and have recently been into gouache painting!

I wished I’d known: the Cluster program has an incredible amount of resources available to students, which I wasn't fully aware of and couldn't take advantage of during my time taking the course.

Benefit of taking a cluster: I loved being able to learn about a topic from an interdisciplinary perspective for an entire school year -- I felt like our cluster really developed a community, and I was able to have some great conversations with teaching team members about the course and my interests!

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