Lois Lamya al-Faruqi
Born in Montana she earned her B.A. in music from the University of Montana (1948) studying piano. She then entered Indiana University, where she was awarded an M.A. in music (1949). During this period, she met and married Ismail Raji al-Faruqi. She became an expert on the music of the Arab world and obtained her Ph.D. from Syracuse University on that subject. She and her husband both became professors at Temple University.
Al-Faruqi was murdered along with her husband on the morning of May 27, 1986, at their home in Pennsylvania.
Al-Faruqi also co-authored The Cultural Atlas of Islam with her husband, which was published posthumously by Macmillan.
- (1986) The Cultural Atlas of Islam, co-authored with Ismail Raji' al-Faruqi, NY: Macmillan
- (2002) Women, Muslim society, and Islam, IL: American Trust Pub
- (undated) Women In a Quranic Society
- (undated) Islamic Traditions & The Feminist Movement: Confrontation or Co-operation?
- (1985) "Music, Musicians, and Muslim Law." Asian Music, Vol. 17, No.1: 3-36.
- Regula Burckhardt Qureshi. "Lois Lamya Ibsen al-Faruqi (1927-1986)" Ethnomusicology Vol. 32, No. 2 (Spring - Summer, 1988), pp. 93-96 (4 pages) Published By: University of Illinois Press