Here is a list of the main books and articles about Abdallah Azzam, in chronological order. Titles in Arabic and Hebrew are listed separately below.
Jed Lea-Henry, ‘The Life and Death of Abdullah Azzam’, Middle East Policy 25, no. 1 (2018).
Muhammad Haniff Hassan, The Father of Jihad: ‘Abd Allah ‘Azzam’s Jihad Ideas and Implications to National Security (London: Imperial College Press, 2014).
Thomas Hegghammer, ‘Abdallah Azzam and Palestine’, Die Welt des Islams 53, no. 3–4 (2013): 353–387.
Sebastian Schnelle, ‘Abdullah Azzam, Ideologue of Jihad: Freedom Fighter or Terrorist?’, Journal of Church and State 54, no. 4 (1 December 2012): 625–47.
Bruce Riedel, “The 9/11 Attacks’ Spiritual Father,” The Daily Beast, (11 September 2011).
Asaf Maliach, ‘Abdullah Azzam, al-Qaeda, and Hamas: Concepts of Jihad and Istishhad’, Military and Strategic Affairs 2, no. 2 (2010): 79–93.
Nico Prucha, ‘Abdallah Azzam’s Outlook for Jihad in 1988 – “Al-Jihad between Kabul and Jerusalem”’, Research Institute for European and American Studies, 2010.
John C. M. Calvert, ‘The Striving Shaykh: Abdallah Azzam and the Revival of Jihad’, Journal of Religion and Society – Supplement Series, 2007, 83–102.
Camilla Holte Wiig, ‘Forpliktet til kamp: En studie av Abdullah Azzams fiendebilde og krigslegitimering [Bound to Fight: A Study of Abdallah Azzam’s Enemy Picture and Legitimation for War]’, MA Thesis (University of Oslo, 2007).
Thomas Hegghammer, ‘Abdallah Azzam: The Imam of Jihad’, in Al-Qaida in its own words, ed. Gilles Kepel et al. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008), 81–101.
Andrew McGregor, ‘“Jihad and the Rifle Alone”: ‘Abdullah ‘Azzam and the Islamist Revolution’, Journal of Conflict Studies 23 (2003).
Chris Suellentrop, “Abdullah Azzam: The Godfather of Jihad,” Slate.com (16 April 2002).
Jonathan Fighel, “Sheikh Abdullah Azzam: Bin Laden’s Spiritual Mentor,” International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, (27 September 2001).
Steven Emerson, “Abdullah Assam: The Man Before Osama Bin Laden,” Journal of Counterterrorism & Security International, (1998).
Arabic and Hebrew (NB: several of the Arabic titles are hagiographic)
Sa‘id Sha‘ban Khalil al-Dahshan, ‘juhud al-duktur ‘abdallah ‘azzam fi nashr al-da‘wa al-islamiyya [Doctor Abdallah Azzam’s Efforts in Propagating the Islamic Call]’ (The Islamic University in Gaza, 2013).
Mahmud Sa‘id Azzam, al-duktur al-shahid ‘abdallah yusuf ‘azzam: shaykhi alladhi ‘ariftu [The Martyred Doctor Abdallah Yusuf Azzam: My Shaykh as I Knew Him] (Gaza: Mu’assasat Ibda’ li’l-Abhath wa’l-Dirasat wa’l-Tadrib, 2012).
Manal Abd al-Karim Hasan Aziz, ‘‘abdallah ‘azzam wa juhuduhu fi nashr al-‘aqida al-islamiyya [Abdallah Azzam and his Efforts to Spread the Islamic Doctrine]’ (The Islamic University in Gaza, 2012).
Iyad Abd al-Hamid Aql, ‘ma‘alim al-tarbiya al-jihadiyya fi dhaw‘ kitabat al-shaykh ‘abdallah ‘azzam [Principles of Jihadi Education in Light of the Writings of Sheikh Abdallah Azzam]’ (The Islamic University in Gaza, 2008).
Asaf Maliach, ‘Abdallah Azzam and the Ideological Origins of Usama Bin Ladin’s Worldwide Islamic Terrorism [in Hebrew]’, PhD dissertation, University of Bar-Ilan (2006).
Adnan al-Nahawi, ‘abdallah ‘azzam: ahdath wa mawaqif [Abdallah Azzam: Events and Positions] (Riyadh: Dar al-Nahawi, 1994).
Abu Mujahid, al-shahid ‘abdallah ‘azzam bayna al-milad wa’l-istishhad [The Martyr Abdallah Azzam From Birth to Martyrdom] (Peshawar: Markaz al-Shahid Azzam al-I‘lami, 1991).
Husni Adham Jarar, al-shahid ‘abdallah ‘azzam: rajul da‘wa wa-madrasat jihad [The Martyr Abdallah Azzam: Man of Da‘wa and School of Jihad] (Amman: Dar al-Diya, 1990).
Bashir Abu Rumman and Abdallah Sa‘id, al-‘alim wa’l-mujahid wa’l-shahid al-shaykh ‘abdallah ‘azzam [The Scholar, Mujahid, Martyr and Sheikh Abdallah Azzam] (Amman: Dar al-Bashir, 1990).
Muhammad Abdallah Amir, al-shaykh al-mujahid ‘abdallah ‘azzam: al-rajul alladhi tarjama al-aqwal ila af‘al [The Mujahid Sheikh Abdallah Azzam: The Man who Translated Words into Deeds], 1st ed. (Kuwait: Maktabat Dar al-Bayan, 1990).
Ahmad Sa’id Azzam, min manaqib al-imam al-shahid ‘abdallah ‘azzam [Character Traits of the Martyred Imam Abdallah Azzam]. Peshawar: Unknown publisher, 1990 [reprinted in fi ‘uyun mu‘asira, Peshawar: Markaz al-Shahid Azzam al-Islami, 1997, pp. 473-499].
Hasan Khalil Hasan (or Hussain), al-shahid ‘abdallah ‘azzam mujahidan fi filastin wa Afghanistan [The Martyr Abdallah Azzam Striving in Palestine and Afghanistan] (unknown place, publisher and year).
Abu Ibada al-Ansari, mafhum al-hakimiyya fi fikr ‘abdallah ‘azzam [The Concept of hakimiyya in the Thought of Abdallah Azzam]. Peshawar: Markaz al-Shahid Azzam al-I’lami, undated.