She received her B.A. from Chiba University, Japan, and later attended Iran's University of Tehran, where she was the first woman ever to study fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) at that school. She received her Ph.D. in Persian literature, but shortly before completing her Ph.D. in fiqh, the Iranian Revolution caused her and her husband William Chittick to leave the country.
- Murata, Sachiko (23 March 1992). The Tao of Islam: A Sourcebook on Gender Relationships in Islamic Thought. State University of New York Press. ISBN 978-0-7914-0914-5.
- Murata, Sachiko (2000). Chinese Gleams of Sufi Light: Wang Tai-yu's Great Learning of the Pure and Real and Liu Chih's Displaying the Concealment of the Real Realm. With a New Translation of Jami's Lawa'ih from the Persian by William C. Chittick. SUNY Press. ISBN 978-0-7914-4637-9.
- Murata, Sachiko; Chittick, William (1994). The vision of Islam. Paragon House. ISBN 978-1-55778-516-9.
- Murata, Sachiko (2015). Temporary Marriage in Islamic Law. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 978-1-5191-4192-7.
- "The Tao of Islam", sufi.ru, Sachiko Murata]
- "The Unity of Being in Liu Chih's "Islamic Neoconfucianism"", Sachiko Murata
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