A History of Islam in America

A History of Islam in America
Author: Kambiz GhaneaBassiri
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010-04-19
ISBN 10: 1139788914
ISBN 13: 9781139788915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Islam in America Book Review:

Muslims began arriving in the New World long before the rise of the Atlantic slave trade. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri's fascinating book traces the history of Muslims in the United States and their different waves of immigration and conversion across five centuries, through colonial and antebellum America, through world wars and civil rights struggles, to the contemporary era. The book tells the often deeply moving stories of individual Muslims and their lives as immigrants and citizens within the broad context of the American religious experience, showing how that experience has been integral to the evolution of American Muslim institutions and practices. This is a unique and intelligent portrayal of a diverse religious community and its relationship with America. It will serve as a strong antidote to the current politicized dichotomy between Islam and the West, which has come to dominate the study of Muslims in America and further afield.

A History of Islam in America

A History of Islam in America
Author: Kambiz GhaneaBassiri
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2010-04-19
ISBN 10: 0521849640
ISBN 13: 9780521849647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Islam in America Book Review:

Traces the history of Muslims in the US and their waves of immigration and conversion across five centuries.

The Practice of Islam in America

The Practice of Islam in America
Author: Edward E. Curtis IV
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2017-12-05
ISBN 10: 1479880205
ISBN 13: 9781479880201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Practice of Islam in America Book Review:

An introduction to the ways in which ordinary Muslim Americans practice their faith. Muslims have always been part of the United States, but very little is known about how Muslim Americans practice their religion. How do they pray? What’s it like to go on pilgrimage to Mecca? What rituals accompany the birth of a child, a wedding, or the death of a loved one? What holidays do Muslims celebrate and what charities do they support? How do they learn about the Qur’an? The Practice of Islam in America introduces readers to the way Islam is lived in the United States, offering vivid portraits of Muslim American life passages, ethical actions, religious holidays, prayer, pilgrimage, and other religious activities. It takes readers into homes, religious congregations, schools, workplaces, cemeteries, restaurants—and all the way to Mecca—to understand the diverse religious practices of Muslim Americans. Going beyond a theoretical discussion of what Muslims are supposed to do, this volume focuses on what they actually do. As the volume reveals, their religious practices are shaped by their racial and ethnic identity, their gender and sexual orientation, and their sectarian identity, among other social factors. Readers gain practical information about Islamic religion while also coming to understand how the day-to-day realities of American life shape Muslim American practice.

Muslims in American History

Muslims in American History
Author: Jerald Dirks
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781590080443
ISBN 13: 1590080440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muslims in American History Book Review:

There are many legacies within American history that have been inadvertently forgotten. The book pays homage to one such forgotten legacy--the role of Muslims in American history. By offering a review based on various scholarly sources, the book broadens the understanding of American public with regard to the substantial role played by Muslims throughout American history.

Muslims in America

Muslims in America
Author: Edward E. Curtis
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009-10
ISBN 10: 0195367561
ISBN 13: 9780195367560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muslims in America Book Review:

A history of the Muslim presence in the United States from slaves who managed to keep their religion to the varied communities of the twenty-first century covers the role of converts and immigrants in every stage of American history.

Islam in America

Islam in America
Author: Jane I. Smith
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0231147112
ISBN 13: 9780231147118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam in America Book Review:

A leading authority in the field introduces the basic tenets of the Muslim faith, surveys the history of Islam in the U.S., and profiles the lifestyles, religious practices, and worldviews of American Muslims. The book covers the role of women in American Islam, raising and educating children, appropriate dress and behavior, concerns about prejudice, and much more.

The Cambridge Companion to American Islam

The Cambridge Companion to American Islam
Author: Juliane Hammer,Omid Safi
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2013-08-12
ISBN 10: 1107002419
ISBN 13: 9781107002418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to American Islam Book Review:

This book is a comprehensive introduction to the past and present of American Muslim communities. Chapters discuss demographics, political participation, media, cultural and literary production, conversion, religious practice, education, mosque building, interfaith dialogue, and marriage and family, as well as American Muslim thought and Sufi communities. No comparable volume exists to date.

Being Muslim

Being Muslim
Author: Sylvia Chan-Malik
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-06-26
ISBN 10: 1479804290
ISBN 13: 9781479804290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Being Muslim Book Review:

An exploration of twentieth and twenty-first century U.S. Muslim womanhood that centers the lived experience of women of color For Sylvia Chan-Malik, Muslim womanhood is constructed through everyday and embodied acts of resistance, what she calls affective insurgency. In negotiating the histories of anti-Blackness, U.S. imperialism, and women’s rights of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Being Muslim explores how U.S. Muslim women’s identities are expressions of Islam as both Black protest religion and universal faith tradition. Through archival images, cultural texts, popular media, and interviews, the author maps how communities of American Islam became sites of safety, support, spirituality, and social activism, and how women of color were central to their formation. By accounting for American Islam’s rich histories of mobilization and community, Being Muslim brings insight to the resistance that all Muslim women must engage in the post-9/11 United States. From the stories that she gathers, Chan-Malik demonstrates the diversity and similarities of Black, Arab, South Asian, Latina, and multiracial Muslim women, and how American understandings of Islam have shifted against the evolution of U.S. white nationalism over the past century. In borrowing from the lineages of Black and women-of-color feminism, Chan-Malik offers us a new vocabulary for U.S. Muslim feminism, one that is as conscious of race, gender, sexuality, and nation, as it is region and religion.

A History of Conversion to Islam in the United States Volume 1

A History of Conversion to Islam in the United States  Volume 1
Author: Patrick D. Bowen
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2015-08-17
ISBN 10: 9004300694
ISBN 13: 9789004300699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Conversion to Islam in the United States Volume 1 Book Review:

In A History of Conversion to Islam in the United States, Volume 1: White American Muslims before 1975, Patrick D. Bowen offers an account of white Muslims and Sufis and the movements they produced between 1800 and 1975.

Islam in North America

Islam in North America
Author: Michael A. Köszegi,J. Gordon Melton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2017-01-12
ISBN 10: 1351972545
ISBN 13: 9781351972543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam in North America Book Review:

First published in 1992, this book focuses on the Muslim community and how it has developed in North America. Divided into eight sections, it traces the history of the Muslim community in North America from the nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth-century and examines different aspects of the community such as Sectarian Movements, Islam in the African American community and points of contact between Christian and Islamic communities. The text includes a number of bibliographies to aid further study and closes with a helpful directory of Muslim organizations and centers in North America. This book will be of particular interest to those studying Islam and Religion in North America.

America s Other Muslims

America   s Other Muslims
Author: Muhammad Fraser-Rahim
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-01-31
ISBN 10: 1498590209
ISBN 13: 9781498590204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America s Other Muslims Book Review:

America's Other Muslims: Imam W.D. Mohammed, Islamic Reform, and the Making of American Islam explores the oldest and perhaps the most important Muslim community in America, whose story has received little attention in the contemporary context. Muhammad Fraser-Rahim explores American Muslim Revivalist, Imam W.D. Mohammed (1933–2008) and his contribution to the intellectual, spiritual, and philosophical thought of American Muslims as well as the contribution of Islamic thought by indigenous American Muslims. The book details the intersection of the Africana experience and its encounter with race, religion, and Islamic reform. Fraser-Rahim spotlights the emergence of an American school of Islamic thought, which wascreated and established by the son of the former Nation of Islam leader. Imam W.D. Mohammed rejected his father’s teachings and embraced normative Islam on his own terms while balancing classical Islam and his lived experience of Islam in the diaspora. Likewise his interpretations of Islam were not only American – they were also modern and responded to global trends in Islamic thought. His interpretations of Blackness were not only American, but also diasporic and pan-African.

Islam in America

Islam in America
Author: Jonathan Curiel
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-03-31
ISBN 10: 0857724835
ISBN 13: 9780857724830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam in America Book Review:

Islam is a hidden ingredient in the melting pot of America. Though there are between 2 and 8 million Muslims in the USA, Islam has traditionally had little political clout compared to other minority faiths. Nonetheless it is believed to be the country's fastest-growing religion, with a vibrant culture of theological debate, particularly regarding the role of women preachers. In Islam in America, Jonathan Curiel traces the story of America's Muslims from the seventeenth-century slave trade to the eighteenth-century immigration wave to the Nation of Islam. Drawing on interviews in communities from industrial Michigan to rural California, Curiel portrays the diversity of practices, cultures and observances that make up Muslim America. He profiles the leading personalities and institutions representing the community, and explores their relationship to the wider politics of America, particularly after 9/11. Islam in America offers an indispensable guide to the social life of modern Islam and the diversity of contemporary America.

Thomas Jefferson s Qur an

Thomas Jefferson s Qur an
Author: Denise A. Spellberg
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 0385350538
ISBN 13: 9780385350532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas Jefferson s Qur an Book Review:

In this original and illuminating book, Denise A. Spellberg reveals a little-known but crucial dimension of the story of American religious freedom—a drama in which Islam played a surprising role. In 1765, eleven years before composing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson bought a Qur’an. This marked only the beginning of his lifelong interest in Islam, and he would go on to acquire numerous books on Middle Eastern languages, history, and travel, taking extensive notes on Islam as it relates to English common law. Jefferson sought to understand Islam notwithstanding his personal disdain for the faith, a sentiment prevalent among his Protestant contemporaries in England and America. But unlike most of them, by 1776 Jefferson could imagine Muslims as future citizens of his new country. Based on groundbreaking research, Spellberg compellingly recounts how a handful of the Founders, Jefferson foremost among them, drew upon Enlightenment ideas about the toleration of Muslims (then deemed the ultimate outsiders in Western society) to fashion out of what had been a purely speculative debate a practical foundation for governance in America. In this way, Muslims, who were not even known to exist in the colonies, became the imaginary outer limit for an unprecedented, uniquely American religious pluralism that would also encompass the actual despised minorities of Jews and Catholics. The rancorous public dispute concerning the inclusion of Muslims, for which principle Jefferson’s political foes would vilify him to the end of his life, thus became decisive in the Founders’ ultimate judgment not to establish a Protestant nation, as they might well have done. As popular suspicions about Islam persist and the numbers of American Muslim citizenry grow into the millions, Spellberg’s revelatory understanding of this radical notion of the Founders is more urgent than ever. Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an is a timely look at the ideals that existed at our country’s creation, and their fundamental implications for our present and future.

Islam in the African American Experience

Islam in the African American Experience
Author: Richard Brent Turner
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780253343239
ISBN 13: 0253343232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam in the African American Experience Book Review:

The involvement of African Americans with Islam reaches back to the earliest days of the African presence in North America. This book explores these roots in the Middle East, West Africa and antebellum America.

The Oxford Handbook of American Islam

The Oxford Handbook of American Islam
Author: Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad,Jane I. Smith
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 019986263X
ISBN 13: 9780199862634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of American Islam Book Review:

Islam has been part of the increasingly complex American religious scene for well over a century, and was brought into more dramatic focus by the attacks of September 11, 2001. American Islam is practiced by a unique blend of immigrants and American-born Muslims. The immigrants have come from all corners of the world; they include rich and poor, well-educated and illiterate, those from upper and lower classes as well as economic and political refugees. The community's diversity has been enhanced by the conversion of African Americans, Latina/os, and others, making it the most heterogeneous Muslim community in the world. With an up-to-the-minute analysis by thirty of the top scholars in the field, this handbook covers the growth of Islam in America from the earliest Muslims to set foot on American soil to the current wave of Islamophobia. Topics covered include the development of African American Islam; pre- and post-WWII immigrants; Sunni, Shi`ite, sectarian and Sufi movements in America; the role and status of women, marriage, and family; and the Americanization of Islamic culture. Throughout these chapters the contributors explore the meaning of religious identity in the context of race, ethnicity, gender, and politics, both within the American Islamic community and in relation to international Islam.

Muslims in America

Muslims in America
Author: Amir Nashid Muhammad
Publsiher: Amana Publications
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780915957750
ISBN 13: 0915957752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muslims in America Book Review:

Islam

Islam
Author: Nadia Marzouki
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN 10: 0231543921
ISBN 13: 9780231543927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Book Review:

Islam: An American Religion demonstrates how Islam as formed in the United States has become an American religion in a double sense—first through the strategies of recognition adopted by Muslims and second through the performance of Islam as a faith. Nadia Marzouki investigates how Islam has become so contentious in American politics. Focusing on the period from 2008 to 2013, she revisits the uproar over the construction of mosques, legal disputes around the prohibition of Islamic law, and the overseas promotion of religious freedom. She argues that public controversies over Islam in the United States primarily reflect the American public's profound divisions and ambivalence toward freedom of speech and the legitimacy of liberal secular democracy.

Islam in Black America

Islam in Black America
Author: Edward E. Curtis
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN 10: 0791488594
ISBN 13: 9780791488591
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam in Black America Book Review:

Explores modern African-American Islamic thought within the context of Islamic history, giving special attention to questions of universality versus particularity.

American Christians and Islam

American Christians and Islam
Author: Thomas S. Kidd
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780691133492
ISBN 13: 0691133492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Christians and Islam Book Review:

Pointing to many evangelicals' unwillingness to acknowledge Islam's theological commonalities with Christianity and their continued portrayal of Islam as an "evil" and false religion, Kidd explains why Christians themselves are ironically to blame for the failure of evangelism in the Muslim world."

Islam in America Exploring the Issues

Islam in America  Exploring the Issues
Author: Craig Considine
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2019-10-31
ISBN 10: 1440866317
ISBN 13: 9781440866319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam in America Exploring the Issues Book Review:

A valuable resource for readers interested in the role of Islam in contemporary U. S. politics and society, this first-of-its kind reference synthesizes Islamic teachings, the example of Prophet Muhammad, and the vision of the Founding Fathers. • Summarizes the role of Islam in contemporary U.S. politics and society via overview essays • Uses a chronology to identify the most important events related to Islam in the U.S. • Includes roughly 50 alphabetically arranged reference entries for key topics related to Islam in American religion and politics • Features bibliographies and an end-of-work annotated bibliography to direct the reader to additional sources of information