Download A History of Islam in America Ebook PDF

A History of Islam in America

A History of Islam in America
From the New World to the New World Order

by Kambiz GhaneaBassiri

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2010-04-19
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1139788914
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

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
From the New World to the New World Order

by Kambiz GhaneaBassiri

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2010-04-19
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN : 0521849640
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

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

Muslims in America

Muslims in America
A Short History

by Edward E. Curtis

  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release : 2009-10
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0195367561
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

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.

The Practice of Islam in America

The Practice of Islam in America
An Introduction

by Edward E. Curtis

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2017-12-05
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN : 1479882674
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

"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? [This book] introduces readers to the way Islam is lived in the United States, offering ... portraits of Muslim American life passages, ethical actions, religious holidays, prayer, pilgrimage, and other religious activities"--Back cover.

Muslims in America

Muslims in America
A Short History

by Edward E. Curtis IV

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2009-10-01
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9780199710140
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Muslims are neither new nor foreign to the United States. They have been a vital presence in North America since the 16th century. Muslims in America unearths their history, documenting the lives of African, Middle Eastern, South Asian, European, black, white, Hispanic and other Americans who have been followers of Islam. The book begins with the tale of Job Ben Solomon, a 18th century African American Muslim slave, and goes on to chart the stories of sodbusters in North Dakota, African American converts to Islam in the 1920s, Muslim barkeepers in Toledo, the post-1965 wave of professional immigrants from Asia and Africa, and Muslim Americans after 9/11. The book reveals the richness of Sunni, Shi'a, Sufi and other forms of Islamic theology, ethics, and rituals in the United States by illustrating the way Islamic faith has been imagined and practiced in the everyday lives of individuals. Muslims in America recovers the place of Muslims in the larger American story, too. Showing how Muslim American men and women participated in each era of U.S. history, the book explores how they have both shaped and have been shaped by larger historical trends such as the abolition movement, Gilded Age immigration, the Great Migration of African Americans, urbanization, religious revivalism, the feminist movement, and the current war on terror. It also shows how, from the very beginning of American history, Muslim Americans have been at once a part of their local communities, their nation, and the worldwide community of Muslims. The first single-author history of Muslims in America from colonial times to the present, this book fills a huge gap and provides invaluable background on one of the most poorly understood groups in the United States. Religion in American Life explores the evolution, character, and dynamic of organized religion in America from 1500 to the present day. Written by distinguished historians of religion, these books weave together the varying stories that compose the religious fabric of the United States, from Puritanism to alternative religious practices. Primary source material coupled with handsome illustrations and lucid text make these books essential in any exploration of America's diverse nature. Each book includes a chronology, suggestions for further reading, and an index.

Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History

Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History

by Edward E. Curtis

  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 628
  • ISBN : 1438130406
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

A two volume encyclopedia set that examines the legacy, impact, and contributions of Muslim Americans to U.S. history.

The Muslims of America

The Muslims of America

by Amherst Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad Professor of Islamic History University of Massachusetts

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 1991-06-13
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0198023170
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

This collection brings together sixteen previously unpublished essays about the history, organization, challenges, responses, outstanding thinkers, and future prospects of the Muslim community in the United States and Canada. Both Muslims and non-Muslims are represented among the contributors, who include such leading Islamic scholars as John Esposito, Frederick Denny, Jane Smith, and John Voll. Focusing on the manner in which American Muslims adapt their institutions as they become increasingly an indigenous part of America, the essays discuss American Muslim self-images, perceptions of Muslims by non-Muslim Americans, leading American Muslim intellectuals, political activity of Muslims in America, Muslims in American prisons, Islamic education, the status of Muslim women in America, and the impact of American foreign policy on Muslims in the United States.

Muslims in America: Examining the Facts

Muslims in America: Examining the Facts

by Craig Considine

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2018-07-11
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 1440860548
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

This installment in the critically acclaimed Contemporary Debates series uses evidence-based documentation to provide a full and impartial examination of beliefs and claims made about Muslim individuals, families, and communities in the United States. • Provides evidence-based information about American Muslims and their historical and current roles in American life and culture • Surveys and explains ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity among the US Muslim population • Offers an in-depth analysis of the dynamics of Islamophobia and its impact on American Muslims • Objectively examines claims that Muslims are "un-American" or potential threats to American national security and society

Islam in America

Islam in America

by Jane I. Smith

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0231147112
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

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.

Muslims and the Making of America

Muslims and the Making of America

by Amir Hussain

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 9781481306225
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

"There has never been an America without Muslims"---so begins Amir Hussain, one of the most important scholars and teachers of Islam in America. Hussain, who is himself an American Muslim, contends tat Muslims played an essential role in the creation and cultivation of the United States. In Muslims and the Making of America, Hussain directly address the stereotypes of Muslims following 9/11 and terrorism. Far from undermining America, Islam and Americaqn Muslims have been, and continue to be, important threads in the fabric of American Life. Hussain chronicles the history of Islam in American to underscore the valuable cultural influence of Muslims on American Life. He then rivets attention on music, sports, and culture as key areas in which Muslims have shaped and transformed American Identity. American, Hussain concludes, would not exist as it does today without the essential contributions made by its Muslim citizens.

Old Islam in Detroit

Old Islam in Detroit
Rediscovering the Muslim American Past

by Sally Howell

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN : 0199372004
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Across North America, Islam is portrayed as a religion of immigrants, converts, and cultural outsiders. Yet Muslims have been embedded in American society for much longer than most people realize. Old Islam in Detroit documents the rich history of Islam in Detroit, a city that is home to several of America's oldest and most diverse Muslim communities. In the early 1900s, there were thousands of Muslims in Detroit. Most came from Eastern Europe, the Ottoman Empire, and British India. Bythe 1930s, new Islam-oriented social movements were taking root among African Americans in Detroit. By the 1950s, Albanians, Arabs, African Americans, and South Asians all had mosques and religious associations in the city, and they were confident that Islam could be, and had already become, an American religion. Old Islam in Detroit explores the rise of Detroit's earliest Muslim communities. The book documents the culture wars and doctrinal debates that ensued as these populations confronted Muslim newcomers who did not understand their manner of worship or the American identities they had created. By looking closely at this historical encounter, Sally Howell provides a new interpretation of the possibilities and limits of Muslim incorporation in American life. Showing how Islam has become American in the past, Howell argues that the anxieties many new Muslim Americans and non-Muslims feel about the place of Islam in American society today are part of a dynamic process of political and religious change that is still unfolding.

The Cambridge Companion to American Islam

The Cambridge Companion to American Islam

by Juliane Hammer,Omid Safi

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2013-08-12
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN : 1107002419
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

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.

Islam in America

Islam in America

by Jonathan Curiel

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2015-03-31
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0857724835
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

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.

Islam in America: Exploring the Issues

Islam in America: Exploring the Issues

by Craig Considine

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2019-10-31
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN : 1440866317
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

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

Islam in America

Islam in America

by Jane Idleman Smith,Jane I. Smith,Professor of Islamic Studies and Co-Director of the Duncan Black MacDonald Center for Christian-Muslim Relations Jane I Smith

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN : 9780231109666
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Most Americans are only vaguely aware of the Muslim community in the United States and know little about the religion itself, despite Islam's increasing importance in international affairs and the rapid growth in the number of Americans who call themselves Muslims. Now a foremost authority in the field has crafted a richly textured portrait of the Muslim community in the United States today. Jane I. Smith introduces the basic tenets of the Muslim faith, surveys the history of Islam in this country, and profiles the lifestyles, religious practices, and worldviews of American Muslims. The volume pays particular attention to the tension felt by many in this community as they attempt to live faithfully, adhering to their traditions while at the same time adapting to an alien culture that appears to many Muslims to be excessively secular and materialistic. The book also covers the role of women in American Islam, the raising and educating of children, the use of products acceptable to Muslims, appropriate dress and behavior, concerns about prejudice and unfair treatment, and other issues related to life in a country in which Islam is often misunderstood.

Muslims in America

Muslims in America
Seven Centuries of History, 1312-2000 : Collections and Stories of American Muslims

by Amir Nashid Muhammad

  • Publisher : Amana Publications
  • Release : 2001-01-01
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN : 9780915957750
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Islam in Black America

Islam in Black America
Identity, Liberation, and Difference in African-American Islamic Thought

by Edward E. Curtis

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2012-02-01
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 0791488594
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

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

African American Islam

African American Islam

by Aminah Beverly McCloud

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-07-16
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 1136649301
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Islam is a vital, growing religion in America. Little is known, however, about the religion except through the biased lens of media reports which brand African American Muslims as "Black Muslims" and portray their communities as places of social protest. African American Islam challenges these myths by contextualizing the experience and history of African American Islamic life. This is the first book to investigate the diverse African American Islamic community on its own terms, in its own language and through its own synthesis of Islamic history and philosophy.

Muslims in the United States

Muslims in the United States

by Ilyas Ba-Yunus,Kassim Kone

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2006-01-01
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 9780313328251
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Explores how practitioners of one of the world's largest religions - Islam -live and worship their faith in the United States.

Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an

Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an
Islam and the Founders

by Denise A. Spellberg

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 0307388395
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Reveals the influence of Islam in the birth of American religious freedom, describing how Jefferson studied the Qur'an because he believed that Islam's Enlightenment ideals could inform the fledgling country's practical governance.