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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
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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.

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
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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.

Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History

Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History
A Book

by Edward E. Curtis

  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 628
  • ISBN : 1438130406
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A two volume encyclopedia set that examines the legacy, impact, and contributions of Muslim Americans to U.S. 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
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"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
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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.

Islam in America

Islam in America
A Book

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
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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.

The Muslims of America

The Muslims of America
A Book

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
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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 the United States

Muslims in the United States
A Book

by Ilyas Ba-Yunus,Kassim Kone

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2006-01-01
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 9780313328251
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores how practitioners of one of the world's largest religions - Islam -live and worship their faith in the United States.

Muslims in America: Examining the Facts

Muslims in America: Examining the Facts
A Book

by Craig Considine

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

The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States

The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States
A Book

by Edward E. Curtis

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2009-05-18
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN : 0231139578
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a patchwork narrative of Muslims from different ethnic and class backgrounds, religious orientations, and political affiliations, bringing together an unusually personal collection of essays and documents from an incredibly diverse group of Americans who call themselves Muslims.

Islam in Global History

Islam in Global History
From the Death of Prophet Muhammed to the First World War

by Nazeer Ahmed

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN : 9780738859637
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With the scope of a philosopher and the precision of a scientist, Dr. Ahmed takes us on a journey through the labyrinth of Islamic history offering unique insights into its own internal dialectic as well as its interactions with Western civilization. Using pivotal personalities and critical events as guideposts, he has brought forth the complex interplay of political, social, economic, spiritual and religious currents within the large and diverse Muslim world and their interconnections with global developments. It is a book for the layman, the historian, the pundit and the policy maker alike at a time when Islam takes roots in America and as it becomes a major force in shaping the destiny of man. "Dr. Ahmed has used his clarity of thought and his lucid prose to convey the meaning of the Muslim experience in history. Those who are interested in getting new perspectives and insights from the emerging community of Muslim intellectuals in the West can find much food for thought in this book". Professor Sulayman S. Nyang, Ph.D., Department of African Studies, Howard University, Washington, D.C. Legislator, scientist, educator, and community leader, Dr. Nazeer Ahmed is Executive Director of the American Institute of Islamic History and Culture based in California. After his graduation with distinction from the University of Mysore, India, he entered the California Institute of Technology as an Institute Scholar (1961) where he earned MS and Ae. E. degrees. Later, he received a Doctor of Philosophy degree (1967) from Cornell University and an MBA from Rider University. Dr. Ahmed was an elected Member of the Legislative Assembly in Bangalore, India (1978). He was an elected delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, GA (1988) from the 46th Congressional district in California. He is an inventor and holds fourteen United States Patents. His articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times and he has conducted extensive lecture tours in the United States, India and Malaysia, speaking on history, science and culture.

Muslim Women in America

Muslim Women in America
The Challenge of Islamic Identity Today

by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad,Jane I. Smith,Kathleen M. Moore

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2006-03-02
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0198039557
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The treatment and role of women are among the most discussed and controversial aspects of Islam. The rights of Muslim women have become part of the Western political agenda, often perpetuating a stereotype of universal oppression. Muslim women living in America continue to be marginalized and misunderstood since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Yet their contributions are changing the face of Islam as it is seen both within Muslim communities in the West and by non-Muslims. In their public and private lives, Muslim women are actively negotiating what it means to be a woman and a Muslim in an American context. Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, Jane I. Smith, and Kathleen M. Moore offer a much-needed survey of the situation of Muslim American women, focusing on how Muslim views about and experiences of gender are changing in the Western diaspora. Centering on Muslims in America, the book investigates Muslim attempts to form a new "American" Islam. Such specific issues as dress, marriage, childrearing, conversion, and workplace discrimination are addressed. The authors also look at the ways in which American Muslim women have tried to create new paradigms of Islamic womanhood and are reinterpreting the traditions apart from the males who control the mosque institutions. A final chapter asks whether 9/11 will prove to have been a watershed moment for Muslim women in America. This groundbreaking work presents the diversity of Muslim American women and demonstrates the complexity of the issues. Impeccably researched and accessible, it broadens our understanding of Islam in the West and encourages further exploration into how Muslim women are shaping the future of American Islam.

Islam in America

Islam in America
A Book

by Jane I. Smith

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0231147112
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Oxford Handbook of American Islam

The Oxford Handbook of American Islam
A Book

by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad,Jane I. Smith

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 019986263X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Courting Islam

Courting Islam
US-British Engagement with Islam since the European Colonial Period

by Sean Oliver-Dee

  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2020-02-28
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1498505066
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is an exploration of the perceptions of the American and British governments about Islam and Muslims based upon their experiences over the past two centuries. It provides a response to the accusation that US and British governments are inherently anti-Islamic and are seeking the destruction of that faith through their policy decisions. The book uses primary documents from the US and British governments to examine the attitudes of politicians and officials in a variety contexts ranging from the ‘War on Terror’, the Iranian Revolution and the ‘Trojan Horse’ Scandal to the conversion of Alexander Russell Webb to Islam, Islamic Finance and Mosque-building. In so doing it provides a wide-angle lens on the diversity of issues and experiences which have shaped the views of officials and politicians about Islam.

The Muslim Discovery of America

The Muslim Discovery of America
A Book

by Frederick William Dame

  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2013-04
  • Pages : 476
  • ISBN : 3848238632
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Some so-called authorities claim that Muslims came to America hundreds of years before Columbus arrived in the New World. Are the claims true? Columbus' expedition represents the first major discovery of the Americas and the first appearance of non-Native Americans. The conventional wisdom is that Columbus ended tens of thousands of years of near-total isolation for the Native Americans. Since the Americas had been initially populated (probably between 13,000 BC and 11,000 BC) there had been no engagement with peoples from any other continent, save small ventures by the Norse into Northeastem Canada. Did Muslims come to the Americas, possibly as early as the 700s? These researchers argue that Muslims came from Islamic Spain, particularly the port of Delba (Pelos) during the rule of Caliph Abdullah Ibn Mohammed (888-912). A Muslim historian, Abul-Hassan Al-Masudi (c. 895-957), added a map of the world to his book, one that contained "a large area in the ocean of darkness and fog" (the Atlantic ocean) which he referred to as the unknown territory (the Americas). This book demonstrates that this assertion is important for Muslims because in conjunction with the relevant verses from the Koran and quotes from Mohammed it establishes the claim of Muslims that Allah intended America to be Islamic. The book also investigates the lives of selected Muslims in America and organizations from the eighteenth century into the twenty-first century. It reveals that there was nothing more than a continuation of typical Islamic deception and subversive jihad. It also documents the lie of the Islamic claim that hundreds of place names in the United States of America and Canada derive from Arabic-Islamic roots. Finally, the book exposes the rewriting of American history by Islamic and pro-Islamic media. This book is alarming, informative, interesting, and true.

American Christians and Islam

American Christians and Islam
Evangelical Culture and Muslims from the Colonial Period to the Age of Terrorism

by Thomas S. Kidd

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN : 9780691133492
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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."

Muslims and the Making of America

Muslims and the Making of America
A Book

by Amir Hussain

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 9781481306225
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"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
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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
A Book

by Juliane Hammer,Omid Safi

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