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.

America & Islam

America & Islam
Soundbites, Suicide Bombs and the Road to Donald Trump

by Lawrence Pintak

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2019-06-27
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1788315588
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Donald Trump's first term as the 45th President of the United States of America has shocked the world. His attitudes towards Islam became a key point of contention on the campaign trail, and in power Trump has continued his war of divisive words and deeds. Here, acclaimed journalist Lawrence Pintak scrutinizes America's relationship with Islam since its foundation. Casting Donald Trump as a symptom of decades of misunderstanding and demonization of the Islamic world, as well as a cause of future tensions, Pintak shows how and why America's relationship with the world's largest religion has been so fractious, damaging and self-defeating. Featuring unique interviews with victims and perpetrators of Trump's policies, as well as analysis of the media's role in inflaming debate, America & Islam seeks to provide a complete guide to the twin challenges of terrorism and the polarizing rhetoric that fuels it, and sketches out a future based on co-operation and the reassertion of democratic values.

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.

Islam in North America

Islam in North America
A Sourcebook

by Michael A. Köszegi,J. Gordon Melton

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-01-12
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN : 1351972537
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

American Public Diplomacy and Islam

American Public Diplomacy and Islam
Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, February 27, 2003

by United States,United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 93
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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America’s Other Muslims

America’s Other Muslims
Imam W.D. Mohammed, Islamic Reform, and the Making of American Islam

by Muhammad Fraser-Rahim

  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2020-01-31
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1498590209
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

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.

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 Islam in U.S. Education

Muslims and Islam in U.S. Education
Reconsidering multiculturalism

by Liz Jackson

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-04-03
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 1317803558
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winner of Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA)'s inaugural PESA Book Awards in 2015, and The University of Hong Kong Research Output Prize for Education 2014-15. Muslims and Islam in U.S. Education explores the complex interface that exists between U.S. school curriculum, teaching practice about religion in public schools, societal and teacher attitudes toward Islam and Muslims, and multiculturalism as a framework for meeting the needs of minority group students. It presents multiculturalism as a concept that needs to be rethought and reformulated in the interest of creating a more democratic, inclusive, and informed society. Islam is an under-considered religion in American education, due in part to the fact that Muslims represent a very small minority of the population today (less than 1%). However, this group faces a crucial challenge of representation in United States society as a whole, as well as in its schools. Muslims in the United States are impacted by ignorance that news and opinion polls have demonstrated is widespread among the public in the last few decades. U.S. citizens who do not have a balanced, fair and accurate view of Islam can make a variety of decisions in the voting booth, in job hiring, and within their small-scale but important personal networks and spheres of influence, that make a very negative impact on Muslims in the United States. This book presents new information that has implications for curricula, religious education, and multicultural education today, examining the unique case of Islam in U.S. education over the last 20 years. Chapters include: Perspectives on Multicultural Education 9/11, the Media, and the New Need to Know Islam and Muslims in Public Schools Blazing a Path for Intercultural Education This book is an essential resource for professors, researchers, and teachers of social studies, particularly those involved with multicultural issues, critical and sociocultural analysis of education and schools; as well as interdisciplinary scholars and students in anthropology and education.

Islam and America

Islam and America
Building a Future Without Prejudice

by Anouar Majid

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN : 1442214120
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Islam and America argues that the current animosity between the U.S. and Muslim world should be understood through the often-overlooked history between the two. Tracing the genealogy of this conflicted relationship from the Pilgrims to the present, author Anouar Majid weaves personal stories with historical narratives to offer a critical view of both cultures and to suggest a path towards future peace. The paperback edition features a new preface that connects Majid s argument with recent events, from the growth of ISIS to the Charlie Hebdo attacks. Islam and America makes a provocative argument against faith-based prejudices and offers inspiring suggestions for the future."

America, Islam and the War of Ideas

America, Islam and the War of Ideas
Reflections in a Bloodshot Lens

by Larry Pintak

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Finding Mecca in America

Finding Mecca in America
How Islam Is Becoming an American Religion

by Mucahit Bilici

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2012-12-18
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 0226922871
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The events of 9/11 had a profound impact on American society, but they had an even more lasting effect on Muslims living in the United States. Once practically invisible, they suddenly found themselves overexposed. By describing how Islam in America began as a strange cultural object and is gradually sinking into familiarity, Finding Mecca in America illuminates the growing relationship between Islam and American culture as Muslims find a homeland in America. Rich in ethnographic detail, the book is an up-close account of how Islam takes its American shape. In this book, Mucahit Bilici traces American Muslims’ progress from outsiders to natives and from immigrants to citizens. Drawing on the philosophies of Simmel and Heidegger, Bilici develops a novel sociological approach and offers insights into the civil rights activities of Muslim Americans, their increasing efforts at interfaith dialogue, and the recent phenomenon of Muslim ethnic comedy. Theoretically sophisticated, Finding Mecca in America is both a portrait of American Islam and a groundbreaking study of what it means to feel at home.

America and Political Islam

America and Political Islam
Clash of Cultures Or Clash of Interests?

by Fawaz A. Gerges

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 9780521639576
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The origins and implications of American policy on political Islam.

American Islam

American Islam
The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion

by Paul M. Barrett

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2007-12-26
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0374708304
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Vivid, dramatic portraits of Muslims in America in the years after 9/11, as they define themselves in a religious subculture torn between moderation and extremism There are as many as six million Muslims in the United States today. Islam (together with Christianity and Judaism) is now an American faith, and the challenges Muslims face as they reconcile their intense and demanding faith with our chaotic and permissive society are recognizable to all of us. From West Virginia to northern Idaho, American Islam takes readers into Muslim homes, mosques, and private gatherings to introduce a population of striking variety. The central characters range from a charismatic black imam schooled in the militancy of the Nation of Islam to the daughter of an Indian immigrant family whose feminist views divided her father's mosque in West Virginia. Here are lives in conflict, reflecting in different ways the turmoil affecting the religion worldwide. An intricate mixture of ideologies and cultures, American Muslims include immigrants and native born, black and white converts, those who are well integrated into the larger society and those who are alienated and extreme in their political views. Even as many American Muslims succeed in material terms and enrich our society, Islam is enmeshed in controversy in the United States, as thousands of American Muslims have been investigated and interrogated in the wake of 9/11. American Islam is an intimate and vivid group portrait of American Muslims in a time of turmoil and promise.

Islam

Islam
An American Religion

by Nadia Marzouki

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2017-04-04
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0231543921
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

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.

Between Islam and the American Dream

Between Islam and the American Dream
An Immigrant Muslim Community in Post-9/11 America

by Yuting Wang

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-11-26
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN : 1134658869
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on a three-year ethnographic study of a steadily growing suburban Muslim immigrant congregation in Midwest America, this book examines the micro-processes through which a group of Muslim immigrants from diverse backgrounds negotiate multiple identities while seeking to become part of American society in the years following 9/11. The author looks into frictions, conflicts, and schisms within the community to debunk myths and provide a close-up look at the experiences of ordinary immigrant Muslims in the United States. Instead of treating Muslim immigrants as fundamentally different from others, this book views Muslims as multidimensional individuals whose identities are defined by a number of basic social attributes, including gender, race, social class, and religiosity. Each person portrayed in this ethnography is a complex individual, whose hierarchy of identities is shaped by particular events and the larger social environment. By focusing on a single congregation, this study controls variables related to the particularity of place and presents a “thick” description of interactions within small groups. This book argues that the frictions, conflicts and schisms are necessary as much as inevitable in cultivating a “composite culture” within the American Muslim community marked by diversity, leading it onto the path of Americanization.

Foreign Terrorists in America

Foreign Terrorists in America
Five Years After the World Trade Center : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and Government Information of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, Second Session ... February 24, 1998

by United States,United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and Government Information

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Islam in the United States of America

Islam in the United States of America
A Book

by Sulayman Sheih Nyang

  • Publisher : Kazi Publications Incorporated
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 165
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is a collection of essays written over several years. Professor Sulayman S. Nyang has collected them to share with the reading public his insights and research findings on the emerging Muslim community in the United States of America. Working on the assumption that American Muslims are still unknown to most Americans, the author addresses several issues which are relevant to the whole discussion of religious plurality and multiculturalism in American society. Its contents range from Islam and the American Dream to the birth and development of the Muslim press in the United States. -- Publisher description.

Journey into America

Journey into America
The Challenge of Islam

by Akbar Ahmed

  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release : 2010-06-01
  • Pages : 530
  • ISBN : 9780815704409
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nearly seven million Muslims live in the United States today, and their relations with non-Muslims are strained. Many Americans associate Islam with figures such as Osama bin Laden, and they worry about “homegrown terrorists.” To shed light on this increasingly important religious group and counter mutual distrust, renowned scholar Akbar Ahmed conducted the most comprehensive study to date of the American Muslim community. Journey into America explores and documents how Muslims are fitting into U.S. society, placing their experience within the larger context of American identity. This eye-opening book also offers a fresh and insightful perspective on American history and society. Following up on his critically acclaimed Journey into Islam: The Crisis of Globalization (Brookings, 2007), Ahmed and his team of young researchers traveled for a year through more than seventyfive cities across the United States—from New York City to Salt Lake City; from Las Vegas to Miami; from the large Muslim enclave in Dearborn, Michigan, to small, predominantly white towns like Arab, Alabama. They visited homes, schools, and over one hundred mosques to discover what Muslims are thinking and how they are living every day in America. In this unprecedented exploration of American Muslim communities, Ahmed asked challenging questions: Can we expect an increase in homegrown terrorism? How do American Muslims ofArab descent differ from those of other origins (for example, Somalia or South Asia)? Why are so many white women converting to Islam? How can a Muslim become accepted fully as an “American,” and what does that mean? He also delves into the potentially sticky area of relations with other religions. For example, is there truly a deep divide between Muslims and Jews in America? And how well do Muslims get along with other religious groups, such as Mormons in Utah? Journey into America is equal parts anthropological research, listening tour, and travelogue. Whereas Ahmed’s previous book took the reader into homes, schools, and mosques in the Muslim world, his new quest takes us into the heart of America and its Muslim communities. It is absolutely essential reading for anyone trying to make sense of America today.