Muslim American City

Muslim American City

Muslim American City explores how debates over Muslim Americans’ use of both public and political space have challenged and ultimately reshaped the boundaries of urban belonging.

Author: Alisa Perkins

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479814497

Category: Religion

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Explores how Muslim Americans test the boundaries of American pluralism In 2004, the al-Islah Islamic Center in Hamtramck, Michigan, set off a contentious controversy when it requested permission to use loudspeakers to broadcast the adhān, or Islamic call to prayer. The issue gained international notoriety when media outlets from around the world flocked to the city to report on what had become a civil battle between religious tolerance and Islamophobic sentiment. The Hamtramck council voted unanimously to allow mosques to broadcast the adhān, making it one of the few US cities to officially permit it through specific legislation. Muslim American City explores how debates over Muslim Americans’ use of both public and political space have challenged and ultimately reshaped the boundaries of urban belonging. Drawing on more than ten years of ethnographic research in Hamtramck, which boasts one of the largest concentrations of Muslim residents of any American city, Alisa Perkins shows how the Muslim American population has grown and asserted itself in public life. She explores, for example, the efforts of Muslim American women to maintain gender norms in neighborhoods, mosques, and schools, as well as Muslim Americans’ efforts to organize public responses to municipal initiatives. Her in-depth fieldwork incorporates the perspectives of both Muslims and non-Muslims, including Polish Catholics, African American Protestants, and other city residents. Drawing particular attention to Muslim American expressions of religious and cultural identity in civil life—particularly in response to discrimination and stereotyping—Perkins questions the popular assumption that the religiosity of Muslim minorities hinders their capacity for full citizenship in secular societies. She shows how Muslims and non-Muslims have, through their negotiations over the issues over the use of space, together invested Muslim practice with new forms of social capital and challenged nationalist and secularist notions of belonging.
Categories: Religion

Encyclopedia of Muslim American History

Encyclopedia of Muslim American History

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

Author: Edward E. Curtis

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438130408

Category: Muslims

Page: 628

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

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 c of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170  c  of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954

Muslim American Society Islamic Center of Kansas City Muskegon Senior High
School Band Parents Kansas Inc. , Kansas City , Ks . Association , Muskegon , Mi
. Muslim American Society of Hunts Ville , Huntsville , Al . Muskegon Ys Club Inc.

Author: United States. Internal Revenue Service

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062116259

Category: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations

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Categories: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations

American Muslims

American Muslims

They are the Muslims of America. My parents are from Pakistan, but I am
American—an American Muslim. I was born in the Windy City (Chicago) and
raised in a big small-town called Pueblo, Colorado, in the shadow of the Rocky
Mountains.

Author: Asma Gull Hasan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826414168

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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The author offers a personal account of her experiences as a Muslim in the United States, dispelling many of the myths and misunderstandings about Muslims and comparing Islamic values to American ethical values.
Categories: Religion

This Muslim American Life

This Muslim American Life

In This Muslim American Life, Moustafa Bayoumi reveals what the War on Terror looks like from the vantage point of Muslim Americans, highlighting the profound effect this surveillance has had on how they live their lives.

Author: Moustafa Bayoumi

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479836840

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Over the last few years, Moustafa Bayoumi has been an extra in Sex and the City 2 playing a generic Arab, a terrorist suspect (or at least his namesake “Mustafa Bayoumi” was) in a detective novel, the subject of a trumped-up controversy because a book he had written was seen by right-wing media as pushing an “anti-American, pro-Islam” agenda, and was asked by a U.S. citizenship officer to drop his middle name of Mohamed. Others have endured far worse fates. Sweeping arrests following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 led to the incarceration and deportation of thousands of Arabs and Muslims, based almost solely on their national origin and immigration status. The NYPD, with help from the CIA, has aggressively spied on Muslims in the New York area as they go about their ordinary lives, from noting where they get their hair cut to eavesdropping on conversations in cafés. In This Muslim American Life, Moustafa Bayoumi reveals what the War on Terror looks like from the vantage point of Muslim Americans, highlighting the profound effect this surveillance has had on how they live their lives. To be a Muslim American today often means to exist in an absurd space between exotic and dangerous, victim and villain, simply because of the assumptions people carry about you. In gripping essays, Bayoumi exposes how contemporary politics, movies, novels, media experts and more have together produced a culture of fear and suspicion that not only willfully forgets the Muslim-American past, but also threatens all of our civil liberties in the present.
Categories: Political Science

Old Islam in Detroit

Old Islam in Detroit

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.

Author: Sally Howell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199372003

Category: History

Page: 366

View: 136

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.
Categories: History

The American City and the Evangelical Church

The American City and the Evangelical Church

Miller , Robert . American Protestantism and Social Issues , 1919–1939 . ...
America Becomes Urban : The Development of U.S. Cities and Towns , 1780–
1980 . Berkeley ... Garveyism and the Rise of the American Muslim Mission (
AMM ) .

Author: Harvie M. Conn

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:39015034249014

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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Categories: Religion

City Planning in Pre Muslim India

City Planning in Pre Muslim India

Sone elements in a city plan are mandatory and some are elective , depending
on the particular cultural and historical setting of a planning situation . An
American planner , for instance , would not include or locate a palace in a plan
for an ...

Author: Stephen Kay Lafer

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3480837

Category: City planning

Page: 164

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Categories: City planning

The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

Ever since the West ' s initial contact with the East , Muslim women have
occupied center stage as highly politicized subjects who the ... to connect various
strands of conversation between Muslim American women from different
backgrounds since 9 / 11 , and , second , to ... Humera Afridi ' s witty and
refreshing work functions as a social commentary on the climate of New York City
after the 9 / 11 attacks .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066118574

Category: Islam

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Categories: Islam

Muslims and Islamization in North America

Muslims and Islamization in North America

... Elizabeth , NJ 07114 Phone : 908-351-7238 Muslim American Dawah Center ,
P.O.Box 269 , Elizabeth , NJ An Juman - e - Islamia , 146 Jewett Ave. , Jersey City
, NJ 07302 Muslim Federation of New Jersey , 2 Chopin Court , Jersey City ...

Author: Amber Haque

Publisher: Amana Publications

ISBN: IND:30000134365588

Category: Religion

Page: 492

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Muslim and non-Muslim contributors discuss issues pertinent to North American Muslims. They discuss the status of Muslim Americans in the realm of politics, education, mass media, and economics, as well as social and dawah issues. Subjects ranging from the concept of Islamization to more practical
Categories: Religion

A Philip Randolph Institute Business and Corporate Enterprise

A  Philip Randolph Institute Business and Corporate Enterprise

The rapidly increasing MUSLIM population in Detroit and other American cities
included Sunnis , Shiites , and Zaydis , the latter category mostly Yemenis . Arab
Muslims . The Muslim population in the United States includes Arabs , Turks ...

Author: Susan Auerbach

Publisher:

ISBN: 1854356712

Category: Cultural pluralism

Page:

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Categories: Cultural pluralism

The American City

The American City

City employees study Negro history Fresno , Calif . , has developed a training
course that will help its employees ... how Negroes feel about the Black Muslim
movement , Martin Luther King , the freedom riders , and other facets of non -
white ...

Author: Arthur Hastings Grant

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015016791215

Category: Cities and towns

Page:

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Categories: Cities and towns

Vernacular Architecture Newsletter

Vernacular Architecture Newsletter

Planning the Twentieth - Century American City . Mary Corbin ... Making Muslim
Space in North America and Europe . Barbara Daly ... The Impact of Ideology on
American Town Planning : From the Garden City to Battery Park City . ” Planning
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006065403

Category: Vernacular architecture

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Categories: Vernacular architecture

Arabic Speaking Communities in American Cities

Arabic Speaking Communities in American Cities

The Arab population is Muslim and the lands of their origin are Lebanon , Yeman
, Palestine and Syria . Many are recent immigrants as we see in the fact that one
third of the immigrants have lived in the U . S . and in this region five years or ...

Author: Barbara C. Aswad

Publisher: Staten Island, N.Y.] : Center for Migration Studies of New York

ISBN: UCAL:B4438752

Category: Arab Americans

Page: 191

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Categories: Arab Americans

Teaching about Islam and Muslims in the Public School Classroom

Teaching about Islam and Muslims in the Public School Classroom

Council on Islamic Education (U.S.). What is the history of Islam in America ? ...
Native Americans ) Charles Bilal became the first Muslim mayor of an 1991
American city , Kountze , Texas . and the Indian Ocean Imam Warith Deen
Muhammad ...

Author: Council on Islamic Education (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111527417

Category: Religion

Page: 117

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"Helps teachers with the challenging task of teaching about Islam and Muslims. This resource contains: Information on beliefs and practices of Muslims, including glossary of terms, charts and graphics." Includes: Basic Beliefs, Religious Obligations, The Muslim Society, Contemporary Issues.
Categories: Religion

Islam and the Muslim Community

Islam and the Muslim Community

At a celebration of the second anniversary of the erection of the center and
mosque , out - oftown Muslim guests from other American cities stood out in their
traditional Islamic garb when compared to the Toledo Muslim women especially ,
who ...

Author: Frederick Mathewson Denny

Publisher: Harper San Francisco

ISBN: UOM:39015013339851

Category: Religion

Page: 137

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An authoritative and concise introduction to Islam and the Muslim community.
Categories: Religion

Urbanization and Mission in Asia and the Pacific

Urbanization and Mission in Asia and the Pacific

But are these findings applicable elsewhere in the world's cities ? While each
country will have its unique factors , there are also common denominators which
are applicable elsewhere . Let us take a typical North American city . MUSLIM ...

Author: Robert Kisala

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064306643

Category: Asia

Page: 272

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Categories: Asia

Arab American Relations Towards a Bright Future

Arab American Relations Towards a Bright Future

In the three days after the bombing, more than 200 violent attacks against Muslim
Americans were recorded22. The Oklahoma city bombing exposed further the
latent negative imagery that colors U.S. public views of Muslims and equate them
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015055822392

Category: Arab countries

Page: 330

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Categories: Arab countries

Westerners

Westerners

Six Reasons why Americans are Different : a View from Northwest Europe
Torbjörn Sirevåg. land undivided . In Europe ... Take the strikingly different ways
in which space and access to it are organized in a Muslim and a North American
city .

Author: Torbjörn Sirevåg

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89073537193

Category: National characteristics, American

Page: 204

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A View From Northwest Europe. Denne boken utfordrer påstanden om at Amerika og Nordvest-Europa er like når det gjelder kulturell identitet. Siden vi har mye felles, er detlett å tenke at man tenker likt i nesten alle spørsmål. Sirevåg tar opp seksgrunnleggende områder hvor misforståelser mellom amerikanere og vesteuropeere ofte skaper problemer. Han mener det er forskjellige holdninger når det gjelder individualisme, kjønn, tid og rom, likhet og brukav regler. Påstanden er at uten en bedre forståelse på disse områdene kan ikke amerikanere og nordeuropeere noensinne forstå hverandre fullt ut. Detteer første bok i en serie bøker, både på norsk og engelsk, som tar opp kultur, kommunikasjon og etisk kompetanse både i yrkesliv og i private relasjoner. Engelsk tekst.
Categories: National characteristics, American