Muslim Community Organizations in the West

Muslim Community Organizations in the West

The book focusses on the historical emergence and contemporary challenges of Muslim community organizations and their struggle for recognition as ordinary voices in multiethnic and multi-religious civil societies of Western democracies.

Author: Mario Peucker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783658138899

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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The book focusses on the historical emergence and contemporary challenges of Muslim community organizations and their struggle for recognition as ordinary voices in multiethnic and multi-religious civil societies of Western democracies. It offers a range of different perspectives on how Muslim communities position themselves and navigate the social and political landscape shaped by, on the one hand, normalization of ethno-religious diversity and, on the other, ongoing misrecognition and essentialisation of Muslims in the West. The contributions from internationally acclaimed scholars as well as emerging researchers from Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland and Australia shine new light on both country-specific similarities and divergences.
Categories: Social Science

Muslim Minorities in the West

Muslim Minorities in the West

Nineteen international academics contribute fifteen chapters to this text examining issues faced by Muslim minority communities in the U.S., Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the Caribbean.

Author: Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 075910218X

Category: Religion

Page: 306

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Nineteen international academics contribute fifteen chapters to this text examining issues faced by Muslim minority communities in the U.S., Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the Caribbean. The essays explore the movement of these minority communities from positions of invisibility to greater public visibility within their adopted countries. They reveal the challenges faced by Muslims as they seek to assume their legitimate places in Western societies which may or may not be willing to accept their presence or their demands. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
Categories: Religion

The New Muslim Brotherhood in the West

The New Muslim Brotherhood in the West

Others cast them as modern-day Trojan horses, feigning moderation while radicalizing Western Muslims. Lorenzo Vidino brokers a third, more informed view.

Author: Lorenzo Vidino

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215374997

Category: Political Science

Page: 326

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In Europe and North America, networks tracing their origins back to the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist movements have rapidly evolved into multifunctional and richly funded organizations competing to become the major representatives of Western Muslim communities and government interlocutors. Some analysts and policy makers see these organizations as positive forces encouraging integration. Others cast them as modern-day Trojan horses, feigning moderation while radicalizing Western Muslims. Lorenzo Vidino brokers a third, more informed view. Drawing on more than a decade of research on political Islam in the West, he keenly analyzes a controversial movement that still remains relatively unknown. Conducting in-depth interviews on four continents and sourcing documents in ten languages, Vidino shares the history, methods, attitudes, and goals of the Western Brothers, as well as their phenomenal growth. He then flips the perspective, examining the response to these groups by Western governments, specifically those of Great Britain, Germany, and the United States. Highly informed and thoughtfully presented, Vidino's research sheds light on a critical juncture in Muslim-Western relations.
Categories: Political Science

Muslim Minorities in the West

Muslim Minorities in the West

While other social and cultural organizations of minorities in most cases have
been stimulated and helped by Dutch professional welfare workers , the Islamic
organizations in the first instance rose from the local Muslim communities ...

Author: Syed Z. Abedin

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015032282496

Category: Europe

Page: 212

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Categories: Europe

Gujaratis in the West

Gujaratis in the West

Evolving Identities in Contemporary Society Anjoom A. Mukadam, Sharmina
Mawani ... http://www.mehfile-zainab.com North American Shia Ithna - Asheri
Muslim Communities Organizations ( NASIMCO ) , http://www.nasimco.org
Federation of ...

Author: Anjoom A. Mukadam

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131784741

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 145

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Gujaratis in the West: Evolving Identities in Contemporary Society is uniquely placed in that it is a compilation of the works of scholars focusing on the diverse nature of Gujarati communities. This volume offers an insight, through different lenses and in varying contexts, of the complexities faced by particular Gujarati communities in a specific time and space. In contemporary societies the concept of identity has taken on greater importance and there are now increasing debates relating to the locality of certain communities, their allegiance to the nation states in which they reside as well as their links to the land of their ancestors. Gujaratis in the West investigates how Gujaratis, who are considered to be successful and integrated, construct and express their complex religious, linguistic and ethnic identities in the contexts of the nations in which they reside. Most of the previous research on the identities of minority ethnic communities in the West who originate in South Asia has focussed on disadvantaged and less-well integrated groups. In these challenging times for Gujarati, as well as other communities, especially those residing in the West, the location of their identities in an increasingly complex global diversity takes on added significance.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Islam Modernism and the West

Islam  Modernism and the West

The decision a dozen or so years ago to support the establishment of publicly
funded Muslim schools - not as exceptional privilege but on a par with existing
Christian schools ... Most of the Muslim organizations founding the schools were
widely regarded as “ conservative ' not to say ' fundamentalist ' . ... The spread
would have helped to insulate the programme from internal Muslim community
politics .

Author: Youssef Courbage

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: UOM:39015042996978

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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The long-standing notion that ""Islamic affairs"" are removed from, and inevitably clash with, ""Western affairs"" has, since the publication of Samuel Huntingdon's Clash of Civilizations, taken on a new life. In this context a critical reassessment of history and a reconsideration of fundamental questions have become more urgent. In this book, leading scholars from the Muslim world and Europe look both at the existing ground for this project and consider new avenues of thought and research.
Categories: Political Science

Muslim Communities in North America

Muslim Communities in North America

This book provides a look at Muslim life and institutions forming in North America. It considers the range of Islamic life in North America with its different racial-ethnic and cultural identities, customs, and religious orientations.

Author: Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791420191

Category: Religion

Page: 545

View: 333

This book provides a look at Muslim life and institutions forming in North America. It considers the range of Islamic life in North America with its different racial-ethnic and cultural identities, customs, and religious orientations. Issues of acculturation, ethnicity, orthodoxy, and the changing roles of women are brought into focus. The authors provide insight into the lives of recent immigrants who are asking what is Islamically appropriate in a non-Muslim environment. Contrasts are drawn between Sunni and Shi'i groups, and attention is given to the activities of some Sufi organizations. The growing Islamic community among African-American Muslims is examined, including the followers of Warith Deen Muhammed and the sectarians identified with black power, such as the Nation of Islam, Darul Islam, and the Five Percenters. The authors document the challenges and issues that American Muslims face, such as prejudice and racism; pressure from overseas Muslims; dress and education; the influence of Islamic revivalism on the development of the community in this country; and the maintenance of Muslim identity amidst the pressure for assimilation.
Categories: Religion

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 c of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170  c  of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986

Muslim Association of West Texas , Midland , Tx . Muslim Benevolent Foundation
Inc. , New Rochelle , N. Y. Muslim Benevolent Society , Seattle , Wa . Muslim
Burial Organization of Los Angeles , Until December 2005 , Santa Ana , Ca.
Muslim ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433031981834

Category: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations

Page:

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Categories: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations

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 Association of West Texas, Midland, Tx. Muslim Benevolent Foundation
Inc., New Rochelle, N. Y. Muslim Benevolent Society, Seattle, Wa. Muslim Burial
Organization of Los Angeles, Until December 2005, Santa Ana, Ca. Muslim ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112059887239

Category: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations

Page:

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Categories: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations

The Islamic Threat

The Islamic Threat

Modernists were seen as having traded away the very soul of Muslim society out
of blind admiration for the West . Though these organizations were quick to
denounce the evils of imperialism and the cultural threat of the West , both the ...

Author: John L. Esposito

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020356312

Category: Europe

Page: 292

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In this revised edition of The Islamic Threat, John L. Esposito, a leading expert on political Islam, analyzes the fall-out from these recent events from North Africa to Southeast Asia and places the challenge of Islam in critical perspective.
Categories: Europe

The West Bank Handbook

The West Bank Handbook

The Democratic Front has " Voluntary Committees ” along the lines of those run
by other organizations , and its ... Most of the Muslim population is Sunni , and the
affairs of the community are run by the SUPREME MUSLIM COUNCIL in ...

Author: Meron Benvenisti

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015011358200

Category: Israel

Page: 228

View: 872

Categories: Israel

The Islamic World Abbasid caliphate Historians

The Islamic World  Abbasid caliphate Historians

Those who were Muslim established small mosque communities in many places .
... The development of Afro - Caribbean Muslim communities during the last
century has been aided by interactions with AfricanAmerican Muslim groups in
the United States . Organizations in the West , such as Nation of Islam and the
World Community of Islam , have worked to support the growth and expansion of
Muslim ...

Author: John L. Esposito

Publisher:

ISBN: 0195175921

Category: Islam

Page: 203

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Presents a comprehensive three-volume series on the Islamic world including over three hundred articles that answer questions concerning Islamic religious beliefs, definitions of unfamiliar terms used in the articles, sidebars that focus on people, places, and traditions, and cross references to related entries.
Categories: Islam

Islam in the United States of America

Islam in the United States of America

The third program is the creation of Muslim NGOs ( non - governmental
organizations ) in the West for the purpose of serving the needs of Muslims in
North America and beyond . By creating social welfare organizations , Muslims
on this side of ...

Author: Sulayman Sheih Nyang

Publisher: Kazi Publications Incorporated

ISBN: IND:30000066058326

Category: Religion

Page: 165

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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.
Categories: Religion

Islam South Asia and the West

Islam  South Asia  and the West

These developments were reflected in the writings of Muslim thinkers in the
twentieth century . ... create a self - willed Muslim community , but did so using
methods which encouraged individualism and possible resistance to the
requirements of or the authority of the community . ... 95 The major influence lay
with organizations such as the Tablighi Jama ' at which , although it had been
founded by ' ulama ...

Author: Francis Robinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124051173

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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Two of the more important developments in world history over the past two centuries have been the expansion of Western power and the revival of Islam. South Asia has played a central role in both processes, being the main focus of the imperialism of the British and an important site of the Muslim revival. These essays, which were written over the past ten years, confront some of the key issues raised by some modern developments in South Asia: the interactions between British power and Muslim revivalism in giving shape to the modern Muslim world; the role of knowledge in fashioning Muslim societies and the rise of the `ulama, to greater influence than ever before. It also explores the great shift from an other-worldly to a this-worldly piety amongst Muslims, the energy this has given the Muslim revival, and its meaning for relations between Islam and the West. The essays are rounded off by reviews of major contributions to the field over the period. Among the themes which emerge are: the influence both of orientalism and of Hindu revivalism on the world of scholarship, and the fact that the world is a better place when we remember the humanity we share. This book offers profound insights to those wishing to understand the background to the interactions of Islam, South Asia and the West in our time.
Categories: Political Science

ISESCO

ISESCO

Newsletter Issued by the Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural
Organization ... support new Islamic institutions and young Muslim researchers
working in Islamic and Western academic , media , cultural and social institutions
in the West .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0107448623

Category:

Page:

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Senegal an African Nation Between Islam and the West

Senegal  an African Nation Between Islam and the West

independence , clan politics persisted , primarily in the form of intraparty
factionalism among rival politicians jockeying for control over local and regional
party organizations . Senegalese clan politics is highly personalized and
revolves around ...

Author: Sheldon Gellar

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007498145

Category: Sénégal

Page: 145

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Categories: Sénégal

The Nature of Islamic Political Theory

The Nature of Islamic Political Theory

number of associations in society including the state for his selfdevelopment .
The Individual in Islāai The political organization in Islām fundamently differs from
that of the West . The Western political system centres round the term , state ; but
 ...

Author: Muhammad ʻAzīz Ahmad

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054066603

Category: Islam and state

Page: 327

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Categories: Islam and state

Reasserting International Islam

Reasserting International Islam

A Focus on the Organization of the Islamic Conference and Other Islamic
Institutions Saad S. Khan. Functions : One of the major functions of the Islamic
Council of Europe is to project the views and aspirations of the Muslim minority
community in Europe . Its second major role is to build the correct impression of
Islam in the West , as well as to rid the West of its misconceptions about Muslims .
Its functions ...

Author: Saad S. Khan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015055818978

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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Includes bibliograpical references ([350]-354 p.) and index.
Categories: Religion

Islamic Fundamentalism in the West Bank and Gaza

Islamic Fundamentalism in the West Bank and Gaza

The society has an excellent organization and a potential to generate strong
sympathetic feelings and loyalty in a community that is generally religiously
inclined . The Muslim Brotherhood seems to enjoy stronger influence in the Gaza
Strip ...

Author: Ziyād Abū ʻAmr

Publisher:

ISBN: 0253301211

Category: History

Page: 169

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As the Palestinian Liberation Organization engages in negotiations with Israel toward an interim period of limited Palestinian self-rule, this timely book provides an insider's view of how the growing hold of Islamic fundamentalism in the West Bank and Gaza challenges the peace process. Working from interviews with leaders of the movement and from primary documents, Ziad Abu-Amr traces the origin and evolution of the fundamentalist organizations Muslim Brotherhood (Hamas) and Islamic Jihad; and analyzes their ideologies, their political programs, their sources of support, and their impact on Palestinian society. With a solid grasp of the dynamics of these movements, Abu-Amr charts the struggle between the fundamentalists and the PLO to define the identity of Palestinian society, its direction, and its leadership.
Categories: History

Muslims in Western Politics

Muslims in Western Politics

While many have problematized Muslims in the West, this volume takes a unique stance by viewing Muslims as a normative, and even positive, influence in Western politics.

Author: Abdulkader H. Sinno

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253220240

Category: Political Science

Page: 301

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Islam as a social and political force in Western liberal democracies
Categories: Political Science