The Muslims of America

The Muslims of America

This collection brings together sixteen previously unpublished essays about the history, organization, challenges, responses, outstanding thinkers, and future prospects of the Muslim community in the United States and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.

Author: Amherst Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad Professor of Islamic History University of Massachusetts

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198023173

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 619

This collection brings together sixteen previously unpublished essays about the history, organization, challenges, responses, outstanding thinkers, and future prospects of the Muslim community in the United States and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.
Categories: Religion

A History of Islam in America

A History of Islam in America

This is a unique and intelligent portrayal of a diverse religious community and its relationship with America.

Author: Kambiz GhaneaBassiri

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139788915

Category: History

Page:

View: 437

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.
Categories: History

The Black Muslims in America

The Black Muslims in America

Provides insight into the religious, social, and political character of the Black Muslim movement and its current problems and objectives

Author: Charles Eric Lincoln

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802807038

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 595

The updated edition about the important but little understood black Muslim movement.
Categories: Religion

America s Other Muslims

America   s Other Muslims

lims have actively participated in American history and that black American
Muslims, in particular, have been a critical voice in response to the peculiar
political events and unique environment in the United States.48 Outside of the
enslaved ...

Author: Muhammad Fraser-Rahim

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498590204

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 282

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.
Categories: Political Science

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

View: 838

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

The Diversity of Muslims in the United States

The Diversity of Muslims in the United States

1991 Persian Gulf War and before CAIR became a formalized organization , the
founding members met informally to promote a positive image of Islam and
Muslims in America by providing the media with accurate information on Islamic ...

Author: Qamar-ul Huda

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754078650656

Category: Islam and civil society

Page: 19

View: 614

Categories: Islam and civil society

Muslims in America

Muslims in America

The Muslim community in the United States is not predominantly Arab , and most
Arabs in the United States are not Muslims . The U.S community reflects the
complexity and diversity of Muslims worldwide . It is far from being monolithic .

Author: Mbaye Lo

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556041000951

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

View: 311

Categories: Social Science

Muslims on the Americanization Path

Muslims on the Americanization Path

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the United States. There are more Muslims in America than in Kuwait, Qatar, and Libya together.

Author: Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198030924

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 283

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the United States. There are more Muslims in America than in Kuwait, Qatar, and Libya together. Leaving aside immigration and conversion, birthrate alone ensures that in the first part of the twenty-first century Islam will replace Judaism as the nation's second largest religion. Like all religious minorities in America, Muslims must confront a host of difficult questions concerning faith and national identity. Can they become part of a pluralistic American society without sacrificing their identity? Can Muslims be Muslims in a state that is not governed by Islamic law? Will the American legal system protect Muslim religious and cultural differences? Is there a contradiction between demanding equal rights and insisting on maintaining a distinctively separate identity? Will the secular and/or Judeo-Christian values of American society inhibit the Muslim practice of religious faith? While the Muslims of America are indeed on the path to Americanization, what that means and what that will yield remains uncertain. In this thoughtful and wide-ranging volume, fourteen distinguished scholars take an in-depth look at these issues and examine the varied responses and opinions of the Muslim community.
Categories: Religion

Muslims in America

Muslims in America

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.

Author: Edward E. Curtis IV

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199710147

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 306

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.
Categories: Religion

Hispanic Muslims in the United States

Hispanic Muslims in the United States

The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States. New York: Columbia
University Press, 2008. ———. Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History. New
York: Infobase, 2010. ———. Islam in Black America: Identity, Liberation, and ...

Author: Victor Hugo Cuartas

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725253865

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

View: 518

The empirical case in this study is that of the Hispanic Catholic converts to Islam in the Washington, DC Metropolitan and New Jersey areas of the United States. The central research question is: To what extent do Hispanic Muslim converts play a role in making different choices regarding religious commitment and practice? The argument is that not only do both the more and less active converts play a central role in making choices during the pre-affiliation and post-affiliation stages, but that these choices can often be strategic in nature as they practice the new religion in the United States. These choices are shaped by multiple factors. This contributes to a new understanding of the prevailing debates among Muslims in Europe and the United States on the nature of Muslim minorities in the West--that Muslims here are not merely transplanted but are active participants of diverse expressions of local Islam. The evidence in my research shows that being less active does not mean converts do not play a role or make choices. Both more active and less active converts make choices based on multiple factors. This is especially significant as the main aim of this thesis is to show that the converts make choices and play a role in the post-affiliation stage and that these often have strategic elements.
Categories: Social Science

Muslim American City

Muslim American City

Educating Muslims in an East African US Charter High School. National Center
for the Study of Privatization in Education Occasional Paper #147: 1–25. on
December 15, 2007. Bayat, Asef. 2007. “When Muslims and Modernity Meet.”
Review ...

Author: Alisa Perkins

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479828012

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 961

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

The Muslim Discovery of America

The Muslim Discovery of America

Finally, the book exposes the rewriting of American history by Islamic and pro-Islamic media. This book is alarming, informative, interesting, and true.

Author: Frederick William Dame

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783848238637

Category:

Page: 476

View: 102

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.
Categories:

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: 804

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

American Muslims

American Muslims

Activism (AMILA) and the Council of American Muslim Professionals (CAMP) are
becoming players in the multifaceted community. Organizations serving Native
American and Hispanic converts are also on the rise, providing support and ...

Author: Asma Gull Hasan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826414168

Category: Religion

Page: 204

View: 914

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

Literacy as Viewed by Muslims Living in America

Literacy as Viewed by Muslims Living in America

ABSTRACT LITERACY AS VIEWED BY MUSLIMS LIVING IN AMERICA by Juma
Salem Njadat This study examines the views of a group of Muslims living in the
U.S. on six issues pertaining to literacy : its meaning , origin , value and uses ...

Author: Juma Salem Njadat

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293007530011

Category: Literacy

Page: 274

View: 953

Categories: Literacy

Islamic Values in the United States

Islamic Values in the United States

Reprinted in Taking Root , Bearing Fruit : The Arab American Experience . Ed .
James Zoghby . Washington , D.C .: A.D.C. , 1984 . “ The Muslim Experience in
the United States . ” The Link , 22 , no . 4 ( 1979 ) . “ Muslims in America . " In
Islam ...

Author: Professor of the History of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195041127

Category: Religion

Page: 196

View: 310

The religion of Islam is now an American phenomenon. Once thought to be primarily a way of life of the Arabs and a faith alien to the Judeo-Christian heritage of this country, it has grown to a sufficient size and must be counted as one of the prominent and rapidly-growing religious movements in America. This ethnography of immigrant Muslims considers five Northeastern communities in detail. The investigation, including numerous interviews with members of these communities, provides a highly personalized look at what it means to be a believing, practicing Muslim in America at a time when Islam is under the critical scrutiny of international news. The authors describe the institutions and leadership of American Islam, Muslim law and its applications in the American context, examining the kinds of problems that beset Muslims trying to observe the elements of their faith in a potentially difficult environment. The intimations of family life and the roles and relationships of men and women are thoroughly detailed as well.
Categories: Religion

The Cambridge Companion to American Islam

The Cambridge Companion to American Islam

This book is a comprehensive introduction to the past and present of American Muslim communities.

Author: Juliane Hammer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107002418

Category: History

Page: 371

View: 438

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.
Categories: History

The Oxford Handbook of American Islam

The Oxford Handbook of American Islam

In this volume 30 of the field's top scholars examine historical and contemporary aspects of American Islam, and explore the meaning of religious identity in the context of race, ethnicity, gender, and politics.

Author: Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199862634

Category: Religion

Page: 560

View: 672

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.
Categories: Religion

Muslims in Western Politics

Muslims in Western Politics

America's. Pluralism: Muslims. Enter. the. Political. Maelstrom. Yvonne Yazbeck
Haddad and Robert Stephen Ricks In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001,
attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the George W. Bush ...

Author: Abdulkader H. Sinno

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253220240

Category: Political Science

Page: 301

View: 946

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

Religious Schooling in America

Religious Schooling in America

On the other hand , one of the most recent attempts to estimate the American
Muslim population was commissioned by the American Jewish Committee , a
group that some American Muslims claim has their own agenda . Commonly
cited ...

Author: Steven L. Jones

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131752235

Category: Religion

Page: 188

View: 948

Considers the place of private schools in the larger story of American education
Categories: Religion