a history of islam in america

Book Title : A History of Islam in America
Author : Kambiz GhaneaBassiri
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2010-04-19
Pages :
ISBN : 9781139788915
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : Islam in America
Author : Jane Idleman Smith
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release Date : 1999
Pages : 251
ISBN : 0231109660
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : The Cambridge Companion to American Islam
Author : Juliane Hammer
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2013-08-12
Pages : 371
ISBN : 9781107002418
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : Encyclopedia of Muslim American History
Author : Edward E. Curtis
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release Date : 2010
Pages : 628
ISBN : 9781438130408
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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A two volume encyclopedia set that examines the legacy, impact, and contributions of Muslim Americans to U.S. history.

Book Title : Islam in America
Author : Jane I. Smith
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release Date : 2010
Pages : 232
ISBN : 9780231147101
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : African American Islam
Author : Aminah Beverly McCloud
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2014-07-16
Pages : 214
ISBN : 9781136649370
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Islam is a vital, growing religion in America. Little is known, however, about the religion except through the biased lens of media reports which brand African American Muslims as "Black Muslims" and portray their communities as places of social protest. African American Islam challenges these myths by contextualizing the experience and history of African American Islamic life. This is the first book to investigate the diverse African American Islamic community on its own terms, in its own language and through its own synthesis of Islamic history and philosophy.

Book Title : A History of Islamic Societies
Author : Ira M. Lapidus
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2002-08-22
Pages : 970
ISBN : 0521779332
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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An accessible worldwide history of Muslim societies provides updated coverage of each country and region, in a volume that discusses their origins and evolution while offering insight into historical processes that shaped contemporary Islam and surveying its growing influence. Simultaneous. (Social Science)

Book Title : American Christians and Islam
Author : Thomas S. Kidd
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release Date : 2009
Pages : 201
ISBN : 0691133492
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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."

Book Title : A History of Conversion to Islam in the United States Volume 2
Author : Patrick D. Bowen
Publisher : BRILL
Release Date : 2017-09-12
Pages : 732
ISBN : 9789004354371
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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In A History of Conversion to Islam in the United States, Volume 2: The African American Islamic Renaissance, 1920-1975 Patrick D. Bowen offers an account of the diverse roots and manifestations of African American Islam as it appeared between 1920 and 1975.

Book Title : A Muslim American Slave
Author : Omar Ibn Said
Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release Date : 2011-07-20
Pages : 222
ISBN : 9780299249533
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Born to a wealthy family in West Africa around 1770, Omar Ibn Said was abducted and sold into slavery in the United States, where he came to the attention of a prominent North Carolina family after filling “the walls of his room with piteous petitions to be released, all written in the Arabic language,” as one local newspaper reported. Ibn Said soon became a local celebrity, and in 1831 he was asked to write his life story, producing the only known surviving American slave narrative written in Arabic. In A Muslim American Slave, scholar and translator Ala Alryyes offers both a definitive translation and an authoritative edition of this singularly important work, lending new insights into the early history of Islam in America and exploring the multiple, shifting interpretations of Ibn Said’s narrative by the nineteenth-century missionaries, ethnographers, and intellectuals who championed it. This edition presents the English translation on pages facing facsimile pages of Ibn Said’s Arabic narrative, augmented by Alryyes’s comprehensive introduction, contextual essays and historical commentary by leading literary critics and scholars of Islam and the African diaspora, photographs, maps, and other writings by Omar Ibn Said. The result is an invaluable addition to our understanding of writings by enslaved Americans and a timely reminder that “Islam” and “America” are not mutually exclusive terms. This edition presents the English translation on pages facing facsimile pages of Ibn Said’s Arabic narrative, augmented by Alryyes’s comprehensive introduction and by photographs, maps, and other writings by Omar Ibn Said. The volume also includes contextual essays and historical commentary by literary critics and scholars of Islam and the African diaspora: Michael A. Gomez, Allan D. Austin, Robert J. Allison, Sylviane A. Diouf, Ghada Osman, and Camille F. Forbes. The result is an invaluable addition to our understanding of writings by enslaved Americans and a timely reminder that “Islam” and “America” are not mutually exclusive terms. Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the American Association of School Librarians