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The Muslims of America [electronic resource] /
edited by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad.
imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
description
x, 249 p.
ISBN
0195085590 (Paper)
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Book
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imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
isbn
0195085590 (Paper)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Title from e-book title screen (viewed October 15, 2007).
catalogue key
7372155
 
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1992-04:
These valuable and informative essays on the variety of Muslims in America were originally presented at an Islamic conference at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1989. The essays cover topics such as Muslim organizations and the demography of Muslims in the US; perceptions of Muslims by Americans; Islamic thought in the work of Ismail R. al-Faruqi, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, and Fazlur Rahman; political and missionary activity in the US; Muslim women and their strategies of coping with Islamic traditions; and problems of Muslim identity raised by the competing interests of race, ethnicity, politics, economics, and religion. The strength of the collection lies in its interweaving of the concerns and problems of immigrant and African American Muslim communities. Some of the most informative essays are those by John Esposito, Jane Smith, and Frederick Denny on the work and activites of the immigrant Muslim scholars mentioned above, who achieved their fame in American universities. Carol Stone's demographic study of the number of Muslims living in America will need to be revised downward in the light of new data from the CUNY Graduate Center survey of religion (1990) and a recent Gallup poll (1991). Although the book lacks a comprehensive bibliography, the footnotes in the essays provide important scholarly information on Muslims in America. Recommended for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and specialists in the field.-L. H. Mamiya, Vassar College
Reviews
Review Quotes
"A highly stimulating work of scholarship and should be read by Muslims and Christians."--The Message International
"A highly stimulating work of scholarship and should be read by Muslimsand Christians."--The Message International
"A much-needed work....Compelling and well-organized. Its multifaceted focus contributes importantly to the literature of multicultural history."--Ethnohistory
"A much-needed work....Compelling and well-organized. Its multifacetedfocus contributes importantly to the literature of multiculturalhistory."--Ethnohistory
"A timely work shedding light on the Muslims in America: their aspirations, lifestyles, norms, and value systems. Invaluable as a source for those in the field. Should prove to be a seminal work in this field yet to be fully explored. Oxford ought to be congratulated on this and so shouldits authors."--M. Dhada, University of Northern Colorado
"A timely work shedding light on the Muslims in America: theiraspirations, lifestyles, norms, and value systems. Invaluable as a source forthose in the field. Should prove to be a seminal work in this field yet to befully explored. Oxford ought to be congratulated on this and so should itsauthors."--M. Dhada, University of Northern Colorado
"Remarkably little has been written on American Muslims, making this collection both timely and telling...A balanced, nearly comprehensive, and quite interesting treatment of this understudied religious and cultural community."--Religious Studies Review
"Remarkably little has been written on American Muslims, making thiscollection both timely and telling...A balanced, nearly comprehensive, and quiteinteresting treatment of this understudied religious and culturalcommunity."--Religious Studies Review
"The intrinsic value of the chapters and their noteworthy bibliographies make this an essential acquisition for anyone interested in American Muslims."--Interpretation
"The intrinsic value of the chapters and their noteworthy bibliographiesmake this an essential acquisition for anyone interested in AmericanMuslims."--Interpretation
"The Muslims of America, covering the history, organizations, religious activism, and intellectual contributions of the fastest growing religious community in the U.S., is already the standard source on North American Islam. Essential reading for scholars of modern Islam and American religionsalike, this volume demonstrates that Islam can no longer be overlooked in the North American religious landscape."--Tamara Sonn, St. John Fisher College
"The Muslims of America, covering the history, organizations, religiousactivism, and intellectual contributions of the fastest growing religiouscommunity in the U.S., is already the standard source on North American Islam.Essential reading for scholars of modern Islam and American religions alike,this volume demonstrates that Islam can no longer be overlooked in the NorthAmerican religious landscape."--Tamara Sonn, St. John Fisher College
"The value of the book is not only that it provides useful information for both the specialist and the general public, but that it raises issues which require much further discussion."--Journal of American Ethnic History
"The value of the book is not only that it provides useful information forboth the specialist and the general public, but that it raises issues whichrequire much further discussion."--Journal of American Ethnic History
"The value of the book is not only that it provides useful information for both the specialist and the general public, but that it raises issues which require much further discussion."-- Journal of American Ethnic History "A highly stimulating work of scholarship and should be read by Muslims and Christians."-- The Message International "The intrinsic value of the chapters and their noteworthy bibliographies make this an essential acquisition for anyone interested in American Muslims."-- Interpretation "Valuable and informative essays....The strength of the collection lies in its interweaving of the concerns and problems of immigrant and African American Muslim communities."-- Choice " The Muslims of America , covering the history, organizations, religious activism, and intellectual contributions of the fastest growing religious community in the U.S., is already the standard source on North American Islam. Essential reading for scholars of modern Islam and American religions alike, this volume demonstrates that Islam can no longer be overlooked in the North American religious landscape."--Tamara Sonn, St. John Fisher College
"The value of the book is not only that it provides useful information for both the specialist and the general public, but that it raises issues which require much further discussion."--Journal of American Ethnic History "A highly stimulating work of scholarship and should be read by Muslims and Christians."--The Message International "The intrinsic value of the chapters and their noteworthy bibliographies make this an essential acquisition for anyone interested in American Muslims."--Interpretation "Valuable and informative essays....The strength of the collection lies in its interweaving of the concerns and problems of immigrant and African American Muslim communities."--Choice "The Muslims of America, covering the history, organizations, religious activism, and intellectual contributions of the fastest growing religious community in the U.S., is already the standard source on North American Islam. Essential reading for scholars of modern Islam and American religions alike, this volume demonstrates that Islam can no longer be overlooked in the North American religious landscape."--Tamara Sonn,St. John Fisher College
"The volume clearly reflects the growing awareness of this presence. This volume is most timely and is bound to become a basic document for the study of the Muslim community in North America and a basis for the ongoing analysis of developments within that community."--Islam and ChristianMuslim Relations
"The volume clearly reflects the growing awareness of this presence. Thisvolume is most timely and is bound to become a basic document for the study ofthe Muslim community in North America and a basis for the ongoing analysis ofdevelopments within that community."--Islam and Christian MuslimRelations
"Valuable and informative essays....The strength of the collection lies in its interweaving of the concerns and problems of immigrant and African American Muslim communities."--Choice
"Valuable and informative essays....The strength of the collection lies inits interweaving of the concerns and problems of immigrant and African AmericanMuslim communities."--Choice
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Summaries
Long Description
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.
Main Description
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 ofMuslims 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.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction the Muslims of Americap. 3
Notesp. 8
Muslim Organizations in the United Statesp. 11
Notesp. 24
Estimate of Muslims Living in Americap. 25
Notesp. 35
Referencesp. 36
Perspectives of American Churches on Islam and the Muslim Community in North America: An Analysis of Some Official and Unofficial Statementsp. 39
Notesp. 49
The Muslim as the """"Other"""": Representation and Self-Image of the Muslims in North Americap. 53
Notesp. 61
Ismail R. Al-Faruqi: Muslim Scholar-Activistp. 65
Notesp. 78
Seyyed Hossein Nasr: Defender of the Sacred and Islamic Traditionalismp. 80
Notesp. 92
The Legacy of Fazlur Rahmanp. 96
Notesp. 105
Political Activity of Muslims in Americap. 111
Notesp. 123
Da'Wa in the Westp. 125
Notesp. 134
Muslims in Prison: Claims to Constitutional Protection of Religious Libertyp. 136
Notesp. 151
Islamic Education in the United States and Canada: Conception and Practice of the Islamic Belief Systemp. 157
Notesp. 173
African-American Muslim Womenp. 177
Notesp. 186
Two-Way Acculturation: Muslim Women in America Between Individual Choice (liminality) and Community Affiliation (communitas)p. 188
Notesp. 200
Islamic Issues for Muslims in the United Statesp. 205
Notesp. 215
American Foreign Policy in the Middle East and Its Impact on the Identity of Arab Muslims in the United Statesp. 217
Notesp. 231
Convergence and Divergence in an Emergent Community: A Study of Challenges Facing U.S. Muslimsp. 236
Notesp. 248
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