American Muslims / Edition 2

American Muslims / Edition 2

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by Asma Gull Hasan
     
 

Twenty-five-year-old Asma Hasan describes herself as a Muslim feminist cowgirl (she was raised in Puebo, Colorado). Convinced that Muslim Americans are the victims of mistaken identity Hasan breaks through the stereotypes and generalizations to talk about the religion and the believers she knows from the inside.While the book provides a lot of basic information

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Twenty-five-year-old Asma Hasan describes herself as a Muslim feminist cowgirl (she was raised in Puebo, Colorado). Convinced that Muslim Americans are the victims of mistaken identity Hasan breaks through the stereotypes and generalizations to talk about the religion and the believers she knows from the inside.While the book provides a lot of basic information about Islam in America, the major emphasis is on the sheer normalcy of American Muslims. Like other Americans, they are very keen on family values, religious freedom, and the opportunities the U. S. has always afforded new immigrants.Moreover, says Hasan, American Islam, as it grows and evolves, will offer a model to Islam in the rest of the world: a purer Islam, one more conscious of the difference between the essence of Islam and its accomodations to various cultures over time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826414168
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Edition description:
Study Guide
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition: American Muslims after September 11, 2001
Acknowledgments1
Preface to the First Edition: The American Muslim Dream3
1Mistaken Identity9
Close-Up: Islam and Slavery in Early American History: The Roots Story14
Close-Up: The Sects of Islam23
2The American Muslim27
Close Up: Hijab and the Single Girl: Will Men Ever Learn to Control Themselves?35
Close-Up: We've Come a Long Way, Baby45
3Jesus and Jihad48
Close-Up: Jesus - Islam's Messiah at the End of the World58
Close-Up: The Meaning of the Five Pillars of Islam59
4Farrakhan's Choice: Militancy or Moderation62
Close-Up: In Shahada: Conversion and Renewal in Prison from Malcolm X to Mike Tyson74
5Generalizations and Stereotypes: Muslims and the American Media80
Close-Up: Movie Muslims: Myth versus Reality98
6American Muslim Women: Between Two Worlds107
Close-Up: Free to Be a Muslim Feminist124
Close-Up: The Long Road for Female Converts to Islam125
Close-Up: Hijab in America: Why Won't Westerners Understand?126
7Growing Up in America: Creating New World Islam130
Close-Up: Whither Reform Islam? What American Muslims Can Learn from American Jews143
Close-Up: Full-Time Islamic Schools: Making Growing Up Muslim in America Easier145
8Muslims and American Politics: Creating Unity from the Inside Out149
Close-Up: Mahmoud Abdul Rauf, the American Flag, and Islam161
9Sizzling Sex ... and Bacon166
10Where American Islam Is Going175
Close-Up: A Direct Relationship with God180
Notes181
Index198
Study Guide201

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