Islam in America / Edition 2

Islam in America / Edition 2

by Jane I. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231147112

ISBN-13: 9780231147118

Pub. Date: 11/19/2009

Publisher: Columbia University Press

This richly textured, critically acclaimed portrait of American Muslims introduces the basic tenets of the Muslim faith, surveys the history of Islam in North America, and profiles the lifestyles, religious practices, and worldviews of Muslims in the United States. The volume focuses specifically on the difficulty of living faithfully and adhering to tradition

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This richly textured, critically acclaimed portrait of American Muslims introduces the basic tenets of the Muslim faith, surveys the history of Islam in North America, and profiles the lifestyles, religious practices, and worldviews of Muslims in the United States. The volume focuses specifically on the difficulty of living faithfully and adhering to tradition while adapting to an American way of life and addresses the role of women in Muslim culture, the raising and education of children, appropriate dress and behavior, and incidences of prejudice and unfair treatment.

The second edition of Islam in America features a new chapter on post-9/11 realities, which covers infringements on civil rights and profiling, participation in politics, transformations in Islamic law, pluralism and identity issues, foreign influences, anti-Islamic sentiment, intra-Islamic tensions, and the quest for a moderate Islam. Source notes, glossary, and additional resources also reflect recent developments and scholarship.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231147118
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
11/19/2009
Series:
Columbia Contemporary American Religion Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
619,445
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction1. Muslim Faith and Practice2. Contributors to the Development of Islam3. Islam Comes to America4. Islam in the African American Community5. The Public Practice of Islam6. Women and the Muslim American Family7. Living a Muslim Life in American Society8. Islam in America Post-9/11ChronologyNotesGlossaryResources for the Study of Islam in AmericaIndex

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