Mission to America: Five Islamic Sectarian Communities in North America / Edition 1

Mission to America: Five Islamic Sectarian Communities in North America / Edition 1

by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, Jane Idleman Smith
     
 

Islam in the United States has developed a fascinating and diverse range of interpretations.  Based in large part on community documents and on interviews and correspondence with community members, this study is the first look at these sectarian movements in the hundred-year history of Muslim religious development in the United States.See more details below

Overview

Islam in the United States has developed a fascinating and diverse range of interpretations.  Based in large part on community documents and on interviews and correspondence with community members, this study is the first look at these sectarian movements in the hundred-year history of Muslim religious development in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813012179
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Edition description:
First
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 8.64(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad is professor of Islamic history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  She is associate editor of the Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, author of Contemporary Islam and the Challenge of History, and coeditor of The Muslims of America.

Jane Idleman Smith is professor of history of religions and vice-president and dean of academic affairs at Iliff School of Theology, Denver.  She is the author of The Concept "Islam" in the History of Our'anic Exegesis and the editor of Women in Contemporary Muslim Society.  The two are coauthors of The Islamic Understanding of Death and Resurrection.

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1The Sectarian Challenge in Islam1
Ch. 2The Druze in North America23
Ch. 3The Ahmadiyya Community of North America49
Ch. 4The Moorish Science Temple of America79
Ch. 5The Ansaru Allah Community105
Ch. 6United Submitters International137
Appendix 1. The Druze Covenant (Al Mithaq)169
Appendix 2. United Submitters International Creed170
Notes173
Selected Bibliography210
Index220

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