Muslim Communities in N Am

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This book provides the first in-depth look at Muslim life and institutions forming in North America. It considers the range of Islamic life in North America with its different racial-ethnic and cultural identities, customs, and religious orientations. Issues of acculturation, ethnicity, orthodoxy, and the changing roles of women are brought into focus. The authors provide insight into the lives of recent immigrants who are asking what is Islamically appropriate in a non-Muslim environment. Contrasts are drawn ...
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This book provides the first in-depth look at Muslim life and institutions forming in North America. It considers the range of Islamic life in North America with its different racial-ethnic and cultural identities, customs, and religious orientations. Issues of acculturation, ethnicity, orthodoxy, and the changing roles of women are brought into focus. The authors provide insight into the lives of recent immigrants who are asking what is Islamically appropriate in a non-Muslim environment. Contrasts are drawn between Sunni and Shi'i groups, and attention is given to the activities of some Sufi organizations. The growing Islamic community among African-American Muslims is examined, including the followers of Warith Deen Muhammed and the sectarians identified with black power, such as the Nation of Islam, Darul Islam, and the Five Percenters. The authors document the challenges and issues that American Muslims face, such as prejudice and racism; pressure from overseas Muslims; dress and education; the influence of Islamic revivalism on the development of the community in this country; and the maintenance of Muslim identity amidst the pressure for assimilation.
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A collection of 22 studies of immigrant, African-American, and convert Muslims in the US. They consider religious communities such as the followers of Warith Deen Muhammed, the Nation of Islam, and Shi'ites; institutions of Muslim groups; ethnic communities such as Albanians, Turks, Yemenis, and Iranians; and issues such as the elderly and women's employment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Muslim Communities in North America: Introduction
Ch. 1 A Minority Within a Minority: The Case of the Shi'a in North America 3
Ch. 2 The Sun of Islam Will Rise in the West: Minister Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam in the Latter Days 15
Ch. 3 Urban Muslims: The Formation of the Dar ul-Islam Movement 51
Ch. 4 Tradition and Innovation in Contemporary American Islamic Spirituality: The Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship 75
Ch. 5 The Five Percenters: A Teenage Nation of Gods and Earths 109
Ch. 6 Muslims in Los Angeles 135
Ch. 7 The Muslims of San Diego 169
Ch. 8 Muslims of Seattle 195
Ch. 9 To "Achieve the Pleasure of Allah": Immigrant Muslim Communities in New York City 1893-1991 209
Ch. 10 Activities of the Immigrant Muslim Communities in Chicago 231
Ch. 11 The Muslims of Indianapolis 259
Ch. 12 Diversity in Rochester's Islamic Community 279
Ch. 13 The Islamic Center of New England 293
Ch. 14 Muslims of Montreal 317
Ch. 15 The Shi'a Mosques and their Congregations in Dearborn 337
Ch. 16 Bektashi Tekke and the Sunni Mosque of Albanian Muslims in America 359
Ch. 17 Voluntary Associations in the Old Turkish Community of Metropolitan Detroit 381
Ch. 18 Elderly Muslim Immigrants: Needs and Challenges 407
Ch. 19 The Yemenis of Delano: A Profile of a Rural Islamic Community 423
Ch. 20 Secular Immigrants: Religiosity and Ethnicity Among Iranian Muslims in Los Angeles 445
Ch. 21 Masjid ul-Mutkabir: The Portrait of an African American Orthodox Muslim Community 475
Ch. 22 Attitudes of Immigrant Women and Men in the Dearborn Area Toward Women's Employment and Welfare 501
Bibliography 521
Index 535
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