Muslims' Place In The American Public Square / Edition 1

Muslims' Place In The American Public Square / Edition 1

by Zahid H. Bukhari
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0759106134

ISBN-13: 9780759106130

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Once a year Muslims from around the world—representing a vast range of ethnicities, incomes, ages, and attitudes—perform the Hajj (pilgrimage) and converge in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Now, the global diversity of Muslims at the Hajj is almost repliacted in the United States: new immigrants, Muslims whose families have been here for

Overview

Once a year Muslims from around the world—representing a vast range of ethnicities, incomes, ages, and attitudes—perform the Hajj (pilgrimage) and converge in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Now, the global diversity of Muslims at the Hajj is almost repliacted in the United States: new immigrants, Muslims whose families have been here for generations, and converts are coming together, seeing what unites them and what issues they face together. Project MAPS (Muslims in the American Public Square) began in 1999 to provide much-needed information on this understudied and immensely diverse group of six million Americans. This first volume emerging from the project, Muslims' Place in the American Public Square, shows where the American Muslim community fits into the American religious and civic landscape both before and after 9/11. Renowned scholars contribute theoretical, legal, historical, and sociological perspectives on how Muslims function in both their own institutions and others. For classes in religion or the social sciences, or for anyone interested in this increasingly significant community, Muslims' Place in the American Public Square provides a current, balanced introduction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759106130
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

1 Foreword 2 Introduction Part 3 I: Theoretical Perspectives on the Muslim Experience in the U.S. 4 Toward a Fiqh for Minorities: Some Reflections 5 Living as a Muslim in a Pluralistic Society and State: Theory and Experience 6 Conceptual Discourse: Living as a Muslim in a Pluralistic Society Part 7 II: The Mainstreaming of American Muslims: Historical and Sociological Understanding 8 Muslims between the Jewish Example and the Black Experience: American Policy Implications 9 Muslims and the American Body Politics 10 Muslims as Partners in Interfaith Encounter Part 11 III: Islam and the Black Experience in America 12 Preliminary Reflections on Islam and Black Religion 13 Islam among African Americans: An Overview Chapter 14 The West African Paradox 15 IV: On Locating Muslims in the American Landscape: Demographical and Behavioral Aspects 16 Muslim Americans: A Demographic Report 17 The Mosque and the American Public Square 18 Governance and Leadership in Muslim Community Organizations

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