A History of Islam in America

This is a unique and intelligent portrayal of a diverse religious community and its relationship with America.

A History of Islam in America

A History of Islam in America

Muslims began arriving in the New World long before the rise of the Atlantic slave trade. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri's fascinating book traces the history of Muslims in the United States and their different waves of immigration and conversion across five centuries, through colonial and antebellum America, through world wars and civil rights struggles, to the contemporary era. The book tells the often deeply moving stories of individual Muslims and their lives as immigrants and citizens within the broad context of the American religious experience, showing how that experience has been integral to the evolution of American Muslim institutions and practices. This is a unique and intelligent portrayal of a diverse religious community and its relationship with America. It will serve as a strong antidote to the current politicized dichotomy between Islam and the West, which has come to dominate the study of Muslims in America and further afield.

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A History of Islam in America
Language: en
Pages: 446
Authors: Kambiz GhaneaBassiri
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-19 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Traces the history of Muslims in the US and their waves of immigration and conversion across five centuries.
Islam in America
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Jane I. Smith
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

A leading authority in the field introduces the basic tenets of the Muslim faith, surveys the history of Islam in the U.S., and profiles the lifestyles, religious practices, and worldviews of American Muslims. The book covers the role of women in American Islam, raising and educating children, appropriate dress and
The Practice of Islam in America
Language: en
Pages: 291
Authors: Edward E. Curtis
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-05 - Publisher: NYU Press

"Muslims have always been part of the United States, but very little is known about how Muslim Americans practice their religion. How do they pray? What's it like to go on pilgrimage to Mecca? What rituals accompany the birth of a child, a wedding, or the death of a loved
Muslims in America
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Edward E. Curtis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10 - Publisher: OUP USA

A history of the Muslim presence in the United States from slaves who managed to keep their religion to the varied communities of the twenty-first century covers the role of converts and immigrants in every stage of American history.
Young Muslim America
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Muna Ali
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-08 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Young Muslim America explores the perspectives and identities of the American descendants of immigrant Muslims and converts to Islam. Whether their parents were new Muslims or new Americans, the younger generations of Muslim Americans grow up bearing a dual heritage and are uniquely positioned to expound the meaning of both.

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