Islam in America

ISBN-10: 0231147112
ISBN-13: 9780231147118
Edition: 2nd 2010
Authors: Jane I. Smith
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/19/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748

In this richly textured, critically acclaimed portrait of American Muslims, Jane I. Smith 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. She focuses particularly on the tensions of living faithfully and adhering to tradition while adapting to an American way of life, and she addresses the role of women, the raising and educating of children, appropriate dress and behavior, and incidences of prejudice and unfair treatment.The second edition of Islam in Americafeatures a new chapter on the post-9/11 period, discussing 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, the glossary, and additional resources also reflect recent developments and scholarship.

Jane I. Smith is professor of Islamic Studies at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut. The coeditor of The Muslim Worldand an editor of the Encyclopedia of Women in World Religion,she is the author of The Concept of Islam in the History of Qur'anic Exegesisand coauthor of Mission to America,and serves as a member of the Commission on Interfaith Relations of the National Council of Churches.

Introduction
Muslim Faith and Practice
Contributors to the Development of Islam
Islam Comes to America
Islam in the African American Community
The Public Practice of Islam
Women and the Muslim American Family
Living a Muslim Life in American Society
Islam in America Post-9/11
Chronology
Notes
Glossary
Resources for the Study of Islam in America
Index

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