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Muslims on the Americanization Path?

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ISBN-10: 0195135261

ISBN-13: 9780195135268

Edition: 2000

Authors: Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, John L. Esposito

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There are now more Muslims in America than in Kuwait, Qatar, and Libya combined. It is the second largest religion in France and the third in Britain, Germany, and North America. Leaving aside immigration and conversion, birth rate alone ensures that in the first part of the 21st century Islam will replace Judaism as the second largest religion in the US. Like all religious and ethnic minorities in America, Muslims are faced with a quandary of integration vs. assimilation. In this volume, fourteen distinguished scholars consider the issues that surround this dilemma and examine the varied responses of the Muslim community to them. The need to forge a new Muslim identity in America raises many questions. Can Muslims become part and parcel of a pluralistic American society without sacrificing their identity? Can Muslims be Muslims in a state that is not governed by Islamic law? Will the American legal system protect Muslim religious and cultural differences? Is there a contradiction between demanding equal rights and insisting on maintaining a distinctively separate identity? These and many other questions are illuminated by the essays in this important collection.
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/11/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad is Professor of History of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. She is the author or editor for over fifteen books including Muslim Minorities in the West: Visible and Invisible (2002); Daughters of Abraham: Feminist Thought in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (2001); and Muslims on the Americanization Path? (2000).

Contributors
Introduction: Muslims in America or American Muslims
The American Path Option: Between Tradition and Reality
The Dynamics of Islamic Identity in North America
Striking a Balance: Islamic Legal Discourses on Muslim Minorities
The Fiqh Councilor in North America
Muslims and Identity Politics in America
North American Pluralism and the Challenge of the Veil
The Hijab and Religious Liberty: Anti-Discrimination Law and Muslim Women in the United States
Muslim Women in Canada: Their Role and Status as Revealed in the Hijab Controversy
American Women Choosing Islam
Americans on the Islamization Path? The African-American Experience
Identity and Destiny: The Formative Views of the Moorish Science Temple and the Nation of Islam
African-American Muslims and the Question of Identity: Between Traditional Islam, African Heritage, and the American Way
Understanding the Multi-Ethnic Dilemma of African-American Muslims
Americanization and the Preservation of Cultural Identity
Muslims and the American Press
Economic Security and Muslim Identity: A Study of the Immigrant Community in Durham, North Carolina
Approaches to Mosque Design in North America
Selected Bibliography