Muslim Next Door The Qur'an, the Media, and That Veil Thing
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Description: What if you could sit down at a kitchen table with an American Muslim mom and ask anything you wanted about her faith and religious practice? Conveyed through anecdotes and stories about growing up Muslim and female in the West, author Sumbul Ali-Karamali answers the perennial questions: What are the day-to-day practices of Muslims and how does Islam fit into the Judeo-Christian tradition? Where do the rules come from in Islam and why is quoting the Qur'an problematic? Who's who in Islam (Sunni, Shi'a, the Nation of Islam, Sufis) and why do dervishes whirl? Are Muslim women really oppressed, veiled, and willing to share their husbands? How do most Muslims feel about holy war and fundamentalism? How did American Muslims react to the September 11th attacks? The Muslim Next Door clears away the misconceptions about Islam and why they flourish - media distortion, confusion about what is cultural rather than religious, the language barrier, and the old tall tales that still persist after thirteen centuries. Book jacket.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: White Cloud Press
Publication date: 8/1/2008
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.71" tall
|Everyday Islam: How Muslims Practice Their Religion|
|Some Basic Islamic Concepts and How Islam Fits into the Judeo-Christian Tradition|
|The Story of an Arab, an Angel, and the God of Abraham: Muhammad and the Birth of Islam|
|The Qur'an: What It Is and Why Quoting It Can Be Problematic|
|Who's Who in Islam: From Ayatollahs to Whirling Dervishes|
|Religious Hierarchy: Who Makes the Rules in Islam?|
|Women in Islam: Marriage, Divorce, Polygamy, and that Veil Thing|
|Jihad and Fundamentalism: Not the Same|
|Theft and Adultery in Islam: Reflections on Disney's Aladdin|
|An American Muslim Reaction to September 11th|
|Why the Misconceptions Persist: Separating the Reality from the Murky Mythology|
|Questions for Discussion|
|Suggested Reading List|