OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Oxford Handbook of American Islam

ISBN : 9780199862634

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Author: 
Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad; Jane I. Smith
Pages
576 Pages
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Hardcover
Size
181 x 255 mm
Pub date
Jan 2015
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Oxford Handbooks
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Islam has been part of the increasingly complex American religious scene for well over a century, and was brought into more dramatic focus by the attacks of September 11, 2001. American Islam is practiced by a unique blend of immigrants and American-born Muslims. The immigrants have come from all corners of the world; they include rich and poor, well-educated and illiterate, those from upper and lower classes as well as economic and political refugees. The community's diversity has been enhanced by the conversion of African Americans, Latina/os, and others, making it the most heterogeneous Muslim community in the world. With an up-to-the-minute analysis by thirty of the top scholars in the field, this handbook covers the growth of Islam in America from the earliest Muslims to set foot on American soil to the current wave of Islamophobia. Topics covered include the development of African American Islam; pre- and post-WWII immigrants; Sunni, Shi'ite, sectarian and Sufi movements in America; the role and status of women, marriage, and family; and the Americanization of Islamic culture. Throughout these chapters the contributors explore the meaning of religious identity in the context of race, ethnicity, gender, and politics, both within the American Islamic community and in relation to international Islam.

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Contributors
PART I: FORMATION OF THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY IN NORTH AMERICA
1. The First Stirrings of Islam in America
Sylviane A. Diouf
2. Muslim Immigration to America
Randa B. Serhan
3. Imams and Chaplains as American Religious Professionals
Timur R. Yuskaev and Harvey Stark
4. Islamic Organizations in the United States
Jocelyne Cesari
5. African American Muslims
Caroline Moxley Rouse
6. The Twelver Shi'is in America
Liyakat Takim
7. Sufi Movements in America
Marcia Hermansen
8. Muslim Minority Groups in American Islam
Yvonne Y. Haddad and Jane I. Smith
PART II: INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF ISLAM IN NORTH AMERICA
9. Practicing Islam in the United States
Muzammil H. Siddiqi
10. Shari'a and Fiqh in the United States
Asma Afsaruddin
11. Muslim Women in the United States
Kathleen M. Moore
12. Marriage in American Muslim Communities
Juliane Hammer
13. Mosques in the United States
Ihsan Bagby
14. Developments in Islamic Education in the United States
Susan L. Douglass
15. American Muslim Youth Movements
Rabia Kamal
16. Da'wa in the United States
Kathleen M. Moore
17. Islam in American Prisons
Susan Van Baalen
18. Volunteerism among American Immigrant Muslims
Altaf Husain
PART III: INTEGRATION AND ASSIMILATION OF MUSLIMS
19. Muslim Americans and the Political System
Abdulkader H. Sinno
20. The Intellectual Contributions of American Muslim Scholars
Sara J. Chehab and Marvin R.Whitaker, Jr.
21. Muslim-Christian Relations in the United States
Peter Makari
22. American Muslims in the Age of New Media
Nadia Khan
23. Muslim Artists in America
Munir Jiwa
24. American Mosque Architecture
Akel Ismail Kahera
25. Islamic Dress and Fashion in the United States
Rabia Kamal
26. Health and Medicine among American Muslims
Lance D. Laird
27. Muslims in Film and Muslim Filmmaking in the United States
Hussein Rashid
28. American Muslims and Global Islam
Peter Mandaville
29. The War on Terror and Its Effects on American Muslims
Charles Kimball
30. Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Sentiment in the United States
Peter Gottschalk
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About the author: 

Yvonne Y. Haddad is Professor of History of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at Georgetown University. She is the past president of the Middle East Studies Association and the American Academy of Religion, New England Region. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Outstanding Achievement and Distinction in Service to the Profession from the Boston University School of Theology (2007) and Scholar of the Year from the Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion (2002). Her extensive publications include Not Quite American? and Contemporary Islam and the Challenge of History.; Jane I. Smith has taught at Harvard University, Hartford Seminary, and the Iliff School of Theology, where she served as Dean of the Faculty. Her areas of scholarly interest are Islam in America, women in Islam, Islamic theology, comparative religion/theology, and Christian-Muslim relations.

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