Islamic Values in the United States: A Comparative Study

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byYvonne Yazbeck Haddad, Adair T. Lummis

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The religion of Islam is now an American phenomenon. Once thought to be primarily a way of life of the Arabs and a faith alien to the Judeo-Christian heritage of this country, it has grown to be one of the most prominent and rapidly-growing religious movements in America. This ethnography ofimmigrant Muslims considers five Northeastern communities in detail. Including numerous interviews with members of these communities, this investigation provides a highly personal look at what it means to be a believing, practicing Muslim in America at a time when Islam is under the criticalscrutiny of international news. The authors describe the institutions and leadership of American Islam, Muslim law, and its applications in the American context, examining the kinds of problems that beset Muslims trying to observe the elements of their faith in a potentially difficult environment.Family life and the roles and relationships of men and women are thoroughly detailed as well.

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The religion of Islam is now an American phenomenon. Once thought to be primarily a way of life of the Arabs and a faith alien to the Judeo-Christian heritage of this country, it has grown to be one of the most prominent and rapidly-growing religious movements in America. This ethnography ofimmigrant Muslims considers five Northeaste...

Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad is at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Adair T. Lummis is at Hartford Seminary.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:210 pages, 5.31 × 7.99 × 0.59 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195041135

ISBN - 13:9780195041132

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"Highly recommended for coursework and all persons interested in the effects of immigration and/or modernization on religious beliefs, values, and practices."--Religious Studies Review