The Oxford Handbook of American Islam

Hardcover | December 15, 2014

EditorYvonne Y. Haddad, Jane I. Smith

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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 fromall 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 mostheterogeneous 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- andpost-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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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 fromall corners of the world; they include rich ...

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...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 9.88 × 7.09 × 1.69 inPublished:December 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsPART I: FORMATION OF THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY IN NORTH AMERICA1. Sylviane A. Diouf: The First Stirrings of Islam in America2. Randa B. Serhan: Muslim Immigration to America3. Timur R. Yuskaev and Harvey Stark: Imams and Chaplains as American Religious Professionals4. Jocelyne Cesari: Islamic Organizations in the United States5. Caroline Moxley Rouse: African American Muslims6. Liyakat Takim: The Twelver Shi'is in America7. Marcia Hermansen: Sufi Movements in America8. Yvonne Y. Haddad and Jane I. Smith: Muslim Minority Groups in American IslamPART II: INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF ISLAM IN NORTH AMERICA9. Muzammil H. Siddiqi: Practicing Islam in the United States10. Asma Afsaruddin: Shari'a and Fiqh in the United States11. Kathleen M. Moore: Muslim Women in the United States12. Juliane Hammer: Marriage in American Muslim Communities13. Ihsan Bagby: Mosques in the United States14. Susan L. Douglass: Developments in Islamic Education in the United States15. Rabia Kamal: American Muslim Youth Movements16. Kathleen M. Moore: Da'wa in the United States17. Susan Van Baalen: Islam in American Prisons18. Altaf Husain: Volunteerism among American Immigrant MuslimsPART III: INTEGRATION AND ASSIMILATION OF MUSLIMS19. Abdulkader H. Sinno: Muslim Americans and the Political System20. Sara J. Chehab and Marvin R.Whitaker, Jr.: The Intellectual Contributions of American Muslim Scholars21. Peter Makari: Muslim-Christian Relations in the United States22. Nadia Khan: American Muslims in the Age of New Media23. Munir Jiwa: Muslim Artists in America24. Akel Ismail Kahera: American Mosque Architecture25. Rabia Kamal: Islamic Dress and Fashion in the United States26. Lance D. Laird: Health and Medicine among American Muslims27. Hussein Rashid: Muslims in Film and Muslim Filmmaking in the United States28. Peter Mandaville: American Muslims and Global Islam29. Charles Kimball: The War on Terror and Its Effects on American Muslims30. Peter Gottschalk: Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Sentiment in the United StatesIndex