Book Islam in America / Jane I. Smith.
Publication year: c2010.
Call Number BP67.U6 S652 2010
Media class: Book
Edition: 2nd ed.
Publisher: New York, NY : Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231147118 0231147112 9780231147101 0231147104 9780231519991 0231519990
Series title: Columbia contemporary American religion series.
Extent: xvii, 232 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
This richly textured, critically acclaimed portrait of American Muslims introduces basic tenets of the Muslim faith, surveys history of Islam in North America, and profiles lifestyles, religious practices, and world views of Muslims in United States. The volume focuses specifically on difficulty of living faithfully and adhering to tradition while adapting to an American way of life and addresses the role of women in Muslim culture, raising and education of children, appropriate dress and behavior, and incidences of prejudice and unfair treatment. The second edition of Islam in America features a new chapter on post-9/11 realities, which covers infringements on civil rights and profiling, participation in politics, transformations in Islamic law, pluralism and identity issues, foreign influences, anti-Islamic sentiment, intra-Islamic tensions, and quest for a moderate Islam. Source notes, glossary, and additional resources reflect recent developments and scholarship--Publisher's description.
Introduction -- Muslim faith and practice -- Contributors to the development of Islam -- Islam comes to America -- Islam in the African American community -- The public practice of Islam -- Women and the Muslim American family -- Living a Muslim life in American society -- Islam in America post-9/11.