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The Columbia sourcebook of Muslims in the United States

Author: Edward E Curtis
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008.
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From the Publisher: Since September 11, 2001, Muslims in the United States have become the subject of genuine curiosity and compassion as well as increased government surveillance and harassment. Who are these Muslims? What is their history, and where do they come from? Do they share a common culture? Do they vary in their beliefs? Bringing together an unusually personal collection of essays and documents from an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Columbia sourcebook of Muslims in the United States.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008
Online version:
Columbia sourcebook of Muslims in the United States.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward E Curtis
ISBN: 9780231139564 023113956X 9780231139571 0231139578
OCLC Number: 132582024
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2017
Description: xvii, 452 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction to an American Muslim panorama --
[Part] 1: Whispers And Echoes: American Muslims Before World War I --
1: Autobiography of Omar ibn Sayyid (1831) / Omar ibn Sayyid --
2: Islam in America (1893) / Mohammed Alexander Russell Webb --
3: Islam in the Western Soudan (1902) / Edward Wilmot Blyden --
4: Ancient Arabic order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (1903, revised 1916) / George L Root --
5: WPA interviews with Mary Juma and Mike Abdallah (1939) --
[Part] 2: Contact And Divergence: Immigrant And African American Muslims From World War I To 1965 --
1: America: 1910-1912 (c 1925) / Pir Inayat Khan --
2: I am a Moslem (1921), true salvation of the American Negroes: the real solution of the Negro question (1923), Crescent or cross: a Negro may aspire to any position under Islam without discrimination (1923), and Living Flora-and dead (1924) / Moslem sunrise --
3: Holy Koran of the Moorish Science Temple (1927) / Noble Drew Ali --
4: Al-Islam: the religion of humanity (1950) / Shaikh Daoud Ahmed Faisal --
5: Our prophet, Muhammad (1959) / Imam Vehby Isma'il --
6: Arab Moslems in the United States (1966) / Abdo Elkholy --
7: God, ain't you for everybody? from Down these mean streets (1967) / Piri Thomas --
8: What the Muslims want and what the Muslims believe, from Message to the blackman in America (1965) / Elijah Muhammad --
9: Interview with Al-Muslimoon (1965) / Malcolm X --
[Part] 3: American Islam After 1965: Racial, Ethnic, And Religious Diversities --
1: Inner Qur'an, from Islam and World Peace (1987) / Muhammad Raheem Bawa Muhaiyaddeen --
2: Historic Atlanta address (1978) / W.D. Mohammed --
3: What we teach, Allah, and supreme mathematics (1992) / Nation of Gods and Earths --
Prologue to Spiritual discourse: learning with an Islamic master (1993) / Frances Trix --
5: Million man march address (1995) / Minister Louis Farrakhan --
6: Struggling to surrender: some impressions of an American convert to Islam (1995) / Jeffrey Lang --
7: Finding the straight path: a conversation with Mohsen and Lila Amen about faith, life, and family in Dearborn, in Arab Detroit: from margin to mainstream (2000) / Sally Howell --
8: Our stories: a leap of faith, in Latina Magazine (2004) / Damarys Ocana --
9: Matrimonials (2005) / Islamic Horizons--
10: Standing alone in Mecca: an American woman's struggle for the soul of Islam (2005) / Asra Q. Nomani --
[Part] 4: Women, Gender, And Sexuality In American Islam --
1: From Abu Dhabi to America, in A border passage: from Cairo to America-a woman's journey (2000) / Leila Ahmed --
2: Daughters of another path: experiences of American women choosing Islam (1996) / Carol L Anway --
3: Interview in American Jihad: Islam after Malcolm X (1993) / Tarajee Abdur-Rahim --
4: American Muslims: the new generation (2000) / Asma Gull Hasan --
5: Introduction to Muslim women's rights," in Windows of faith: Muslim women scholar-activists in North America (2002) / Azizah al-Hibri --
6: Qur'an and woman: rereading the sacred text from a woman's perspective (1999) / Amina Wadud --
7: On the edge of belonging, in Living Islam outloud: American Muslim women speak (2005) / Khalida Saed --
8: Examination of the issue of female prayer leadership (2005) / Imam Zaid Shakir --
9: Islamic Jurisprudence, civil disobedience, and woman-led prayer (2005) / Laury Silvers --
10: Can a woman be an Imam? debating form and function in Muslim women's leadership (2005) / Ingrid Mattson. [Part] 5: American Muslim Politics And Civic Engagement After 9/11 --
1: Status of Muslim civil rights in the United States (2005) / Council of American-Islamic relations --
2: American Muslim charities: easy targets in the war on terror, in Pace Law Review (2005) / Laila Al-Marayati --
3: United States of America v. Earnest James Ujaama (2002) --
4: Fatwa against terrorism (2005) / Fiqh Council of North America --
5: Being Muslim, being American after 9/11, in Taking back Islam: American Muslims reclaim their faith (2002) / Omid Safi --
6: Yaphett El-Amin for [Missouri] Senate District 4 (2006) --
7: Islam and the challenge of democracy (2003) / Khaled Abou El Fadl --
8: Islamic movement in America-why? in Muslims and Islamization in North America: problems and prospects (1999) / Shamim A. Siddiqui --
9: New guide to Muslim interfaith dialogue (2006) / American Islamic Congress --
10: Challenges of resettlement and adaptation of Muslim refugees, in Muslim refugees in the United States: a guide for service providers (2003) / Patricia S Maloof and Fariyal Ross-Sherriff --
[Part] 6: American Muslim Spirituality And Religious Life --
1: Hajj in a Wheelchair, Azizah Magazine (2002) / Betty Hasan Amin --
2: Who Is God? in Qur'an for Children (1995) / Abdul Rauf --
3: Women Called To The Path of Rumi: the way of the whirling dervish (2001) / Shakina Reinhertz --
4: Daily prayer (Duʻa) of Shiʻa Ismaʻili Muslims (2001) / Tazim R. Kassam --
5: Question of faith for Muslim inmates (1999) / Aminah McCloud and Frederick Thaufeer al-Deen --
6: Online advice about Muslim youth (2004 and 2005) / Suhail Mulla --
7: Islamic medical ethics: the IMANA perspective (2005) / Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA) --
8: Introduction to LARIBA financing (1998) / Yahia Abdul-Rahman and Abdullah S. Tug --
9: Culture of terrorism, from Insomnia (2004) / Capital D --
10: Introduction to Purification of the heart (2004) / Hamza Yusuf.
Other Titles: Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States
Responsibility: Edward E. Curtis IV, editor.


Aiming to provide a corrective to the rhetoric of suspicion and fear surrounding discussions of Muslims in the United States, this book emphasizes Muslims' continuing impact on American society and  Read more...
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