American Islam : the struggle for the soul of a religion / Paul M. Barrett

Author(s): Barrett, Paul (Paul M.)
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Subjects: Muslims--United States
Islam--United States
Muslims--United States--Social conditions
Muslim families--United States
United States--Ethnic relations
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: Ist ed
Published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007
LC Classification: B, BP
Physical Description: 304 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction : Muslims in America 3
1. The publisher 15
2. The scholar 62
3. The imam 100
4. The feminist 134
5. The mystics 179
6. The Webmaster 216
7. The activist 265
Conclusion : the way ahead 277
Notes: LCCN: 2006011404
ISBN: 9780374104238 (hardcover : alk. paper)
EAN: 9780374104238
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-286) and index
Summary: There are as many as six million Muslims in the United States today. Islam (together with Christianity and Judaism) is now an American faith, and the challenges Muslims face as they reconcile their intense and demanding faith with our chaotic and permissive society are recognizable to all of us. This book takes readers into Muslim homes, mosques, and private gatherings to introduce a population of striking variety. An intricate mixture of ideologies and cultures, American Muslims include immigrants and native born, black and white converts, those who are well integrated into the larger society and those who are alienated and extreme in their political views. Even as many American Muslims succeed in material terms and enrich our society, Islam is enmeshed in controversy in the United States, as thousands of American Muslims have been investigated and interrogated in the wake of 9/11.--From publisher description
Contents: Introduction: Muslims in America -- The publisher -- The scholar -- The imam -- The feminist -- The mystics -- The webmaster -- The activist -- Conclusion: the way ahead
OCLC Number: 66392925
ISBN/ISSN: 9780374104238