The Muslims of America

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Amherst Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad Professor of Islamic History University of Massachusetts
Oxford University Press, USA, Jun 13, 1991 - Religion - 272 pages
This collection brings together sixteen previously unpublished essays about the history, organization, challenges, responses, outstanding thinkers, and future prospects of the Muslim community in the United States and Canada. Both Muslims and non-Muslims are represented among the contributors, who include such leading Islamic scholars as John Esposito, Frederick Denny, Jane Smith, and John Voll. Focusing on the manner in which American Muslims adapt their institutions as they become increasingly an indigenous part of America, the essays discuss American Muslim self-images, perceptions of Muslims by non-Muslim Americans, leading American Muslim intellectuals, political activity of Muslims in America, Muslims in American prisons, Islamic education, the status of Muslim women in America, and the impact of American foreign policy on Muslims in the United States.
 

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The book try to create from the Muslim brotherhood org. in America a representative of Muslims and Islam in America and that is not true. Second the book try to create image that the ideological roots of the brotherhoods is Suufism which is peaceful old philosophy compared with the brotherhood early involvement in violence, terrorism and espionage acts. 

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Contents

Muslim Organizations in the United States
11
Estimate of Muslims Living in America
25
Perspectives of the American Churches on Islam
39
Representation
53
Muslim ScholarActivist
65
Defender of the Sacred
80
The Legacy of Fazlur Rahman
96
Political Activity of Muslims in America
111
Dawa in the West
125
Religious Liberty
136
Conception
157
Muslim Women in Intercultural Perspective
175
Muslim Women in America Between
188
Islamic Issues for Muslims in the United States
205
American Foreign Policy in the Middle East and Its Impact
217
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