As a minority religion in a predominantly Christian country, America's Muslims face many difficulties - lack of understanding of their cultural traditions by the majority of their fellow citizens, threats to their civil liberties based on their beliefs and ethnicity, and challenges to retaining a Muslim identity within their community. Muslims in the United States clarifies this complex situation by explaining for a non-Muslim audience the basic teachings and practices of Islam, the history of Islam in the United States, and a discussion of how and where Muslims live in this country. The volume concludes with a discussion of the problems that Muslims have adjusting to American culture, and a description from the Muslim perspective of 9/11 and its aftermath.
Muslims in the United States provides an objective overview of what it's like to live as a Muslim in the United States:
; Includes a history of Islam in America and a summary of what is known about the diversity of the Muslim population
; Examines the centrality of faith for the Muslims of the United States
; Analyzes the importance of women and the family
; Probes the troubles that Muslims have endured after 9/11
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Explores how practitioners of one of the world's largest religions - Islam -live and worship their faith in the United States.About the Author:
Ilyas Ba-Yunus is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Associate Professor of Anthropology at the State University of New York, Cortland.
Kassim Kone is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the State University of New York, Cortland.
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Book Description Greenwood, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0313328250