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Muslims' Place in the American Public Square : Hope, Fears, and Aspirations - Zahid H. Bukhari

Muslims' Place in the American Public Square

Hope, Fears, and Aspirations

By: Zahid H. Bukhari (Editor), Sulayman S. Nyang (Editor), Mumtaz Ahmad (Editor), John L. Esposito (Editor)

Paperback Published: 28th April 2004
ISBN: 9780759106130
Number Of Pages: 396

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Once a year Muslims from around the world �representing a vast range of ethnicities, incomes, ages, and attitudes �perform the Hajj (pilgrimage) and converge in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Now, the global diversity of Muslims at the Hajj is almost repliacted in the United States: new immigrants, Muslims whose families have been here for generations, and converts are coming together, seeing what unites them and what issues they face together. Project MAPS (Muslims in the American Public Square) began in 1999 to provide much-needed information on this understudied and immensely diverse group of six million Americans. This first volume emerging from the project, Muslims' Place in the American Public Square, shows where the American Muslim community fits into the American religious and civic landscape both before and after 9/11. Renowned scholars contribute theoretical, legal, historical, and sociological perspectives on how Muslims function in both their own institutions and others. For classes in religion or the social sciences, or for anyone interested in this increasingly significant community, Muslims' Place in the American Public Square provides a current, balanced introduction.

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At the dawn of the 21st century, the American Muslim community seemed well along on the path to mainstreaming in American society and institution building. 9/11 has challenged many of these successes and once again raised fundamental questions about Islam, the faith and identity of American Muslims, and their place in American society. Muslims' Place in the American Public Square provides a much-needed perspective on American Muslims, their experience, and place in American religious history and in the public square.--John L. Esposito, from the foreword

Glossary of Foreign Termsp. vii
Forewordp. xi
Introduction: Hope, Fears, and Aspirations: Muslims in the American Public Squarep. xiv
Theoretical Perspectives on the Muslim Experience in the United States
Toward a Fiqh for Minorities: Some Reflectionsp. 3
Living as a Muslim in a Pluralistic Society and State: Theory and Experiencep. 38
Conceptual Discourse: Living as a Muslim in a Pluralistic Societyp. 73
Living on Borderlines: Islam beyond the Clash and Dialogue of Civilizationsp. 84
The Mainstreaming of American Muslims: Historical and Sociological Understanding
Muslims between the Jewish Example and the Black Experience: American Policy Implicationsp. 117
Muslims in the American Body Politicp. 145
Muslims as Partners in Interfaith Encounterp. 165
Islam and the Black Experience in America
Preliminary Reflections on Islam and Black Religionp. 201
Islam among African Americans: An Overviewp. 222
The West African Paradoxp. 268
On Locating Muslims in the American Landscape: Demographic and Behavioral Aspects
Muslim Americans: A Demographic Reportp. 299
The Mosque and the American Public Squarep. 323
Governance in Muslim Community Organizationsp. 347
Indexp. 380
About the Contributorsp. 395
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ISBN: 9780759106130
ISBN-10: 0759106134
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 28th April 2004
Publisher: ALTA MIRA PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.04  x 2.74
Weight (kg): 0.7