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The North American Muslim Resource Guide : Muslim Community Life in the United States and Canada - Mohamed Nimer

The North American Muslim Resource Guide

Muslim Community Life in the United States and Canada

Hardcover Published: 31st October 2002
ISBN: 9780415937283
Number Of Pages: 354

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This unique and important work constitutes an invaluable resource both for Muslims and for anyone seeking a better understanding of the Islamic experience in the US and Canada. This book shows how Muslims are working together to maintain their cultural and religious practices while participating as citizens and equal partners in the building of their adopted countries, and offers an analytical guide to the range of resources they have formed to support these endeavors. "The North American Muslim Resource Guide" also discusses the major issues affecting their communities, and explores the impact of recent events on the lives of American Muslims.
In addition to providing an extensive directory of mainstream Muslim community organizations, "The North American Muslim Resource Guide" offers an overview of Muslim values and institutions, briefly traces the history of Islam in North America, and includes useful tables depicting the growth of the American Muslim population, as well as that of centers, organizations, and ethnic associations serving Islamic communities. This book is a key reference for academic and public libraries serving Muslim populations, and an important resource for students, general readers, researchers, and specialists in Islamic studies.

Industry Reviews

"Valuable to those seeking more insight... This reference is crucial for an unbiased and comprehensive look at Muslims in Canada and the United States... A welcome addition to school and public libraries."
-"American Reference Books Annual, 2003
"Timely in the light of the increased interest in Islam and North American Muslims... The information is tied together nicely by an index of detailed subheadings. More than a third of the work is dedicated to a select yet extensive directory...Recommended. Public and academic libraries."
-"Choice, March 2003

Contents: Islam in America-Chronology of Events
Main Concepts: Islam, Quaran and Hadith, Islamic Pillars and Practices, Sunni and Shia Muslims
Population Facts: Overall Characteristics, Recent Muslim Immigration to the United States, Recent Muslim Refugees in the United States, Major Ethnic Populations
Muslim Community Organizations: Mosques, Islamic Centers, Schools, Other Specialized Services, National Communities, Ethnicity Centered Groupings, Charities and Social Service Groups, Public Affairs Organizations, Muslim Community Media, Women Groups, Students Groups
Communal Relations: Nation of Islam Move toward Mainstream Islam, New Organizations
American Muslim Directory
Contents listed are tentative and may differ in printed book
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415937283
ISBN-10: 0415937280
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 31st October 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 16.26  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1

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