Islam in America, 1st Edition

  • Jane I. Smith
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0231500394
  • ISBN-13: 9780231500395
  • DDC: 297.0973
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 251 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released August 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

  • Price:  Sign in for price



Introduces the basic tenets of the Muslim faith, surveys the history of Islam in this country, and profiles the lifestyles, religious practices, and worldviews of American Muslims.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Muslim Faith and Practice.
1: The Elements of Islamic Faith and Practice.
Contributors to the Development of Islam.
2: The Prophet Muhammad and the Revelation of the Qur’an.
3: Pioneers of Early Islam.
4: The Early Development of the Islamic Community.
5: The Development of Philosophy, Theology, and Mysticism.
6: The Intervening Years.
7: Framers of Twentieth-Century Islam.
Islam Comes to America.
8: The First Muslims.
9: Early Muslim Immigrants in the American Context.
10: Muslim Communities Across the American Continent.
11: Shi‘ite Islam in America.
12: Converts to Islam.
13: Islam in the African American Community.
14: Noble Drew Ali and the Moorish Science Temple of America.
15: Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam.
16: Malcolm X.
17: Wallace Muhammad (Warith Deen Mohammed).
18: Louis Farrakhan.
19: African American Sunni Movements.
20: African American Sectarian Movements.
Women and the Muslim American Family.
21: Roles and Responsibilities of Women.
22: Marriage and Divorce.
23: Children and Youth.
24: Care of the Elderly.
Living a Muslim Life in American Society.
25: Education.
26: Economics.
27: Nutrition and Health.
28: Holidays.
29: Islamic “Products”.
30: Personal Problems and Islamic Solutions.
The Public Practice of Islam.
31: Mosques (Masjids).
32: Imams.
33: Chaplains.
34: Spreading the Faith (Da‘wa).
35: Islamic Organizations.
36: Combating Anti-Muslim Prejudice.
Looking to the Future.
37: Authority.
38: Unity.
39: Leadership.
40: Women.
41: Politics.
American Muslims of Note.
Resources for the Study of American Islam.