Islam in America: Exploring the Issues, 1st Edition

  • Craig Considine
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  • ISBN-10: 1440866317
  • ISBN-13: 9781440866319
  • DDC: 297.097303
  • 208 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released December 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Islam is the most misunderstood and misrepresented religious tradition in the United States, depicted as an oppressive and violent political system and its followers as backward and un-American. The stereotypes about Islam and Muslims in the U.S. calls for a new sociological understanding that confronts the menacing bigotry and racism rising in the U.S. today. Through an overview essay, chronology, and roughly 50 alphabetically arranged entries, this reference explores the intersection of Islam, Muslims, and American national identity. The primary focus is contemporary issues and developments relating to Islam in the U.S., but the entries also incorporate a fuller picture of Islam in general and Muslims worldwide. Included are entries on history, race and ethnicity, interfaith commonalities, politics, discrimination and hate, and national identity. The entries cite works for further reading, and the book closes with an annotated bibliography of the most important resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Topical List of Entries.
Series Foreword.
1: Abrahamic Tradition.
2: African American Muslims.
3: Ahadith.
4: Ahmadiyya.
5: Apostasy.
6: Arab American Muslims.
7: Asian American Muslims.
8: Civil Rights.
9: Clash of Civilizations.
10: Converts.
11: Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).
12: Dhimmi.
13: European American Muslims.
14: Foreign Policies.
15: Freedom of Religion.
16: Freedom of Speech.
17: Hate Crimes.
18: Hijab.
19: Integration.
20: Islamophobia.
21: Jesus and Mary.
22: Jihad.
23: Jizya.
24: Latin American Muslims.
25: LGBTQ.
26: Media Coverage and the Entertainment Industry.
27: Mosques and Organizations.
28: The Muslim Brotherhood.
29: Muslim Travel Ban and Immigration Policies.
30: Pluralism.
31: Polygamy.
32: The Prophet Muhammad.
33: Qur'an.
34: Racialization.
35: Refugees.
36: Sharia.
37: Shi'ism.
38: Slavery.
39: Social Justice Activism.
40: Sufism.
41: Sunnism.
42: Taqiyya.
43: Turkish American Muslims.
44: Ummah.
45: U.S. Founding Fathers.
46: Wahhabism.
47: Women's Rights.
48: Zakat.
Annotated Bibliography.
About the Author.