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Islamic Faith in America

Almost one-fifth of the world's population belongs to the Muslim faith, making Islam the second largest world religion. Islam, however, is also one of the fastest growing religions in the United States. Since t… (See Below for Full Description)
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Almost one-fifth of the world's population belongs to the Muslim faith, making Islam the second largest world religion. Islam, however, is also one of the fastest growing religions in the United States. Since the events of September 11, 2001, there has been an increased interest in Islam and a desire for Americans to understand this faith. This book will help students comprehend the basic history and beliefs of this intricate religion.

Islamic Faith in America explores the impact of Muslims on American culture, social issues, and politics and offers a glimpse into the lives of the most important and influential Muslims in this country. Readers will be introduced to the daily lifestyle of Muslims in America, their connections to other Muslims around the world, the influence of Islamic nations on the shape of Muslim life in the United States, and Islam's role in American history.

Coverage includes:
  • The arrival of Islam in this country via camel drivers hired by the U.S. Cavalry
  • The impact of the two world wars on Arabia and thus on Islamic immigration to America
  • The development and growth of the Black Muslim movement and its role in past and present American Islam
  • The reaction of the American Muslim community to events of September 11, 2001
  • The work of Islamic groups in various social welfare and community-building activities, often in inner cities
  • The challenge of American Muslims to live as Americans and as Muslims and remain true to both ideals.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-8160-4983-7
ISBN-10 816049831
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Faith in America
Author James A. Beverley; Series Editor: J. Gordon Melton
Publication Date 11/1/2002
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Facts On File
Specifications Black-and-white photographs. Bibliography. Glossary. Chronology. Index.
Available Formats Print

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