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Islam in North America

A Sourcebook, 1st Edition

Edited by Michael A. Köszegi, J. Gordon Melton


414 pages

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First published in 1992, this book focuses on the Muslim community and how it has developed in North America. Divided into eight sections, it traces the history of the Muslim community in North America from the nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth-century and examines different aspects of the community such as Sectarian Movements, Islam in the African American community and points of contact between Christian and Islamic communities. The text includes a number of bibliographies to aid further study and closes with a helpful directory of Muslim organizations and centers in North America.

This book will be of particular interest to those studying Islam and Religion in North America.

Table of Contents

Preface Muzammil Siddiqi; Introduction; General Reference Sources on Islam: A Selective Bibliography; Islam in North America: A Basic Shelf Life; 1. Islam in North America: The First Wave; Islam in the United States of America: A Review of the Sources Sulayman S. Nyang; Americans Discover Islam through Black Muslim Experience Lansiné Kaba; The Spirit of Islam Mohammad Alexander Russell Webb; Islam in America through the Nineteenth Century: A Bibliography; 2. Islam in North America: The Second Wave; Arab-Americans: A Community Profile Michael W. Suleiman; A Survey of the Arab-Muslims in the United States and Canada Emily Kalled Lovell; Arabs in America: One Arab’s Immigration Philip Harsham; Contributing to a Better Mutual Understanding between Islam and the West Marcel A. Boisard; American Islam - The Second Wave: A Bibliography; 3. Islamic Sectarian Movements in America; Hear! Ye Christian of Europe and America! And Ye Seekers after Truth! Mirza Ghulam Hazrat Ahmad; The Existence of God Mirza Ghulam Hazrat Ahmad; Islam and Brotherhood Charles S. Braden; Islamic Sectarian Movements in America: A Bibliography; 4. The Third Wave: Afro-American Islam; History of the First Muslim Mosque of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Jameela A. Hakim; From Black Muslim to Bibalian: The Evolution of a Movement Lawrence H. Mamiya; Twentieth-Century Afro-American Islam: A Bibliography; 5. The Sufis: Islamic Mysticism in America; The Sufi Order in the West: Sufism’s Encounter with the New Age Michael A. Köszegi; Sufism in North America: A Bibliography; 6. Islam in a Christian Culture: Dialogue and Dispute; Muslims and Christian Life in Canada Daood Hassan Hamdani; Points of Contact between Christianity and Mohammedanism George Washburn; Islamic-Christian Relations in the West: A Bibliography; 7. A Directory of Islamic Organizations and Centers in North America; A Directory of Muslim Organizations; A Directory of Centers for Islamic Studies; A Directory of Afro-American Muslim Groups; A Directory of Sectarian Islam; A Directory of Mosques and Muslim Centers in North America; A Directory of Sufi and Sufi-Inspired Organizations; A Directory of Muslim-Christian Interfaith Organizations; 8. Islam in Non-Print Media; Islam: Non-print Resources; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: International Islam

First published between 1832 and 1994, this 6 volume set examines the history of Islam in a variety of regions across the world. Spanning continents from Africa, to Asia, North America and Europe, and ranging from 19th century ethnographical studies to modern day historical research, these titles not only show the diversity within this global religion, but also how the study of Islam has changed over time. The titles in this set will be of interest to those studying the history of Islam as well as those who wish to interrogate the study of religion and international communities itself.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General
RELIGION / Islam / General
RELIGION / Islam / History
RELIGION / Islam / Sufi
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies