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Muslims in the United States: Pluralism under Exceptional Circumstances

Kathleen M. Moore

in The Unfamiliar Abode: Islamic Law in the United States and Britain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195387810
eISBN:
9780199777242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387810.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter offers an overview of the exceptional circumstances that Muslims face in the United States after September 11, 2001. The concept of pluralism, as fact and theory, is discussed in light ... More


 Webb's Journey to Islam

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

in A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187281
eISBN:
9780199784875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187288.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter chronicles Webb's conversion to Islam. It is shown that Webb's conversion was actually a series of conversions. First, he adopted materialism, which he rejected for Buddhism in search ... More


 The Yankee Mohammedan

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

in A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187281
eISBN:
9780199784875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187288.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter presents an introduction to the life of Alexander Russell Webb (1846-1916), who adopted Islam as a private faith and personal fulfillment of his identity as an American. He is considered ... More


 Manhattan Beginnings

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

in A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187281
eISBN:
9780199784875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187288.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on Webb's life following his return to New York in February 1893. He moved in with a friend, Samuel Brown of Jersey City, and immediately launched his mission from Brown's parlor ... More


Introduction: An Islamic Diasporic Framework in Britain and the United States

Kathleen M. Moore

in The Unfamiliar Abode: Islamic Law in the United States and Britain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195387810
eISBN:
9780199777242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387810.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introductory chapter begins by describing the core of the book, which is about the emergence of an Islamic diasporic legality among British and American Muslim communities. In a general sense, ... More


Chicago World's Fair and First Parliament of Religions

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

in A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187281
eISBN:
9780199784875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187288.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter begins with a discussion of the Chicago World's Fair. It then describes the First World's Parliament of Religions, which was one of the most promising events of the Victorian era. ... More


 Mission Runs Aground and Webb's Final Years

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

in A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187281
eISBN:
9780199784875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187288.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on the financial difficulties of Webb's mission and his final years. Webb's participation in the Parliament of Religions was the high point of his American Islamic Propaganda. He ... More


 Passage to India

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

in A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187281
eISBN:
9780199784875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187288.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on Webb's life following his resignation as US consul to Manila. It describes Webb's Oriental tour aimed at gaining support for his American Mission, which took him to Burma, and ... More


Conclusion: Webb's Legacy

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

in A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187281
eISBN:
9780199784875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187288.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on Webb's legacy. It argues that Webb's legacy is valuable for the future of American pluralism and the emerging self-definition of its large and growing Muslim community. ... More


A Sacred City

Zain Abdullah

in Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314250
eISBN:
9780199871797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314250.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

For more than twenty years, West African Muslims from the Muridiyya order, a Sufi brotherhood based in Senegal, have organized the annual Cheikh Amadou Bamba Day parade in New York City. It is a ... More


South Asian Leadership of American Muslims

Karen Leonard

in Muslims in the West: From Sojourners to Citizens

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148053
eISBN:
9780199849277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148053.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Muslims are an increasingly important part of the sociopolitical landscape in the United States. The number of African American Muslims has always been substantial and the number of Euro-American ... More


 Diplomatic Post in the Orient

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

in A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187281
eISBN:
9780199784875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187288.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on Webb's experiences as a US consul to the Philippines. On September 29, 1887, Webb was appointed US consul to Manila — then under Spanish colonial control — by President Grover ... More


The Qur’an and American Politics

Kathleen M. Moore

in The Unfamiliar Abode: Islamic Law in the United States and Britain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195387810
eISBN:
9780199777242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387810.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on the semiotics of sacred texts, and specifically the Qur'an as a signifier of verity. It examines the cultural logic of symbols and public service, beginning with the small but ... More


Between Blackamerica, Immigrant Islam, and the Dominant Culture

Sherman A. Jackson

in Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking toward the Third Resurrection

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180817
eISBN:
9780199850259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180817.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the historical relation between African Americans, immigrant Islam and the dominant culture in the U.S. during the 20th century. It describes African African Muslim thought ... More


Screening Faith, Making Muslims: Islamic Media for Muslim American Children and the Politics of Identity Construction

Yasmin Moll

in Educating the Muslims of America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195375206
eISBN:
9780199852307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375206.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter addresses the phenomenon of Islamic media production for children in the United States. It analyzes eight video programs and animated pictures geared toward Muslim children between the ... More


“Guide Us to the Straight Way”: A Look at the Makers of “Religiously Literate” Young Muslim Americans

Nadia Inji Khan

in Educating the Muslims of America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195375206
eISBN:
9780199852307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375206.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Just as loving parents have their children take vaccines, loving Muslim parents instill a healthy regimen of Islam for their children, hoping to safeguard their American offspring from perceived and ... More


The Third Resurrection and the Ghost of Edward Wilmot Blyden

Sherman A. Jackson

in Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking toward the Third Resurrection

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180817
eISBN:
9780199850259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180817.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the so-called Third Resurrection and the transition from Black Religion to historical Islam as the basis of religious authority in American Islam. It suggests that while the ... More


 Hudson Valley Roots

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

in A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187281
eISBN:
9780199784875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187288.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on Alexander Russell Webb's childhood. It describes how he grew up only a few minutes' walk from the Hudson River's banks, and how his identity was deeply rooted in the river and ... More


Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream

Christopher A. Bail

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159423
eISBN:
9781400852628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159423.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In July 2010, Terry Jones, the pastor of a small fundamentalist church in Florida, announced plans to burn two hundred Qur'ans on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Though he ended up ... More


 America's Muslims: Issues of Identity, Religious Diversity, and Pluralism

John L. Esposito

in Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195307221
eISBN:
9780199785513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307221.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the issues faced by Muslims in the United States. The American Muslim experience, like that of Christians and Jews before them, reflects struggles of faith and identity ... More


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