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Finding Mecca in America: Muslim Directionality and the Codification of American Space

Mucahit Bilici

in Finding Mecca in America: How Islam Is Becoming an American Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226049564
eISBN:
9780226922874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922874.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores how Muslims arriving on American soil face the question of establishing the direction toward Mecca (qibla). As America is outside the Muslim sacred canopy, it becomes a frontier ... More


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