The American Muslim Identity

Speaking for Ourselves by Aslam Abdullah

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  • Islam - General,
  • Religion
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages189
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Open LibraryOL9335438M
ISBN 101881504565
ISBN 109781881504566
OCLC/WorldCa57172635

Mir explores Muslim women's navigation of identity in the higher education context and finds that it is rich and generative, as well as troubling and alienating. The diverse perspectives of these women illuminate the many ways in which concepts of agency, modesty, normalcy, and practice are framed in contemporary society."--Sally Campbell. In sometimes heartbreaking and staggering prose laced with subtle and sardonic humor, Moghul (The Order of Light) shares what it looks like to hammer out an American Muslim   The American Muslim Identity. Speaking for Ourselves. Professor Akbar S. Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. called the book " an important contribution to the debate about Islam in America after Septem " The Rev. Ed Bacon, Rector, All Saints Church (Episcopal and Anglican. Known for his striking, conceptual imagery, his visual language is the product of a layered identity, combining underground NYC hip hop, Syrian heritage, American upbringing, and Muslim faith. He strives to blend faith and art in way that is impactful while staying true to his roots.

Such a treatment is especially inappropriate when reflecting on the Muslim American identity, which is by far one of the most culturally, ethnically, and socially diverse of any in the Islamic world. Women of the Muslim community in America could be described as both patriots and practitioners (of faith).Author: Emilia Marcyk. All-American Muslim Girl Nadine Jolie Courtney. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $ (p) ISBN Buy this book Living just outside Atlanta, Allie Abraham is the daughter of a . African-American Islamization Reconsidered: Black History Narratives and Muslim Identity Edward E. Curtis IV Utilizing recent anthropological and historical approaches to Islamization (here meaning the various historical processes by which humans become Muslims), this article offers a new model for understanding African-American conversion to.   In Stories Of Muslim Identity, Playwright Explores Fault Lines Of Faith: Code Switch Ayad Akhtar plumbs his past to grapple with what it means to be Muslim in America. While some accuse him of.

Since , there has been a tremendous backlash against the very idea that it is possible to be both American and Muslim-the controversy over the so-called Ground Zero Mosque and the attempts to ban shari'a law are examples. Even within the Muslim community many leaders urge believers to integrate more fully into the mainstream of American life.   Saeed, who is Muslim, and Albertalli, who is Jewish, say their book, Yes No Maybe So, released in February , reflects identity and perspective at a time when we urgently need understanding and. Selcuk R. Sirin, Muslim American youth: understanding hyphenated identities through multiple methods () Summary: “The volume offers a critical conceptual framework to aid in understanding Muslim American identity formation processes, a framework which can also be applied to other groups of marginalized and immigrant youth.” –

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However, once these immigrants become American Citizens and become part of the American fabric, they will eventually develop an American Muslim Identity. They will do it deliberately while their children who grow up here will do it organically.

I would like to share some thoughts about what that American Muslim Identity looks like to me. In Part I of this book, the American Muslim identity is defined. The basic tenets of Islam on the issues of human rights and democracy are thoroughly explored, and juxtaposed against the founding principles of the United States.

The authors demonstrate why the ideals of Islam are conducive to a strong sense of patriotism.4/5(1). Leaders of traditional Muslim institutions such as mosques, schools, and the Islamic Society of North America—institutions whose primary purpose is to shape Muslim identity—have derived their authority from their piety, their knowledge of the tradition, and their advocacy of a narrow set of international issues, chiefly the cause of the.

All-American Muslim Girl is one of my favourite books ofand I feel so lucky that I got the chance to read an early copy. This novel is about a lot of things but ultimately it's about what it means to be young and Muslim in this day and age, because that 4/5.

Presumptuous of Me to Think Otherwise: Negotiating the American Muslim Identity - Kindle edition by Athman, Khadija, Yasin, Nusaybah. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Presumptuous of Me to Think Otherwise: Negotiating the American Muslim Identity/5(21).

The book starts off powerfully with a scene on an airplane. I did struggle with the fact that Allie hid the fact that she was embracing her Muslim identity from her father, but she had her reasons.

Upon finishing the book, I saw that the idea of being an All-American Muslim girl came from Nadine Jolie Courtney’s own experiences and. Ms. Wilson, 32, is a Seattle-based memoirist and graphic novelist now best known as the writer of a new Marvel comic book series, Ms.

Marvel, which features a Muslim-American teenage girl superhero. The ALL AMERICAN MUSLIM GIRL is year-old Allie Abraham.

With her red hair and hazel eyes, she doesn't fit the stereotype of a young Muslim woman and easily fits into life at her new high school outside of Atlanta, becoming a JV cheerleader and joining the chorus and Quiz Bowl team.5/5.

Kamala Khan is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel d by editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker, writer G. Willow Wilson, and artists Adrian Alphona and Jamie McKelvie, Khan is Marvel's first Muslim character to headline her own comic book.

Khan made her first appearance in Captain Marvel #14 (August ) Created by: Sana Amanat, Stephen Wacker, G. In All-American Muslim Girl, Allie Abraham's family is ethnically Circassian, which accounts in part for her fair, reddish blonde Allie observes, few Americans have ever heard of Circassians, so in the novel she gives a very cursory background that only begins to describe the history and struggles of this group of people.

The book handles the complexity and intersectionality of being a Muslim American woman with finesse, addressing many aspects of identity and Islamic opinions. Allie, who has a highly diverse friend group, examines her white-passing privilege and race as well as multiple levels of discrimination, perceptions of conversion, feminism, sexual.

“The book handles the complexity and intersectionality of being a Muslim American woman with finesse, addressing many aspects of identity and Islamic opinions While grounded in the American Muslim experience, the book has universal appeal thanks to its nuanced, well-developed teen characters whose struggles offer direct parallels to many.

As the main title's question implies, this is a book genuinely puzzling out American Muslim identity, in the process of which An-Na'im places his own identity cards on the table: he writes as a husband, father, and grandfather concerned for.

Not Quite American. book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Haddad's lecture is a reflection on Muslim and Arab identity in the Un /5(11). My book Muslim American Women on Campus: Undergraduate Social Life and Identity focuses on Muslim undergraduate women in campus culture.

I did over 18 months of research at Georgetown and George Washington Universities to research Muslim students’ experiences on campus, with a special focus on leisure culture and social lives.

What is ‘Muslims, Identity, and American Politics’ about. The book examines the facets of Muslim identity in American society post-9/ Its core question is whether and why Muslims feel a sense of identity attachment to the U.S.

as their home. The answer is that Muslims do feel this attachment, but why is more complicated. The book will demonstrate how the American university has served as an indispensable site for the coalescence of American Muslim community and identity.

Focusing on the MSA’s growth from its founding in until the present, the book will locate American Muslim students within the larger history of transnational political and religious. The book handles the complexity and intersectionality of being a Muslim American woman with finesse, addressing many aspects of identity and Islamic opinions.

Allie, who has a highly diverse friend group, examines her white-passing privilege and race as well as multiple levels of discrimination, perceptions of conversion, feminism, sexual Author: Nadine Jolie Courtney.

Directed by Adam Zucker. With Imam Shamsi Ali, Debbie Almontaser, Mohamed Bahi. Five Muslim Americans in Brooklyn and Queens, each once an immigrant and now a U.S. citizen, deal with the impact of the Muslim Ban as they are each forced to navigate what it means to be an American Muslim/   What emerged was an American-Muslim identity, one that is wholly Islamic and wholly American; one that our American born children have embraced organically.

What I mean by that is: There are some things that have not changed, and some that have. “Identity is a very important part of the book, if not the book,” Sharif said. “It definitely explores how identity is made, how one comes to accept, reject, struggle, praise and love one’s identity.

Specifically, in light of identity, how I came into an awareness of being an African-American Muslim woman from the South. A young Muslim leader’s memoir of his struggles to forge an American Muslim identity Haroon Moghul was thrust into the spotlight after 9/11, becoming an undergraduate leader at New York University’s Islamic Center forced into appearances everywhere: on TV, before interfaith audiences, in print.

Shabana Mir's impressive book focuses on a very important way in which Muslims are locating their identity in the American milieu and responding to it, even as they shape it. In particular, she shifts attention to the university campus, among the most important sites where Muslim identity is being constructed and challenged.—Omid Safi Brand: The University of North Carolina Press.

In this book, Hisham Aidi, a political scientist and lecturer at Columbia University, explores Muslim youth identity and music in the context of Islamophobic politics.

Namely, Aidi discusses how Muslim youth culture across the globe embraces various forms of music as a means of protesting, proclaiming identity, and building community.

A young Muslim leader’s memoir of his struggles to forge an American Muslim identity Haroon Moghul was thrust into the spotlight after 9/11, becoming an undergraduate leader at New York University’s Islamic Center forced into appearances everywhere: on TV, before interfaith audiences, in print.

All-American Muslim Girl By Nadine Jolie Courtney Published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux ISBN Age Range: 12+ Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N | Worldcat “ examines matters of subtle and blatant Islamophobia, privilege and erasure, and questions of faith and identity ” —Publishers Weekly Description Allie Abraham has it all going for.

So a black Muslim was an identity that was oxymoronic according to the legal construction of Muslim identity and black identity. And these perceptions and. The four words I whispered to myself on 9/11 reverberated through the mind of every Muslim American that day and every day after.

Our fear, and the collective breath or brace for the hateful backlash that ensued, symbolize the existential tightrope that defines Muslim American identity today.”. The book handles the complexity and intersectionality of being a Muslim American woman with finesse, addressing many aspects of identity and Islamic opinions.

Allie, who has a highly diverse friend group, examines her white-passing privilege and race as well as multiple levels of discrimination, perceptions of conversion, feminism, sexual Brand: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. In my book Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States, I look at one particular headscarf style—a scarf tied in a bun at the back of a woman’s head—that is also tied up in the complexities of race and class in the United in the African diaspora, this style has a history of use among enslaved and free Black women, who used headscarves in utilitarian.

Education and Muslim Identity During a Time of Tension explores life inside an Islamic Center and school in present-day America. Melanie Brooks’ work draws on in-depth discussions with community and school leaders, teachers, parents and students to present thoughtful and contemporary perspectives on many issues central to American-Muslim.Chapter 4 - Surveying Muslim Identity.

Chapter 5 - Identity Salience, Political Participation, and Muslim Young Adults. Chapter 6 - Emotion, Identity, and National Attachment. Chapter 7 - Looking Ahead: Muslims in Trump’s America. About the Author. Brian Calfano is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Journalism at the University of.In their public and private lives, Muslim women are actively negotiating what it means to be a woman and a Muslim in an American context.

Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, Jane I. Smith, and Kathleen M. Moore offer a much-needed survey of the situation of Muslim American women, focusing on how Muslim views about and experiences of gender are changing in.