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978-0-7591-0613-0 • Paperback • May 2004 • $59.00 • (£45.00)
Zahid H. Bukhari is the director of the MAPS Project: Muslims in American Public Square, and fellow of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University. Sulayman S. Nyang teaches at the Department of African Studies, Howard University and is author Islam in the United States. Mumtaz Ahmad is editor of the journal Studies in Contemporary Islam and is professor of political science at Hampton University. John L. Esposito is university professor and director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding: History and International Affairs, at the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Part 3 I: Theoretical Perspectives on the Muslim Experience in the U.S.
4 Toward a Fiqh for Minorities: Some Reflections
5 Living as a Muslim in a Pluralistic Society and State: Theory and Experience
6 Conceptual Discourse: Living as a Muslim in a Pluralistic Society
Part 7 II: The Mainstreaming of American Muslims: Historical and Sociological Understanding
8 Muslims between the Jewish Example and the Black Experience: American Policy Implications
9 Muslims and the American Body Politics
10 Muslims as Partners in Interfaith Encounter
Part 11 III: Islam and the Black Experience in America
12 Preliminary Reflections on Islam and Black Religion
13 Islam among African Americans: An Overview
Chapter 14 The West African Paradox
15 IV: On Locating Muslims in the American Landscape: Demographical and Behavioral Aspects
16 Muslim Americans: A Demographic Report
17 The Mosque and the American Public Square
18 Governance and Leadership in Muslim Community Organizations
This edited collection presents a range of works that address the challenges and successes of Muslim communities in the U.S. The authors, who come from a variety of academic perspectives and backgrounds, provide a breadth of approaches and commentary on topics of worship, law, participation, and representation. An important addition to the examination of Muslims in the U.S. Highly recommended.
— Choice Reviews
At the dawn of the 21st century, the American Muslim community seemed well along on the path to mainstreaming in American society and institution building. 9/11 has challenged many of these successes and once again raised fundamental questions about Islam, the faith and identity of American Muslims, and their place in American society. Muslims' Place in the American Public Square provides a much-needed perspective on American Muslims, their experience, and place in American religious history and in the public square.
— John L. Esposito, from the foreword