Muslims in the United States
by Ilyas Ba-Yunus, Kassim Kone
September 2006, 192pp, 7x10
1 volume, Greenwood

Hardcover: 978-0-313-32825-1
$67, £52, 59€, A92
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Explores how practitioners of one of the world’s largest religions – Islam -live and worship their faith in the United States.

As a minority religion in a predominantly Christian country, America’s Muslims face many difficulties – lack of understanding of their cultural traditions by the majority of their fellow citizens, threats to their civil liberties based on their beliefs and ethnicity, and challenges to retaining a Muslim identity within their community. Muslims in the United States clarifies this complex situation by explaining for a non-Muslim audience the basic teachings and practices of Islam, the history of Islam in the United States, and a discussion of how and where Muslims live in this country. The volume concludes with a discussion of the problems that Muslims have adjusting to American culture, and a description from the Muslim perspective of 9/11 and its aftermath.

Muslims in the United States provides an objective overview of what it’s like to live as a Muslim in the United States:
; Includes a history of Islam in America and a summary of what is known about the diversity of the Muslim population
; Examines the centrality of faith for the Muslims of the United States
; Analyzes the importance of women and the family
; Probes the troubles that Muslims have endured after 9/11


"[A] sure guide for the neophyte. The authors arrange their text with sensitivity to non-Muslim readers by making comparisons between other faith traditions and Islam. And yet the text is not dumbed down but forthright, often asking hard questions about the American Muslim character. Because of its clarity of presentation, it should be very useful for classroom instruction at the college level....The text would be a welcome addition to the syllabi of courses in comparative religion, sociology of religion, or religion in America."—Catholic Library World, June 1, 2007

"Ba-Yunus and Kone explore the Muslim American perspective on their religion and their major concerns in the US in light of the current hostility against them. They also consider the dimensions of their population, the status of women, their organizations, and communities."—Reference & Research Book News, February 1, 2007
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