Vivid, dramatic pix of Muslims in the US within the years after September 11, as they outline themselves in a spiritual way of life torn among moderation and extremism
There are as many as six million Muslims within the usa at the present time. Islam (together with Christianity and Judaism) is now an American religion, and the demanding situations Muslims face as they reconcile their excessive and critical religion with our chaotic and permissive society are recognizable to all of us.
From West Virginia to northern Idaho, American Islam takes readers into Muslim houses, mosques, and personal gatherings to introduce a inhabitants of awesome type. The crucial characters diversity from a charismatic black imam schooled within the militancy of the state of Islam to the daughter of an Indian immigrant family members whose feminist perspectives divided her father's mosque in West Virginia. listed here are lives in clash, reflecting in numerous methods the turmoil affecting the faith world wide. An complicated mix of ideologies and cultures, American Muslims contain immigrants and local born, black and white converts, people who are good built-in into the bigger society and those that are alienated and severe of their political opinions. whilst many American Muslims reach fabric phrases and increase our society, Islam is enmeshed in controversy within the usa, as millions of yank Muslims were investigated and interrogated within the wake of 9/11.
American Islam is an intimate and shiny team portrait of yank Muslims in a time of turmoil and promise.
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