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American Jihad is the only popular book available about the religious experience of Muslims, both black and white, in America. With overone billion faithful worldwide, and over six rnillion in the United States alone, Islam is the world's fastest-growing religion. In fact, the populationof American Muslims surpasses the membership of many mainline Protestant denominations. However, the media's depiction of Muslims in America oftenstops short of any real examination and opts instead to cover only the sensational, puzzling charisma of Louis Farrakhan, who leads the Nation of Islam, or the violence of some of the more extremist Muslims. American Jihad dispels these prominent but dangerously deceptivestereotypes and is the first book to take a serious and inclusive approach to exploring how the Muslim faith is embraced and practiced in America. Likemany African-Americans of his generation, author Steven Barboza was affected profoundly by Malcolm X and converted from Catholicism after readingthe Autobiography. In American Jihad, he features a myriad of faithful Muslims who come from many different walks of life from a foreignpolicy advisor of Richard M. Nixon's, to a blond Sufi, to an AIDS activist, and so on. In American Jihad, you'll hear from some ofthe most famous American Muslims after Malcolm X, including Louis Farrakhan, Kareem Abdul Jabar, Attallah Shabazz (Malcolm X's daughter), and the formerH. Rap Brown. In American Jihad, Steven Barboza does for Islam what Studs Terkel has recently done for racerelations.

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Documenting the religious experience of American Muslims, a detailed portrait dispels the extremist or violent stereotypes associated with its practice while presenting the stories of such figures as Kareem Abdul Jabar and Attellah Shabazz. Reprint.

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American Jihad is the only popular bookavailable about the religious experience of Muslims,both black and white, in America. With over onebillion faithful worldwide, and over six rnillion inthe United States alone, Islam is the world'sfastest-growing religion. In fact, the population ofAmerican Muslims surpasses the membership of manymainline Protestant denominations. However, themedia's depiction of Muslims in America often stopsshort of any real examination and opts instead tocover only the sensational, puzzling charisma ofLouis Farrakhan, who leads the Nation of Islam, orthe violence of some of the more extremistMuslims. American Jihad dispels theseprominent but dangerously deceptive stereotypesand is the first book to take a serious andinclusive approach to exploring how the Muslim faith isembraced and practiced in America. Like manyAfrican-Americans of his generation, author StevenBarboza was affected profoundly by Malcolm X andconverted from Catholicism after reading theAutobiography. In American Jihad, hefeatures a myriad of faithful Muslims who come frommany different walks of life from a foreign policyadvisor of Richard M. Nixon's, to a blond Sufi, toan AIDS activist, and so on. InAmerican Jihad, you'll hear from some of themost famous American Muslims after Malcolm X,including Louis Farrakhan, Kareem Abdul Jabar, AttallahShabazz (Malcolm X's daughter), and the former H.Rap Brown. In American Jihad,Steven Barboza does for Islam what Studs Terkel hasrecently done for race relations.

Table of Contents

From Al Azhar to Oak Park / Hoda Boyer — Allah at Harvard / Ali S. Asani — Rendezvous / Rabia van Hattum — Brand-new old revolution / Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown) — Accidental Muslim / Sohail Humayun Hashmi — The calligrapher / Mohamed Zakariya — A separate peace / Abd al-Hayy Moore — A nation supreme — The first resurrection — Pioneers / Benjamin and Clara Muhammad — "Go buy fish!" / H. Nasif Mahmoud — Prodigal son — Warith Deen Mohammed — Everybody's grandfather / Ozier Muhammad — Converting the converted / A mosque in Newark — From dust to industry / Akbar Salaam — A clear sign / Johnny Lee X — Survival course — Extended royal family — Louis Farrakhan — Black devils / Murad Muhammad — Cold war / Sulaiman Abdul-Haqq — Under the prayer rug / Tarajee Abdur-Rahim — Deliverance / Elias Sengor — Ex-gangster for God / Nadim Sulaiman Ali — "Does that mean you're not Jewish?" / Selik Baba (aka Selik Schwartz) — The dream / Sheik Nur al Jerrahi (aka Lex Hixon) — Gift of God / Attallah Shabazz — Leap of faith / Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — Come to success / A mosque in Chicago — The mighty / Muhammad Ali — May Day / May May Ali — The channel / Mujahid Ali (aka Clarence C. Lilley) — Over 100 billion served / Iqbal Musaji — Coming to America / Mona El-Raddaf — Routes / Tazim Jaffer — Vagabond / Tehmina Khan — A good addition / Halima Tour

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307778024
Subtitle:
Islam after Malcolm X
Publisher:
Image Books
Author:
Barboza, Steven
Subject:
Religion : Islam - General
Subject:
Islam -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Black muslims
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Jihad
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19950301
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
384

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"Synopsis" by , Documenting the religious experience of American Muslims, a detailed portrait dispels the extremist or violent stereotypes associated with its practice while presenting the stories of such figures as Kareem Abdul Jabar and Attellah Shabazz. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , American Jihad is the only popular bookavailable about the religious experience of Muslims,both black and white, in America. With over onebillion faithful worldwide, and over six rnillion inthe United States alone, Islam is the world'sfastest-growing religion. In fact, the population ofAmerican Muslims surpasses the membership of manymainline Protestant denominations. However, themedia's depiction of Muslims in America often stopsshort of any real examination and opts instead tocover only the sensational, puzzling charisma ofLouis Farrakhan, who leads the Nation of Islam, orthe violence of some of the more extremistMuslims. American Jihad dispels theseprominent but dangerously deceptive stereotypesand is the first book to take a serious andinclusive approach to exploring how the Muslim faith isembraced and practiced in America. Like manyAfrican-Americans of his generation, author StevenBarboza was affected profoundly by Malcolm X andconverted from Catholicism after reading theAutobiography. In American Jihad, hefeatures a myriad of faithful Muslims who come frommany different walks of life from a foreign policyadvisor of Richard M. Nixon's, to a blond Sufi, toan AIDS activist, and so on. InAmerican Jihad, you'll hear from some of themost famous American Muslims after Malcolm X,including Louis Farrakhan, Kareem Abdul Jabar, AttallahShabazz (Malcolm X's daughter), and the former H.Rap Brown. In American Jihad,Steven Barboza does for Islam what Studs Terkel hasrecently done for race relations.
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