The Muslim Community in North America

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Earle H. Waugh, Baha Abu-Laban, Regula Qureshi
University of Alberta, 1983 - Religion - 316 pages
This book consists of fifteen studies addressed to the relatively recent phenomenon of Muslims residing in North America, their adaptation to an often alien way of life, as well as the problem the larger North American community faces in not only accepting but also benefiting from the existence of this new group. Most of the papers were presented at a symposium on Islam in North America, held at the University of Alberta from May 27 to 31, 1980. In this book the studies are grouped under six major headings: "Islam and the Modern World," "Muslims in North America: Dynamics of Growth," "Muslim Immigrant Communities: Identity and Adaptation," "Islam and the Educational Establishment," "Indigenous Muslims," and "Statements from within the Tradition." It is an excellent introduction to a subject of great interest, fraught with problems and needing further in-depth research.
 

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Contents

Islam and the Modern World
11
SelfCriticism and Revivalism
34
Islamic Laws on Ribă Interest and Their
50
Dynamics of Growth
73
Past and Present
93
Identity and Adaptation
125
The Impact of the Islamic Revolution in Iran
165
Islam and the Educational Establishment
183
An Edmonton Survey
202
The American Muslim Mission in the context
215
Islamic Ideals in North America
259
The Future of the Islamic Tradition in North America
271
Directory of Muslim Associations in the United States
284
Glossary
304
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Earle H. Waugh is Professor Emeritus and Director of the Centre for the Centre for health and Culture in the Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

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