Muslims' Place in the American Public Square: Hopes, Fears, and Aspirations / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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Once a year Muslims from around the worldrepresenting a vast range of ethnicities, incomes, ages, and attitudesperform the Hajj (pilgrimage) and converge in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Now, the global diversity of Muslims at the Hajj is almost repliacted in the United States: new immigrants, Muslims whose families have been here for generations, and converts are coming together, seeing what unites them and what issues they face together. Project MAPS (Muslims in the American Public Square) began in 1999 to provide much-needed information on this understudied and immensely diverse group of six million Americans. This first volume emerging from the project, Muslims' Place in the American Public Square, shows where the American Muslim community fits into the American religious and civic landscape both before and after 9/11. Renowned scholars contribute theoretical, legal, historical, and sociological perspectives on how Muslims function in both their own institutions and others. For classes in religion or the social sciences, or for anyone interested in this increasingly significant community, Muslims' Place in the American Public Square provides a current, balanced introduction.
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About the Author
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.