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Islamic Faith in America
  • Format
  • Authored by: James A. Beverley; Series Editor: J. Gordon Melton
  • From the Series: Faith in America
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816049831
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-4983-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $30.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2002
  • Dewey Number: 297.097
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 112


Almost one-fifth of the world's population belongs to the Muslim faith, making Islam the second largest world religion. Islam, however, is also one of the fastest growing religions in the United States. Since the events of September 11, 2001, there has been an increased interest in Islam and a desire for Americans to understand this faith. This book will help students comprehend the basic history and beliefs of this intricate religion.

Islamic Faith in America explores the impact of Muslims on American culture, social issues, and politics and offers a glimpse into the lives of the most important and influential Muslims in this country. Readers will be introduced to the daily lifestyle of Muslims in America, their connections to other Muslims around the world, the influence of Islamic nations on the shape of Muslim life in the United States, and Islam's role in American history.

Coverage includes:

  • The arrival of Islam in this country via camel drivers hired by the U.S. Cavalry
  • The impact of the two world wars on Arabia and thus on Islamic immigration to America
  • The development and growth of the Black Muslim movement and its role in past and present American Islam
  • The reaction of the American Muslim community to events of September 11, 2001
  • The work of Islamic groups in various social welfare and community-building activities, often in inner cities
  • The challenge of American Muslims to live as Americans and as Muslims and remain true to both ideals.


Black-and-white photographs. Bibliography. Glossary. Chronology. Index.

About the Author(s)

James A. Beverley is a specialist in the study of world religions. He has written two other books on Islam and has met with Muslim leaders in America and around the world. He has also contributed to many major religious studies magazines.

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