Women of the Nation: Between Black Protest and Sunni Islam

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NYU Press #ad - Mohammed community. The book argues that the nation of islam experience for women has been characterized by an expression of Islam sensitive to American cultural messages about race and gender, but also by gender and race ideals in the Islamic tradition. With vocal public figures such as malcolm x, and louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam often appears to be a male-centric religious movement, Elijah Muhammad, and over 60 years of scholarship have perpetuated that notion.

The authors examine how women have interpreted and navigated the NOI's gender ideologies and practices, illuminating the experiences of African-American, Latina, and Native American women within the NOI and their changing roles within this patriarchal movement. Mohammed. Yet, women have been pivotal in the NOI's development, playing a major role in creating the public image that made it appealing and captivating.

Women of the Nation: Between Black Protest and Sunni Islam #ad - Women of the nation draws on oral histories and interviews with approximately 100 women across several cities to provide an overview of women's historical contributions and their varied experiences of the NOI, including both its continuing community under Farrakhan and its offshoot into Sunni Islam under Imam W.

D. It offers the first exhaustive study of women’s experiences in both the NOI and the W. D.

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Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States

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NYU Press #ad - As well as dominant ethnic and religious structures within American Muslim communities. Muslims draw on Blackness to construct their identities as Muslims. This is a form of critical muslim self-making that builds on interconnections and intersections, rather than divisions between “Black” and “Muslim.

Thus, by countering the notion that blackness and the muslim experience are fundamentally different, Muslim Cool poses a critical challenge to dominant ideas that Muslims are “foreign” to the United States and puts Blackness at the center of the study of American Islam. Drawing on over two years of ethnographic research, Su'ad Abdul Khabeer illuminates the ways in which young and multiethnic U.

Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States #ad - S. Interviews with young, black muslims in chicago explore the complexity of identities formed at the crossroads of Islam and hip hopThis groundbreaking study of race, religion and popular culture in the 21st century United States focuses on a new concept, “Muslim Cool. Muslim cool is a way of being an american Muslim—displayed in ideas, dress, social activism in the ’hood, and in complex relationships to state power.

Yet muslim cool also demonstrates that connections to blackness made through hip hop are critical and contested—critical because they push back against the pervasive phenomenon of anti-Blackness and contested because questions of race, class, gender, and nationality continue to complicate self-making in the United States.

Constructed through hip hop and the performance of Blackness, Muslim Cool is a way of engaging with the Black American experience by both Black and non-Black young Muslims that challenges racist norms in the U. S.

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Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas

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NYU Press #ad - This 15th anniversary edition has been updated to include new materials and analysis, a review of developments in the field, prospects for new research, and new illustrations. Literate, and well-traveled, they drew on their organization, urban, solidarity and the strength of their beliefs to play a major part in the most well-known slave uprisings.

She details how, even while enslaved, many Muslims managed to follow most of the precepts of their religion. Diouf demonstrates in this meticulously-researched, groundbreaking volume, Islam flourished during slavery on a large scale. Although many assume that what Muslim faith they brought with them to the Americas was quickly absorbed into the new Christian milieu, as Sylviane A.

Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas #ad - Servants of allah—a choice 1999 outstanding academic title—illuminates the role of Islam in the lives of both individual practitioners and communities, and shows that though the religion did not survive in the Americas in its orthodox form, traditions, its mark can be found in certain religions, and artistic creations of people of African descent.

But for all their accomplishments and contributions to the history and cultures of the African Diaspora, the Muslims have been largely ignored. Illuminates how african muslims drew on islam while enslaved, and how their faith ultimately played a role in the African DisaporaServants of Allah presents a history of African Muslims, following them from West Africa to the Americas.

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Allah: A Christian Response

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HarperOne #ad - In the tradition of seyyed hossein nasr’s Islam in the Modern World, Volf’s Allah is essential reading for students of the evolving political science of the twenty-first century. From miroslav volf, one of the world's foremost christian theologians—and co-teacher, along with Tony Blair, of a groundbreaking Yale University course on faith and globalization—comes Allah, a timely and provocative argument for a new pluralism between Muslims and Christians.

In a penetrating exploration of every side of the issue, from New York Times headlines on terrorism to passages in the Koran and excerpts from the Gospels, Volf makes an unprecedented argument for effecting a unified understanding between Islam and Christianity.

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After the Wrath of God: AIDS, Sexuality, & American Religion

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Oxford University Press #ad - Delving into the culture wars over sex, morality, and the future of the American nation, he demonstrates how religious leaders and AIDS activists have shaped debates over sexual morality and public health from the 1980s to the present day. The minister's words and actions were met with a standing ovation from the overflowing audience, but he could not linger to enjoy their applause.

The target of their protest was the minister inside, who was handing out condoms to his congregation while delivering a sermon about AIDS, dramatizing the need for the church to confront the seemingly ever-expanding crisis. On a cold february morning in 1987, amidst freezing rain and driving winds, a group of protesters stood outside of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Amherst, Massachusetts.

After the Wrath of God: AIDS, Sexuality, & American Religion #ad - Such was the climate for religious AIDS activism in the 1980s. In after the wrath of god, anthony Petro vividly narrates the religious history of AIDS in America. He reveals how the epidemic increased efforts to advance a moral agenda regarding the health benefits of abstinence and monogamy, a legacy glimpsed as much in the traction gained by abstinence education campaigns as in the more recent cultural purchase of gay marriage.

The first book to detail the history of religion and the AIDS epidemic in the U. S. After the wrath of god is essential reading for anyone concerned with the intersection of religion and public health. Petro analyzes how the aids crisis prompted american Christians across denominations and political persuasions to speak publicly about sexuality--especially homosexuality--and to foster a moral discourse on sex that spoke not only to personal concerns but to anxieties about the health of the nation.

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Filled with the Spirit: Sexuality, Gender, and Radical Inclusivity in a Black Pentecostal Church Coalition

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Throughout, lewin takes up what has been mostly missing from our discussions of race, gender, and sexuality—close attention to spirituality and faith. Lewin examines the seemingly paradoxical relationship between TFAM and traditional black churches, focusing on how congregations and individual members reclaim the worship practices of these churches and simultaneously challenge their authority.

In 2001, a collection of open and affirming churches with predominantly African American membership and a Pentecostal style of worship formed a radically new coalition. The book looks closely at how tfam worship is legitimated and enhanced by its use of gospel music and considers the images of food and African American culture that are central to liturgical imagery, as well as how understandings of personal authenticity tie into the desire to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

The group, has at its core the idea of “radical inclusivity”: the powerful assertion that everyone, no matter how seemingly flawed or corrupted, known now as the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries or TFAM, has holiness within. Whether you are lgbt, abuse drugs or alcohol, or are otherwise compromised and marginalized, TFAM tells its people, have been in prison, have HIV/AIDS, are homeless, you are one of God’s creations.

Filled with the Spirit: Sexuality, Gender, and Radical Inclusivity in a Black Pentecostal Church Coalition #ad - In filled with the spirit, telling the story of how the doctrine of radical inclusivity has expanded beyond those it originally sought to serve to encompass people of all races, Ellen Lewin gives us a deeply empathetic ethnography of the worship and community central to TFAM, sexualities, genders, and religious backgrounds.

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Muslims and the Making of America

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Baylor University Press #ad - There has never been an america without Muslims"—so begins Amir Hussain, one of the most important scholars and teachers of Islam in America. Inherent to this stereotype is the popular misconception that Islam is a new religion to America. In  muslims and the Making of America Hussain directly addresses both of these stereotypes.

The fear of american muslims in part stems from the stereotype that all followers of Islam are violent extremists who want to overturn the American way of life. Far from undermining america, islam and American Muslims have been, and continue to be, important threads in the fabric of American life. America, hussain concludes, would not exist as it does today without the essential contributions made by its Muslim citizens.

Muslims and the Making of America #ad - Hussain chronicles the history of Islam in America to underscore the valuable cultural influence of Muslims on American life. Hussain, who is himself an american Muslim, contends that Muslims played an essential role in the creation and cultivation of the United States. Memories of 9/11 and the rise of global terrorism fuel concerns about American Muslims.

He then rivets attention on music, sports, and culture as key areas in which Muslims have shaped and transformed American identity.

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Baby, You are My Religion: Women, Gay Bars, and Theology Before Stonewall Gender, Theology and Spirituality

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Routledge #ad - It reveals that religious institutions such as the Metropolitan Community Church were founded in such bars, that traditional and non-traditional religious activities took place there, and that religious ceremonies such as marriage were often conducted within the bars by staff. Baby, you are my religion examines how these bars became not only ecclesiastical sites but also provided the fertile ground for the birth of the struggle for gay and lesbian civil rights before Stonewall.

Before stonewall—when homosexuals were still deemed mentally ill—these bars were the only place where many could have any community at all. Baby, you are my religion argues that American butch-femme bar culture of the mid-20th Century should be interpreted as a sacred space for its community. Baby, you are my religion explores this community as a site of a lived corporeal theology and political space.

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The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture

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The University of North Carolina Press #ad - Here, ula taylor documents their struggle to escape the devaluation of black womanhood while also clinging to the empowering promises of patriarchy. Fard, taylor offers a compelling narrative that explains how their decision to join a homegrown, founder of the Allah Temple of Islam, male-controlled Islamic movement was a complicated act of self-preservation and self-love in Jim Crow America.

. Taylor shows how, despite being relegated to a lifestyle that did not encourage working outside of the home, NOI women found freedom in being able to bypass the degrading experiences connected to labor performed largely by working-class black women and in raising and educating their children in racially affirming environments.

The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture #ad - Telling the stories of women like Clara Poole wife of Elijah Muhammad and Burnsteen Sharrieff secretary to W. The patriarchal structure of the nation of Islam NOI promised black women the prospect of finding a provider and a protector among the organization's men, who were fiercely committed to these masculine roles.

Black women's experience in the NOI, however, has largely remained on the periphery of scholarship. D.

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Writing Women's Worlds: Bedouin Stories

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University of California Press #ad - Writing Women's Worlds: Bedouin Stories #ad - She explores how the telling of stories of everyday life challenges the power of anthropological theory to render adequately the lives of others and the way feminist theory appropriates Third World women. Lila abu-lughod draws on anthropological and feminist insights to construct a critical ethnography of a small Awlad 'Ali Bedouin community in Egypt.

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The Lover: A Sufi Mystery The Sufi Mysteries Book 1

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#ad - Zaytuna just wants to be left alone to her ascetic practices and nurse her dark view of the world. It asks what it means to have family when you have nearly no one left, what it takes to love and be loved by those who have stuck by you, and how one can come to love God and everything He’s done to you.

The lover is a historically sensitive mystery that introduces us to the world of medieval Baghdad and the lives of the great Sufi mystics, slaves, Hadith scholars, police, tavern owners, corpsewashers, washerwomen, and children indentured to serve in the homes of the wealthy. But when an impoverished servant girl she barely knows comes and begs her to bring some justice to the death of a local boy, she is forced to face the suffering of the most vulnerable in Baghdad and the emotional and mystical legacy of her mother, a famed ecstatic whose love for God eclipsed everything.

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