Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam

In negotiating the histories of anti-Blackness, U. S. Through archival images, and social activism, and interviews, the author maps how communities of American Islam became sites of safety, cultural texts, spirituality, popular media, support, and how women of color were central to their formation. White nationalism over the past century.

Muslim feminism, gender, one that is as conscious of race, and nation, sexuality, as it is region and religion. From the stories that she gathers, and multiracial muslim women, Chan-Malik demonstrates the diversity and similarities of Black, South Asian, Latina, Arab, and how American understandings of Islam have shifted against the evolution of U.

S. By accounting for american islam’s rich histories of mobilization and community, Being Muslim brings insight to the resistance that all Muslim women must engage in the post-9/11 United States. Imperialism, and women’s rights of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Being Muslim explores how U. S.

In borrowing from the lineages of Black and women-of-color feminism, Chan-Malik offers us a new vocabulary for U. S. 2018 outstanding academic title, given by Choice MagazineAn exploration of twentieth and twenty-first century U. S.

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

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.

As well as dominant ethnic and religious structures within American Muslim communities. 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. Interviews with young, religion and popular culture in the 21st century United States focuses on a new concept, black Muslims in Chicago explore the complexity of identities formed at the crossroads of Islam and hip hopThis groundbreaking study of race, “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. Muslims draw on Blackness to construct their identities as Muslims. 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, gender, class, and nationality continue to complicate self-making in the United States.

. Drawing on over two years of ethnographic research, Su'ad Abdul Khabeer illuminates the ways in which young and multiethnic U.

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

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.

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

. 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.

Telling the stories of women like Clara Poole wife of Elijah Muhammad and Burnsteen Sharrieff secretary to W.

Peaceful Families: American Muslim Efforts against Domestic Violence

Hammer links muslim advocacy efforts to the larger domestic violence crisis in the United States, and shows how, through extensive family and community networks, advocates participate in and further debates about family, gender, and marriage in global Muslim communities. Highlighting the place of islam as an American religion, Peaceful Families delves into the efforts made by Muslim Americans against domestic violence and the ways this refashions the society at large.

The insecurities of american muslim communities facing intolerance and Islamophobia lead to additional challenges in acknowledging and confronting problems of spousal abuse, and Hammer reveals how Muslim anti–domestic violence workers combine the methods of the mainstream secular anti–domestic violence movement with Muslim perspectives and interpretations.

An in-depth look at how muslim american organizations address domestic violence within their communitiesIn Peaceful Families, arguments, stories, Juliane Hammer chronicles and examines the efforts, and strategies of individuals and organizations doing Muslim anti–domestic violence work in the United States.

. Looking at connections among ethical practices, and religious interpretation, gender norms, Hammer demonstrates how Muslim advocates mobilize a rich religious tradition in community efforts against domestic violence, and identify religion and culture as resources or roadblocks to prevent harm and to restore family peace.

Drawing on her interviews with Muslim advocates, and religious leaders, service providers, Hammer paints a vivid picture of the challenges such advocacy work encounters. Identifying a range of muslim anti–domestic violence approaches, Hammer argues that at certain times and in certain situations it may be imperative to combat domestic abuse by endorsing notions of “protective patriarchy”―even though service providers may hold feminist views critical of patriarchal assumptions.


Qur'an and Woman: Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman's Perspective

Wadud breaks down specific texts and key words which have been used to limit women's public and private role, even to justify violence toward Muslim women, revealing that their original meaning and context defy such interpretations. Muslim progressives have long argued that it is not the religion but patriarchal interpretation and implementation of the Qu'ran that have kept women oppressed.

Fourteen centuries of islamic thought have produced a legacy of interpretive readings of the Qu'ran written almost entirely by men. Qu'ran and woman contributes a gender inclusive reading to one of the most fundamental disciplines in Islamic thought, Qu'ranic exegesis. Despite much qu'ranic evidence about the significance of women, gender reform in Muslim society has been stubbornly resisted.

What her analysis clarifies is the lack of gender bias, precedence, or prejudice in the essential language of the Qur'an. Now, amina wadud provides a first interpretive reading by a woman, with Qu'ran and Woman, a reading which validates the female voice in the Qu'ran and brings it out of the shadows. For many, the way to reform is the reexamination and reinterpretation of religious texts.

Oxford university Press USA. The qu'ran does not prescribe one timeless and unchanging social structure for men and women, Wadud argues lucidly, affirming that the Qu'ran holds greater possibilities for guiding human society to a more fulfilling and productive mutual collaboration between men and women than as yet attained by Muslims or non-Muslims.

Wadud's reading of the qu'ran confirms women's equality and constitutes legitimate grounds for contesting the unequal treatment that women have experienced historically and continue to experience legally in Muslim communities.

American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear

And with an eye toward benefiting society as a whole, he recommends ways for Muslim Americans and their allies to build coalitions with other groups. Beydoun charts its long and terrible history, from the plight of enslaved African Muslims in the antebellum South and the laws prohibiting Muslim immigrants from becoming citizens to the ways the war on terror assigns blame for any terrorist act to Islam and the myriad trials Muslim Americans face in the Trump era.

Though many speak of islamophobia’s roots in racism, have we considered how anti-Muslim rhetoric is rooted in our legal system?   Using his unique lens as a critical race theorist and law professor, Khaled A. Laws shatter lives, whether directly or inadvertently. Through the stories of muslim Americans who have experienced Islamophobia across various racial, and socioeconomic lines, ethnic, Beydoun shares how U.

S. Society ignores the injury it inflicts on both Muslims and non-Muslims. He passionately argues that by failing to frame Islamophobia as a system of bigotry endorsed and emboldened by law and carried out by government actors, U. S. Oxford university Press USA. Beydoun captures the many ways in which law, policy, and official state rhetoric have fueled the frightening resurgence of Islamophobia in the United States.


Gendered Morality: Classical Islamic Ethics of the Self, Family, and Society

Islamic scriptural sources offer potentially radical notions of equality. Their metaphysical premises about the nature of the divine, humanity, and moral responsibility indicate a potential egalitarian core. Gendered morality offers a vital and disruptive new perspective on patriarchal Islamic ethics and metaphysics, showing the ways in which the philosophical tradition can support the aims of gender justice and human flourishing.

In gendered morality, zahra Ayubi rethinks the tradition of Islamic philosophical ethics from a feminist critical perspective. In close readings of foundational texts by abu hamid muhammad al-Ghazali, Nasir-ad Din Tusi, and Jalal ad-Din Davani, she interrogates how these thinkers conceive of the ethical human being as an elite male within a hierarchical cosmology built on the exclusion of women and nonelites.

She calls for a philosophical turn in the study of gender in Islam based on resources for gender equality that are unlocked by feminist engagement with the Islamic ethical tradition. Developing a lens for a feminist philosophy of Islam, femininity, Ayubi analyzes constructions of masculinity, and gender relations in classic works of philosophical ethics.

Yet in the course of prescribing ethical behavior, the ethicists speak of complex gendered and human relations that contradict their hierarchies. Yet medieval islamic philosophers chose to establish a hierarchical, male-centered virtue ethics. Oxford university Press USA.

Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate

Throughout, ahmed not only considers the Islamic texts in which central ideologies about women and gender developed or were debated but also places this discourse in its social and historical context. Oxford university Press USA. She then focuses on those arab societies that played a key role in elaborating the dominant Islamic discourses about women and gender: Arabia during the period in which Islam was founded; Iraq during the classical age, when the prescriptive core of legal and religious discourse on women was formulated; and Egypt during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, when exposure to Western societies led to dramatic social change and to the emergence of new discourses on women.

Yale University Press. Are islamic societies inherently oppressive to women? is the trend among islamic women to appear once again in veils and other traditional clothing a symbol of regression or an effort to return to a “pure” Islam that was just and fair to both sexes? In this book Leila Ahmed adds a new perspective to the current debate about women and Islam by exploring its historical roots, tracing the developments in Islamic discourses on women and gender from the ancient world to the present.

In order to distinguish what was distinctive about the earliest Islamic doctrine on women, Ahmed first describes the gender systems in place in the Middle East before the rise of Islam. Her book is thus a fascinating survey of Islamic debates and ideologies about women and the historical circumstances of their position in society, the first such discussion using the analytic tools of contemporary gender studies.


Islam in the African-American Experience, Second Edition

Part i of the book explores these roots in the Middle East, West Africa, and antebellum America. Used book in Good Condition. Part ii tells the story of the "prophets of the City"―the leaders of the new urban-based African American Muslim movements in the 20th century. Oxford university Press USA. This second edition features a new introduction, which discusses developments since the earlier edition, including Islam in a post-9/11 America.

Turner places the study of islam in the context of the racial, the Ahmadiyya Movement from India, ethical, the orthodox Sunni practice of later immigrants, and political relations that influenced the reception of successive presentations of Islam, including the West African Islam of slaves, and the Nation of Islam.

Sure to become a classic in the field. A breath of fresh air on the African-Islamic-American connection. Journal of the american academy of ReligionThe involvement of black Americans with Islam reaches back to the earliest days of the African presence in North America. Highly recommended. Library Journal". Yale University Press.

Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal

Used book in Good Condition. Willow wilson air, cairo and beloved artist Adrian Alphona Runaways! COLLECTING: MS. Yale University Press. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel 1-5, material from all-new marvel now! point one oxford university Press USA. Is kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to handle? Kamala has no idea either.

But she's comin' for you, New York! It's history in the making from acclaimed writer G. Marvel? teenager? muslim? inhuman? find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! As Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them as well. Marvel comics presents the all-new Ms.

Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. No Normal.

With Stones in Our Hands: Writings on Muslims, Racism, and Empire Muslim International

The essays in this anthology reflect a range of concerns such as the settler colonial occupation of Palestine, militarism and empire building, social movements, surveillance and policing, blackness and radical protest traditions, and political repression. No Normal. Razack, atef said, Steven Salaita, Stephen Sheehi.

Oxford university Press USA. Kelley, su‘ad abdul khabeer, Nadine Naber, Selim Nadi, Sherene H. Racism against muslims today borrows from centuries of white supremacy and is a powerful and effective tool to maintain the status quo. With stones in our hands compiles writings by scholars and activists who are leading the struggle to understand and combat anti-Muslim racism.

G. Yale University Press. Kapadia, maryam Kashani, Robin D. Through a bold call for a politics of the Muslim Left and the poetics of the Muslim International, decolonial struggle, this book offers a glimpse into the possibilities of social justice, and political solidarity. Prior to 9/11, white supremacy had a violent relationship of dominance with Islam and Muslims.

With stones in our Hands offers new ideas to achieve decolonization and global solidarity. Contributors: rabab ibrahim abdulhadi, fatima el-tayeb, vivek bald, sylvia Chan-Malik, Evelyn Alsultany, Arshad Imtiaz Ali, Arash Davari, Hafsa Kanjwal, Abbas Barzegar, Hatem Bazian, Abdullah Al-Arian, Ronak K.