This dress is for many non-Muslims the veritable badge of Islam. In some places, it verges on propaganda. During the first half of the twentieth century, for most African-American Muslim women, who generally had not encountered their Muslim sisters from the Muslim world, there is an ambiguous gender relationship.
After a relatively short period of theological ferment in the second Islamic century s ADMuslims arrived at the consensus that the "door of Ijtihad, i. Faced with such simplistic generalizations and stereotypes of Muslims in the media, it is probably necessary, if somewhat ironic, for her to counter these with somewhat generalized and received notions of what stands for success in America.
After the death of the Prophet Muhammad inthe Arab Islamic armies began the conquest of the world. University Press of Florida, These are very different types of studies, making direct comparison neither fair nor useful.
Because she has so many negative stereotypes to challenge, Hasan can sometimes sound defensive and over-compensating. I am not aware of any other book on this subject that gives us such a vivid description of the life of American-born Muslim men and women. Islam has also gained quite a few converts, especially among African Americans.
Theologically speaking, Islam like Orthodox Judaism is a legalistic religion. While the author, who is a member of a religious and ethnic minority, enjoys all the freedoms of the American way of life, such privileges are not accorded to minorities living in the Household of Islam.
She explains that the near impossibility of young Muslim men and women meeting each other due to segregation of the sexes at Muslim social functions and the ban on dating, will lead to severe problems in relation to marriage and the growth of the community, in a society which is culturally indisposed to arranged marriages.
The scrutiny involved, however, seems to have taken place within African-American Muslim communities and there is no direct discussion of immigrant influence on issues of dress and behavior. McCloud is clearly conscious of gender issues.
God will deal with them and their interpretations on Judgment Day. It is not the place of a Muslim to tell another that he or she has sinned against God; Muslims believe that only God can make such a pronouncement. She argues for this last element passionately in her discussion on the taboos surrounding dating and pre-marital sex in American Islam.
Here are a few examples to clarify the above paragraph. What she does argue for is integration — an integration that will allow American Muslims to unite across their cultural and ethnic diversity, to function as influential citizens in American society without losing their religious identity, and to create a new identity for themselves as American Muslims by uniting and by discarding cultural artifacts that are not appropriate in America.
Just as Muslim women in the U. The New Generation is of unique importance. This is, unfortunately, a common failing and exemplifies the need for more thorough education in traditional religious sciences for those who wish to transform understandings of gender in Muslim interpretive communities.
On this point, I give the author a very high score.
Nevertheless, these issues are also significant in the immigrant Muslim communities in North America.Asma Gull Hasan is an American writer and lawyer. Born to Pakistani immigrant parents in Chicago, Illinois, she grew up in Pueblo, Colorado.
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New York: Continuum, Pp. $ reviewed by Rev. Bassam M. Madany. One of the major topics claiming our attention at the beginning of the twenty-first century is the soaring population of the world.
Literature Review. By Kecia Ali. Asma Gull Hasan. American Muslims: The New Generation. New York and London: Continuum, Shahnaz Khan.
Muslim Women: Crafting a North American Identity. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, To give just one example of an area that deserves further studies and analysis, McCloud discusses. Asma Gull Hasan.
likes. Asma Gull Hasan is an American writer. Her work includes the book Red, White, and Muslim, a biographical view of growing up. An Analysis of American Muslims: The New Generation by Asma Gull Hasan ( words, 2 pages) Asma Gull Hasan has provided a very thorough and coherence understanding of the Islamic beliefs in her book American Muslims The New Generation.Download