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America's other Muslims, Imam W.D. Mohammed, Islamic reform, and the making of American Islam, Muhammad Fraser-Rahim

America's Other Muslims: Imam W.D. Mohammed, Islamic Reform, and the Making of American Islam explores the oldest and perhaps the most important Muslim community in America, whose story has received little attention in the contemporary context. Muhammad Fraser-Rahim explores American Muslim Revivalist, Imam W.D. Mohammed (1933-2008) and his contribution to the intellectual, spiritual, and philosophical thought of American Muslims as well as the contribution of Islamic thought by indigenous American Muslims. The book details the intersection of the Africana experience and its encounter with race, religion, and Islamic reform. Fraser-Rahim spotlights the emergence of an American school of Islamic thought, which created and established by the son of the leader of the former Nation of Islam leader. Imam W.D. Mohammed rejected his father's teachings and embraced normative Islam on his own terms while balancing classical Islam and his lived experience of Islam in the diaspora. Likewise his interpretations of Islam were not only American - they were also modern and responded to global trends in Islamic thought. His interpretations of Blackness were not only American, but also diasporic and pan-African
Table Of Contents
African American Islam in context -- Taffakur ("to think, ponder, reflect"): Islam in West Africa and Islamic revivalism -- Africanizing Dixie: the enslaved African Muslim experience and the Black American Islamic continuum -- Imam W.D. Mohammed, the patron saint of American Islam: personality, intellectual teachings, and reformation -- Walking with Brother Imam: the community of W.D. Mohammed as a counterweight to extremism
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (148 pages).
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Form Of Item

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