Muslim Women in America: The Challenge of Islamic Identity Today

Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad Jane I. Smith


Muslim Women in America: The Challenge of Islamic Identity Today

Muslim Women in America: The Challenge of Islamic Identity Today

  • Title: Muslim Women in America: The Challenge of Islamic Identity Today
  • Author: Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad Jane I. Smith
  • ISBN: 9780195177831
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Hardcover



The treatment and role of women are among the most discussed and controversial aspects of Islam The rights of Muslim women have become part of the Western political agenda, often perpetuating a stereotype of universal oppression Muslim women living in America continue to be marginalized and misunderstood since the 9 11 terrorist attacks Yet their contributions are changThe treatment and role of women are among the most discussed and controversial aspects of Islam The rights of Muslim women have become part of the Western political agenda, often perpetuating a stereotype of universal oppression Muslim women living in America continue to be marginalized and misunderstood since the 9 11 terrorist attacks Yet their contributions are changing the face of Islam as it is seen both within Muslim communities in the West and by non Muslims In their public and private lives, Muslim women are actively negotiating what it means to be a woman and a Muslim in an American context.Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, Jane I Smith, and Kathleen M Moore offer a much needed survey of the situation of Muslim American women, focusing on how Muslim views about and experiences of gender are changing in the Western diaspora Centering on Muslims in America, the book investigates Muslim attempts to form a new American Islam Such specific issues as dress, marriage, childrearing, conversion, and workplace discrimination are addressed The authors also look at the ways in which American Muslim women have tried to create new paradigms of Islamic womanhood and are reinterpreting the traditions apart from the males who control the mosque institutions A final chapter asks whether 9 11 will prove to have been a watershed moment for Muslim women in America.This groundbreaking work presents the diversity of Muslim American women and demonstrates the complexity of the issues Impeccably researched and accessible, it broadens our understanding of Islam in the West and encourages further exploration into how Muslim women are shaping the future of American Islam.


Recent Comments "Muslim Women in America: The Challenge of Islamic Identity Today"

Quite provoking inquiry on what it is like for Muslim women (both immigrant and indigenous) in the United States. Very useful and fast paced. well thought out and executed. would recommend to anyone with an interest in the topic matter.

I agreed with just about all the ideas presented in this book and feel it's very important for us to understand and acknowledge the lives of these women.

This book serves as a decent introduction to Muslim women's experiences in America. The book is a bit too brief and reductive, however, and I was enraged by the fact that there are no footnotes!

Reads as a case study. A bit dry but informative.


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