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In defense of Islam: American Muslim women write back

Abdul Manaf, Nor Faridah (2009) In defense of Islam: American Muslim women write back. In: Muslim women in contemporary societies: reality and opportunities. IIUM Press and IIMU, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 55-76. ISBN 9789833855995

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History of Islam in the United States of America: Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in the United States. There is no definite or exact number given afthe American Muslim population. One source says American Muslims make between 2.8 and 3.5 million of United States population although earlier claims were said to be between 5 million and 8 million (http://www.islamlOl.com/history/population2_usa.html. May 3, 2007). The common perception is that American Muslims are made of mainly immigrant pcpulation. This may be true of the 1960s in which the country witnessed an influx of Muslims, who were well-educated and politically astute, migrating to the United Stales. However, the history of African-American Muslims must not be overlooked for African Muslims sailed to America long before the slave trade came into existence.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 784/4450 (HQ1170M987I 2009)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islam, women in Islam
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Prof. Nor Faridah Abdul Manaf
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2011 16:20
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2017 10:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4450

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