The Muslim Community in North America

The Muslim Community in North America

The Muslim Community in North America

The Muslim Community in North America

Synopsis

Fourteen scholars examine what it is like to be a Muslim in North America today-the pressures inherent in an increasingly secular society; the need for people from radically different cultures to work together to maintain their religion; and the struggles of black Muslims to graft an indigenous North American branch onto mainline Islam.

Excerpt

The majority of these studies were originally papers presented at the symposium on Islam in North America held at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada from 27 to 31 May 1980, and revised by their authors for inclusion here. It was a labor of love for most of the participants because it came at a busy time at the end of the university year, and we want to indicate how crucial their active involvement was for both the success of the conference and this volume.

Special gratitude also should be expressed to the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of the Canadian Government, the Alberta Cultural Heritage Foundation, the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq, the University of Alberta Conference Committee and Alma Mater Fund, and the Department of Religious Studies. It was they who translated the gleam in our eye into reality. Special assistance for the publication of this book was generously given by Mr. Mohammed K. Abou Seoud of the Association of Arab-American University Graduates, Inc. We also appreciate the moral support by the local Muslim community in this enterprise, including the members of the Al-Rashid Mosque in Edmonton, where the jacket photographs were taken.

Finally, Mrs. Norma Gutteridge of the University of Alberta Press has been most helpful in giving direction and guidance to the editors, and her fine staff have made our task much lighter. Certainly they have made the reader's life infinitely easier, and we are delighted about that.

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