Muslims in America

by Anbara Zaidi

The United States is home to more than 3 million Muslims. Most demographers agree that Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the country. Yet many Americans still know comparatively little about Islam, which claims more than 1.6 billion adherents worldwide and which shares common roots with Judaism and Christianity. Muslims in America offers an in-depth and multifaceted look at the Muslim experience in the United States. In addition to summarizing the essential teachings and early history of Islam, this volume examines the past, present, and future of the American Muslim community, and explores how misunderstandings about Muslim beliefs can lead to discrimination and alienation from the larger US society. Each title in this series contains color photos throughout, maps, and back matter including: a chronology, a detailed index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader's comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. And a Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader's knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field."


ISBN 978-1-4222-3676-5


ISBN 978-1-4222-8114-7
7.5 x 9.5 inches
112 pages

Part of the Series: Understanding Islam

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