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Taking Back Islam: American Muslims Reclaim Their Faith
June 16, 2019 Comments.. 700
Taking Back Islam American Muslims Reclaim Their Faith In the months after September American Muslims heard the familiar sounds of Islam being defined by others On television from the Capitol from the pulpit in the classroom and worst of all on

  • Title: Taking Back Islam: American Muslims Reclaim Their Faith
  • Author: MichaelWolfe Producers of Beliefnet
  • ISBN: 9781579546557
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the months after September 11, American Muslims heard the familiar sounds of Islam being defined by others On television, from the Capitol, from the pulpit, in the classroom, and, worst of all, on videotapes from Osama bin Laden s cave, commentators, politicians, scholars, and wealthy terrorists were busily telling Muslims the real meaning of Islam.Western Muslims knIn the months after September 11, American Muslims heard the familiar sounds of Islam being defined by others On television, from the Capitol, from the pulpit, in the classroom, and, worst of all, on videotapes from Osama bin Laden s cave, commentators, politicians, scholars, and wealthy terrorists were busily telling Muslims the real meaning of Islam.Western Muslims knew something had to be done or Islam might be tarnished, even corrupted In the past year, they have gathered informally to discuss the past, the present, and how things ought to be Over time, they began to conceive, then voice, then, finally, put to paper ideas about how they might define Islam in this century In the year since September 11, American Muslims began to do something extraordinary They began to reclaim the core values of Islam.Taking Back Islam is a bold collection of voices in the vanguard of the faith, voices of men and women who remain devout and utterly convinced of Islam s power to help create a just, ordered, and beautiful world but who are also unafraid to be critical of those who would distort Islam for violent or political ends Many of these writers are American Muslims who benefit from a commitment to democratic pluralism as well as a commitment to Islam I believe in Allah and America, writes Arsalan Tariq Iftikhar The Qur an has a radical message of tolerance, says Kabir Helminski American Muslims have a special obligation, according to Ingrid Mattson Many Muslims suspect that Islam s traditional lands have less to teach us than they claim, writes Michael Wolfe.The unique nature and strength of these voices, fueled by a strong desire to tap the best traditions within Islam, offer hope for rescuing a faith that has been injured from within by extremists and demonized from without by Western culture.

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    1 Blog on “Taking Back Islam: American Muslims Reclaim Their Faith

    1. Matthew Moes says:

      This book will go nicely on your coffee table to fill those waiting moments or spark conversation with your guests. Composed of over 40 brief entries written by or about Muslims on a variety of subjects pertaining to the Islamic experience in America, it offers views and insights that will challenge the prevailing notions of both Muslim and non-Muslim readers. While I wrestled with some essays that seemed to throw caution to the wind on controversial issues, I could still see the overall benefit [...]

    2. Fadillah says:

      In it's own simplicity, from the topic of democracy to women's rights, it spoke directly to me. All the listed prominent american muslims contributed their piece of mind into making this book. As to why it was produced, it is to redefine and reclaim back the islam and muslim interpretation that has been tainted by the media and government itself due to the deathly event of 9/11. I am not American but that doesn't mean I can't relate to this book. In fact, it did help me in seeing the way of beco [...]

    3. Bill says:

      A Disclaimer: I am not a Muslim, nor do I intend to convert. My review should be read with this fact in mindThe Good: This is a great collection from Muslim writers that works toward encouraging moderate Muslim voices to speak up. Currently, there is strong anti-Islamic sentiment in the world. As per the book, this means that it is increasingly important for the moderate voices within the Islamic community to speak up. This can show the rest of the world that there is more to Islam than what peo [...]

    4. James says:

      Well, I enjoyed the very small portion I was able to read, but someone decided that they needed it more than me. They apparently thought they were getting a computer. I hope they enjoyed this and journals they got instead.

    5. Jordan says:

      Really nice collection of topics related to Islam, particularly Islam in the United States. You get various perspectives from different Muslim sects which helps to portray it for the diverse religion that it is, rather than the rigid perspective you see in the media. Very informative.

    6. Chadijah Mastura says:

      I believe this would be an important book to read for the progressive Muslims.

    7. Timothy says:

      So far very interesting. I was struck by the influence of American Muslims on the global experience of the Ummah.

    8. Foxglove says:

      Mixed bag of essays, self selecting.

    9. Foxglove says:

      Decent book, but overly centered on Israeli-Palestine and didn't address the problems Muslims face worldwide.

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