The Cambridge Companion to American Islam offers a scholarly overview of the state of research on American Muslims and American Islam. The book presents the reader with a comprehensive discussion of the debates, challenges and opportunities that American Muslims have faced through centuries of American history. This volume also covers the creative ways in which American Muslims have responded to the myriad serious challenges that they have faced and continue to face in constructing a religious praxis and complex identities that are grounded in both a universal tradition and the particularities of their local contexts. The book introduces the reader to some of the many facets of the lives of American Muslims that can only be understood in their interactions with Islam's entanglement in the American experiment.
1. The study of American Muslims: a history Edward E. Curtis, IV; 2. African Muslim slaves and Islam in antebellum America Richard Brent Turner; 3. Laying the groundwork for American Muslim histories: 1865-1965 Sally Howell; 4. American Muslims in the contemporary world: 1965 to the present Zain Abdullah; 5. Converts and conversions Michael Muhammad Knight; 6. Demographics, political participation, and representation Amaney Jamal and Liali Albana; 7. American Muslims and the media Nabil Echchaibi; 8. Muslims in the American legal system Kathleen M. Moore; 9. Religious pluralism, secularism, and interfaith Rosemary R. Hicks; 10. Organizing communities: institutions, networks, groups Karen Leonard; 11. Negotiating boundaries: American Sufis Gisela Webb; 12. Religious normativity and praxis among American Muslims Kambiz GhaneaBassiri; 13. Muslim spaces and mosque architecture Akel Ismail Kahera; 14. Islamic education in the United States: debates, practices, and institutions Zareena Grewal and R. David Coolidge; 15. Muslim public intellectuals and global Muslim thought Timur Yuskaev; 16. Cultural and literary production of Muslim America Sylvia Chan-Malik; 17. Muslim youth cultures Su'ad Abdul Khabeer and Maytha Alhassen; 18. Sexual identity, marriage, and family Debra Majeed; 19. Studying American Muslim women: between feminism, activism, and secular society Juliane Hammer.