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What Is an American Muslim?: Embracing Faith and Citizenship

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im


This volume is about the need for American Muslims to move “beyond minority politics” in their quest for religious self-determination. This volume aims to contribute to advancing self-transformation among American Muslims and to help in setting priorities and deploying effective approaches to religious self-determination. It analyzes the multiple and overlapping identities that different communities of Americans tend to share and examines the complex and evolving meaning of American citizenship, highlighting the historically harsh policies of racial exclusion. It also describes the significant ... More

Keywords: American Muslims, minority politics, religious self-determination, American citizenship, racial exclusion, Sharia, religion and state, faith

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199895694
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895694.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, author
Emory University