Mecca and Main Street: Muslim Life in America After 9/11

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Mecca and Main Street: Muslim Life in America After 9/11

Mecca and Main Street Muslim Life in America After Islam is America s fastest growing religion with than six million Muslims in the United States all living in the shadow of Who are our Muslim neighbors What are their beliefs and desires How ar

  • Title: Mecca and Main Street: Muslim Life in America After 9/11
  • Author: Geneive Abdo
  • ISBN: 9780195311716
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Islam is America s fastest growing religion, with than six million Muslims in the United States, all living in the shadow of 9 11 Who are our Muslim neighbors What are their beliefs and desires How are they coping with life under the War on Terror In Mecca and Main Street, noted author and journalist Geneive Abdo offers illuminating answers to these questions GaiIslam is America s fastest growing religion, with than six million Muslims in the United States, all living in the shadow of 9 11 Who are our Muslim neighbors What are their beliefs and desires How are they coping with life under the War on Terror In Mecca and Main Street, noted author and journalist Geneive Abdo offers illuminating answers to these questions Gaining unprecedented access to Muslim communities in America, she traveled across the country, visiting schools, mosques, Islamic centers, radio stations, and homes She reveals a community tired of being judged by Americans perceptions of Muslims overseas and eager to tell their own stories Abdo brings these stories vividly to life, allowing us to hear their own voices and inviting us to understand their hopes and their fears The younger generation of Muslims in particular is charting a different way of life They are following new imams and placing their Muslim identity before their American one And unlike their parents, they do not define themselves by their ethnic background, as Pakistani, Palestinian, or Yemeni Instead they see themselves as belonging to a universal faith Through their new organizations and websites, they exchange ideas about how to create a Islamic lifestyle Inspiring, insightful, tough minded, and even handed, this book will appeal to those curious or fearful about the Muslim presence in America It will also be warmly welcomed by the Muslim community that it depicts.

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    One thought on “Mecca and Main Street: Muslim Life in America After 9/11

    1. Yousef M on said:

      This book does a very good job of showing how more religious Muslims practice their faith in America, the issues they face, what activities they are involved in, and just their life experiences in general. The people she interviews and discusses in this book are good examples of the views held widely by many Muslims in the United States, especially those involved in mosques, MSA's, and ISNA.However, I do have some reservations of the portrayal of so called "progressive Muslims" (a term with diff [...]

    2. Sara on said:

      Abdo captures the heart of therealissues that Muslims in America have to deal with today. I found myself nodding along to a lot of what she had to say. Even though I had to read this book for school, I actually enjoyed it.

    3. Lori on said:

      Excellent & very readable. Although published in 2006, the topic & the stories told remain vitally relevant. I often wished for a sequel as I read. It's time for an update from this engaging writer on this fascinating topic.

    4. Bruce on said:

      The introduction of Mecca and Main Street notes American Muslims live in the heart of America but “are solely defined by American’s perceptions of Muslims abroad.” After 9/11 American Muslims felt an urgent need to embrace their beliefs and establish an Islamic identity or a unified community. The author chose particular people to interview and discuss because they are the activists, journalist, imams and human rights activists shaping both the broader Muslim community’s standing in Amer [...]

    5. Carla on said:

      This book is more about Muslims than it is about Islam. I was a little hesitant to read it when I found out the author is a non-Muslim because so many of the books written by non-Muslims about Muslims tend to portray Muslims in a very negative light. I thought that the author did a pretty good job of explaining the challenges facing Muslims in America in the post-9/11 years, and what really impressed me was that she didn't focus on the so-called progressive Muslims as is the tendency of the medi [...]

    6. Kristen on said:

      I read this book for my American Religions class and it was great for our discussions about what Muslims in America go through. Most of the book is about different Muslims and how they live their religion in a modern American world. I liked the book but a part of me wanted something more out of it. I can't place what was missing from it though. I do think that it is an important read for non-Muslims to see the discrimination that they face in American society and also for non-Muslims to see the [...]

    7. Jessica on said:

      This was a good look into the life of Muslims in the United States. It was also very positive, talking about the different social contributions the Muslim community is trying to make in the US at this time. I do believe that some of the cultural differences could have been better explained. The author is non-Muslim, so she may not have all of the insights into the community that a Muslim author might have. Though, she is extremely fair handed in how she represents the Muslim community.

    8. Diane on said:

      This book provides an analysis of the lives of American Muslims in the early 21st century, with a focus on new trends among second-generation Americans and converts. The book is very readable, and the author does a good job of presenting a cross-section of American Muslims. The only problem is that while she fills the book with anecdotes, she doesn't indicate how common various phenomena are, so the reader is left to wonder how representative her anecdotes are.

    9. Anamaria on said:

      absolutely fascinating. learned SO much about islam and the title is a total misnomeris isn't just about post 9/11 but really digs ito the history of Islam in the U.S. Did you know it's the fastest growing religion in the U.S.? That there are more Muslims in the world than Catholics. Yup. This was a fascinating read

    10. Kathryn on said:

      This book was not quite what I expected. I was expecting to read about the the thoughts and experiences of Muslim-Americans after 9/11. This was more of a history of Islam in America. Some of it was interesting and some was not. Basically, the book went on for too long, although I did learn about Islam.

    11. Amy on said:

      An important contribution to better understanding the lives and struggles of American Muslims in a post 9/11 America.This is a quick and comprehensive read. Think perhaps it might have been better with direct citations and footnotes, but that is just the academic part of me wanting to speed up the fact check and referencing process.

    12. Altaf on said:

      I would give this 2.5 stars if I could mostly because I think it was written with a non-Muslim audience in mind and didn't offer too much for me. Having said that, I appreciated that the book showed the diversity of, and nuances within, the Muslim community and it also profiled some interesting Muslim figures like Hamza Yusuf, Rami Nashashibi, etc.

    13. Basmah on said:

      Amaaazing book, it gives an account of Muslims in America ranging all the way back to the times of slavery (Omar ibn Said) to today's leaders (Sheikh Hamza, Imam Zaid). I learned a LOT about Islam in our own country. . 's been here for centuries but is still considered a "foreign religion"

    14. Maira on said:

      provided a great historical background on Islam- made it's way right back to the 21st century and the current debates under way for Muslim Americans trying to live an uncompromising Muslim life.

    15. Leslie on said:

      I want to read this book because I have been told that Uroosa's Sister is the girl on the cover Can someone confirm that for me???

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