By Patrick D. Bowen
A background of Conversion to Islam within the usa, quantity 1: White American Muslims sooner than 1975 is the 1st in-depth research of the hundreds of thousands of white americans who embraced Islam among 1800 and 1975. Drawing from little-known information, interviews, and infrequent books and periodicals, Patrick D. Bowen unravels the complicated social and spiritual elements that ended in the emergence of a wide selection of yankee Muslim and Sufi conversion movements.
While many of the extra popular Muslim and Sufi converts—including Alexander Webb, Maryam Jameelah, and Samuel Lewis—have obtained realization in past reviews, White American Muslims earlier than 1975 is the 1st e-book to focus on formerly unknown yet vital figures, together with Thomas M. Johnson, Louis Glick, Nadirah Osman, and T.B. Irving.
Patrick D. Bowen, Ph.D. (2013), college of Denver-Iliff university of Theology Joint Ph.D. software, is the writer of over a dozen articles and booklet chapters at the historical past of non-Christian non secular groups within the United States.
Academic libraries, experts, practitioners, and expert laymen drawn to conversion to Islam, Islam within the usa, and smooth Sufism. Libraries and experts attracted to American faith and glossy esotericism.
"A strong e-book, recommended."
Mark Sedgwick, 25 August 2015
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76. 35 This edition was published in London by John Murray. In 1823, a new edition was published in Boston by Wells and Lilly. Citations here will be from the 1823 edition. 36 English, A Narrative, 158. From Renegades To Transcendentalists 37 Yorker, known only as Khalil Aga, “took the turban” a few weeks before the forces left for the Sudan. 38 Nothing more is known about their backgrounds, and only a few facts are known about their fates. ”40 With such little information, it is impossible to accurately assess the sincerity and depth of Khalil and Achmed’s conversions.
Chapter 4 discusses the important religious and cultural current of Islamophilic Freemasonry in England and the us, which, starting in the 1870s, began creating para-Masonic organizations that emphasized Islam. I argue that one of the major motives underlying these groups was a desire to foster world peace, and these Masons— or at least one of the most influential ones—recognized that only through embracing an Islamic identity could they help Western Christians overcome one of their greatest obstacles to achieving that peace: their own prejudice against Islam.
At least two of them, in fact, were probably simply trying to negotiate the complex realities of competing ethnic, religious, and national commitments in wartime. 13 Another German-American, Lewis Hacksener,14 also converted soon after Wilson,15 but instead of being remembered for treachery, the single known account of Lewis’ actions indicates that in at least one instance he used his conversion and the advantages it gave him to help his former crew. 16 This resulted in the Pasha formally forbidding the guards from striking the Americans.
A History of Conversion to Islam in the United States: White American Muslims Before 1975 by Patrick D. Bowen