Islam Is a Foreign Country: American Muslims and the Global Crisis of Authority (Nation of Nations)

Islam Is a Foreign Country: American Muslims and the Global Crisis of Authority (Nation of Nations)

Zareena Grewal


In Islam Is a overseas Country, Zareena Grewal explores essentially the most urgent debates approximately and between American Muslims: what does it suggest to be Muslim and American? Who has the authority to talk for Islam and to steer the stunningly varied inhabitants of yankee Muslims? Do their ties to the bigger Muslim global undermine their efforts to make Islam an American religion?
 
Offering wealthy insights into those questions and extra, Grewal follows the trips of yank Muslim early life who commute in worldwide, underground Islamic networks. Devoutly non secular and sometimes politically disaffected, those younger women and men are looking for a house for themselves and their culture. via their tales, Grewal captures the a number of instructions of the worldwide flows of individuals, practices, and concepts that attach U.S. mosques to the Muslim international. by means of studying the strain among American Muslims’ ambivalence towards the yank mainstream and their wish to input it, Grewal places modern debates approximately Islam within the context of a protracted heritage of yank racial and spiritual exclusions. Probing the competing duties of yankee Muslims to the state and to the umma (the worldwide neighborhood of Muslim believers), Islam is a international Country investigates the which means of yank citizenship and where of Islam in an international age.

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