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Observing the observer : the state of Islamic studies in American Universities

Author: Zahid Bukhari; Sulayman Nyang
Publisher: London ; Washington [DC] : IIIT, [2012]
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zahid Bukhari; Sulayman Nyang
ISBN: 9781565645806 1565645804 9781565645813 1565645812
OCLC Number: 813418296
Description: xxxiii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Sulayman S. Nyang, Mumtaz Ahmad and Zahid H. Bukhari --
Quixotic quests: in pursuit of Islam / Anouar Majid --
Origins and development of Islamic studies in the U.S.: a historical overview of trends and institutions / Seyyed Hossein Nasr --
Changing Western approaches to Islamic studies / John O. Voll --
The territory of the Qurʼan: "citizens," "foreigners," and "invaders" / Farid Esack --
Islam and gender in Muslim societies: reflections of an anthropologist / Saba Mahmood --
The academic studies of Sufism at American universities / Marcia Hermansen --
Teaching Islam in American theological schools / Jane I. Smith --
The constitutionality of teaching Islam: the University of North Carolina Qurʼan controversy / Christopher Buck --
Islam 101: a survey of "Introduction to Islam" courses in American colleges and universities / Faisal Islam & Zahid H. Bukhari --
Islamic studies in American universities: conversations, discourses, & dialogue with scholars / Mumtaz Ahmad --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: edited by Mumtaz Ahmad, Zahid Bukhari & Sulayman Nyang.

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