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Reflections of an American Muslim

Author: Shahid Athar
Publisher: Chicago : Distributed by Kazi Publications, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shahid Athar
ISBN: 0934905266 9780934905268
OCLC Number: 32434939
Description: ix, 244 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: PART I: SOCIAL CONCERNS. The agonies of a Muslim living in a non-Muslim society --
Obstacles to the cohesion of Muslim unity --
Social concerns of Muslims in North America --
Marital relations and mutual rights in Islam --
Influencing the behavior of Muslim youth and their parents --
Frustrations of a Muslim after visiting a Muslim country --
The lawful and the prohibited: our need, our obsession --
PART II: EDUCATIONAL CONCERNS. On the subject of knowledge and the pursuit of education --
Secularization of higher education: an Islamic perspective --
Blueprints for efficiency and excellence for Muslims --
Guidelines for Islamic study circles --
PART III: POLITICAL CONCERNS. The crisis in the Muslim world and the response of American Muslims --
Reflections of the Gulf War --
Mixing religion and politics in Islam --
Reflections on Bosnia and the Holocaust --
Violations of human rights by the West and their clients in Muslim countries --
Reflections on the Eurocentric view of history --
The fallout from the Cairo Population Conference --
PART IV: ISLAMIC MISSIONARY WORK. Common misconceptions about Islam --
Invitation to al-Islam --
What is required of us as Muslims? --
Judaism, Christianity and Islam: can they peacefully co-exist together? --
Malcolm X: the prince of Islam in North America --
Taking Islam and Muslims out of the close[t]: practical guidelines --
Why Islam: Islam vs. secular humanism --
PART V: ISLAMIC BELIEFS. Peace through submission --
Practicing piety --
Love and unity for the sake of God --
Who controls our destiny? --
Lying: a disease of the heart --
The last sermon of Prophet Muhammad: confirmation of the main points from the Quran --
Redefining Islamic concepts: an agenda for Muslims of North America --
Some common misconceptions about Shiʻism --
The future of Islam in North America --
EPILOGUE. The story of my beard.
Responsibility: Shahid Athar ; foreword by Mahmoud Abu-Saud.

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