Thomas Jefferson s Qur an

Thomas Jefferson s Qur an
Author: Denise A. Spellberg
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0307388395
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas Jefferson s Qur an Book Excerpt:

Reveals the influence of Islam in the birth of American religious freedom, describing how Jefferson studied the Qur'an because he believed that Islam's Enlightenment ideals could inform the fledgling country's practical governance.

Kontroversi Al Quran Thomas Jefferson

Kontroversi Al Quran Thomas Jefferson
Author: Denise A. Spellberg
Publsiher: Pustaka Alvabet
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2014-04-07
ISBN: 6029193465
Category: Islam
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kontroversi Al Quran Thomas Jefferson Book Excerpt:

Pada 1765, sebelas tahun menjelang Deklarasi Kemerdekaan Amerika Serikat (AS), Thomas Jefferson membeli al-Quran. Rupanya, ini hanya menandai awal dari minatnya yang panjang terhadap Islam. Memang, setelah itu ia terus mencari sejumlah buku tentang bahasa, sejarah, dan perkembangan Timur Tengah. Jefferson pun intensif memahami Islam meskipun hal itu dinilai menghina keimanannya, sebuah sentimen umum yang berlaku di kalangan Protestan kala itu di Inggris dan Amerika. Syah dan, sejak 1776, Jefferson telah membayangkan kaum Muslim sebagai warga Negara masa depan bagi negeri barunya, AS. Buku ini mengungkapkan cerita penting yang sedikit diketahui ihwal riwayat kebebasan agama di AS; sebuah drama di mana Islam memainkan peran mengejutkan. Denise A. Spellberg menceritakan bagaimana para Pendiri Amerika Serikat—Jefferson termasuk yang terkemuka di antaranya—tertarik pada ide-ide Pencerahan perihal toleransi Muslim untuk menciptakan landasan praktis pemerintahan Amerika yang tengah sengit diperdebatkan. Dalam hal ini, kaum Muslim, yang kala itu bahkan tak diketahui eksistensinya di koloni itu, menjadi batas imajinasi terjauh bagi pluralisme keagamaan Amerika, yang juga mencakup kaum Yahudi dan Katolik sebagai minoritas sebenarnya. Kini, selagi kecurigaan Barat terhadap Islam terus hidup dan jumlah warga Muslim di AS kian tumbuh menjadi jutaan, cerita Spellberg yang mengungkap gagasan revolusioner para Pendiri AS ini sangat penting diketahui. Di tengah menguatnya keyakinan ihwal benturan peradaban antara Islam dan Barat, buku ini menjadi bacaan yang tepat untuk merajut kembali harapan akan perdamaian dunia.

The Qur an on Jefferson s Shelf

The Qur an on Jefferson s Shelf
Author: Hayat Abdelal
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2018
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Freedom of religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Qur an on Jefferson s Shelf Book Excerpt:

Given the increase in religious tensions and rise of Islamophobia, questions are being raised about the role of Islam in American society. This paper explores Islam in the early stages of the nation. Specifically, the significance of Thomas Jefferson's ownership of a copy of a translation of a Qur'an and his engagement with Islam are explored. The study of Jefferson and his approach to religious freedom in America provides perspective to different ways religion and government can be discussed.

Thomas Jefferson s Qur an

Thomas Jefferson s Qur an
Author: Denise A. Spellberg
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN: 0385350538
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas Jefferson s Qur an Book Excerpt:

In this original and illuminating book, Denise A. Spellberg reveals a little-known but crucial dimension of the story of American religious freedom—a drama in which Islam played a surprising role. In 1765, eleven years before composing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson bought a Qur’an. This marked only the beginning of his lifelong interest in Islam, and he would go on to acquire numerous books on Middle Eastern languages, history, and travel, taking extensive notes on Islam as it relates to English common law. Jefferson sought to understand Islam notwithstanding his personal disdain for the faith, a sentiment prevalent among his Protestant contemporaries in England and America. But unlike most of them, by 1776 Jefferson could imagine Muslims as future citizens of his new country. Based on groundbreaking research, Spellberg compellingly recounts how a handful of the Founders, Jefferson foremost among them, drew upon Enlightenment ideas about the toleration of Muslims (then deemed the ultimate outsiders in Western society) to fashion out of what had been a purely speculative debate a practical foundation for governance in America. In this way, Muslims, who were not even known to exist in the colonies, became the imaginary outer limit for an unprecedented, uniquely American religious pluralism that would also encompass the actual despised minorities of Jews and Catholics. The rancorous public dispute concerning the inclusion of Muslims, for which principle Jefferson’s political foes would vilify him to the end of his life, thus became decisive in the Founders’ ultimate judgment not to establish a Protestant nation, as they might well have done. As popular suspicions about Islam persist and the numbers of American Muslim citizenry grow into the millions, Spellberg’s revelatory understanding of this radical notion of the Founders is more urgent than ever. Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an is a timely look at the ideals that existed at our country’s creation, and their fundamental implications for our present and future.

The Racial Muslim

The Racial Muslim
Author: Sahar F. Aziz
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN: 0520382285
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Racial Muslim Book Excerpt:

Foreword / by John Esposito -- Introduction -- When American racism quashes religious freedom -- The color of religion -- Racialization of Jews, Catholics, and Mormons in the twentieth century -- From Protestant to Judeo-Christian : the expansion of American whiteness -- Social construction of the racial Muslim -- American orientalism and the Arab terrorist trope -- Fighting terrorism, not religion -- Officiating Islamophobia -- Criminalizing Muslim identity -- The future of the racial Muslim and religious freedom in America -- Conclusion.

Jefferson s Muslim Fugitives

Jefferson s Muslim Fugitives
Author: Jeffrey Einboden
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-04-01
ISBN: 0190844493
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jefferson s Muslim Fugitives Book Excerpt:

On October 3, 1807, Thomas Jefferson was contacted by an unknown traveler urgently pleading for a private "interview" with the President, promising to disclose "a matter of momentous importance". By the next day, Jefferson held in his hands two astonishing manuscripts whose history has been lost for over two centuries. Authored by Muslims fleeing captivity in rural Kentucky, these documents delivered to the President in 1807 were penned by literate African slaves, and written entirely in Arabic. Jefferson's Muslim Fugitives reveals the untold story of two escaped West Africans in the American heartland whose Arabic writings reached a sitting U.S. President, prompting him to intervene on their behalf. Recounting a quest for emancipation that crosses borders of race, region and religion, Jeffrey Einboden unearths Arabic manuscripts that circulated among Jefferson and his prominent peers, including a document from 1780s Georgia which Einboden identifies as the earliest surviving example of Muslim slave authorship in the newly-formed United States. Revealing Jefferson's lifelong entanglements with slavery and Islam, Jefferson's Muslim Fugitives tracks the ascent of Arabic slave writings to the highest halls of U.S. power, while questioning why such vital legacies from the American past have been entirely forgotten.

It IS About Islam

It IS About Islam
Author: Glenn Beck
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-08-18
ISBN: 150112613X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It IS About Islam Book Excerpt:

#1 bestselling author and radio host Glenn Beck exposes the real truth behind the roots of Islamic extremism in Muslim teachings in this sharply insightful handbook that debunks commonly held assumptions about Islam and the dream of a renewed caliphate. From the barbarians of ISIS to the terror tactics of Al-Qaeda and its offshoots, to the impending threat of a nuclear Iran, those motivated by extreme fundamentalist Islamic faith have the power to endanger and kill millions. The conflict with them will not end until we face the truth about those who find their inspiration and justification in the religion itself. Drawing on quotes from the Koran and the hadith, as well as from leaders of ISIS, Al Qaeda, and the Muslim Brotherhood, Glenn Beck seeks to expose the true origins of Islamic extremism as well as the deadly theological motivations behind these agencies of destruction. Using the same unique no-holds-barred style from his bestselling books Control and Conform, Glenn Beck offers straight facts and history about the fundamental beliefs that inspire so many to kill.

The Rhetoric of Religious Freedom in the United States

The Rhetoric of Religious Freedom in the United States
Author: Eric C. Miller
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN: 1498561497
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rhetoric of Religious Freedom in the United States Book Excerpt:

This volume offers the first book-length consideration of American religious freedom advocacy from a rhetorical perspective. In it, fifteen scholars consider twelve contemporary controversies with attention to arguments, evidence, and strategy.

Overcoming Orientalism

Overcoming Orientalism
Author: Tamara Sonn
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-05-28
ISBN: 0190054174
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overcoming Orientalism Book Excerpt:

Orientalism is the term applied to scholarship that reduces Islam and Muslims to stereotypes of ignorance and violence in need of foreign control. It has been used to rationalize Europe's colonial domination of most of the Muslim world and continued American-led interventions in the post-colonial period. In the past 30 years it has been represented by claims that a monolithic Islam and equally monolithic West are distinct civilizations, sharing nothing in common and, indeed, involved in an inevitable "clash" from which only one can emerge the winner. Most recently, it has appeared in Alt Right rhetoric. Anti-Muslim sentiment, measured in public opinion polls, hate crime statistics, and legislation, is reaching record levels. Since John Esposito published his first book nearly 40 years ago, he has been guiding readers beyond such politically charged stereotypes. The essays in this volume highlight the contributions of scholars from a variety of disciplines who, like -- and often inspired by -- John Esposito, recognize the misleading and politically dangerous nature of Orientalist polarizations. They present Islam as a multi-faceted and dynamic tradition embraced by communities in globally interconnected but substantially diverse contexts over the centuries. The contributors follow Esposito's lead, stressing the profound commonalities among religions and replacing Orientalist discourse with holistic analyses of the complex historical phenomena that affect developments in all societies. In addition to chapters focusing on diversity among Muslims and interfaith relations, this collection includes chapters assessing the secular bias at the root of Orientalist scholarship, and contemporary iterations of Orientalism in the form of Islamophobia.

Islam Securitization and US Foreign Policy

Islam  Securitization  and US Foreign Policy
Author: Erdoan A. Shipoli
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN: 3319711113
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Securitization and US Foreign Policy Book Excerpt:

This book argues that Islam has been securitized in US foreign policy, especially during the W. Bush administration when it was increasingly portrayed as the ultimate “other.” This securitization was realized through the association of Islam with unique security threats in speeches of foreign policy and national security. By analyzing the four recent US presidents’ discourses on Islam, this work sheds light on how they viewed Islam and addresses the following questions: How do we talk about Islam, its place and relationship within the context of US security? How does the language we use to describe Islam influence the way we imagine it? How is Islam constructed as a security issue?

The Atheist Muslim

The Atheist Muslim
Author: Ali A. Rizvi
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-11-22
ISBN: 1250094453
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Atheist Muslim Book Excerpt:

In much of the Muslim world, religion is the central foundation upon which family, community, morality, and identity are built. The inextricable embedment of religion in Muslim culture has forced a new generation of non-believing Muslims to face the heavy costs of abandoning their parents’ religion: disowned by their families, marginalized from their communities, imprisoned, or even sentenced to death by their governments. Struggling to reconcile the Muslim society he was living in as a scientist and physician and the religion he was being raised in, Ali A. Rizvi eventually loses his faith. Discovering that he is not alone, he moves to North America and promises to use his new freedom of speech to represent the voices that are usually quashed before reaching the mainstream media—the Atheist Muslim. In The Atheist Muslim, we follow Rizvi as he finds himself caught between two narrative voices he cannot relate to: extreme Islam and anti-Muslim bigotry in a post-9/11 world. The Atheist Muslim recounts the journey that allows Rizvi to criticize Islam—as one should be able to criticize any set of ideas—without demonizing his entire people. Emotionally and intellectually compelling, his personal story outlines the challenges of modern Islam and the factors that could help lead it toward a substantive, progressive reformation.

Islam

Islam
Author: Nadia Marzouki
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN: 0231543921
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Book Excerpt:

Islam: An American Religion demonstrates how Islam as formed in the United States has become an American religion in a double sense—first through the strategies of recognition adopted by Muslims and second through the performance of Islam as a faith. Nadia Marzouki investigates how Islam has become so contentious in American politics. Focusing on the period from 2008 to 2013, she revisits the uproar over the construction of mosques, legal disputes around the prohibition of Islamic law, and the overseas promotion of religious freedom. She argues that public controversies over Islam in the United States primarily reflect the American public's profound divisions and ambivalence toward freedom of speech and the legitimacy of liberal secular democracy.

The Practice of Islam in America

The Practice of Islam in America
Author: Edward E. Curtis IV
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2017-12-05
ISBN: 1479880205
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Practice of Islam in America Book Excerpt:

An introduction to the ways in which ordinary Muslim Americans practice their faith. Muslims have always been part of the United States, but very little is known about how Muslim Americans practice their religion. How do they pray? What’s it like to go on pilgrimage to Mecca? What rituals accompany the birth of a child, a wedding, or the death of a loved one? What holidays do Muslims celebrate and what charities do they support? How do they learn about the Qur’an? The Practice of Islam in America introduces readers to the way Islam is lived in the United States, offering vivid portraits of Muslim American life passages, ethical actions, religious holidays, prayer, pilgrimage, and other religious activities. It takes readers into homes, religious congregations, schools, workplaces, cemeteries, restaurants—and all the way to Mecca—to understand the diverse religious practices of Muslim Americans. Going beyond a theoretical discussion of what Muslims are supposed to do, this volume focuses on what they actually do. As the volume reveals, their religious practices are shaped by their racial and ethnic identity, their gender and sexual orientation, and their sectarian identity, among other social factors. Readers gain practical information about Islamic religion while also coming to understand how the day-to-day realities of American life shape Muslim American practice.

Striking Similarities Join the Holy Quran and the USA Constitution

Striking Similarities Join the Holy Quran and the USA Constitution
Author: Yousef M. Alkadi
Publsiher: Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 1434961702
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Striking Similarities Join the Holy Quran and the USA Constitution Book Excerpt:

With God on All Sides

With God on All Sides
Author: Douglas A. Hicks
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-12-15
ISBN: 9780199831050
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

With God on All Sides Book Excerpt:

Perhaps no other nation is or has ever been as religiously diverse as the United States. For elected officials, school principals, corporate leaders, and many others, this diversity poses unique challenges. Leaders bring their own faiths to public life, and they daily encounter followers of similar and different faiths. Good leadership must draw together people from varied backgrounds in order to achieve something in common. This is no simple task. How should leaders deal with menorahs and crosses, veils and turbans, prayers and holidays? How do they and their followers turn the cacophony of beliefs and practices into a kind of citizenship worthy of the American tradition of religious freedom? How can they honor the religious convictions of all Americans? In With God on All Sides, Douglas A. Hicks provides a roadmap for leaders as they traverse the post-9/11 landscape. Although the devout possess moral and spiritual resources that can enrich civic life, leaders must also be prepared to cope with nearly inevitable conflicts between people of different faiths. Yet wise leaders can find ways to transform the problem of diversity into an opportunity. Drawing on their moral and spiritual resources, Americans of all creeds have the capacity to enhance the quality of our civic debate. Their faith-based practices create occasions for mutual learning. Hicks tells the stories of how diverse Americans have transformed public controversies into cases of cooperation. The key to good leadership, Hicks writes, is to engage one another across lines of difference with a spirit of humility, build communication and trust, and offer an inclusive vision that is true to America's principles. Based on years of research and practical experience, With God on All Sides provides an invaluable and thought-provoking guide to leadership--and citizenship--in our devout and diverse nation.

Whose Middle Ages

Whose Middle Ages
Author: Andrew Albin,Mary C. Erler,Thomas O'Donnell,Nicholas L. Paul,Nina Rowe
Publsiher: Fordham University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN: 0823285596
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whose Middle Ages Book Excerpt:

Whose Middle Ages? is an interdisciplinary collection of short, accessible essays intended for the nonspecialist reader and ideal for teaching at an undergraduate level. Each of twenty-two essays takes up an area where digging for meaning in the medieval past has brought something distorted back into the present: in our popular entertainment; in our news, our politics, and our propaganda; and in subtler ways that inform how we think about our histories, our countries, and ourselves. Each author looks to a history that has refused to remain past and uses the tools of the academy to read and re-read familiar stories, objects, symbols, and myths. Whose Middle Ages? gives nonspecialists access to the richness of our historical knowledge while debunking damaging misconceptions about the medieval past. Myths about the medieval period are especially beloved among the globally resurgent far right, from crusading emblems on the shields borne by alt-right demonstrators to the on-screen image of a purely white European populace defended from actors of color by Internet trolls. This collection attacks these myths directly by insisting that readers encounter the relics of the Middle Ages on their own terms. Each essay uses its author’s academic research as a point of entry and takes care to explain how the author knows what she or he knows and what kinds of tools, bodies of evidence, and theoretical lenses allow scholars to write with certainty about elements of the past to a level of detail that might seem unattainable. By demystifying the methods of scholarly inquiry, Whose Middle Ages? serves as an antidote not only to the far right’s errors of fact and interpretation but also to its assault on scholarship and expertise as valid means for the acquisition of knowledge.

Journey into Islam

Journey into Islam
Author: Akbar Ahmed
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2007-08-30
ISBN: 0815701330
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journey into Islam Book Excerpt:

Globalization, the war on terror, and Islamic fundamentalism—followed closely by a rise in Islamophobia—have escalated tensions between Western nations and the Muslim world. Yet internationally renowned Islamic scholar Akbar Ahmed believes that through dialogue and understanding, these cultures can coexist peacefully and respectfully. That hope and belief result in an extraordinary journey. To learn what Muslims think and how they really view America, Ahmed traveled to the three major regions of the Muslim world the Middle East, South Asia, and East Asia. Journey into Islam: The Crisis of Globalization is the riveting story of his search for common ground. His absorbing narrative and personal photos bring the reader on a tour of Islam and its peoples. Ahmed sought to understand the experiences and perceptions of ordinary Muslims. Visiting mosques, madrassahs, and universities, he met with people ranging from Pakastan President Pervez Musharraf to prime ministers, princes, sheikhs, professors, and students. He observed, listened, and asked them questions. For example, who inspires them? What are they reading? How do the Internet and international media impact their lives? How do they view America, the West, and changes in society? Ahmed's anthropological expedition enjoyed extensive access to women and youths, revealing unique information on large yet often misunderstood populations. Lamentably, he found high levels of anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism and a widespread perception that Islam is under attack from the West. But he also brought back reason for hope. He returned from his groundbreaking travels both impressed with the concerned, kind nature of the individuals he encountered and invigorated with the vitality and passion they displayed. Journey into Islam makes a powerful plea for forming friendships across religion, race, and tradition to create lasting peace between Islam and the West.

Meaning Train

Meaning Train
Author: Carrie Cunningham
Publsiher: Archway Publishing
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2019-06-19
ISBN: 1480878820
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meaning Train Book Excerpt:

Meaning Train is a collection of essays, based on books and interviews, that counter the divisive practice of subjugating others. It reveals a benign moral compass in which anyone who wants to improve the world can follow. The inspiration for the book is the idea of a beloved community honed during the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Based on the example of Jesus Chris, the notion guided leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. in addition to John Lewis and Fannie Lou Hammer. Together, with love and care in their hearts, they ended the segregation laws of Jim Crow and black disenfranchisement. The book brims with soul and empathy. It outlines the issues of our era with ideas of human dignity. The essays include the struggle for racial equality in America and South Africa; the agony of the Holocaust and the battle for peace among Israelis and Palestinians; the lives of Mary Magdalene and Jesus Christ and Christian feminist theology; the morally right fight against Islamophobia and the need for pluralism in the Middle East; and the contributions of historian David McCullough and politician Bobby Kennedy. The panoply of essays will captivate and stir the human soul. “(Carrie Cunningham’s) writing steels the prophetic voice for social action, reminding us of the foundation we stand on, forged in fire by our forebears in the struggle.” — James Waddell, Associate Professor of New Testament, Ecumenical Theological Seminary

Speaking Qur an

Speaking Qur an
Author: Timur R. Yuskaev
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-10-18
ISBN: 1611177952
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Speaking Qur an Book Excerpt:

In Speaking Qur'an: An American Scripture, Timur R. Yuskaev examines how Muslim Americans have been participating in their country's cultural, social, religious, and political life. Essential to this process, he shows, is how the Qur'an has become an evermore deeply American text that speaks to central issues in the lives of American Muslims through the spoken-word interpretations of Muslim preachers, scholars,and activists. Yuskaev illustrates this process with four major case studies that highlight dialogues between American Muslim public intellectuals and their audiences. First, through an examination of the work of Fazlur Rahman, he addresses the question of how the premodern Qur'an is translated across time into modern, American settings. Next the author contemplates the application of contemporary concepts of gender to renditions of the Qur'an alongside Amina Wadud's American Muslim discourses on justice.Then he demonstrates how the Qur'an becomes a text of redemption in W. D. Mohammed's oral interpretation of the Qur'an as speaking directly to the African American experience. Finally he shows how, before and after 9/11, Hamza Yusuf invoked the Qur'an as a guide to the political life of American Muslims. Set within the rapidly transforming contexts of the last half century, and central to the volume, are the issues of cultural translation and embodiment of sacred texts that Yuskaev explores by focusing on the Qur'an as a spoken scripture. The process of the Qur'an becoming an American sacred text, he argues, is ongoing. It comes to life when the Qur'an is spoken and embodied by its American faithful.

Thomas Jefferson and His Descendants

Thomas Jefferson and His Descendants
Author: Kenneth Dantzler-Corbin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2020-06-14
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas Jefferson and His Descendants Book Excerpt:

This book addresses President Thomas Jefferson's life, his wedding at Monticello. This book speaks of Jefferson's view of the American Revolution, his path to the presidency, religious beliefs, values, his perspective on Christianity, Jefferson's Bible, views of the Quran, Muslims in America, and views on slavery with a genealogical chart of descendants.