Encyclopedia of Islam in the United States
Some scholars believe that the influence of Islam in the United States can be traced back to Thomas
Jefferson. Today, Islam and American Muslim populations are growing in importance in this country,
and demand for information about them is high, especially in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. This
A-to-Z encyclopedia helps students and other readers get a fast grip on pertinent holidays, terms,
beliefs, practices, notables, and sects of the Islamic faith and Muslim practitioners in the United States. The
accompanying primary documents volume provides 93 crucial articles, speeches, essays, poems, songs, and
more to flesh out the encyclopedia entries. This encyclopedia and primary documents set is the first on the topic and for the general reader. The primary focus is contemporary but the entries are historically contextualized, so the fuller picture of origins outside the country and practice now in the United States is clear.