Islam in the Western World

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic


this is about Islam in the Western World


It is almost impossible to generalize about American Muslims: converts, immigrants, factory workers, doctors; all are making their own contribution to America's future. 

This complex community is unified by a common faith, underpinned by a countrywide network of a thousand mosques.
Muslims were early arrivals in North America. By the eighteenth century there were many thousands of them, working as slaves on plantations. These early communities, cut off from their heritage and families, inevitably lost their Islamic identity as time went by. Today many Afro-American Muslims play an important role in the Islamic community.

The nineteenth century, however, saw the beginnings of an influx of Arab Muslims, most of whom settled in the major industrial centers where they worshipped in hired rooms. The early twentieth century witnessed the arrival of several hundred thousand Muslims from Eastem Europe: the first Albanian mosque was opened in Maine in 1915; others soon followed, and a group of Polish Muslims opened a mosque in Brooklyn in 1928.

In 1947 the Washington Islamic Center was founded during the term of President Truman, and several nationwide organizations were set up in the fifties. The same period saw the establishment of other communities whose lives were in many ways modelled after Islam. More recently, numerous members of these groups have entered the fold of Muslim orthodoxy. Today there are about five million Muslims in America.


Submitted: May 11, 2018

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LE. Berry

I'm so happy that another god dominant religion has such a history in America! You boys of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity should all get together and have a great big hug. And by the way, stay together after you meet. The women of the world will do a lot better if you do...

Fri, May 11th, 2018 11:57pm

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yes ...this is my prediction...in 2050 America becomes Muslim America and all GOD dominant religions such as , Judaism, and Christianity combines together and becomes all Muslims and then all population of the world becomes Muslims......

Mon, June 4th, 2018 11:22am

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