By Patrick D. Bowen
A historical past of Conversion to Islam within the usa, quantity 1: White American Muslims ahead of 1975 is the 1st in-depth research of the millions of white american citizens who embraced Islam among 1800 and 1975. Drawing from little-known files, interviews, and infrequent books and periodicals, Patrick D. Bowen unravels the complicated social and non secular components that ended in the emergence of a large choice of yank Muslim and Sufi conversion movements.
While a number of the extra well known Muslim and Sufi converts—including Alexander Webb, Maryam Jameelah, and Samuel Lewis—have bought realization in past reports, White American Muslims ahead of 1975 is the 1st ebook to spotlight formerly unknown yet vital figures, together with Thomas M. Johnson, Louis Glick, Nadirah Osman, and T.B. Irving.
Patrick D. Bowen, Ph.D. (2013), collage of Denver-Iliff institution of Theology Joint Ph.D. software, is the writer of over a dozen articles and ebook chapters at the historical past of non-Christian spiritual groups within the United States.
Academic libraries, experts, practitioners, and knowledgeable laymen attracted to conversion to Islam, Islam within the usa, and sleek Sufism. Libraries and experts drawn to American faith and sleek esotericism.
"A reliable booklet, recommended."
Mark Sedgwick, 25 August 2015
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By an American (New York: J. & J. Harper, 1833), 488. C. Childs, 1850 ), 96–97. 42 Knapp, American Biography, 96. ”43 This was, most likely, merely a condescending remark on English’s part, and not evidence of him being a “Mussulman” himself. 44 For the American press, the most persuasive pieces of evidence of English’s conversion were the testimonies of three European Christians. One of these was Waddington, who had traveled with the expedition for a time and quickly came to suspect English of having converted.
61 English, Grounds, vi. , viii. 67 Nevertheless, both Chapter xiii and another section in English’s book suggest that he was no Muslim at the time of writing Grounds. ”68 Then, in Chapter xiv, he expresses more disbelief in Islam. The goal of this chapter is to attack the popular claim that miracles supposedly performed by early Christians are proof of the divine truth of Christianity. 70 English is saying, then, that people will always doubt the reliability of witnesses for other religions because those witnesses’ biases and intelligence will always be in question.
5 Naval Documents, 3:223. 6 William Ray, Poems, on Various Subjects, Religious, Moral, Sentimental and Humorous (Auburn, ny: Doubleday, 1821), 234. 7 Naval Documents, 3:530; Ray, Poems, 234. ”12 The remaining converts do not seem to have been nearly as unscrupulous as Wilson. At least two of them, in fact, were probably simply trying to negotiate the complex realities of competing ethnic, religious, and national commitments in wartime. 13 Another German-American, Lewis Hacksener,14 also converted soon after Wilson,15 but instead of being remembered for treachery, the single known account of Lewis’ actions indicates that in at least one instance he used his conversion and the advantages it gave him to help his former crew.
A History of Conversion to Islam in the United States: White American Muslims Before 1975 by Patrick D. Bowen