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Muslim Voices and Lives in the Contemporary World
 
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Muslim Voices and Lives in the Contemporary World
 
 
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02 Jul 2008
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The portraits in this collection show ordinary Muslims coping with rapid change in the modern world and how they accomodate to it while maintaining their identity as Muslims.


Description

The portraits in this collection show ordinary Muslims coping with rapid change in the modern world and how they accomodate to it while maintaining their identity as Muslims.


Reviews

"Provides in-depth portraits of ordinary Muslims in a variety of every-day contexts in order to overcome insidious Western stereotypes." - Richard Antoun, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, State University of New York at Binghamton

"This is an outstanding collection of the personal lives of a variety of persons who are believers of Islam and for whom their religion is an important part of their daily lives. It is extremely well written and contains interesting stories that simultaneously convey a great deal of first hand material, as well as underlying aspects of Islamic life." - Barbara C. Aswad, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, Wayne State University


Contents

'The Seeing of our Eyes:'Albanian Sufi Baba (Balkan Sufi leader in US)- F. Trix
Fadma:  Healer of Women& Weaver of Textiles (Moroccan Berber healer)- C. Becker
Master Singer of Pakistan: Baba Shafqat (Pakistani religious musician)- J.& L. Walbridge
Esmat's Life of Travail:'You Yourself help me God' (Iranian village woman)- M. Hegland
Emine: Muslim University Student in Berlin (Turkish student in Germany)- K. Ewing
The Intricacies of Being Senegal's Shi'ite Sheikh (Lebanese religious leader in West Africa)- M. Leichtman
Son of an Ayatollah:  Abd al-Majid al-Khu'i (Iraqi religious leader in Great Britain)- J.& L. Walbridge
The Irrepressible Salma (Afghan aid agency manager)- P. Omidian
Growing up Muslim in America: Dr. Anisa Cook (African-American pediatrician)- F. Trix
A Javanese Muslim Life of Learning (Indonesian legal scholar)- R. M. Feener
A Hometown Artist of the World: Sabah Naim (Visual artist in Egypt)- J. Winegar


Authors

FRANCES TRIX is Associate Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology at Indiana University, USA. 

JOHN WALBRIDGE is a professor of Near Eastern Languages at Indiana University, USA, specializing in Islamic Philosophy, Science, and Education.

The late LINDA WALBRIDGE was a cultural anthropologist who specialized in Shi'ism and minorities in Islamic countries.