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AfricanAmerIslamIslam is a vital, growing religion in America. Little is known, however, about the religion except through the biased lens of media reports which brand African American Muslims as “Black Muslims” and portray their communities as places of social protest. African American Islam challenges these myths by contextualizing the experience and history of African American Islamic life.

This is the first book to investigate the diverse African American Islamic community on its own terms, in its own language and through its own synthesis of Islamic history and philosophy.

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