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Smith, Jane I.

Overview
Works: 48 works in 206 publications in 4 languages and 12,527 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: BP67.U6, 297.0973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jane I Smith
Islam in America by Jane I Smith( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This richly textured, critically acclaimed portrait of American Muslims introduces the basic tenets of the Muslim faith, surveys the history of Islam in North America, and profiles the lifestyles, religious practices, and worldviews of Muslims in the United States. The volume focuses specifically on the difficulty of living faithfully and adhering to tradition while adapting to an American way of life and addresses the role of women in Muslim culture, the raising and education of children, appropriate dress and behavior, and incidences of prejudice and unfair treatment. -- From https://books.google.co.ma (Oct. 19, 2016)
Muslim women in America : the challenge of Islamic identity today by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muslim women living in America continue to be marginalized and misunderstood since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, yet their contributions are changing the face of Islam as it is seen both within Muslim communities in the West and by non-Muslims
The Islamic understanding of death and resurrection by Jane I Smith( Book )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a thorough and accessible guide to belief about the afterlife in the Sunni Muslim tradition. Drawing on the Qur'an, traditions, creeds, and theological commentaries, as well as interviews with Muslim clerics, the authors offer an overview of the Islamic eschatological narrative, describing the understanding of events beginning with the death of the individual and ending with habitation in the final abodes of recompense
Women in contemporary Muslim societies( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muslim minorities in the West : visible and invisible by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muslim communities in North America by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a look at Muslim life and institutions forming in North America. It considers the range of Islamic life in North America with its different racial-ethnic and cultural identities, customs, and religious orientations. Issues of acculturation, ethnicity, orthodoxy, and the changing roles of women are brought into focus. The authors provide insight into the lives of recent immigrants who are asking what is Islamically appropriate in a non-Muslim environment. Contrasts are drawn between Sunni and Shi'i groups, and attention is given to the activities of some Sufi organizations. The growing Islamic community among African-American Muslims is examined, including the followers of Warith Deen Muhammed and the sectarians identified with black power, such as the Nation of Islam, Darul Islam, and the Five Percenters. The authors document the challenges and issues that American Muslims face, such as prejudice and racism; pressure from overseas Muslims; dress and education; the influence of Islamic revivalism on the development of the community in this country; and the maintenance of Muslim identity amidst the pressure for assimilation
Mission to America : five Islamic sectarian communities in North America by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and immigration : Christian, Jewish, and Muslim experiences in the United States( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its inception, the United States has defined itself as a nation of immigrants and a land of religious freedom. But following September 11, 2001 American openness to immigrants and openness to other beliefs have come into question. In a timely manner, Religion and Immigration provides comparative perspectives on Protestants, Catholics, Muslims and Jews entering the American scene. Will Muslims seek and receive inclusion in ways similar to Catholics and Jews generations before? How will new immigrant populations influence and be influenced by current religious communities? How do overlappi
Educating the Muslims of America( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the Muslim population in the United States continues to grow, Islamic schools are springing up across the nation's landscape. Education, both secular and religious, has always been of the greatest importance to the Muslim community in America. Muslims have made it clear that they want their children to have the best education possible at the same time that they are learning the essentials of their faith." "Especially since the events of September 11, many Americans have become concerned about the teaching going on behind the walls of these schools. The essays collected in this volume look behind those walls and discover both efforts to provide excellent instruction following national educational standards and attempts to inculcate Islamic values while protecting students from what are seen as the dangers of secularism and the compromising values of American culture." "This volume of collected essays deals with a wide range of issues challenging Muslim Americans as they seek a well-rounded religious education from adolescence to adulthood. Also explored are college-level education; the kinds of training being offered by Muslim chaplains in universities, hospitals, and prisons; and the ways in which Muslims are educating the American public in the face of hostility and prejudice. This timely volume is the first dedicated entirely to the neglected topic of Islamic education in the United States."--Jacket
Muslims, Christians, and the challenge of interfaith dialogue by Jane I Smith( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The attacks of September 11, 2001 instantly heightened the American public's sensitivity toward matters of religious difference. Many Americans realized not only that non-Muslims need to learn more about Islam, but also that Muslims must better understand and articulate their own faith to themselves and to others. In this volume, Jane Idleman Smith examines the current American Christian-Muslim dialogue, contextualized both through the history of Islam and of the contemporary West. As we approach the sixth anniversary of 9/11, Smith dares to ask what progress has been made through this dialogue, what happens when that dialogue fails, and what direction it will take in the years to come." "Smith examines the recent theological writings of both Catholics and Protestants about dialogue and pluralism, and shows that, since 9/11, a few Muslim scholars in the West have also begun to write about these issues. Now, she argues, many Christians and Muslims are expressing their desire to move beyond theological discussion into what is often called the "dialogue of engagement." As evidence, she points to initiatives among young people, women, and African Americans as they attempt to find ways to work together in local projects of justice and community service. Throughout the book, one hears the personal voices of these Muslim and Christian participants in the American interfaith dialogue." "While many of the encounters between Islam and Christianity over the past fourteen centuries have been peaceful, Americans know little about the history of religious interaction beyond the Crusades or the fear Europe felt in the face of the invasions of the Turks. This volume is intended to educate Americans about the great diversity of Muslims in this country and to illustrate how Christians and Muslims are coming together, not only to talk to each other, but also to work together for the common good."--Jacket
The Oxford handbook of American Islam( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam has been part of the increasingly complex American religious scene for well over a century, and was brought into more dramatic focus by the attacks of September 11, 2001. American Islam is practiced by a unique blend of immigrants and American-born Muslims. The immigrants have come from all corners of the world; they include rich and poor, well-educated and illiterate, those from upper and lower classes as well as economic and political refugees. The community's diversity has been enhanced by the conversion of African Americans, Latina/os, and others, making it the most heterogeneous Muslim community in the world. With an up-to-the-minute analysis by thirty of the top scholars in the field, this handbook covers the growth of Islam in America from the earliest Muslims to set foot on American soil to the current wave of Islamophobia. Topics covered include the development of African American Islam; pre- and post-WWII immigrants; Sunni, Shìite, sectarian and Sufi movements in America; the role and status of women, marriage, and family; and the Americanization of Islamic culture. Throughout these chapters the contributors explore the meaning of religious identity in the context of race, ethnicity, gender, and politics, both within the American Islamic community and in relation to international Islam
An historical and semantic study of the term "islām" as seen in a sequence of Qurʼān commentaries by Jane I Smith( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to religions of the East : reader by Charles S Prebish( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The precious pearl : a translation from the Arabic by Ghazzālī( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam and the West post 9/11( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers a chance for greater understanding of the political and religious groups in Islam that have contributed to events pre and post September 11th, and clearer insights into Muslim/Christian relations today. Many books have focused on the events of September 11th but have been primarily journalistic. This book draws together both Muslim and non-Muslim scholars who have been studying Christian/Muslim relations for many years. They assess the impact of 9/11 on Islamophobia and antipathy towards Muslims. Providing insights into various multi-cultural communities whose relations with Islam have been affected, the authors look particularly at regions where there are large minority Muslim communities (US and UK) and large minority non-Muslim communities (Indonesia and Nigeria)."
Les communautés musulmanes en Amérique du Nord( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam di Amerika by Jane I Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Indonesian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian-Muslim dialogue in North America( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maut, barzakh, kiamat dan akhirat by Jane I Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Indonesian and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of American Islam( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume 30 of the field's top scholars examine historical and contemporary aspects of American Islam, and explore the meaning of religious identity in the context of race, ethnicity, gender, and politics
 
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Islam in America
Alternative Names
Idleman Smith, Jane

Idleman Smith Jane 1937-....

Smith, J. I.

Smith, Jane I.

Smith, Jane I. (Jane Idelman)

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Languages
English (166)

French (5)

Indonesian (3)

Urdu (1)

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Muslim women in America : the challenge of Islamic identity todayThe Islamic understanding of death and resurrectionMuslim minorities in the West : visible and invisibleMuslim communities in North AmericaMission to America : five Islamic sectarian communities in North AmericaReligion and immigration : Christian, Jewish, and Muslim experiences in the United StatesEducating the Muslims of AmericaMuslims, Christians, and the challenge of interfaith dialogueIslam and the West post 9/11