“American Muslim History” by Fareed H Numan provides a comprehensive overview of the history of Islam in America. The book covers the period from the arrival of the first Muslims in America in the 16th century to the present day.
The author provides a detailed account of the various waves of Muslim migration to America, including the arrival of enslaved Africans who were Muslim, and the immigration of Muslims from the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa in the 20th century.
The book also delves into the challenges that American Muslims have faced over the centuries, including discrimination, prejudice, and the struggle to practice their faith in a predominantly Christian society. It highlights the important role that American Muslims have played in the civil rights movement and in promoting social justice.
The author also explores the diversity within the American Muslim community, including the various Islamic traditions and cultural backgrounds of American Muslims. The book examines the role of American Muslim institutions, such as mosques and Islamic schools, in preserving and promoting Islamic knowledge and culture in America.
Overall, “American Muslim History” is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of Islam in America. It provides a thorough and nuanced account of the contributions and struggles of American Muslims and their ongoing efforts to forge a unique American Muslim identity.