Young muslim america faith community and belonging muna ali engages debates about young muslim americans identity and faith from diverse perspectives examines intra muslim american community tensions across gender age and ethnoracial lines explores muslim american contributions to music literature and civic and political activism. In light of this the authors note that the way in which young men and women negotiated their identities was different while young men perceived muslim and american as two almost contradictory parts of their hyphenated selves young muslim women felt more empowered to take the best of what both worlds have to offer. A new book by author muna ali published this february sheds light on muslim lives in the us the book entitled young muslim america faith community and belonging discuses the life of young muslim americans who posses dual heritage it explores young americans of various backgrounds those whose parents may have converted to islam or read more. In her book young muslim america faith community and belonging muna ali offers a wide ranging ethnographically based study of young adult muslims in the united statesrooting her analysis in her work interviewing and surveying roughly two hundred and fifty young muslim americans who were either children of muslim immigrants to the united states children of american converts to islam or . Muna alis young muslim america is a multi layered multi disciplinary work that delivers a snapshot of american muslim life grounded in history and theory she begins by saying she is looking at individual narratives embedded in a larger narrative about being and belonging about identity politics in a globalizing world where grand narratives of national and civilizationalnbsp
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