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 Webb's Journey to Islam

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

in A Muslim in Victorian America

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195187281
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784875 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195187288.003.0003
  Webb's Journey to Islam

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This chapter chronicles Webb's conversion to Islam. It is shown that Webb's conversion was actually a series of conversions. First, he adopted materialism, which he rejected for Buddhism in search for new spirituality. Then, he adopted Theosophy and made changes in his eating habits and lifestyle. Finally, he embraced Islam. The parallels of Webb's conversion with other Victorian converts to Islam and Buddhism are discussed.

Keywords: Alexander Russell Webb; Islam; religious conversion; Theosophy; Muslim American

Chapter.  14615 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Islam

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