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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Building the Webb Community

Justine Howe.

in Suburban Islam

March 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 8994 words.

This chapter explores the suburban religious landscape, educational networks, and narratives of the American Muslim past out of which the Webb community emerged. It demonstrates how the...

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Community

Edited by John L. Esposito.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam. 3 words.

American Islamic Communities

Jane I. Smith.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions

October 2006; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Interfaith Relations; Islam. 3117 words.

Muslims who live in regions such as Europe and the United States that are outside the sphere of dominant Islamic culture face a steady array of choices. Underlying the lifestyle decisions...

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Chinese Islamic Communities

Dru C. Gladney.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions

October 2006; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Interfaith Relations; Islam; East Asian Religions. 2828 words.

There are almost twenty million Muslims in China, constituting a diverse community that is both multi-ethnic and, within Islam, multi-religious. There are ten official Muslim nationalities...

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Community and Society (Theoretical Overview)

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam. 1198 words.

The theme “community and society” was chosen to highlight the integral roles that women have played in the more informal

Marriage in American Muslim Communities

Juliane Hammer.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Islam

January 2015; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Islam. 7735 words.

American Muslim communities continuously negotiate the ideals as well as realities of marriage and family life through references to the Qur’an, the prophetic tradition and Islamic law on...

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Crafting an American Muslim Community

Muna Ali.

in Young Muslim America

March 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 21641 words.

Drawing on insights from the previous chapters, this chapter details the various rifts in Muslim America that cut across generational, gender, ethno-racial, and immigrant–convert...

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Seeing God: The Nascent Community

Rüdiger Seesemann.

in The Divine Flood

July 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 16030 words.

This chapter offers a micro-history of the early community in Senegal, drawing on letters by Ibrahim Niasse that give unique insights into the movement's formative years. The sources show...

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The People Are One Community

Abdulaziz Sachedina.

in The Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralism

January 2001; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 18420 words.

The chapter characterizes religion as a major contributor to the seemingly endless conflicts between different persuasions and cultures. These conflicts and the attendant atrocities...

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Imagined and Re-Imagined Communities: Looking Forward

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na‘im.

in What Is an American Muslim?

February 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 7740 words.

This chapter sums up the findings of this study on the need for American Muslims to move “beyond minority politics” in their quest for religious self-determination. It contends that...

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Islamic Communities in South Asia

Scott Kugle.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions

October 2006; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Interfaith Relations; Islam. 10445 words.

In sheer numbers, South Asia is the global center of Islam. It is the host to over 350 million Muslims: 128 million in India, 124 million in Pakistan, and 103 million in Bangladesh. Muslims...

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Political Community in the Slums of Hyderabad

Z. Fareen Parvez.

in Politicizing Islam

March 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam; Religious Studies. 11575 words.

Chapter 4 looks at poor and subaltern Muslims in Hyderabad, highlighting how small mosques and madrasas enforced a sense of collective responsibility to preserve Islamic institutions and...

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Organization of North American Shia Ithna-Ashari Muslim Communities

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

Established in 1986 and comprises primarily the Twelver Khoja Muslim communities in Canada and the United States. The majority of the membership is immigrants who arrived from East Africa...

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Imām al-Difā‘, Imām al-Ḍa‘īf, and Community

Adam R. Gaiser.

in Muslims, Scholars, Soldiers

October 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 13531 words.

This chapter examines the role of the Ibāḍī community—meaning primarily the scholars as representatives of the umma—as caretakers of the imāmate. A dynamic existed between Imām and ‘ulamā’,...

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World Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Ashari Muslim Communities

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

Established as a nonprofit organization in 1976 in London to serve the Khoja Shii communities around the world. Operating under a constitution, it is run by elected officeholders and the...

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History of the Development of the Sino-Muslim Community

Kristian Petersen.

in Interpreting Islam in China

November 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 9241 words.

Chapter 1 sketches a brief history of Muslims in China to aid in understanding the development of Sino-Islamic scholarship and the shifting contours of this tradition. The establishment of...

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Qom Alumni in Indonesia: Their Role in the Shiʿi Community

Zulkifli.

in Shaping Global Islamic Discourses

April 2015; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 10990 words.

This chapter discusses how returnees from al Mustafa International University, including those from the International Centre for Islamic Studies, its preceding institution, have played a...

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World Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Ashari Muslim Communities

Edited by John L. Esposito.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

August 2004; p ublished online November 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam; Society and Culture. 122 words.

Established as a nonprofit organization in 1976 in London to serve the Khoja Shii communities around the world. Operating under

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Organization of North American Shia Ithna-Ashari Muslim Communities (NASIMCO)

Edited by John L. Esposito.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

August 2004; p ublished online November 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam; Society and Culture. 70 words.

Established in 1986 and comprises primarily the Twelver Khoja Muslim communities in Canada and the United States. The majority of

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Shi‘i Islam in the African American Community

Liyakat Takim.

in The Oxford Handbook of African American Islam

P ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Islam. 6981 words.

While much has been written regarding the rise and experience of the African American Muslim community, western scholarship has paid little attention to the African American Shi‘is. This...

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