By Jamillah Karim

African American Muslims and South Asian Muslim immigrants are of the biggest ethnic Muslim teams within the U.S. but there are few websites during which African americans and South Asian immigrants come jointly, and South Asians are usually held up as a "model minority" opposed to African americans. even if, the yankee ummah, or American Muslim group, stands as a special website for interethnic harmony in a time of elevated tensions among native-born american citizens and immigrants.

This ethnographic examine of African American and South Asian immigrant Muslims in Chicago and Atlanta explores how Islamic beliefs of racial concord and equality create hopeful percentages in an American society that is still challenged through race and sophistication inequalities. the amount makes a speciality of ladies who, because of gender inequalities, are often likely to circulation outdoors in their ethnic Muslim areas and have interaction with different Muslim ethnic teams looking for gender justice.

American Muslim Women explores the relationships and infrequently alliances among African americans and South Asian immigrants, drawing on interviews with a various workforce of ladies from those groups. Karim investigates what it potential to barter spiritual sisterhood opposed to America's race and sophistication hierarchies, and the way these within the American Muslim neighborhood either build and go ethnic boundaries.

American Muslim Women finds the ways that a number of kinds of id body the yank Muslim event, in a few moments reinforcing ethnic obstacles, and at different occasions, resisting them.

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