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Top 4 Islam in America


Learn more about the history of Islam and Muslims in the United States. These books and resources give background, historical perspective, and information about the lives of early American Muslims, both well-known and anonymous.

1. Islam in the United States of America

Author Sulayman S. Nyang, a professor of African Studies at Howard University, has here collected his articles and research about early American Muslims. This readable and interesting study looks at Islam in the United States from several different angles - the emergence of a Muslim community, the lives of the people, their views of 'The American Dream,' and other topics.
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2. Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas

In-depth look at the lives of African Muslims as they were brought over the Atlantic by slave-traders, including personal narratives and correspondence of Muslims during this period. By Sylviane A. Diouf
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3. African Muslims in Antebellum America

A wonderful account of the lives of several dozen Muslim Africans, brought to the United States as slaves between 1730 and 1860. By Allan D. Austin
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4. Muslims in America: Seven Centuries of History (1312-1998)

A quick overview of the history of Islam in the United States, in expanded timeline form. Briefly touches on the major events and personalities in the growth of Islam in the United States.
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