By Ilyas Ba-Yunus
As a minority faith in a predominantly Christian nation, America's Muslims face many problems - lack of expertise in their cultural traditions via nearly all of their fellow voters, threats to their civil liberties in response to their ideals and ethnicity, and demanding situations to protecting a Muslim identification inside of their neighborhood. Muslims within the usa clarifies this advanced state of affairs through explaining for a non-Muslim viewers the fundamental teachings and practices of Islam, the background of Islam within the usa, and a dialogue of ways and the place Muslims dwell during this nation. the quantity concludes with a dialogue of the issues that Muslims have adjusting to American tradition, and an outline from the Muslim point of view of September 11 and its aftermath.Muslims within the usa offers an goal evaluate of what it is prefer to reside as a Muslim within the usa: ; contains a historical past of Islam in the USA and a precis of what's identified concerning the range of the Muslim inhabitants ; Examines the centrality of religion for the Muslims of the USA ; Analyzes the significance of ladies and the kinfolk ; Probes the worries that Muslims have persevered after 9-11
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You are free not to go to the mosque. This is a society in which Muslim women observe modesty (hijab) out of their own free will. In the United States, Muslims live in a society in which they are allowed to march in protest in front of the White House. This is a polity that allowed Muslims (as they proudly point out) to put a president of their liking in the White House in 2000 and vote against him in 2004. No wonder millions of Muslims from all over the world want to leave their homes and make the United States their new home.
Hajj is incumbent upon all adult Muslims—men as well as women—who are healthy and can ﬁnancially afford the travel to Mecca at least once in their lifetimes. The Qur’an gives an eloquent historical account of the time, when under the Divine command, prophet Abraham (Ibraheem) took his wife Hager (Hajirah) and his baby son Ismail to the waterless valley of what is now known as Mecca and left them there all by themselves. As the baby was crying of thirst in the scorching desert sun, Hajirah, the mother, ran around desperately in search of water, but to no avail.
One may give any amount in charity. 5 percent of the accumulated property not in circulation in the previous year). Zakat must not be confused with a state tax on income either. Even if an Islamic state facilitates collecting it, zakat is not to be made part of the state budget. One may give zakat to the needy in person. However, more preferably, it is to be given to a nongovernmental organization, to which a needy may contact without facing the zakat giver. A list of those who are deserving of the zakat is speciﬁed by the Qur’an.
Muslims in the United States (American Religious Experience) by Ilyas Ba-Yunus