Special Issue "Islam in America: Zeroing in on the Park51 Controversy"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2011)
Dr. Ruqayya Yasmine Khan
Department of Religion, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212, USA
Phone: 210 999.8428
Fax: 210 999-7843
Interests: islamic studies; muslims in Europe; Qur\'anic studies; women in islam; Arabic literature
The controversy concerning the Cultural/Islamic Center near Ground Zero in New York City throws into sharp relief some key issues germane to the study of religion in general and of Islam in particular. This Religions special issue draws upon the expertise of a diverse group of Religion and Islam scholars to explore different dimensions of the controversy. The issue pays attention to contestations over worship and memorial sites in the context of American religious history as well as to how cultural melancholia and mourning inform the current controversy especially given the approach of the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Moreover, contributors will illuminate the many interconnections between race, immigration, religion and politics embedded in the controversy. This special issue also addresses challenges, in light of the controversy, as regards Muslim American outreach and inter-faith work since 9/11. For those engaged with “Islam pedagogies” a salient issue the guest issue takes up is how, if at all, this controversy shapes the current teaching of Islam at the college and/or university level in the U.S.
Dr. Ruqayya Yasmine Khan
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- ground zero
- islamic center
- new york city
Religions 2011, 2(2), 114-131; doi:10.3390/rel2020114
Received: 1 April 2011; in revised form: 30 May 2011 / Accepted: 31 May 2011 / Published: 1 June 2011| Download PDF Full-text (227 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Religions 2011, 2(2), 132-144; doi:10.3390/rel2020132
Received: 29 March 2011; in revised form: 22 May 2011 / Accepted: 31 May 2011 / Published: 7 June 2011| Download PDF Full-text (231 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Religions 2011, 2(3), 297-311; doi:10.3390/rel2030297
Received: 9 June 2011; in revised form: 14 July 2011 / Accepted: 19 July 2011 / Published: 25 July 2011| Download PDF Full-text (300 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Mosques as American Institutions: Mosque Attendance, Religiosity and Integration into the Political System among American Muslims
Religions 2011, 2(4), 504-524; doi:10.3390/rel2040504
Received: 26 June 2011; in revised form: 9 September 2011 / Accepted: 16 September 2011 / Published: 27 September 2011| Download PDF Full-text (262 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 12 October 2012