Differentiation between religion and religiosity: Islam is an integral part of cultural identity even
though on might not engage in religious acts on a daily basis.
Shunning of sectarian disputes: Islam ought to be ONE and tole rance is a key value.
Islam in North America
Religious Studies 2 TA 3
Professor Liyakat Takim
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Islam in North America
Professor L. Takim
Papers must be submitted by Monday, December 1, 2014 in class. There will be no
Make sure that you cite ALL your sources in the terms and in the essay. Plagiarism
Muslim Youth in Norrth America
Cultural anthropology: branch of anthropology which object of study is the cultural variation found
between and among groups of individual. It is also the study of the causes and consequences (historical,
Activism: intentional, usually organized, efforts to orient, define, promote or impede change.
Forms of activism: open letters, political lobbying, economic activism (boycotts or preferential
patronizing), rallies, marches, strikes, sit-in
The quest for a pure Islam however has the ambiguous result of making Islam thoroughly
explicit and severs the link with inherited cultural habitus or collateral knowledge.
Islam needs to be thought of as a mere religion. Which is a prerequisite for secul
Globalization: fundamental changes in the spatial and temporal contours of social existence, according
to which the significance of space or territory undergoes shifts in the face of a no less dramatic
acceleration in the temporal structure of crucial for
The importance of the context in the anthropological study of ANY groups: historical, political,
cultural, religious, familial, etc.
influence the way people think about themselves and their environment.
In our case, how Muslim youth understand and practi
Distinction between mainstream Islamists and Fundamentalists:
a fundamentalist is an individual who may or may not have particular political opinions;
an Islamist is actively pursuing a political agenda.
Politics: Islamists are concerned with political ac
Youth and Muslimness: Non-political responses
Youth bulgeusually defined as a high proportion of 15-to-29 year-old relative to the adult
population. Sixty-two countries are considered very young, which means that two-thirds of
their populations are under
Extreme patterns of sexual segregation.
Around the age of 13, they must also cover their faces.
Yet xaniths interact with men as men and with women as
Xaniths are not men since women can freely show their faces to
them and it does
The issue of the veil as the symbol of women's place in Islam.
Veiling is not specifically an Islamic custom. Veiling was common in the Middle East
before the spread of Islam.
The interaction of custom and scripture is evident in notions of veiling and se
Religions provide guidelines for gender roles, masculinity, femininity, and sexuality.
The normative Islamic family is patrilineal and patriarchal.
Patrilineality defines socio-biological affiliation through the male line.
Lineal relationships are up and
Religious Studies 2TA3
Islam in America
Study Guide for Mid-Term Examinations
Time allocated: 50 minutes
From the following list, you will get four terms, you will have to define any two of