The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada

The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada The contributors to this volume examine from different perspectives the relevance of an Islamic identity in Canada Does an Islamic identity make sense in a secular country What does it encompass How

  • Title: The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada
  • Author: Nurjehan Aziz
  • ISBN: 9781927494653
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Paperback
  • The contributors to this volume examine, from different perspectives, the relevance of an Islamic identity in Canada Does an Islamic identity make sense in a secular country What does it encompass How does it relate to national, racial, and ethnic identities Doesn t it draw a curtain between itself and the rest of a secular nation Does not this identity in fact give rThe contributors to this volume examine, from different perspectives, the relevance of an Islamic identity in Canada Does an Islamic identity make sense in a secular country What does it encompass How does it relate to national, racial, and ethnic identities Doesn t it draw a curtain between itself and the rest of a secular nation Does not this identity in fact give rise to the perception of the Muslim as the Other and to suspicions of non patriotism, subversion, etc Is there really a single Islamic culture Doesn t Islamic identity necessarily erase historical memory and culture Shouldn t religious faith be something private, in a secular country, in the sense that we don t ask our neighbours or workmates what faith they belong to CONTRIBUTORS Mohamed Alibhai PhD Harvard, former editor Islam in America Karim H Karim Carleton University Monia Mazigh author, Mirrors and Mirages Asma Sayed MacEwan University , Haroon Siddiqui The Toronto Star , Sunera Thobani University of British Columbia , and others.

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    1. rabble/books/reviews/2016/0Review by Azeezah KanjiGiven mainstream media's talent for waxing hysterical about Muslims without actually talking to any, anthologies like The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada: Culture, Politics, and Self edited by Nurjehan Aziz are both timely and necessary, especially in a post-9/11 world.The collection features prominent members of the cultural and intellectual community and their accounts and analyses of what it means to be Muslim in Canada.The 11 essays i [...]

    2. This book promises to showcase various perspectives on what it means to be Muslim in Canada and to discuss its relevance. I was disappointed when I realized that that is not the case. In this book you will find essays written by individuals who may define themselves as Muslim (one of them being an agnostic. really? In a book that discusses Muslim identity?), but do not represent mainstream Muslim thought in Canada. While I found reading the various points of view interesting, this book failed to [...]

    3. The post-9-11 anti-Islam bigotry, the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the 2015 niqāb debate, Quebec’s Islamophobia, the curtailing of Islamic cultural practices and structures in Canadian cities – all of these are some of the important issues that are mentioned and well-discussed in the essays in this book. However, the open-ended nature of the essays may simply leave the reader unfulfilled.Read my full review here: themanitoban/2016/01/t

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