PDF [Engaged Surrender: African American Women and Islam (George Gund Foundation Imprint in African American Studies)] AUTHOR Carolyn Rouse

Ime among the women she interviewed thus the thoughtfulness of the title these women know what they are doing They are engaged in their surrender. Into the meaning of Islam for African American women; *in articular Rouse shows how the teachings of Islam give these women a sense of *particular Rouse shows how the teachings of Islam give these women a sense of and control over interpretations of gender family authority and obligations In Engaged Surrender Islam becomes a uniue rism for clarifying the role of faith in contemporary black women's experience Through these women's stories Rouse reveals how commitment to Islam refracts

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processes urbanization and social radicalization and deindustrialization that shape black li. One of the first studies that examined the world of Black American Muslim women and did it from their view Carolyn Rouse spent a great deal of Commonly ortrayed in the media as holding women in strict subordination and deference to men Islam is nonetheless attracting numerous
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among African women Are these women reproducing their *oppression as it might seem Or does their adherence to the religion suggest unsuspected subtleties and complexities in *as it might seem Or does their adherence to the religion suggest unsuspected subtleties and complexities in relation of women especially black women to Islam Carolyn Rouse sought answers to these uestions among the women of Sunni Muslim mosues in Los Angeles Her richly textured study rovides rare insight.

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To their Lord and indeed that who they surrender to You find their lives far complex than imagined it is a finely crafted scholarly surrender to You will find their lives far complex than imagined it is a finely crafted scholarly Ves generally and black women's lives in articular Rather than focusing on traditional and deeply male ideas of autonomy and supremacy the book and the community of women it depicts emphasizes holistic notions of collective obligation ersonal humility and commitment to overarching codes of conduct and belief A much needed corrective to media ortraits of Islam and *the misconceptions they engender this engaged and engaging work offers an intimate in depth look into the vexed *misconceptions they engender this engaged and engaging work offers an intimate in depth look into the vexed interlocking issues of Islam gender and rac. Engaged Surrender: African American Women and Islam (George Gund Foundation Imprint in African American Studies)