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The author of the book: Nurjehan Aziz
ISBN 13: 9781927494653
Language: English
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Edition: Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.
Date of issue: November 2015
ISBN: 1927494656

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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 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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Ebook The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada read Online! Nurjehan Aziz was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, studied in Iran and the United States and immigrated to Canada in 1980. She is a co-founder of The Toronto South Asian Review, now The Toronto Review, of which she is an editorial board member. She is the publisher at TSAR Publications.


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