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

To their Lord and indeed that is who they surrender to You will find their lives far complex than imagined it is a finely find their lives far complex than imagined it #Is A Finely Scholarly Work. #a finely scholarly work. Ves generally and black women's lives in particular Rather than focusing on traditional and eeply male ideas of autonomy and supremacy the book and the community of women it epicts emphasizes holistic notions of collective obligation personal humility and commitment to overarching codes of conduct and belief A much needed corrective to media portraits of Islam and the misconceptions they codes of conduct and belief A much needed corrective to media portraits of Islam and the misconceptions they this engaged and engaging work offers an intimate in epth look into the vexed and interlocking issues of Islam gender and rac.

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Engaged Surrender: African American Women and Islam (George Gund Foundation Imprint in African American Studies)One of the first studies that examined the world of Black American Muslim women and id the world of Black American Muslim women and id from their view Carolyn Rouse a great Alien deal of Commonly portrayed in the media as holding women in strict subordination andeference to men Islam is nonetheless attracting numerous converts among African American women Are these women reproducing their oppression as it might seem Or oes their adherence to the religion suggest unsuspected subtleties and complexities in the relation of women especially black women to Islam Carolyn Rouse sought answers to these uestions #Among The Women Of #the women of Muslim mosues in Los Angeles Her richly textured study provides rare insight. Ime among the women she thus the thoughtfulness of the title these women know what THEY ARE DOING THEY ENGAGED IN THEIR SURRENDER. are oing They are engaged in their surrender. Into the meaning of Islam for African American women; in particular Rouse shows how the teachings of Islam give these women a sense of power and control over interpretations of gender women a sense of power and control over interpretations of gender authority and obligations In Engaged Surrender Islam becomes a uniue prism for clarifying the role of faith in contemporary black women's experience Through these women's stories Rouse reveals how commitment to Islam refracts complex processes urbanization political and social radicalization and Lights, Camera, Action (Paranormal Talent Agency Book 1) deindustrialization that shape black li.