This article will argue that divisions within the American Shiʿi community are often exacerbated by the establishment of ethnic institutions that act as cultural buffers...
In the United States, at least a quarter of the Muslims are thought to be converts. Nevertheless, conversion to Islam in North America only received substantial media and academic attention after the September 11th attacks. Little research has been done on Western women who convert to Shi‘i Islam. To fill ...
Shi’ism in America provides the first general overview of the Shi’i community in America, tracing its history, its current composition, and how Shi’a have negotiated their identity in the...
Based on fieldwork observations from March to December 2015 and several informal interviews, the writer try to understand how the African American Shia community of New York was formed and...
This article will initially examine the origins and contemporary experience of the Shi‘i community in America. It will also discuss how Shi’is can better represent themselves in...