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Help me remember an influential Islamic text about the US in the 1920s

I'm trying to remember details about a book written about the US in the 1920s from the perspective of a visiting fundamental Muslim. The book, from my memory, was influential in the progress of fundamental Islamism (and later terrorism) as the book described the jazz age, black people, women's sexuality, etc. in a very bad light. Strangely Google isn't helping me with this. Thanks!
posted by reductiondesign on Dec 22, 2013 - 3 answers

What are the exemptions to performing the Hajj?

I know that Islam requires followers to perform the Hajj at least once in their lives if able... but what determines that ability? I presume it's a matter of health and financial concerns, but even so, I imagine many Muslims make great sacrifices and take significant risks for this. Are there generally-accepted measures of when it's understandable for someone not to make the Hajj, or is it all a matter of personal faith & judgment? I also know there was a time when one could send someone to more or less take their place... is that still an accepted practice? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Nov 12, 2013 - 5 answers

How does a non-Muslim observe Ramadan in Seattle?

Can anyone recommend a Muslim community in Seattle that could help me (a non-Muslim) understand and participate in Ramadan? [more inside]
posted by Surfurrus on Jul 30, 2011 - 6 answers

What does it say in this Arabic banner?

Gaddafi Pays Italian Models To Attend A Party That Is Actually An Islam Recruit Fete. Can you tell me what the banner in Arabic they hang inside reads?
posted by procrastinator on Aug 30, 2010 - 2 answers

How can I support the Ground Zero Mosque?

How can I help support the "Ground Zero" Mosque? [more inside]
posted by j1950 on Aug 19, 2010 - 33 answers

Article about the Transformation of a Middle Eastern Family

Looking for a magazine-style article where the author recounts how his middle eastern family changed over the course of a generation from modern secularism to religious/political conservativism [more inside]
posted by dephlogisticated on May 28, 2010 - 5 answers

"So, Rama -- Do you come here often?"

Slumdog Millionaire: Late to the party, I watched this movie for the first time (and second time, too) this past week. [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on May 9, 2010 - 15 answers

Quranic Grammar Headache!

What's going on grammatically in the opening verse of the Quran, which uses a sound masculine plural for the word "worlds"? [more inside]
posted by Biru on Apr 9, 2010 - 10 answers

How can I get my students to dream of Djinni?

What's a good academic text/trade book about Jinni? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Mar 26, 2010 - 2 answers

Has there ever been a single sacred text of Hellenic Polytheism?

Is there an official bible for the Greek myths? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Mar 13, 2010 - 25 answers

Muslim life in the USA

What are the best films and books on the Muslim experience in America? [more inside]
posted by McBearclaw on Sep 1, 2008 - 13 answers

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