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By Patrick D. Bowen

A background of Conversion to Islam within the usa, quantity 1: White American Muslims sooner than 1975 is the 1st in-depth examine of the hundreds of thousands of white americans who embraced Islam among 1800 and 1975. Drawing from little-known documents, interviews, and infrequent books and periodicals, Patrick D. Bowen unravels the complicated social and spiritual elements that resulted in the emergence of a wide selection of yank Muslim and Sufi conversion movements.

While a number of the extra admired Muslim and Sufi converts—including Alexander Webb, Maryam Jameelah, and Samuel Lewis—have obtained realization in past reviews, White American Muslims earlier than 1975 is the 1st publication to focus on formerly unknown yet vital figures, together with Thomas M. Johnson, Louis Glick, Nadirah Osman, and T.B. Irving.

Biographical note
Patrick D. Bowen, Ph.D. (2013), collage of Denver-Iliff college of Theology Joint Ph.D. software, is the writer of over a dozen articles and ebook chapters at the heritage of non-Christian non secular groups within the United States.
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Academic libraries, experts, practitioners, and trained laymen drawn to conversion to Islam, Islam within the usa, and sleek Sufism. Libraries and experts drawn to American faith and glossy esotericism.
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"A reliable booklet, recommended."
Mark Sedgwick, 25 August 2015

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In Chapter 6, I look at the years following the Islamic movement’s collapse to bring to light both its various vestiges and the factors that contributed to its failure. A few Islamic organizations did continue to have a small presence in the years following the collapse of Webb’s movement, and at least one group, composed of people Webb possibly knew from his Theosophical days, had a movement called the Order of Sufis, which was probably a revival of Johnson’s Sufic Circle. In this chapter, I call attention to the previously unknown fact that Introduction 21 one of the leading members of this organization was, like Webb, involved in the French-based occult movement of Martinism—a movement that had ties to Muslims in America and throughout the world—and that it is likely that he connected his Sufi organization to the Martinist Order.

A few Islamic organizations did continue to have a small presence in the years following the collapse of Webb’s movement, and at least one group, composed of people Webb possibly knew from his Theosophical days, had a movement called the Order of Sufis, which was probably a revival of Johnson’s Sufic Circle. In this chapter, I call attention to the previously unknown fact that Introduction 21 one of the leading members of this organization was, like Webb, involved in the French-based occult movement of Martinism—a movement that had ties to Muslims in America and throughout the world—and that it is likely that he connected his Sufi organization to the Martinist Order.

In 1816, he was posted in the 29 30 The phrase ‘to turn Turk’ was also sometimes used as a derogatory euphemism for prostitution; see Warner G. Rice, “‘To Turn Turk,’” Modern Language Notes (March 1931): 153–54. National Advocate (New York), January 26, 1819, 2. 31 The circumstances surrounding English’s resignation and rumored conversion, however, leave many questions. ”32 There is also the question of whether English was involved with state-sponsored covert activities at the time, activities that necessitated that he wear Muslim clothing.

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