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Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas #2020

Servants of Allah African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas Despite the explosion in work on African American and religious history little is known about Black Muslims who came to America as slaves Most assume that what Muslim faith any Africans did bring wit

  • Title: Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas
  • Author: Sylviane A. Diouf
  • ISBN: 9780814719053
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Paperback
  • Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas By Sylviane A. Diouf, Despite the explosion in work on African American and religious history, little is known about Black Muslims who came to America as slaves Most assume that what Muslim faith any Africans did bring with them was quickly absorbed into the new Christian milieu But, surprisingly, as Sylviane Diouf shows in this new, meticulously researched volume, Islam flourished during slaDespite the explosion in work on African American and religious history, little is known about Black Muslims who came to America as slaves Most assume that what Muslim faith any Africans did bring with them was quickly absorbed into the new Christian milieu But, surprisingly, as Sylviane Diouf shows in this new, meticulously researched volume, Islam flourished during slavery on a large scale.Servants of Allah presents a history of African Muslim slaves, following them from Africa to the Americas It details how, even while enslaved many Black Muslims managed to follow most of the precepts of their religion Literate, urban, and well traveled, Black Muslims drew on their organization and the strength of their beliefs to play a major part in the most well known slave uprisings Though Islam did not survive in the Americas in its orthodox form, its mark can be found in certain religions, traditions, and artistic creations of people of African descent.But for all their accomplishments and contributions to the cultures of the African Diaspora, the Muslim slaves have been largely ignored Servants of Allah is the first book to examine the role of Islam in the lives of both individual practitioners and in the American slave community as a whole, while also shedding light on the legacy of Islam in today s American and Caribbean cultures.Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 1999.

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    1. The most important book one can read to get an in depth understanding of how African Muslims reacted to the advent of the trans Atlantic slave trade and how their presence affected the plantation societies of the New World.

    2. Asalaamu alaykum This book is a must read for anyone from the Americas US, Caribbean, South America , whether Muslim or not This is an important piece of our collective history that is widely overlooked and unknown to most of us I recently read this book for a Muslim book club that I lead Below are my notes I highly recommend it for a book group, as it covers many issues that are incredibly relevant today page numbers correspond to the edition published in 1998 Servants of Allah by Sylviane Diou [...]

    3. Really informative book, it s on my recommended reading list for my cultural sensitivity Islamic trainings It helps Americans understand how intricately immersed is the Muslim experience within the American experience For all those who think Muslims are newcomers immigrants, this is a must read.

    4. Much of her research came from original French and Spanish resources as a result, Diouf presents entirely new material about the enslaved Muslim Africans who came to the West.

    5. INCREDIBLE BOOK Usually don t bother w comments, but this one had to be lauded MUST read for a consise and sometimes humorous account of Moorish history in the Americas Enjoy

    6. Diouf offers one of the most important pieces of literature on the study of the African Muslims enslaved in the Americas The scope of her research is both extensive and altogether moving in the profound insights she provides about the hardships and struggles of an almost forgotten group of individuals She charts their African origins, their Islamic backgrounds, their harrowing journeys, their unrelenting courage, and their invaluable contributions to American culture Most of the African Muslims [...]

    7. Very informative I believe it s for an academic setting The copious historical details could only be appreciated academically I was looking for a few personal narratives, which was touched upon only briefly However, overall, it s worth reading and understanding how African Muslims arrived and survived in the Americas.

    8. important scholarly work that begins to chip away at centuries of historical erasure and deliberate narrative obscuring of the fact that the first muslims that came to america were black slaves that used their faith to actively survive and often contest slavery an accessible read.

    9. One of those books that truly amazes you with the stories it contains West African Muslims kept their religion despite enslavement in the Americas American born descendants rarely were Muslims, but the influence of Islam on other black religions of the Americas is profound.

    10. This book is often described as groundbreaking, and I agree with that assessment It is a look at Muslims enslaved in America, how they were enslaved, how they practiced their beliefs, how some managed a return to Africa, and how their beliefs and traditions were transmitted to future generations only partially most was lost The author can be forgiven for only touching on some very important and interesting areas for example, the WPA interviews with former slaves because there really hasn t been [...]

    11. This is truly a groundbreaking book in its field I learned so much about the history of Muslims not only in the USA but also in Central America and South America I found it extremely intriguing that the USA is the only country on earth that completely lost its Islamic background I didn t even know we had one for a long time honestly I highly recommend this book to those who wish to have their horizons widened.

    12. So much research and information, it s almost too much It tended to get redundant and repetetive, as the author would make a point and then relay story after story after story to back up that point Still, I learned a LOT Definitely an accurate, well researched and detailed account of the lives of African Muslims swept up in the slave trade.

    13. Very date and detail specific, but an amazing read Diouf discusses, in depth, an area of the slave trade and African migration that is rarely if ever addressed Interesting and informative.

    14. Well researched, well written, intensely interesting the only reason I gave it four instead of five stars was because it relied a little too heavily on conjecture.

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