By Umar F. Abd-Allah
Webb used to be a critical determine of yank Islam through the past due 19th and early 20th centuries. a local of the Hudson Valley, he used to be a journalist, editor, and civil servant. Raised a Presbyterian, Webb early on started to domesticate an curiosity in different religions and have become relatively desirous about Islam. whereas serving as U.S. consul to the Philippines in 1887, he took a better curiosity within the religion and embraced it in 1888, one of many first americans recognized to have performed so. inside many years, he begun corresponding with very important Muslims in India. Webb turned an enthusiastic propagator of the religion, founding the 1st Islamic establishment within the usa: the yankee project. He wrote various books meant to introduce Islam to americans, begun the 1st Islamic press within the usa, released a magazine entitled The Moslem international, and served because the consultant of Islam on the 1893 World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago. In 1901, he was once appointed Honorary Turkish Consul normal in long island and was once invited to Turkey, the place he obtained Ottoman medals of merits.
In this first-ever biography of Webb, Umar F. Abd-Allah examines Webb's lifestyles and makes use of it as a window in which to discover the early background of Islam in the US. with the exception of his followed religion, each point of Webb's lifestyles used to be, as Abd-Allah exhibits, quintessentially attribute of his position and time. It was once simply because he was once so quite often American that he was once capable of function Islam's ambassador to the United States (and vice versa). As America's Muslim group grows and turns into extra noticeable, Webb's lifestyles and the virtues he championed - pluralism, liberalism, common humanity, and a feeling of civic and political accountability - exemplify what it skill to be an American Muslim.
Read Online or Download A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb PDF
Similar ethnic & national biographies books
Morning celebrity met sunlight endure in 1970. She had sons and a cheerful marriage--all a hippie might wish. while her oldest boy died and her marriage ended, she grew to become to sunlight undergo, a bigger-than-life drugs guy. medication ROCK describes their cross-country trip. sunlight endure carried his imaginative and prescient of a tribe of natives and non-natives instructing earth expertise.
This publication is the sequel to "Pass Me The Rice," during which the writer defined his first years as an consultant to the Vietnamese army. It ended along with his being wounded, and this booklet alternatives up the tale from there. even supposing there were many books written in regards to the struggle in Vietnam, those are a bit diversified from the "Hamburger Hill" or "Guadalcanal Diary" style.
It has taken Liverpool nearly part a century to return to phrases with the musical, cultural and now fiscal legacy of the Beatles and renowned track. every now and then the gang was once negatively linked to intercourse and medicine pictures surrounding rock track: deemed unacceptable via town fathers, and unworthy in their aid.
Because the hundredth anniversary methods, it truly is well timed to mirror not just upon the nice struggle itself and at the memorials that have been erected to make sure it didn't slip from nationwide cognizance, but additionally to mirror upon its wealthy and mammoth cultural legacy. This booklet examines the background of the nice struggle in modern Britain.
Additional info for A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb
A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb by Umar F. Abd-Allah