Belonging and Banishment: Being Muslim in Canada
edited by Natasha Bakht
|A variety of
Canadian voices come together here to explore some of the
vital issues facing Muslims in Canada. Who, indeed, is a
Canadian Muslim? This is only one of the fundamental
questions addressed in this volume. The authors are from
diverse ethnic backgrounds, hail from coast to coast, and
profess varying degrees of practice and belief. In their
thoughtful contributions, they explore matters of faith,
identity, sectarianism, human rights, and women’s rights.
Specifically, the essays collected here question the dubious
role of the government of Canada--under pressure from the
“war on terror”—and its agencies regarding scientific
research and the Muslim traditions of knowledge and
intellectual pursuits; give examples of tolerant Muslim
upbringing and reinforcement of positive identities; point
out the duplicitous practices of certain Canadian media in
portraying Muslims; look at the issues of women voting or
participating in sports while veiled, and the implications
of Shariah law as a means of arbitration.
With contributions by: Anar Ali, Arif Babul, Anver M Emon, Karim H Karim,Ausma Zehanat Khan, Rukhsana Khan, Sheema Khan, Amin Malak, Syed Mohamed Mehdi, and Haroon Siddiqui.
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-894770-48-4
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paperback; 160 pages
Publication Date: 2008
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