Download PDF by Su'ad Abdul Khabeer: Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United

By Su'ad Abdul Khabeer

Interviews with younger, black Muslims in Chicago discover the complexity of these with identities shaped on the crossroads of Islam and hip hop
This groundbreaking examine of race, faith and pop culture within the twenty first century usa makes a speciality of a brand new proposal, “Muslim Cool.” Muslim Cool is a manner of being an American Muslim—displayed in rules, gown, social activism within the ’hood, and in advanced relationships to country energy. built via hip hop and the functionality of Blackness, Muslim Cool is a manner of attractive with the Black American adventure via either Black and non-Black younger Muslims that demanding situations racist norms within the U.S. in addition to dominant ethnic and spiritual buildings inside of American Muslim communities.   

Drawing on over years of ethnographic examine, Su'ad Abdul Khabeer illuminates the ways that younger and multiethnic U.S. Muslims draw on Blackness to build their identities as Muslims. this can be a type of serious Muslim self-making that builds on interconnections and intersections, instead of divisions among “Black” and “Muslim.” hence, by way of countering the proposal that Blackness and the Muslim adventure are essentially diverse, Muslim Cool poses a severe problem to dominant principles that Muslims are “foreign” to the U.S. and places Blackness on the middle of the learn of yank Islam. but Muslim Cool additionally demonstrates that connections to Blackness made via hip hop are serious and contested—critical simply because they thrust back opposed to the pervasive phenomenon of anti-Blackness and contested simply because questions of race, classification, gender, and nationality proceed to complicate self-making within the United States.

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