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Passing on the FaithTransforming Traditions for the Next Generation of Jews, Christians, and
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James L. Heft

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780823226474

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823226474.001.0001

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Second-Generation Muslim Immigrants in Detroit Mosques: The Second Generation's Search for Their Place and Identity in the American Mosque

Second-Generation Muslim Immigrants in Detroit Mosques: The Second Generation's Search for Their Place and Identity in the American Mosque

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(p.218) Second-Generation Muslim Immigrants in Detroit Mosques: The Second Generation's Search for Their Place and Identity in the American Mosque
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Passing on the Faith
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Ihsan Bagby

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823226474.003.0013

Muslim immigrants started arriving in America in large numbers after the 1965 liberalization of immigration law. They achieved economic success, raised families, and established mosques as a commitment to retaining their faith and passing on that faith to their children. Now, after four decades, the children of these immigrants are maturing—a significant portion of them are in high school and college and some are starting their own families. Using data and interviews from a study of Detroit mosques, this chapter looks at second-generation mosque-goers and addresses three issues: 1) the second generation's sense of belonging to the mosque; 2) their identity; and 3) their approach to understanding Islam. The overriding question in these three issues is the assimilation of the second generation—whether the second generation will leave the mosque and abandon their religious and ethnic identity.

Keywords:   American Muslims, Muslim immigrations, assimilation, second-generation Muslims

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