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Author Poston, Larry.

Title Islamic Dàwah in the West : Muslim Missionary Activity and the Dynamics of Conversion to Islam
Published Cary : Oxford University Press, 1992
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Contents INTRODUCTION; I: Da'wah in Islam: From East to West; 1. Da'wah in the East: The Expansion of Islam from the First to the Twelfth Century A.D.; 2. Da'wah in the West: The Arrival of Muslims in North America; II: Toward an Islamic Pietism; 3. External-Institutional Versus Internal-Personal: Fundamental Strategies of Religious Proselytization; 4. Hasan al-Banna' and Abul A'la MawdudT: Pioneers of Modern Islamic Pietism; 5. Khurram Murad: Contextualization of the Islamic Movement for the Western Audience; III: The Institutionalization of Da'wah in Western Societies
6. ""Paramosque"" Structures and Their Development7. Paramosque Strategies and Methodologies; 8. Contemporary Apologetics: The Literature of Proselytization; IV: The Dynamics of Conversion to Islam; 9. Religious Conversion: The Traditional Western Paradigm; 10. Conversion to Islam; CONCLUSION: THE FUTURE OF DA'WAH IN THE WEST; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Z
Summary This book explains the concept of Islamic ""da'wah"", or missionary activity, as it has developed in contemporary Western contexts. Poston traces the transition from the early ""external-institutional"" missionary approach impracticable in modern Western society, to an ""internal-personal"" approachwhich aims at the conversion of individuals and seeks to influence society from the bottom upwards. Poston also combines the results of a questionnaire-survey with an analysis of published testimonies to identify significant traits that distinguish converts to Islam
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ISBN 0195361075
9780195361070