American Muslims are a vibrant, diverse, and highly visible religious community in the United States. They are composed of both immigrant and native-born populations, express different sectarian perspectives, and represent an array of cultural and ideological positions. American Muslim woman are active members of their religious community, and American society in general, and play a vital role as representatives of their faith. A central focus of Muslim women's activism has been to improve women's status and participation in Muslim religious life through the recognition of their equal status as human beings before God.

The majority of American Muslim women are college educated and employed, but they do not necessarily share a strong commonality of experience, given the highly diverse character of Muslims in America. Over the ...

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