Dr. Abdullah bin Hamid Ali takes a close and fascinating
look at Muslim-American political engagement. With a detailed examination of American Muslim political history, Dr. Ali examines changes in the Muslim American community since 9/11, Muslim alliances with the LGBTQ, reactions to Black Lives Matter, and the upcoming presidential race between President Donald Trump and former Vice-President Joesph Biden.
This unique work is a must-read for all Muslims interested and engaged in the American political process.
Dr. Abdullah bin Hamid Ali
He holds a Ph.D. in Cultural and Historical Studies in Religion (2016) and an M.A. in Ethics and Social Theory (2012) from the Graduate Theological Union. He obtained his B.A. (ijaza ‘ulya) in Islamic Law (Shariah) from the prestigious Al-Qarawiyin University of Fes, Morocco in 2001. He served as full time Islamic chaplain at the State Correctional Institute of Chester, PA from 2002-2007, and is the founding director of the Lamppost Education Initiative. He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Islamic law and Prophetic Tradition at Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California. His research interests include the interconnection between law and identity formation, comparative Islamic law, and Islam’s role in the modern world.
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