By Umar F. Abd-Allah
Webb used to be a imperative determine of yankee Islam throughout the past due 19th and early 20th centuries. a local of the Hudson Valley, he used to be a journalist, editor, and civil servant. Raised a Presbyterian, Webb early on started to domesticate an curiosity in different religions and have become quite thinking about Islam. whereas serving as U.S. consul to the Philippines in 1887, he took a better curiosity within the religion and embraced it in 1888, one of many first americans identified to have performed so. inside many years, he begun corresponding with very important Muslims in India. Webb turned an enthusiastic propagator of the religion, founding the 1st Islamic establishment within the usa: the yank project. He wrote quite a few books meant to introduce Islam to americans, begun the 1st Islamic press within the usa, released a magazine entitled The Moslem international, and served because the consultant of Islam on the 1893 World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago. In 1901, he used to be appointed Honorary Turkish Consul normal in long island and used to be invited to Turkey, the place he got Ottoman medals of merits.
In this first-ever biography of Webb, Umar F. Abd-Allah examines Webb's existence and makes use of it as a window in which to discover the early heritage of Islam in the US. aside from his followed religion, each point of Webb's lifestyles was once, as Abd-Allah exhibits, quintessentially attribute of his position and time. It used to be simply because he was once so in general American that he was once in a position to function Islam's ambassador to the USA (and vice versa). As America's Muslim group grows and turns into extra seen, Webb's lifestyles and the virtues he championed - pluralism, liberalism, common humanity, and a feeling of civic and political accountability - exemplify what it capacity to be an American Muslim.
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A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb by Umar F. Abd-Allah